Thursday, June 30, 2022

New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2022 - Junior Fiction


Amorangi and Millie's Trip Through Time by Lauren Keenan

The Memory Thief  by Leonie Agnew

The Tomo by Mary-anne Scott

The Uprising : The Mapmakers in Cruxcia by Eirlys Hunter, illustrated by Kirsten Slade

Spark Hunter by Sonya Wilson


Visit the blog again next week for the Non-Fiction finalists or if you can't wait till then have a look here for a list of all the finalists.

Image via New Zealand Book Awards Trust

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

On the New Books Display this Week



Picture Book:

  • "The Seven Kites of Matariki" by Calico McCLINTOCK; illustrated by Dominique FORD  
  • "Ngā Manu Tukutuku e Whitu o Matariki" by Calico McCLINTOCK; translated by Ngaere ROBERTS; illustrated by Dominique FORD 
      Fiction Book:
      • "Riding Out" by Jess BLACK (Pepper Creek Ponies series
      • "I Survived : The Nazi Invasion, 1944 - Graphic Novel" by Lauren TARSHIS (I Survived - Graphic Novel series)  
      • "Weir Do : Weird History!" by Ahn DO (Weir Do series
      Non-fiction:
      • "Our Sun - Biography of a Star" by Christopher Cooper
      Senior Fiction:
      • "Time Riders : City of Shadows" by Alex SCARROW (Time Riders series)  
      • "The Dragon Path" by Ethan YOUNG
      Browsing:
      • "Star Wars : Ships of the Galaxy" by Benjamin HARPER



      Thursday, June 23, 2022

      New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2022 - Picture Books



      My Cat Can See Ghosts written & illustrated by Heather Joe

      Bumblebee Grumblebee written & illustrated by David Elliot

      The Greatest Haka Festival on Earth by Pania Tahau-Hodges, illustrated by Story Hemi-Morehouse

      The Eight Gifts of Te Wheke by Steph Matuku, illustrated by Laya Mutton-Rogers

      Lion Guards the Cake written & illustrated by Ruth Paul


      Visit the blog again next week for the Junior Fiction finalists or if you can't wait till then have a look here for a list of all the finalists.

      Image via New Zealand Book Awards Trust

      Tuesday, June 21, 2022

      On the New Books Display this Week



      Picture Book:

      • "Wishy-Washy Wonder" by Joy COWLEY; illustrated by Philip WEBB
      • "We Are All Kind" by P. CRUMBLE; illistrated by Jonathan BENTLEY 
          Fiction Book:
          • "Cat Kid Comic Club - On Purpose" by Dav PILKEY (Cat Kid Comic Club series)  
          • "Vacancy" by K.R.ALEXANDER 
          • "Fairy Unicorns : Cloud Castle" by Zanna DAVIDSON (Fairy Unicorns series)  
          • "New Girl" by Laura SIEVEKING  (Ella at Eden series)  
          • "Sylvie" by Sylvie KANTOROVOTZ 
          Non-fiction:
          • "I Was A ... Box!" by Emily KINGTON (Recycled Art series)  
          • "Airline Pilot" by John ALLAN (Maths Adventures 2 series
          Senior Fiction:
          • "Piracy, Paintballs and Zebras" by Robert MUCHAMORE (Robin Hood series



          Monday, June 13, 2022

          On the New Books Display this Week



          Picture Book:

          • "Flit the Fantail and the Matariki Map" by Kat QUIN
          • "Puanga me Matariki" by Sharon HOLT  
              Fiction Book:
              • "Olivia's Secret Scribbles - Splash!" by Meredith COSTAIN; illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Olivia's Secret Scribbles series)  
              • "Allergic" by Megan Wagner LLOYD 
              • "Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!" by David WALLIAMS 
              Non-fiction:
              • "Switchback Turns - Forces in Motion" by John ALLAN (Amusement Park Science series
              • "Zoo Vet" by John ALLAN (Maths Adventures 2 series
              Senior Fiction:
              • "Wings of Fire - The Brightest Night - Graphic Novel" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire - Graphic Novel series
              • "Marie Antionette - An Austrian Princesses Diary 1769" by Kathryn LASKY (My Royal Story series
               


              Tuesday, June 7, 2022

              On the New Books Display this Week



              Picture Book:

              • "My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes" by Eve SUTTON; illustrated by Lynley DODD
              • "What Does it Mean to be Kind" by Rana DiORIO; illustrated by Stephane JORISCH
                  Fiction Book:
                  • "Ella and Olivia : The New Baby" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)  
                  • "Ninja Kid 9 - Ninja Fish!" by Ahn DO (Ninja Kid series)  
                  • "Twins" by Varian JOHNSON; illustrated by Shannon WRIGHT
                  Non-fiction:
                  • "Inside New Zealand Wildlife" by Dave GUNSON
                  • "I Was A ... Paper Roll!" by Emily KINGTON (Recycled Art series
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "Darkfall" by Jancie HARDY (The Healing Wars series
                  • "Roll With It" by Jamie SUMNER



                  Monday, May 30, 2022

                  On the New Books Display this Week



                  Picture Book:

                  • "Toy Mountain" by Stef GEMMIL; illustrated by Katharine HALL
                      Fiction Book:
                      • "Diary of a Pug - Pug's Got Talent" by Kyla MAY (Diary of a Pug series)  
                      • "Animorphs : The Invasion - Graphic Novel" by K.A. APPLEGATE, Michael GRANT; illustrated by Chris GRINE (Animorphs - Graphic Novel series)  
                      • "The Spring Filly" by G.M BERROW (Spirit Riding Free series)  
                      • "School of Fish : Fintastic Four" by Louis SHEA (School of Fish series
                      • "Hey Jack! : The Star of the Week" by Sally Rippin (Hey Jack! series
                      Non-fiction:
                      • "Maths in Science" by Nancy DICKMANN
                      • "You Can Save the Planet" by Jackie WINES
                      Senior Fiction:
                      • "Slide the Corner" by Fleur BEALE
                      • "Mary Queen of Scots - A Scottish Queen's Diary, France 1553" by Kathryn LASKY



                      Monday, May 23, 2022

                      On the New Books Display this Week



                      Picture Book:

                      • "Wake Up Bear" by Lynley DODD
                          Fiction Book:
                          • "Billie B. Brown : The Deep End" by Sally RIPPIN (Billie B. Brown series)  
                          • "Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Big Shot" by Jeff KINNEY (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)  
                          • "Apple Adventure" by G.M BERROW (Spirit Riding Free series)  
                          • "Beastly! - Snake Scare" by Andy BAXTER (Beastly! series
                          Non-fiction:
                          • "Maths in Art and Sport" by Nancy DICKMANN
                          • "Shakespeare" by DK Publishing (DK Eyewitness series
                          Senior Fiction:
                          • "Pony" by R.J. PALACIO
                          • "The Number 7 Shirt" by Alan GIBBONS
                          Browsing Book:
                          • "Star Wars Character Encyclopedia" by DK Publishing



                          Monday, May 16, 2022

                          On the New Books Display this Week



                          Picture Book:

                          • "Doc Dolphin's First Adventure" by Sebastian CARPENTER; illustrated by Felix HICKS
                          • "Anger is like Armour" by Shona INNES; illustrated by Irisz AGOCS (A Big Hug Book series)  
                              Fiction Book:
                              • "Hey Jack! : The Scary Solo" by Sally RIPPIN (Hey Jack! series)  
                              • "Fairy Unicorns : Enchanted River" by Zanna DAVIDSON (Fairy Unicorns series)  
                              • "Nevermore : The Trials of Morrigan Crow" by Jessica TOWNSEND (Nevermore series)  
                              Non-fiction:
                              • "Roller Coaster Ride - Acceleration and Velocity" by John ALLAN (Amusement Park Science series
                              • "I Was A ... Paper Plate or Cup" by Emily KINGTON (Recycled Art series
                              Senior Fiction:
                              • "The Best Medicine" by Christine HAMILL
                              • "Thunderbolt" by Wilbur SMITH & Chris WAKLING




                              Monday, May 9, 2022

                              On the New Books Display this Week



                              Picture Book:

                              • "Family Tree" by Josh PYKE; illustrated by Ronojoy GHOSH
                              • "So Special" by David HILL; illustrated by Niki Slade ROBINSON
                              • "He Tino Taonga" by David HILL; illustrated by Niki Slade ROBINSON
                                  Fiction Book:
                                  • "Tin Boy" by Steve COLE
                                  • "Beastly! - Shark Shock" by Andy BAXTER (Beastly! series)  
                                  • "Witch Girl" by Jan ELDRIDGE
                                  • "Ella & Olivia : Sister Tales" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella & Olivia series)  
                                  Non-fiction:
                                  • "Maths in Nature" by Nancy DICKMANN
                                  • "Rubbish" by  Anita GANERI & Stephen BURNLEY (DK Find Out series)  
                                  Senior Fiction:
                                  • "Red Edge" by Des HUNT

                                  Monday, May 2, 2022

                                  On the New Books Display this Week



                                  Picture Book:

                                  • "A Family is Like a Cake" by Shona INNES; illustrated by Irisz AGOCS (A Big Hug Book series)  
                                      Fiction Book:
                                      • "A New Friend by Jess BLACK (Pepper Creek Ponies series)  
                                      • "Cat Kid Comic Club Perspective" by Dav PILKEY (Cat Kid Comic Club series)  
                                      • "Surprise for Mum" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella & Olivia series)  
                                      Non-fiction:
                                      • "Stunt Performer" by John ALLAN (Math Adventures 2 series
                                      • "How to Think like an Absolute Genius" by Philippe BRASSEUR

                                      Browsing Book:

                                      • "Hidden Wonders" Walter WICK (Can You See What I See series

                                       Mature Picture Book:

                                      • "Siva Afi Teina Toa" by Dahlia MALAEULU; illustrated by Darcy SOLIA
                                      Senior Fiction:
                                      • "Teina Samoa" by Dahia MALAEULU
                                      • "Tama Samoa" by Dahia & Mani MALAEULU

                                      Wednesday, April 6, 2022

                                      Books to Movies ...

                                      The Bad Guys movie, based on the popular book series The Bad Guys written by Aaron Blabey will be in movie theatres shortly, just in time for the school holidays!