Monday, February 24, 2014

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Meet Mr Mr Sunny!" by Lucas CHISHOLM; Illustrated by Jutta CHISHOLM
  • "Shoo, Fly Guy!" by Tedd ARNOLD
Fiction Book:
  • "Salto-Scaredypus " by Kyle MEWBURN (Dinosaur Rescue series)
  • "Fira and the Full Moon" by Gail HERMAN (Disney Fairies series)
  • "Prilla and the Butterfly Lie" by Kitty EDWARDS (Disney Fairies series)
  • "Freak Street : Meet the Werewolfsons" by KNIFE & PACKER (Freak Street series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "A Medal For Leroy" by Michael MORPURGO
  • "Helicopters" by Chris OXLADE (Military Machines series)
  • "Tanks" by Chris OXLADE (Military Machines series)

Friday, February 21, 2014



Verb: (used with object)
1) to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically.
2) to view or examine formally or officially
examine - scrutinise - investigate - study
definition via

Image from HERE

This photograph is a great example of the word "inspect".
I wonder what exactly this monkey is looking for? Perhaps trying to find the right bit to eat or checking if there are any bugs? Or maybe he/she just likes flowers!

Monday, February 17, 2014

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Ben and the Icky-Ooky-Sticky-Smick" by Sally SUTTON; Illustrated by Gary VENN
  • "Olivia and the Fairy Princesses" by Ian FALCONER
Fiction Book:
  • "Diary of a Bat" by Sally SUTTON
  • "Zac Cracks Down" by Liz PICHON (Zac Power - Spy Camp series)
  • "Zac Climbs High" by Liz PICHON (Zac Power - Spy Camp series)
  • "Four Children and It" by Jacqueline WILSON
Senior Fiction:
  • "Red Rocks" by Rachael KING
  • "A Child's Book of Values" by Lesley WRIGHT
  • "Running the Country : A Look Inside New Zealand's Government" by Maria GILL

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Most Popular in 2013

The most popular books in St Brendan's School Library in 2013 were:

1st    Boy vs Beast series by Mac Park

2nd   The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz

3rd   Upstart magazine

4th   Diary of a Wimpy Kid series                                                    by Jeff Kinney

5th=  Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi;
        Freak Street series by Knife & Packer; 
        Kingdom of Fantasy series by 
                                   Geronimo Stilton; 
        Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold

6th=  Dewey : There's a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter;
        Pilot & Huxley series by Dan McGuiness;
        I'm Me! by Sara Sheridan & Margaret Chamberlain;
        I Love Lemonade by Mark & Rowan Sommerset;
        Kid's Cookbook by James Mitchell;
        Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob Scotton;
        Dr. Dog by Babette Cole;
        Billie B Brown series by Sally Rippin;
        Thea Stilton series by Thea Stilton

Some of these books are previous favourites and are also on earlier Most Popular in ... lists, but many are new to the list this year. 
Is your favourite book on our Most Popular list?  Leave a comment below and let me know.

Monday, February 10, 2014

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Henry's Map" by David ELLIOT
  • "Time for a Story : 30 Picture Book Favourites" by Charlotte VOAKE and others
Fiction Book:
  • "Judy Moody : Girl Detective" by Megan McDONALD (Judy Moody series)
  • "Tom Gates : Everything's Amazing (sort of)" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
  • "Time to Shine" by Susannah McFARLANE (EJ12 series)

Senior Fiction:
  • "The Colossus Rises" by Peter LERANGIS (Seven Wonders series)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Back to School 2014

Image from My Cute Graphics
Welcome back to school for 2014. I hope you had a great time over the holidays and did some fun stuff. I also hope you had time to read some good books - if you think any would be great books to add to our library then please add a sticky note to the Book Wishlist 2014 or come and visit me in the library. 

This week in the library I'm updating the classroom lists and adding new students to the library database so that you're all in your correct classroom for 2014.

Next week things should be getting back to normal, with new books on display and the library will be open for classroom visits and also at lunchtimes.

See you soon.

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