Wednesday, August 14, 2019

On the New Books Display this Week





Picture Book:
  • "The Little Yellow Digger" by Betty GILDERDALE; illustrated by Alan GILDERDALE
  • "The Day the Plants Fought Back" by Belinda O"KEEFE; illustrated by Richard HOIT
      Fiction Book:
      • "The Disappearing Daughter" by Barbara MITCHELHILL (No.1 Boy Detective series)
      • "Serious Graffiti" by Barbara MITCHELHILL (No.1 Boy Detective series)
      • "The Secret of the Crystal Fairies" by Thea STILTON (Thea Stilton Special Edition series)
      • "Tom Gates : Extra Special Treats (Not)" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
      Senior Fiction:
      • "Swing it, Sunny" by Jennifer L. HOLM; illustrator Matthew HOLM
      Non-fiction: 
      • "Rocks" by Claudia MARTIN (Rock Explorer series)
      • "Fossils" by Claudia MARTIN (Rock Explorer series)
      • "Rowdy Revolutions" by Terry DEARY (Horrible Histories series)




      Friday, August 9, 2019

      Children's Reading Rights

      More from Cressida Cowell the 11th Waterstone's Children's Laureate.


      Image from Cressida Cowell on Twitter HERE

      Wednesday, August 7, 2019

      On the New Books Display this Week





      Picture Book:
      • "There's a Hole in My Bucket"  sung by The TOPP TWINS; illustrated by Jenny COOPER
      • "The Wall in the Middle of the Book" by Jon AGEE
          Fiction Book:
          • "It's Alive! It's Alive!" by R L STINE (Goosebumps Slappyworld series)
          • "Ninja Kid 3 - Ninja Switch" by Ahn DO (Ninja Kid series)
          • "Ella Diaries : Goal Power" by Meredith COSTAIN; illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Ella Diaries series)
          Senior Fiction:
          • "Moon Rising" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)
          • "Winter Turning" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)
          Non-fiction: 
          • "Cambodia : Discover the Country, Culture and People" by Jane HINCHEY (Australia's Neighbours series)
          • "South Korea and North Korea : Discover the Country, Culture and People" by Jane HINCHEY (Australia's Neighbours series)

          Friday, August 2, 2019

          What LEGO Book Cover is that? #3

          Below are 5 more classic or popular children's book covers which have been turned into LEGO pictures using the website HERE.  I borrowed this great idea from 100 Scope Notes HERE.

          How many books can you name?















          Wednesday, July 31, 2019

          On the New Books Display this Week





          Picture Book:
          • "Torty and the Soldier - A Story of a True WWI Survival" by Jennifer BECK; illustrated by Fifi COLSTON
          • "The Courageous Quest" by Caspian BUXTON; illustrated by Paul CORNWELL (League in Libraries series)
              Fiction Book:
              • "The Bad Guys : Episode 8 - Superbad?" by Aaron BLABEY (The Bad Guys series)
              • "El Deafo" by Cece BELL 
              • "Star Wars : Jedi Academy - The Revenge of the Sis" by Jarret J KROSOCZKA & Amy IGNATOW (Star Wars : Jedi Academy series)
              • "Ella and Olivia : The Royal Show" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN; illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Ella and Olivia series)
              Senior Fiction:
              • "Illegal" by Eion COLFER & Andrew DONKIN; illustrated by Giovani RIGANO
              Non-fiction: 
              • "The Science of Buildings : The Sky Scraping Story of Structures" by Alex WOOLF (The Science of series)
              • "The Science of Vehicles : The Turbo-Charged Truth about Trucks and Cars" by Roger CANAVAN (The Science of series)




              Friday, July 26, 2019

              Books versus Films

              Great sentiments from Cressida Cowell the 11th Waterstone's Children's Laureate.

              "...because books are a kind of transformative magic that offer magical things that films aren’t as good at creating in children: empathy, creativity and intelligence. With a film, things happen out there, in a book it’s happening inside your head, so that’s empathy. Creativity – a book is partly what I say and partly what a reader imagines, whereas films are very bossy, they tell you how things would look and how they would sound. Intelligence is words. Those are the three magical powers, that’s why books have to survive – because, my goodness, we need empathetic intelligent creative people today.”

              Quote taken from an interview published in The Guardian HERE

              Wednesday, July 24, 2019

              On the New Books Display this Week




              Picture Book:
              • "The Wolf is Not Invited" by Avril McDONALD; illustrated by Tatiana MININA (Feel Brave Books series)
                  Fiction Book:
                  • "Pearlie and Great Aunt Garnet" by Wendy HARMER, illustrated by Gypsy TAYLOR (Pearlie series)
                  • "Tom Gates : Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
                  • "FING" by David WALLIAMS, illustrated by Tony ROSS
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "Wings of Fire : The Dragonet Prophecy" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)
                  Non-fiction: 
                  • "Ants, Bees, Wasps and Termites" by Dr Jen GREEN (Nature Fact File series)
                  • "Shocking Electricity" by Nick ARNOLD (Horrible Science series)
                  Browsing: 
                  • "Where's Wally? In Hollywood" by Martin HANDFORD (Where's Wally? series)
                  • "Where's Wally? The Wonder Book" by Martin HANDFORD (Where's Wally? series)

                  Friday, July 12, 2019

                  Book Fair 2019 - Update

                  St Brendan's Book Fair has wrapped up for another year. A BIG Thank You to everyone who came along, helping to make it another successful Book Fair we have run. This year book fair sales earned us 40+ free new books for our library collection.
                  An extra special thank you to the families who purchased a "Red Dot" book for donation to the library - keep a look out for them on the library “New Book Display” over the next few weeks, they'll all have special Book Fair 2019 Donation book plates inside!

                  Saturday, June 15, 2019

                  Wednesday, June 12, 2019

                  On the New Books Display this Week





                  Picture Book:
                  • "The Harmonica" by Dawn McMILLAN; illustrated by Andrew BURDAN
                  • "A Stack of Alpacas" by Matt COSGROVE
                      Fiction Book:
                      • "Olivia's Secret Scribbles : Super Science Stars" by Meredith COSTAIN, illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Olivia's Secret Scribbles series)
                      • "Tom Gates : What Monster?" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
                      • "Animals Stories" by Enid BLYTON, illustrated by Mark BEECH
                      Senior Fiction:
                      • "Skulduggery Pleasant : Midnight" by Derek LANDY (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
                      Non-fiction: 
                      • "Minerals" by Claudia MARTIN (Rock Explorer series)
                      • "Gems" by Claudia MARTIN (Rock Explorer series)
                      • "Up the River : Explore and Discover New Zealand's Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands" by Gillian CANDLER; illustrated by Ned BARRAUD



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