Monday, November 25, 2013

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "The Boy Who Was Followed Home" by Margaret MAHY; illustrated by Steven KELLOGG
  • "Merry Christmas, Stinky Face" by Lisa McCOURT; illustrated by Cyd MOORE
Fiction Book:
  • "Pilot & Huxley vs Planet Arpros" by Dan McGUINNESS (Pilot & Huxley series)
  • "Christmas Around the World" by Lesley SIMS (Usbourne Young Reading series)
  • "The Journey to Atlantis" by Thea STILTON (Thea Stilton series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Shahana" by Rosanne HAWKE (Through My Eyes series) [You can see the book trailer HERE]
  • "Something From Nothing" by Phoebe GILMAN
  • "Time" by Arianne HOLDEN (Fun To Learn series)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Reading Net

If we had a two-story library maybe we could have one of these?

This Image from HERE
You can see more images of the Reading Net HERE.

Monday, November 18, 2013

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Slinky Malinki Cat Flaps" by Lynley DODD
  • "Christmas Wishes" by Tony MITTON; illustrated by Layn MARLOW
Fiction Book:
  • "Save Our Sharks" by David METZENTHEN (Aussie Bites series)
  • "Vidia and the Fairy Crown" by Laura DRISCOLL (Disney Fairies series)
  • "Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon" by Lisa PAPADEMETRIOU (Disney Fairies series)
  • "Wild Born" by Brandon MULL (Spirit Animals series)

Senior Fiction:
  • "Liar & Spy" by Rebecca STEAD
  • "Ancient Greece" by Philip STEELE (Navigators series)
  • "Illustrated History of New Zealand" by Marcia STENSON

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Baking & Writing Competition

If you like writing and you also like baking THIS could be just the competition for you.

There are two age groups: 5-8yrs and 9-12yrs

The Competition runs from 11 November 2013 until 11 Jan 2014

Winners outside Auckland will receive: 
For more details about the competition see the competition page HERE

Find tips about what one judge is looking for in the cake entries HERE

You can also follow the Meet the Maia Blog Tour

Monday, November 11, 2013

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "How Santa Lost His Job" by Stephen KRENSKY; illustrated by S. D. SCHINDLER
  • "The Three-Legged Cat" by Margaret MAHY; illustrated by Jonathan ALLEN
Fiction Book:

  • "The Daring Rescue" by R. A. STRATT (Nanny Piggins series)
  • "Iggy and Me and the Happy Birthday" by Jenny VALENTINE (Iggy and Me series)
  • "Zac Blasts Off" by H. I. LARRY (Zac Power : Spy Camp series)
  • "Zac Strikes Out" by H. I. LARRY (Zac Power : Spy Camp series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Maleficent Seven" by Derek LANDY
  • "Body Basics : Bodies" by Anita GANERI
  • "My Dog is a Hero - Working Dogs with Amazing Jobs" by Anita GANERI 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Michael Morpurgo Month

Michael Morpurgo celebrates his 70th birthday this month and as part of the celebrations the Michael Morpurgo website HERE is focusing on a different book every day. You can click on a book cover to find out a little about the book and listen to a short audio excerpt of many of the books too. You can also enter the competition to win a signed copy of the War Horse and an iPad HERE (it's an international competition and open to NZer's) but you can't enter the school visit competition - sadly you can only enter that one if you live in the United Kingdom.


You can find out a bit more about Michael Morpurgo and his books on my earlier blog post HERE as well as about some of the Michael Morpurgo books we have in our library - we've got some new ones since then too.

Monday, November 4, 2013

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Old Will : The First Arapawa Goat" by Alison SUTHERLAND; illustrated by Hideaki KATSUMATA
  • "One Winter's Night" by John HERMAN; illustrated by Leo & Diane DILLON
Fiction Book:
  • "Stories of Santa" by Russell PUNTER
  • "Operation Bunny" by Sally GARDNER (Wings & Co. series)
  • "Play it Again, Mozart!" by Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton - Graphic series)
Senior Fiction:

  • "Wonder" by R.J.PALACIO
  • "Fun With Flax : 50 Projects for Beginners" by Mick PENDERGRAST
  • "Mean Machines : Performance Cars" (Mean Machines series)

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