Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Zealand Book Week 2015

Ooops I almost forgot... It's NZ Book Week a week where we celebrate NZ books and NZ authors. Have you read or bought a book by a NZ author this week? If not, it's OK, there's still time :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Froodle" by Antionette PORTIS
Mature Picture Book:
  • "Asterix and the Picts" by Jean-Yves FERRI; illustrated by Didier CONRAD (Based on characters created by Goscinny & Uderzo)
    Fiction Book:
    • "False Note" by Susannah McFARLANE (EJ12 series)
    • "Freak Street : Meet the Mummysons" by KNIFE & PACKER (Freak Street series)
    • "Hey Jack! : The New Friend" by Sally RIPPIN (Hey Jack! series)
    • "Penguin Pandemonium : The Rescue" by Jeanne WILLIS (Awesome Animals series)
    Senior Fiction:
    • "The Whispering Skull" by Jonathan STROUD (Lockwood &Co. series)
    Non- Fiction:
      • "Steppin' with Benji Marshall" by David RILEY
      • "They Fought For Us : Cassino" by Ruth NAUMANN (They Fought for us series)

      Wednesday, October 21, 2015

      New to the Magazine Shelves

      Have a look at the new addition to the magazine selection in the library.
      Double Helix is a science magazine published by CSIRO for a youth audience. It takes over from the Scientriffic and Helix magazines which are no longer published. 
      Double Helix contains fascinating and fun science material designed to foster an interest in science, maths, technology and engineering. You might also want to have a look at the Double Helix webpage - see Magazine Links on the side panel of this blog.

      Monday, October 19, 2015

      On the New Books Display this Week

      Picture Book:
      • "On the Night You Were Born" by Nancy TILLMAN
      • "The Slightly Annoying Elephant" by David WALLIAMS; illustrated by Tony ROSS
        Fiction Book:
        • "The 65-Storey Treehouse" by Andy GRIFFITHS (Treehouse... series)
        • "Paws and Whiskers" by Jacqueline WILSON
        • "Storm Mutant" by Mac PARK (Boy vs Beast series)
        • "Water Mutant" by Mac PARK (Boy vs Beast series)
        Senior Fiction:
        • "White Fang" by Jack LONDON (Scholastic Classics series)
        Non- Fiction:
          • "Cool Cars and Trucks" by Sean KENNEY
          • "Mirror Mirror : A Book of Reversable Verse" by Marilyn SINGER; illustrated by Josee MASSE

          Monday, October 12, 2015

          On the New Books Display this Week

          Picture Book:
          • "Let It Be My Dream" by Peter HAROLD; illustrated by Ashley MURRAY
          • "Animals Home Alone" by Loes RIPHAGEN
            Fiction Book:
            • "Night of the Creepy Carnival" by George IVANOFF (You Choose... series)
            • "Alien Invaders from Beyond the Stars" by George IVANOFF (You Choose... series)
            • "The Crab with the Golden Claws" by HERGE (The Adventures of Tintin series)
            • "EJ Spy School : Speedy Spy" by Susannah McFARLANE         (EJ Spy School series)
            Senior Fiction:
            • "Ruby Redfort : Feel the Fear" by Lauren CHILD (Ruby Redfort series)
            Non- Fiction:
              • "Boy : Tales of Childhood" by Roald DAHL
              • "The Story of Buildings" by Patrick DILLON; illustrated by Stephen BIESTY

              Monday, October 5, 2015

              Coming Soon ... Even More Books to Film

              Goosebumps If you like the Goosebumps books this could be just the movie for you. Due in cinemas in a couple of months on the 3rd of December, just before the end of term 4.

              AND for the older readers ... and possibly much older viewers ...

              Maze Runner : The Scorch Trials Based on the second book in the Maze Runner series and in cinemas now. Rated M for mature audiences.

              The Hunger Games : Mocking Jay - Part 2  The final instalment in The Hunger Games is due to cinemas in New Zealand on the 19th of November.

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