Wednesday, April 10, 2019

On the New Books Display this Week



Picture Book:
  • "The Wonderous Dinosaurium" by John CONDON; illustrated by Steve BROWN
  • "The Kuia and the Spider" by Patricia GRACE; illustrated by Robyn KAHUKIWA
      Fiction Book: 
      • "The Dragon Defenders : An Unfamiliar Place" by James RUSSELL (The Dragon Defenders series)
      • "Cementine Rose and the Pet Day Disaster" by Jacqueline HARVEY (Cementine Rose series)
      • "The Ice Monster" by David WALLIAMS
      Senior Fiction:
      • "Where the World Ends" by Geraldine McCAUGHREAN
      Non-fiction: 
      • "Cycling" by Hazel MASKELL
      • "Dinosaurs : Everything you need to know about" by John WOODWARD

      Tuesday, April 2, 2019

      On the New Books Display this Week




      Picture Book:
      • "Whiffy Wilson : The Wolf Who Wouldn't Wash" by Carol HART; illustrated by Leonie LORD
      • "Sophie Johnson : Unicorn Expert" by Morag HOOD; illustrated by Ella OKSTAD
          Fiction Book:
          • "Kimono Code" by Susannah McFARLANE (EJ Girl Hero series)
          • "Timmy Failure : The Cat Stole My Pants" by Stephan PASTIS (Timmy Failure series)
          • "Lost in the Snow" by Holly WEBB
          Senior Fiction:
          • "1918 : Broken Poppies" by Des HUNT
          Non-fiction: 
          • "In the Bush : Explore and Discover New Zealand's Native Forests" by Gillian CANDLER; Illustrated by Ned BARRAUD
          • "Under the Ocean : Explore and Discover New Zealand's Sea Life" by Gillian CANDLER; Illustrated by Ned BARRAUD



          Thursday, March 28, 2019

          Most Popular in 2018


          The most popular books in St Brendan's School Library in 2018 were:

          1st=      Trayaurus and the Enchanted 

                       Crystal by DanTDM 

              and   The Worlds Worst Children

                       by David Walliams


          2nd=       Elephant and Piggie series

                        by Mo Willems

              and     Baby Sitters Club - Graphic 
                        novel series
                        by Ann M. Martin, 
                        illustrated by Raina Telegemeier

          3rd=      Minecraft Handbook series by various 
                       authors
              and   Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey
                       


          4th=  Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce; Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney; Weir Do series by Ahn Do.  





          5th=  Sisters by Raina Telegemeier; The Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey; Phoebe and her Unicorn series by Dana Simpson; Do Not Lick this Book by Idan Ben-Barak.
               
          6th= Treehouse series by Andy Grifiths; Gangsta Granny by David Walliams; Ella Diaries series by Meredith Costain; Kingdom of Fantasy series by Geronimo Stilton; Guinness World Records 2016 - Gamers Edition; The Treasure of the Sea by Thea Stilton.


          7th=  Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi; The Midnight Gang by David Walliams; Journey Through Time series by Geronimo Stilton; Astronaut Academy series by Dave Roman; The LEGO Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz; Bunny vs Monkey series by Jamie Smart, Lego Star Wars - DK Readers series by Emma Grange or Elizabeth Dowsett.

          Some of these books are previous favourites and are also on earlier Most Popular in ... lists, but a some are new to the list this year. 

          Is your favourite book or series on our Most Popular list for 2018? 

          Tuesday, March 26, 2019

          On the New Books Display this Week


          Picture Book:
          • "The Gruffalo" by Julia DONALDSON; illustrated by Axel SCHEFFLER
          • "The Eggcellent Adventure" by Tiaki McARDLE; illustrated by Paul CORNWELL
              Fiction Book:
              • "The Explorer" by Katherine RUNDELL
              • "The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls" edited by Gene KEMP
              • "Animal Stories for 7 Year olds" chosen by Helen PAIBA
              Senior Fiction:
              • "The List" by Patricia FORDE
              Non-fiction: 
              • "Kuaka Visits Tonga" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)
              • "Kuaka Visits Niue" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)


              Tuesday, March 19, 2019

              On the New Books Display this Week





              Picture Book:
              • "Mr Gumpy's Motor Car" by John BURNINGHAM
              • "Don't Worry Hugless Douglas" by David MELLING
                  Fiction Book:
                  • "Pixelmon Gone!" by Zack ZOMBIE (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series)
                  • "Friday Night Frights" by Zack ZOMBIE (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series)
                  • "A Handful of Horrid Henry" by Francesca SIMON (Horrid Henry series)
                  • "Max Einstein : The Genius Experiment" by James PATTERSON & Chris GRABENSTEIN  (Max Einstein series)
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "Above" by Roland SMITH (Beneath series)
                  Non-fiction: 
                  • "Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends" by Queenie Rikihana HYLAND; illustrated by Patrick PURU
                  • "Sewing" by Rita STOREY (I Love Craft series)



                  Wednesday, March 13, 2019

                  On the New Books Display this Week




                  Picture Book:
                  • "Maddies's First Day" by Penny MATTHEWS; illustrated by Liz ANELLI
                  • "Gilbert the Great" by Jane CLARKE; illustrated by Charles FUGE
                      Fiction Book:
                      • "Big Nate Goes for Broke" by Lincoln PEIRCE (Big Nate series)
                      • "Ella and Olivia : Netball" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)
                      • "The Dragon Defenders : The Pitbull Returns" by James RUSSELL (The Dragon Defenders series)
                      Senior Fiction:
                      • "The Fever Code" by James DASHNER (The Maze Runner series)
                      • "The Kill Order" by James DASHNER (The Maze Runner series)
                      Non-fiction: 
                      • "Kuaka Visits Fiji" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)
                      • "Kuaka Visits Samoa" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)

                      Monday, March 4, 2019

                      On the New Books Display this Week





                      Picture Book:
                      • "Imagine" by John LENNON; illustrated by Jean JULIEN
                      • "A Mighty Bitey Creature" by Ronda ARMITAGE; illustrated by Nikki DYSON
                          Fiction Book:
                          • "Derek Danger Dale #3 : The Case of the Really Really Magnetic Magnet" by Michael Gerard BAUER (Derek Danger Dale series)
                          • "The Guardian of the Realm" by Geronimo STILTON (Kingdom of Fantasy series)
                          • "D-Bot Squad : Dino Hunter" by Mac PARK (D-Bot Squad series)
                          Senior Fiction:
                          • "Suffragette" by Carol DRINKWATER (My Story UK series)
                          • "Blitz" by Vince CROSS (My Story UK series)
                          Non-fiction: 
                          • "Your Bones" by Sally HEWITT (Science in Action : The Human Body series)
                          • "New Zealand's Backyard" by Ned BARRAUD




                          Monday, February 25, 2019

                          On the New Books Display this Week




                          Picture Book:
                          • "The Penguins are Coming!" by Meg McKINLAY; illustrated by Mark JACKSON
                          • "Cinderfella" by Malachy DOYLE; illustrated by Matt HUNT
                              Fiction Book:
                              • "Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Meltdown" by Jeff KINNEY (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)
                              • "A Giant Slice of Horrid Henry" by Francesca SIMON (Horrid Henry series)
                              • "The Dragon Defenders" by James RUSSELL (The Dragon Defenders series)
                              Senior Fiction:
                              • "Loot" by Jude WATSON
                              Non-fiction: 
                              • "Your Digestive System" by Sally HEWITT (Science in Action : The Human Body series)
                              • "Discover Stars & Planets" by Nicholas HARRIS (Discover series)

                              Wednesday, February 20, 2019

                              On the New Books Display this Week



                              Picture Book:
                              • "This Zoo is Not For You" by Ross COLLINS
                              • "The Selfish Giant" by Oscar WILDE; illustrated by Michael FOREMAN & Freire WRIGHT
                                  Fiction Book:
                                  • "Good Dog, Bad Dog : Double Identity" by Dave SHELTON (Good Dog, Bad Dog series)
                                  • "Misadventures of Max Crumbly - Locker Hero" by Rachel Reene RUSSELL (Misadventures of Max Crumbly series)
                                  • "Chessy, The Welsh Pony" by Kelly WILSON (Showtym Adventures series)
                                  Senior Fiction:
                                  • "Beneath" by Roland SMITH
                                  Non-fiction: 
                                  • "People Who Help - A Kids Guide to Community Helpers" by Rachelle KREISMAN
                                  • "365 Science Experiments" by Rachelle KREISMAN

                                  Monday, February 11, 2019

                                  On the New Books Display this Week




                                  Picture Book:
                                  • "It's a Secret" by John BURNINGHAM
                                  • "The Little Kiwi and the Treaty" by Nikki SLADE-ROBINSON
                                      Fiction Book:
                                      • "How to Bee" by Bren MacDIBBLE
                                      • "The Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday" by Anthony HOROWITZ (Diamond Brother's series)
                                      • "The French Confection & The Greek who Stole Christmas" by Anthony HOROWITZ (Diamond Brother's series)
                                      • "The Hunt for the Secret Papyrus " by Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton Special Edition series)
                                      Senior Fiction:
                                      • "Unnatural Creatures" short stories selected by Neil GAIMAN
                                      Non-Fiction: 
                                      • "Get Coding 2" by David WHITNEY




                                      Tuesday, February 5, 2019

                                      On the New Books Display this Week





                                      Picture Book:
                                      • "Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests" by David HILL, illustrated by Phoebe MORRIS
                                      • "William's Waitangi Day" by David LING; illustrated by Nikki SLADE-ROBINSON
                                          Fiction Book:
                                          • "Good Dog, Bad Dog : The Golden Bone" by Dave SHELTON (Good Dog, Bad Dog series)
                                          • "Derek 'Danger' Dale : The Case of the Really, Really Scary Things" by Michael Gerard BAUER (Derek 'Danger' Dale series)
                                          • "Dr Maniac vs Robby Schwartz" by R.L.STINE (Goosebumps Horrorland series)
                                          • "Casper, The Spirited Arabian" by Kelly WILSON (Showtym Adventures series)
                                          Senior Fiction:
                                          • "The Poison Boy" by Fletcher MOSS
                                          Browsing Book: 
                                          • "Star Wars : Where's the Wookie" by Katrina PALLANT
                                          Reference: 
                                          • "Guinness World Records 2019" edited by Craig GLENDAY

                                          WARNING ... the following video talks about blood, lots of blood, best not listen to it if you're squeamish!!




                                          Monday, February 4, 2019

                                          Back To School 2019


                                          Welcome back to school for 2019. I hope you had a great time over the holidays and that you've been able to enjoy some fun family time and activities. With luck you had a good book or two to read when the weather was too hot to do much else. Let me know if you found something that would be a great addition to our library - just in case we haven't already got it!

                                          This week in the library I've updated the classroom lists and added new students to the library database so that you're all in your correct classroom for 2019.

                                          Tomorrow things should be back to normal, with new books on display and the library will be open for classroom visits and during most lunchtimes.

                                          See you soon.

                                          Thursday, December 13, 2018

                                          End of Year 2018 - Update

                                          (Updated every day or so until 19 December 2018)
                                          Your last remaining overdue books are coming back to the library a few per day. Congratulations to Room 4 who were the first class with all student library books returned.
                                          Well done!

                                          The library stocktake is now complete. We again have a number of books that are missing - they are not in the library and they are not on issue. We'd love to have these books back again, so if you find any hiding behind shelves or under the furniture, at school or at home, please drop them back to the library before the holidays.


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