Monday, September 28, 2015

Meet Andy Griffiths!

If you're after something to do this week and you're a fan of Andy Griffiths books you could head in to Wellington or Lower Hutt and meet him on:

  • Thurs, 1st October, 11.30am-1pm at Whitcoulls Lambton Quay
  • Fri, 2nd October, 2.30pm-4pm at Whitcoulls Queensgate

Image from Whitcoulls Facebook HERE

You can also find date and time details for Auckland & Christchurch appearances by Andy Griffiths  on Whitcoulls Facebook page HERE too.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thesaurus Dinosaur Cartoon

Sorry kids, a Thesaurus isn't actually a kind of dinosaur, it's a book a bit like a dictionary, that lists synonyms for words. For example some synonyms for the word "gasp" are: inhale, pant, puff, respire.

Image via Pinterest HERE

Monday, September 21, 2015

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Oi Frog!" by Kes GRAY ; illustrated by Jim FIELD
  • "Tyranno-sort-of Rex" by Christopher LLEWELLYN; illustrated by Scott TULLOCH
    Fiction Book:
    • "Pearlie in Central Park" by Wendy HARMER; illustrated by Gypsy TAYLOR (Pearlie series)
    • "Pearlie and the Cherry Blossom Fairy" by Wendy HARMER; illustrated by Gypsy TAYLOR (Pearlie series)
    • "88 Lime Street : The Way In" by Denise KIRBY (88 Lime Street series)
    • "Big-Nate : Great Mind Think Alike" by Lincoln PEIRCE (Big Nate series)
    Senior Fiction:
    • "Spooks : A New Darkness" by Joseph DELANEY (The Starblade Chronicles series)
    Non- Fiction:
      • "Gruesome and Gross Facts" 
      • "Gluten-Free" by Lola WORKMAN (Mum's Kitchen series)

      Thursday, September 17, 2015

      Business as usual next week

      With the class movie nights taking place last night and again tonight the library will be "open for business as usual" again next week. 

      Make sure you come along then to check out our latest books and to stock up on your holiday reading material.

      Don't forget about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School "Read-a-thon Challenge".

      Friday, September 11, 2015

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School "Read-a-thon Challenge"

      How would you like to meet the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, Jeff Kinney, in Sydney, Australia? 

      That's exactly what you could win by taking part in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School "Read-a-thon Challenge". If you think you could read all nine Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and take a quiz about each book as you finish it - before the 16th of October then this could be just the competition for you. To find out more and to sign up (make sure you have your parents permission first) go to Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School "Read-a-thon Challenge".

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School, the 10th book in the series, will be released around the world on 3 November 2015.

      Tuesday, September 8, 2015

      The Kid Should See This

      The Kid Should See This is a great website with heaps of really interesting videos about Science, Technology, Space, Animals, Nature, Transport, Food, Music, Art, Conservation, Animation, Robots and LOTS more.

      Here are a couple of videos I really liked at The Kid Should See This but there are so many I couldn't look at them all and there could be lots that are even better.

      Cooking in Space with ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

      Scientific and Artistic Glassblowing with Kiva Ford

      Take a look at The Kid Should See This for yourself to find more great videos.