Author: Jessica

Storytime with Jessica – The Library

I love the library, you love the library, we all love the library. It’s a place to come for Pram Jams and Storytimes, a place to borrow all the books, CDs, DVDs, etc you can fit on a library card to take home and enjoy. It’s a fun place where Storytimers come to hear stories, do some rhymes, and then make something fun to take home with them. And I get to work here! Today, for my Storytime post I’m sharing books about the library. And because we’re talking about the library the books are also a celebration of...

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Kids Books with Jessica – Choose Your Own…

Books are amazing! We are big fans of books…but, sometimes, a book character does something that you wish they wouldn’t. Or, you might want more control over the characters but you just don’t have time to write your own book. All of this can be avoided with a Choose Your Own… I remember reading these when I was a kid (I don’t want to say when that was but Goosebumps were new books and I devoured them). ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ stories is a brand that started it all and was created by Edward Packard and that’s why most...

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Halloween 2017 Wrap-Up

We had an amazing Halloween at Cockburn Libraries this year. With a Pirate Magician at Spearwood and a terrifyingly good ghost Storyteller at Success. Even staff got into the spirit: You can check out the photos below....

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50th Anniversary of YA – A Celebration

There are lots of great things about 2017, but for a moment we are going to travel back to 1967 when a book came out called The Outsiders. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton There has been some debate about when YA (young adult) became a genre of fiction but many point to this book, written for teenagers (by a teenager) specifically about the life being lived by a group of teenagers. Dealing with identity, society, pressure, family, and issues from that unique young adult perspective. So, in celebration of The Outsiders, and all of the YA that has come...

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Captain Underpants Competition Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who was part of the Captain Underpants competition, we loved reading all of your entries. But, unfortunately, as with all competitions it’s time for there to be a winner. Congratulations to our two main prize winners. M – I would use all my Superhero powers to fix the new Perth Childrens hospital so that sick kids finally get a cool place to stay at when they are unwell. T – I would destroy all plastic land rubbish in the world. Also I would write my book called your only borne once. And i would fly...

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Science You Can Eat – School Holidays Wrap-Up

We’ve had a great school holidays, with over 200 people using science in the kitchen and making cupcakes, bread, butter, marshmallow towers, and juicy fruit salad! David made cakes in a cup, and you can check out his event and book review now. Michaela did some juicy science, and her review is full of scientific fun! Check out our photos below and remember all the cooking you do is...

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