Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Paddington" by Michael BOND; illustrated by R.W. Alley
  • "The Eels of ANZAC Bridge" by Ali FOSTER; illustrated by Viv WALKER
Fiction Book:

  • "Diamond" by Jacqueline WILSON
  • "Big Nate in the Zone" by Lincoln PEIRCE (Big Nate series)
  • "Billie B Brown : The Spotty Holiday" by  Sally RIPPIN (Billie B Brown series)
  • "Hey Jack! : The Toy Sale" by  Sally RIPPIN (Hey Jack! series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Tomb of Shadows" by  Peter LERANGIS (Seven Wonders series)
Non- Fiction:
    • "Mammals" by David BURNIE (Kingfisher Navigators series)
    • "Modern Warships and Submarines" by David WEST & Alex PANG (Machines Close-up series)

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10 Cover Reveal

    Image from wimpykid.com
    Find out more about book 10 at the Diary of a Wimpy Kid website HERE.

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    ANZAC Day 2015

    Image from www.dia.govt.nz

    Gallipoli landscape given a Minecraft makeover

    The Gallipoli in Minecraft exhibition opened at Auckland Museum yesterday and runs until 11th October 2015. 

    Follow the link HERE to read the NZ Herald article about the project and watch two short videos - one introducing the game and one showing the behind-the-scenes work.

    A virtual world recreating the 1915 Gallipoli landscape in Minecraft will be downloadable from today - ANZAC Day.

    To find out more you can go the the Auckland Museum website HERE and for the learning kit and game download go HERE.

    Source: The New Zealand Herald & Auckland Museum

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    On the New Books Display this Week

    Picture Book:
    • "I Knew You Could!" by Craig DORFMAN; illustrated by Cristina ONG
    • "A New Hope" by Emma GRANGE (Lego StarWars : DK Readers series)
    Fiction Book:
    • "Pearlie and the Fairy Queen" by Wendy HARMER (Pearlie series)
    • "The Secret of the Snow" by Thea STILTON (Thea Stilton series)
    • "Storm Beast" by Mac PARK (Boy vs Beast series)
    • "Timmy Failure : Now Look What You've Done" by Stephan PASTIS (Timmy Failure series)
    Senior Fiction
    • "Time Riders" by Alex SCARROW (Time Riders series)
    • "Meet ... Mary MacKillop" by Sally MURPHY
    • "Our Big Blue Backyard : New Zealand's Oceans and Marine Reserves" by Janet HUNT

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015



    1) descend below the surface of an area of water
    Synonyms: go under water - dive - sink - plunge - drop - go down

    2) cause (something) to be under water
    Synonyms: flood - inundate - deluge - engulf - swamp - immerse

    3) completely cover or obscure
    Synonyms: hide - conceal - veil - cloak
    definition via Google.com

    Image from HERE
    This hippopotamus is about to submerge beneath the water. He doesn't look particularly dirty and in need of a bath so perhaps it's a hot day and he just needs to cool off in the pool!

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Now Even More Holiday Boredom Busters

    Feeling a bit bored this school holidays? 

    You might want to try out some of these links:

    Fun, games and videos with Timmy Failure at the Timmy Failure website.

    Boredom Busters with Billie B Brown at the Billie B Brown website.

    Games, videos and more with Big Nate at the Big Nate Books website.

    Join Ava Anne Appleton for a word search, do some colouring in or make a bookmark at Ava Anne Appleton's website.

    Find games and more fun stuff with Tom Gates at the Tom Gates website.

    Download Alice-Miranda colouring in pages from the authors website.

    And if you're still bored after looking at all those websites take a look at the earlier Boredom Buster blog posts HERE to check out the changes since last time you visited them.

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