Monday, November 23, 2020

On the New Books Display this Week





 Picture Book:

  • "The Lonely Little Tree" by Moya KIRBY; illustrated by Terri Rose BAYNTON
  • "The Little Yellow Digger Saves Christmas" by Peter GILDERDALE; Illustrated by Fifi COLSTON
      Fiction Book:
      • "The Bad Guys in Dawn of the Underlord : Episode 11 " by Aaron BLABEY (The Bad Guys series)
      • "Karen's Roller Skates" by Ann M MARTIN; illustrated by Katy FARINA (The Baby-Sitters Little Sister - Graphic Novel series)
      • "Lily Goes Skitter Skating" by Elizabeth PULFORD (The Littlest Angel series)
      • "Horrid Henry and the Vampire Zombie" by Francesca SIMON (Horrid Henry series)
      Non-fiction:
      • "Bulldozers" by Amanda ASKEW  (Mighty Machines series)
      • "Cranes" by Amanda ASKEW  (Mighty Machines series)
      • "Ancient Greece" project manager Gillian DENTON  (DK Eye Witness series)
      Senior Fiction:
      • "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" by Suzanne COLLINS (Hunger Games series)
      Browsing:
      • "Where's Kiwi Now?" by Myles LAWFORD and Martin HANDFORD





      Monday, November 16, 2020

      On the New Books Display this Week





      Picture Book:

      • "The Pigeon Wants a Puppy" by Mo WILLEMS
      • "ThankYou, Omu!" by Oge MORA
          Fiction Book:
          • "The Invincibles : Power Up!" by Peter MILLET; illustrated by Myles LAWFORD (The Invincibles series)
          • "The Invincibles : Short Circuit!" by Peter MILLET; illustrated by Myles LAWFORD (The Invincibles series)
          • "Dork Diaries : Party Time!" by Rachel Renee RUSSELL (Dork Diaries series)
          • "Winter Magic" curated by Abi ELPHINSTONE 
          Non-fiction:
          • "Animal Antics : The Silly Things Animals Do" by Derek HARVEY
          • "Culture and Diversity" by Marie MURRAY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children In Our World series)
          • "Protecting the Planet" by Louise A. SPILSBURY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children In Our World series)
          • "Everything Awesome about Dinosaurs" by Mike LOWERY
          Senior Fiction:
          • "A Place of Stone and Darkness" by Chris MOUSDALE




          Monday, November 2, 2020

          On the New Books Display this Week






          Picture Book:

          • "Lubna and Pebble" by  Wendy MEDDOUR; illustrated by Daniel EGNEUS
          • "A Planet Full of Plastic" by Neal LAYTON
              Fiction Book:
              • "Ella Diaries : Wildlife  Rescue" by Meredith COSTAIN; illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Ella Diaries series)
              • "The Isle of the Lost" adapted by Robert VENDITTI
              • "Real Pigeons : Spalsh Back" by Andrew McDONALD (Real Pigeons series)
              • "National Velvet" by Enid BANOLD
              Non-fiction:
              • "World War I" project editor Patricia MOSS (DK Eye Witness! series)
              • "World War II" project editor Melanie HALTON (DK Eye Witness! series)
              • "Awesome Forces : The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand" by Hamish CAMPBELL & Geoffrey R F. HICKS
              • "Everything Awesome about Dinosaurs" by Mike LOWERY
              Senior Fiction:
              • "Spearo" by Mary-Anne SCOTT




              Tuesday, October 27, 2020

              On the New Books Display this Week





              Picture Book:

              • "Kites" by  Simon MOLE; illustrated by Oamul LU
              • "Watch Me Throw the Ball" by Mo WILLEMS
              • "Are You Ready to Play" by Mo WILLEMS
                  Fiction Book:
                  • "CatWad It's Me Two" by Jim BENTON (CatWad series)
                  • "Bullseye Bella" by James T. GITHRIE
                  • "Dork Diaries - 10th Anniversary Edition" by Rachel Renee RUSSELL (Dork Diaries series)
                  • "Cuddles" by Ellen MILES (The Puppy Place series)
                  Non-fiction:
                  • "Human Body" by Dr. Bishapa CHOUDHURY (DK Find Out! series)
                  • "The Problem with Plastic : Know Your Facts, Take Action, Save the Oceans" by Ruth OWEN
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "The Odd 1s Out" by James RALLISON (The Odd 1s Out series)
                  • "The Odd 1s Out : The First Sequel" by James RALLISON (The Odd 1s Out series)


                  Monday, October 19, 2020

                  On the New Books Display this Week



                  Picture Book:

                  • "Aroha's Way" by  Craig PHILLIPS
                  • "The Crayon Box that Talked" by Shane DeROLF; illustrated by Michael LETZIG
                      Fiction Book:
                      • "Amulet : Supernova" by Kazu KABUISHI (Amulet series)
                      • "The Glimme" by Emily RODDA; illustrated by Marc McBRIDE
                      • "Real Pigeons : Nest Hard" by Andrew McDONALD (Real Pigeons series)
                      • "Lulu Bell and the Moon" by Belinda MURRELL (Lulu Bell series)
                      Non-fiction:
                      • "Project Science" by John FARNDON
                      • "Animals Up Close : Animals as You've Never Seen them Before" editor Sophie PARKES
                      • "Rights and Equality" by Marie MURRAY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children in our World series)
                      • "Rules and Responsibility" by Marie MURRAY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children in our World series)
                      Senior Fiction:
                      • "Wings of Fire : The Brightest Night" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)
                      • "Wings of Fire : The Poison Jungle" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)





                      Monday, October 12, 2020

                      On the New Books Display this Week




                      Picture Book:

                      • "A Kiwi Year - Twelve Months in the Life of a New Zealand's Kids" by  Tania McCARTNEY; illustrated by Tina SNERLING
                      • "The Duckling Gets a Cookie" by Mo WILLEMS (Pigeon series)
                      • "The Pigeon Gets a Bath" by Mo WILLEMS (Pigeon series)
                          Fiction Book:
                          • "The Animals of Farthing Wood" by Colin DANN
                          • "Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure" by Alex T. SMITH
                          • "Dork Diaries : Skating Sensation" by Rachel Renee RUSSELL (Dork Diaries series)
                          • "Seven Ghosts" by Chris PRIESTLEY
                          Non-fiction:
                          • "Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution : On Land and in the Oceans" by Ruth OWEN
                          • "India : Discover the Land, History and People" by Jane HINCHEY  (Australia's Neighbours series)
                          • "Animals" by Andrea MILLS & Katie PARSONS (DK Find Out! series)
                          Senior Fiction:
                          • "The Inkberg Enigma" by Jonathan KING




                          Monday, September 21, 2020

                          On the New Books Display this Week






                          Picture Book:

                          • "I Will Surprise My Friend" by Mo WILLEMS (Piggy & Gerald series)
                          • "There is a Bird on your Head" by Mo WILLEMS (Piggy & Gerald series)
                              Fiction Book:
                              • "Revenge of the Invisible Boy" by R.L. STINE (Goosebumps : Slappyworld series)
                              • "Emily Feather and the Chest of Charms" by Holly WEBB (Emily Feather series)
                              • "Emily Feather and the Starlite Staircase" by Holly WEBB (Emily Feather series)
                              • "Ella and Olivia : Reef  Explorers" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)
                              • "Hot Dog! : Show Time" by Ahn DO (Hot Dog series)
                              Non-fiction:
                              • "Kid's Cookbook" by Australian Women's Weekly
                              • "Earth" by Maryann SHARIF-DRAPER (DK FindOut! series)
                              • "New From Old : Recycling Plastic" by Anthony ROBINSON (Big Cat Readers series)
                              • "Looking after the Ocean" by Jay DALE (Engage Literacy series)
                              Senior Fiction:
                              • "Theodore Boone : The Accused" by John GRISHAM  (Theodore Boone series)

                              Thursday, September 17, 2020

                              Children Reading for Pleasure

                              Reading for pleasure is great for the mind and for wellbeing. For hints and tips to help encourage children to read for pleasure follow the link HERE to lovereading4kids.

                              image from www.lovereading4kids.co.uk HERE


                              Monday, September 14, 2020

                              On the New Books Display this Week




                              Picture Book:

                              • "The Marae Visit" by Rebecca BEYER & Linley WELLINGTON; illustrated by Nikki Slade ROBINSON
                              • "The Cool Bean" by Jory JOHN; illustrated by Pete OSWALD
                                  Fiction Book:
                                  • "Karen's Witch" by Ann M. MARTIN & Katy FARINA, illustrated by Katy FARINA (Baby-Sitters Little Sister - Graphic Novel series)
                                  • "Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of  the Purple Potty People" by Dav PILKEY (Captain Underpants - Full Colour series)
                                  • "Lulu Bell and the Fairy Penguin" by Belinda MURRELL (Lulu Bell series)
                                  Non-fiction:
                                  • "Nga Taniwha I Te Whanga-nui-a-tara" by Moira WAIMARA; illustrated by Bruce POTTER
                                  • "Myths and Legands of Aotearoa" retold by Annie RAE TE AKE AKE; paintings by young Kiwi artists
                                  • "Forest" by Cat HICKEY (DK Find Out! series)
                                  • "Rhinos" by Andrew KELLY (CloseUp series)
                                  • "Minecraft : Guide to Ocean Survival" by Craig JELLEY (Minecraft : Guide to series)
                                  Senior Fiction:
                                  • "Spylark" by Danny RURLANDER




                                  Monday, September 7, 2020

                                  On the New Books Display this Week




                                  Picture Book:

                                  • "Kia Kaha! - Together, Standing Strong" by June PITMAN-HAYES; illustrated by Minky STAPLETON
                                  • I Love My New Toy" by Mo WILLEMS
                                      Fiction Book:
                                      • "Emily Feather and the Secret Mirror" by Holly WEBB (Emily Feather series)
                                      • "200 Minutes of Danger" by Jack HEATH
                                      • "Bentley" by Ellen MILES (Puppy Place series)
                                      Non-fiction:
                                      • "The Clue is in the Poo and Other Stuff Too" by Andy SEED; illustrated by Claire ALMON
                                      • "Stranger Places" by Hannah WILSON
                                      • "Volcanoes and Earthquakes" by Gordon & Sarah ELL
                                      • "The Ultimate Builder's Guide in Minecraft" by Louise BLAINE
                                      Senior Fiction:
                                      • "The Lost Heir" by Tui T. SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)
                                      • "The Hidden Kingdom" by Tui T. SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)

                                      Monday, August 31, 2020

                                      On the New Books Display this Week






                                      Picture Book:

                                      • "Nanny Mihi and the Rainbow" by Melanie DREWERY; illustrated by Tracey DUNCAN
                                      • "My Kiwi Gumboots" by June PITMAN-HAYES; illustrated by Minky STAPLETON
                                          Fiction Book:
                                          • "Thea Stilton and the Riddle of the Ruins " by Thea STILTON (Thea Stilton series)
                                          • "Unicorn Bowling" by Dana SIMPSON (Phoebe and Her Unicorn series)
                                          • "Escape from Shudder Mansion" by R. L. STINE (Goosebumps : Slappy World series)
                                          Non-fiction:
                                          • "USA" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by Martin BROWN (Horrible Histories series)
                                          • "Ancient Rome" by Peter CRISP (DK Find Out series)
                                          • "Science" by Emily GROSSMAN (DK Find Out series)
                                          • "It Can't Be True! Animals!" by Andrea MILLS
                                          Senior Fiction:
                                          • "Theodore Boone : The Abduction" by John GRISHAM (Theodore Boone series)
                                          Browsing:
                                          • "Star Wars Episode 1 : Incredible Cross-Sections" by David West REYNOLDS (Star Wars series)


                                          Monday, August 24, 2020

                                          On the New Books Display this Week





                                          Picture Book:

                                          • "Zoo School" by Heath McKENZIE
                                          • "Kiki Kiwi and Friends : The Travelling Trash" 
                                              Fiction Book:
                                              • "Slime" by David WALLIAMS; illustrated by Tony ROSS
                                              • "Ella and Olivia : Hula Hoopla" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN ; illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Ella and Olivia series)
                                              • "Boy-Crazy Stacey" by Ann M. MARTIN; illustrated by Gale GALLIGAN (Baby-Sitters Club - Graphic series)
                                              Non-fiction:
                                              • "Thrill Seekers" by Richard PLATT (Discovery Explore Your World series)
                                              • "Sharks : Predators of the Sea" by Anna CLAYBOURNE
                                              • "Myanmar : Discover the Country, People and Culture" by Jane HINCHEY  (Australia's Neighbours series)
                                              • "Bangladesh : Discover the Land, History and People" by Jane HINCHEY  (Australia's Neighbours series)
                                              • "Minecraft Master Builder : Mega Metropolis" by Anne ROONEY (Minecraft Master Builder series)
                                              Senior Fiction:
                                              • "Hasina" by Michelle AUNG THIN (Through My Eyes series)