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KV Pattom exchanges Bookmarks with Hungary and Croatia

Bookmark Junior2

Bookmarks Junior Std

Bookmark Junior1

Bookmarks Senior 2 poster

Bookmarks Senior 1 std

Bookmark Senior3

Bookmark Senior4

Bookmark Senior1

Bookmark Senior2

Bookmarks created by the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom were exchanged with that of  Francis Kolcsey EVN General Baptist School (Hungary) and John Ranger Elementary School, Kamenica (Croatia), under the International Bookmark Exchange Programme, organized as part of International School Library Month (ISLM) 2013.

Francis Kolcsey EVN General Baptist School (Hungary)

Francis Kolcsey EVN General Baptist School (Hungary)

John Ranger Elementary School, Kamenica (Croatia)

John Ranger Elementary School, Kamenica , Croatia

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ISLM 2013: KV Pattom sent Bookmarks to Hungary

ISLM Intl Bookmark Exchange Programme 2013-01

Bookmarks created based on the theme, “School Libraries: Doorways to Life”, under the ISLM International Bookmark Exchange Programme, have been exchanged with those from Francis Kolcsey EVN General Baptist School (Hungary). Ten selected bookmarks along with their designers are shown in the image here.

S. No.


Class & Division


Rajesh R. A.



Vaishakh V. S.



Lekshmi Deyal



Megha S. S.



Nicol Theresa Sunny



Theertha Praveen



Adhiraj Sundar






Gopika N. Gopan



Abhishek P.


ISLM Intl Bookmark Exchange Programme 2013-3

ISLM Intl Bookmark Exchange Programme 2013-4

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‘Gift A Book and Get A Friend’: KV Pattom children to gift Books to Govt UPS Palkulangara

There is no better way to make a friend but gifting a book. That is what the members of Readers’ Club at KV Pattom think when they collect books from students and teachers of the school to gift them to the children at Govt. Upper Primary School, Palkulangara, a not so privileged school in the city, to enrich their school library.

‘Gift A Book and Get A Friend” Programme has been organized by KV Pattom in connection with the International School Library Month (ISLM) 2013, celebrated in school libraries globally. The aim of this initiative to connect with the people outside the school and share the resources with them.

The students with the collected books will visit UPS Palkulangara on 31st October 2013. They will interact with them and engage in group activities. The donated books will become part of the small library at the school.


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KV Pattom to exchange Bookmarks with Schools in Hungary and Croatia

Bookmarks created by the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom will be exchanged with  Francis Kolcsey EVN General Baptist School (Hungary) and John Ranger Elementary School, Kamenica (Croatia), under the International Bookmark Exchange Programme, organized as part of International School Library Month (ISLM) 2013.








Francis Kolcsey EVN General Baptist School (Hungary)

The primary school in Kamenica

John Ranger Elementary School, Kamenica (Croatia)

The ISLM Bookmark Exchange Project involves matched schools making homemade bookmarks that reflects the International School Library Month theme. The theme for 2013 is School Libraries: Doorways to Life. The Bookmark Exchange Project is a simple, fun way of sharing the pleasure and delights of books and libraries and of making new friends through school libraries worldwide.


Ten Bookmarks designed by the children of KV Pattom of age group 11-12 and 20 from the age group 12-13 were selected for the exchange programme.

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Eleanor Catton won the Man Booker Prize 2013 for “The Luminaries”

Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand.

She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she also held an adjunct professorship, and an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Her debut novel The Rehearsal (2008) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize. It has since been published in 17 territories and 12 languages.

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields.  On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes.  A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk.  Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.


CATTON, Eleanor (1985 – ) was born in Canada and raised in Canterbury. In 2007, she won the Sunday Star-Times short story competition, and in the same year she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, winning the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for her manuscript, The Rehearsal.
Eleanor Catton won the audience award at Once Upon a Deadline, a one-day story contest in the 2008 NZ International Arts Festival Writers and Readers Week, and she was awarded the 2008 Louis Johnson New Writers Bursary. Catton was the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship through which she attended the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has been published in a range of journals, and magazines, including Turbine, Sport and Granta.
Her first novel, The Rehearsal was published in 2008 by Victoria University Press, and by Granta (UK) in 2009. The Rehearsal received the New Zealand Society of Authors Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction at the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Louise O’Brien described Catton in NZ Listener as ‘a new talent who has arrived fully formed, with an accomplished, confident and mature voice’.
In June 2009, The Rehearsal won the UK Society of Authors’ Betty Trask Award worth £8,000. The Rehearsal was also long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. The Rehearsal has also been translated and published in Holland, France, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain, Germany, Israel and Brazil.
Justine Jordan wrote in The Guardian, ‘This astonishing debut novel from young New Zealander Eleanor Catton is a cause for surprise and celebration: smart, playful and self-possessed, it has the glitter and mystery of the true literary original. Though its impulses and methods can only be called experimental, the prose is so arresting, the storytelling so seductive, that wherever the book falls open it’s near-impossible to put down.’

Melissa Katsoulis of the The Times comments, ‘Timeframes overlap and collide in this ingenious ontological kaleidoscope of a debut, but the experimentalism — which demands that the reader keep all her wits about her — is tempered by a real knack for narrative and a cast of painfully familiar teenage characters who are all desperate to be as confident, cool, charismatic and funny as possible. These are qualities that the extraordinary Eleanor Catton has in spades.’
Eleanor Catton’s The Rehearsal was long-listed for the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010, honouring female authors in the English language. It also won the First Novel award 2011.
She was a 2010 Arts Foundation New Generation Award recipient. Catton was awarded the 2012 University of Auckland Residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre.

Eleanor Catton’s second novel The Luminaries was published by Victoria University Press and Granta in 2013, and won the prestigious 2013 Man Booker Prize.


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