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Harry Potter Birthday Celebrations 2014

Harry Potter

 

 

The KV Pattom library is celebrating the birthday of the little wizard with some interesting contests and an exhibition of the brand new adult edition of the Harry Potter Series of Books published by Bloomsberry, during 3 July and 4 August 2014.

The competitions are,

  • Harry Potter Quiz
  • Potter Head: Face off
  • “An Ode to Harry Potter”: Spot poetry contest
  • Write an invitation to Harry’s Birthday Party at Hogwarts

For more details, visit the library.

 

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‘Face a Book’ (FaB): The Summer Reading Challenge by the KV Pattom Library launched

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Face a Book (FaB) Challenge is a summer reading programme by the Library of KV Pattom to promote reading habit during the summer holidays (May-June), followed by  continuous and year long activities to evaluate its effectiveness.

Objectives: The basic objectives of the project are,

  1. to help the students to enjoy reading more and motivate them to read for pleasure
  2. to develop critical reading skills like comprehension, speed, note taking and referencing
  3. to encourage critical thinking, innovation and creativity
  4. to make the students lifelong readers and learners

Project Planning

Stage-1

  1. Fifty (50) students, who study in Class VI to XII  will be selected for the project as FaB Challengers. They will register on the project website.
  2. Fifty Books will be selected from the Library based on their content and the age of the reader.
  3. Each FaB Challenger will be given with a Book.

Stage-2

  1. Each reader has to prepare a scrap book titled as “My Little Book on_______, with a review on the selected book, author profile, bibliography, character sketches, new words/phrases, drawings, paintings, quotations, images, comments, references, etc.
  2. The readers will be provided access to the project blog, where they can post content like reviews, critical analysis, notes, studies and recommendations.
  3. A one minute video of the  FaB Challenger will be shot in which he/she has to present a review of the book. The videos will be uploaded in to the project website.
  4. The FaB Challenger(s) have to present an item on the book(s) in the School Assembly.

Stage-3

  1. A FaB Challenger will act as an authority of the particular book and the author.
  2. All FaB Challengers will be honoured with ‘Fab Challenger’ badges and participation certificates.

Stage-4

  1. All FaB Challengers will be evaluated throughout the Project period and graded accordingly. Based on the performance they will be awarded at the end of the project.

Evaluation

All activities under the project will be evaluated by a group of teachers at specific

 

FaB Challenge website: http://www.faceabook.info

E-mail: librarykvpattom@gmail.com

Library Blog: http://librarykvpattom.wordpress.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FaBReadingChallenge

Download the FaB Challenge Brochure:

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Meet the Author, Jaishree Misra at KV Pattom: Report and Images

Ms Jaishree Misra, the well known author of seven best selling novels, the Ancient Promises, Rani, Afterwards, Secrets and Lies, Secrets and Sins, Scandalous secret, and Accidents like Love and Marriage, interacted with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Pattom, at the ‘Meet the Author’ session, held on April 22 at 10.30 a.m. in the Library. The programme was organized in connection with the World Book and Copyright Day and the Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations of KV Pattom.

Ms Jaishree Misra also inaugurated the Reader’s Club activities for the session 2014-’15 and opened a 3 Day Golden Jubilee Children’s Book Fair, jointly organized in collaboration with M/s Scholastic India Inc., which will end on April 24, 2014. She presented certificates and prizes to the school level winners of UNESCO Book Cover Competition 2014. Ms S. Neerada, Principal, KV Pattom introduced the author to the audience of students . For a detailed report on the question answer session, kindly see the newspaper reports posted below. Mr Mathew Abraham, Vice Principal was also present. Mr S.L. Faisal, Librarian and the coordinator of the programme, delivered vote of thanks.

 

Reports on the Event in Newspapers

Nurturing appreciation of reading

Staff Reporter

The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, April 23, 2014

Writer Jaishree Misra with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

Writer Jaishree Misra with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

Writer Jaishree Misra interacts with KV students

Writer Jaishree Misra was 13 when she received her first bit of literary criticism. And it was from none other than a Jnanpith award winner, a celebrated Malayalam novelist who gifted the world Chemmeen, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.

A short story Ms. Misra wrote was published in the Deccan Herald, a clipping of which was sent to the writer, also her greatuncle or ‘Thakazhi Ammavan,’ as she fondly calls him. The writer promptly sent back a point-by-point analysis, picking out the descriptions he liked best and offering constructive criticism.

Having a literary giant in the family helped “take the mystique out of the writing,” she said to an audience of children at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom. She was participating in a ‘Meet the Author’ programme on Tuesday organised in connection with World Book and Copyright Day, which falls on April 23. Though she lived in New Delhi as a child, she managed to get a glimpse of her uncle’s fascinating world, a proximity which eventually helped build her confidence to write a novel.

Reading in Net age

Ms. Misra dwelled long on the subject of reading and how the habit fares in the Internet age.

While the Internet is a wonderful thing in terms of opening up vaults of knowledge, she said what had declined was the quality of reading – “quick, pint-sized, abbreviated and turning into a new language altogether.” “People could soon forget to hold their attention,” she said. Within a piece of literature was a documentation of the human experience that helped you empathise and appreciate other people and cultures, the students were told.

She worked at the British Board of Film Classification, a position which furthered her understanding of censorship.

Ms. Misra had to go through films, some of which were ‘deeply dislikeable’ and were ‘breeding a sense of callousness’ in terms of the violence shown and that there needs to be a limit of what can freely distributed.

View on bans

But, not a singly book should be banned because a group or individual takes offence at it and wants to prevent everyone from reading it, a trend that’s disturbingly on the rise, she said, citing Wendy Doniger’s and Salman Rushdie’s works. “If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Don’t stop the rest of the world from making up their mind.”

Ms. Misra inaugurated a three-day book fair organised in collaboration with Scholastic Inc at KV. It is open from 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The KV Library also held an International Kids Book Cover Competition 2014, a UNESCO-supported venture, said librarian S.L. Faisal. To mark World Book Day, the school will conduct bookmark designing, book reviewing, and painting competitions, he added. Principal S. Neerada was present.

 

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Courtesy: The Hindu

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/nurturing-appreciation-of-reading/article5939944.ece

 

Students Surprise Jaishree Misra

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram

23 April 2014.

 

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Author Jaishree Misra arriving at KV Pattom on Tuesday | manu r mavelil

When author Jaishree Misra met the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, she was slightly taken aback to learn that such young readers had read her works. “When I write, I generally write for grown-ups and don’t think of children as my audience,” she said while interacting with around a hundred members of the school’s Reader’s Club on Tuesday.

The interaction, arranged as part of World Book and Copyright Day celebrations which fall on Wednesday, saw the author answering some very technical questions from the young audience on the craft of writing – how do those in the writing profession present instances, do they tell them as it is or do they keep an audience in mind? Where do the characters come from? What happens to the bits of writing that may have been edited out?

“Ideally, when you write, you’re told not to keep anyone in mind so that you can be completely committed to the material. But this is easier said than done,” said Misra, who has written seven novels to date and has edited an anthology of stories and poems on motherhood. “In the end, I think it is only your first novel that you can write this way because you don’t know what it’s like to have an audience. My work that was written for myself, keeping no audience in mind is therefore my first, ‘Ancient Promises’,” she added, referring to her semi-autobiographical work.  When asked about the influences on her to take to writing, she mentioned her slightly ‘tightfisted’ Thakazhi ‘ammavan’, referring to Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.

“He was such a normal human being that you would forget he was such a great writer,” said Misra. “He made me feel that writing was something I could do. When I got a story published for the first time when I was 13, he wrote me a letter, a feedback pointing out what he liked in my writing.”

Questions also turned to the issue of censorship and banning of books, Misra herself having been at the receiving end when the Uttar Pradesh government banned her historical romance ‘Rani’, on the Rani of Jhansi, in 2008.

“No, absolutely not,” was Misra’s reply when asked by a student whether books should be banned. “Not a single book should be banned. On the other hand, having worked with the British Board of Film Classification, I cannot rule out censorship altogether. There will always be something that is just too much. But books, unlike DVDs or films where the danger of underage viewing is very real, may not be understood by very young readers.”

Misra also spoke to the young readers about the importance of reading books in the digital age where reading has come down to 140 characters.

“If you leave school with a love for reading, then you have an excellent start in life,” she said.

Misra inaugurated a three-day book fair, a collaboration with Scholastic books, on the school premises. The fair is open to the public as well. It is on till April 24 during school hours. Present at the inauguration were S Neerada, principal, Mathew Abraham vice principal and librarian S L Faisal.

JM NIExpress 23 April 2014

Courtesy: The New Indian Express

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Students-Surprise-Jaishree-Misra/2014/04/23/article2183722.ece

 

JM Malayala Manorama 23 April 2014

Malayala Manorama, Thirvananthapuram, April 23, 2014

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Kerala Koumudi, Thiruvananthapuram, April 23, 2014

Read Online: http://www.keralakaumudi.com/news/print/apr23/page2.pdf

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UNESCO Kids Book Cover Competition 2014: School Level Winners

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Winners (School Level)

I : Lekshmy Dayal, VII D
II: Shindas K. S., VIII C
II: Ankita Nair J., VII A
III: Adhiraj Sndar, VIII C
III: Akshara Rajan, VIII D

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UNESCO Kids Book Cover Competition 2014: Download the template and instructions to participate

The World Book and Copyright Day – 23 April

UNESCO has celebrated this day on 23 April for 19 years now, providing an opportunity to reflect on ways to better disseminate the culture of the written words and to allow all individuals to access it, through literacy programmes, open educational resources, and support for careers in publishing, book shops, libraries and schools.

In many countries, books, comics, magazines, newspapers and even posters are rare commodities and the classroom environment is the only place where children will come into contact with words in the written form.

International Book Cover competition

Within this framework, UNESCO is pleased to present to you the Kids Book Cover Competition 2014, which is intended to mobilize children to participate actively in promoting books and reading. It also allows them to be creative, and express their style and personality. Children are invited to express their ideas through a drawing in the form of a book cover. In this way, children and teachers could make a collective effort in thinking on books’ contribution to education and dissemination of knowledge.

Who can participate?

Contestants must be 6 to 13 years old. This is an ideal activity for individual students and community youth club members. There is no limit in the number of book cover entries a school or a youth club can submit. Children from all over the world are invited to participate in the competition by the closing date of 20 April 2014.

Competition theme

Each participant should draw his/her book cover that illustrates the following theme:

Respecting Differences UNESCO considers that education is essential to strengthening the foundations of tolerance, reducing discrimination and violence, and learning to live together. Education is vital to achieve these aims and cultivate respect for all people regardless of colour, gender, or national, ethnic or religious identity. It is especially important to reach out to children and young people during their formative years, notably through educational materials and curricula.

Book Cover template

Use the Book Cover template, colour it with your own amazing design and with a book title you dream up. The template can be copied or reproduced on a separate sheet of paper. All possible techniques can be used to do the drawings, separately or mixed: coloured felt pens, paint, markers, stickers, colour pencils, etc.

The proposed cover should display:

 a visual1: drawing, picture, collage

 a catchy title

 your name as the author

 an invented name of a publisher

Since there will be no dialogue in the cover, drawings must communicate the basic message. Some key worlds may be added if needed.

 

Submission of the book covers

The original copy of the cover should be sent to the office of the National Commission for UNESCO of your country at the latest by: 20 April 2014.

If a photo is chosen, it may not display an identifiable person unless permission is obtained and provided. The drawings can be in black and white or in color.

Prior to submitting your entry, remember to put your personal details on a separate sheet: your name, surname, age, the name and address of your school and the name of your professor. The criteria for selection will be based on the originality of the proposals and the relevance to the theme.

Winners

Up to five drawings per age group (from 6 to 9 and from 10 to 13) will be selected by the National Commission of your country. Finalists at the national level will receive a UNESCO certificate. All of the national finalists will have a chance to enter the international round, where the drawings will be judged by an independent jury of experts. In May 2014, three drawings per age group will be selected by the jury at the UNESCO Headquarters.

There will be 6 winners, and each of them will receive a UNESCO certificate and a UNESCO medal.

The drawings will be scanned and put online on the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day webpage: www.unesco.org/new/wbcd.

The drawings will not be returned. UNESCO reserves the right to use them in publications, exhibitions, or as promotional support material. If so used, they will be properly credited with the children’s/school’s name.

Contact: Ian Denison Chief of Publishing and Branding UNESCO 7, place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP, FRANCE Tel.: +33(0)1 45 68 23 83

 

For the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom

Download the template  and instructions from here

The completed book covers should reach the library on 19 April 2014 by 8.00a.m.

For more details, contact the Librarian

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World Book Day at KV Pattom: Jaishree Mishra, UNESCO ‘Kids Book Cover Competition’, Golden Jubilee Book Fair, and more…

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UNESCO has celebrated this day on 23 April for 19 years now, providing an opportunity to reflect on ways to better disseminate the culture of the written words and to allow all individuals to access it, through literacy programmes, open educational resources , and support for careers in publishing,book shops, libraries and schools.

In many countries, books, comics, magazines, news papers and even posters are rare commodities and the classroom environment is the only place where children will come into contact with words in the written form.

The Library at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom will celebrate the World Book and Copyright Day 2014, from 22 to 25 April 2014, with various programmes.

1. International Kids Book Cover Competition:

The Students of age group 5-13 can participate in the competition organized by UNESCO. Click here for details. The entries should reach the Librarian by 16th April 2014. Visit your Library to know more.

2. Meet the Author with writer Jaishree Misra:

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Ms Jaishree Misra, the well known author of seven best selling novels, the Ancient Promises, Rani, Afterwards, Secrets and Lies, Secrets and Sins, Scandalous secret, and Accidents like Love and Marriage, will interact with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Pattom, on April 22 at 10.00 am in the Library.

3. Golden Jubilee Book Fair:

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A Three Day Golden Jubilee Children’s Book Fair, jointly organized in collaboration with M/s Scholastic India Inc.,. will be held in the school campus from 22 to 24 April, 2014.

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World Book Day 2014: Jaishree Misra to interact with students at the ‘Meet the Author’ session

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Jaishree Misra, well known author of seven best selling novels, the Ancient Promises, Rani, Afterwards, Secrets and Lies, Secrets and Sins, Scandalous secret, and Accidents like Love and Marriage, will interact with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Pattom, on April 22 at 10.00 am at the ‘Meet the Author’ session, organized in connection with the World Book and Copyright Day 2014 and the Schools’ Golden jubilee Celebration.

Ms Misra will also open the 3 Day Golden Jubilee Children’s Book Fair, jointly organized in collaboration with M/s Scholastic India Inc.,. The Book Fair will end on April 24, 2014.

The formal inauguration of the activities of Readers’ Club will also be held at the function.

Image courtesy: Saurabh Dua

Know more about Jaishree Misra

Author website

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Jaishree Misra is an Indian author whose debut novel Ancient Promises was published and sold worldwide by Penguin UK and became a major bestseller in India. Subsequent books include Accidents Like Love and Marriage, Afterwards and The Little Book of Romance.

A historical novel based on the life of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi was published by Penguin in December 2007 and banned soon after by the Uttar Pradesh state government in India.

In 2009, Misra signed a three-book deal with Avon, the commercial fiction imprint of Harper Collins UK. The first of these books, called Secrets and Lies, was published in June 2009 while the next in the series, Secrets and Sins was released in July 2010. Secrets and Lies appeared on the Heatseekers list in Britain’s Bookseller magazine’s best-seller lists in the summer of 2009. The third book, A Scandalous Secret, was released in May 2011, at the Hay-on-Wye festival.

Jaishree Misra has an MA in English Literature from Kerala University and two post-graduate diplomas from the University of London, the first in Special Education and the second in Broadcast Journalism. She was awarded a scholarship by the Charles Wallace for India Trust in order to complete her course in Special Education.

Misra worked for several years in the Child Care Department of Social Services in Buckinghamshire and, more recently, as a film classifier at the British Board of Film Classification in London, England. She resigned at the end of 2009 after a seven year stint when she went to live in New Delhi, India, where she helped to start up a residential project for adults with learning disabilities. Currently, she lives with her family in Trivandrum, Kerala.

Jaishree is a regular on the literary festival circuit, having taken part in the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Daily Telegraph Hay-on-Wye Festival, the The Week Hay Festival in Kerala, the Kovalam Literature Festival, Words on Water in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Odisha literary festival in Bhubaneswar. She has also held events at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Sharjah International Book Festival and been part of a panel discussion at the London Book Fair. She was invited by the Arts House in Singapore to conduct creative writing workshops for adults and schoolchildren. She recently inaugurated the Keraleeya Samajam Book Fair in Manama, Bahrain, and led the pledge for International Women’s Day at Technopark, Trivandrum.

Jaishree Misra is the great-niece of the late Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, famous Malayalam writer and Jnanpith awardee.

Courtesy: Wikipedia

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‘School Libraries: Doorways to Life’: Prize winning Bookmarks

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Harry Potter Birthday 2013: Images

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Scholastic Book Fair 2013; Contests

Competition

Category

Theme

Date, Time & Venue

Painting

Class I-V

Nature

3/8/2013; 3rd Period; Primary Block

Bookmark Designing

Class VI-VIII

“School Libraries: Doorways to Life”

3/8/2013; 5-6 Period; Library

Book Review Writing

IX-XII

On any of your favourite Book;

Maximum 2 pages

4/8/2013; 5th Period; Library

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