Happiness Tree

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

In the library area you may have noticed a very bare looking tree (it is standing where the chirstmas tree is usually located). It is a happiness tree. I would like everyone to collect a leaf from me and to write on it a few words, a short sentence or even draw a picture about what makes them happy. I will then attach them to the branches. Hopefully in time the tree will become full of leaves and many happy thoughts.

Dick King-Smith

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Welcome back for the summer term, the new author focus is Dick King-Smith. The library has lots of his books for you to borrow. Come and take a look. There is some information about him below.

     Born: 27th March 1922 in Bitton Gloucestershire.

·   Married: Myrle England on 6th February 1943.

·   Family: Two daughters, Juliet and Elizabeth and a son Giles.

·   Jobs: He was a soldier in the Grenadine Guards and was seriously injured in Italy in 1943 and returned to military hospital in Liverpool. He was a farmer and said his favourite animal was a pig because they were very intelligent. A travelling salesman. A teacher in Farmborough Primary School, teaching 8 year olds. At the age of 54 he became an author eventually writing around 130 books many based on his love of animals. His first book was called The Fox Busters. The book he was most proud of was The Sheep Pig which was made into and Oscar winning film called Babe.

·      He was awarded the OBE in 2010.

·      Died in January 2011 at the age of 88.

For many more interesting facts, quizzes and beautiful illustrations why not visit the official website?

Don't forget about the new books section in the library there are numerous new fiction and information books for you to choose from. Come and have a look and maybe read something different for a change.