Monday, February 27, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Pig The Elf" by Aaron BLABEY
Fiction Book:
  • "Freak Street : Meet the Humansons" by Knife & PACKER (Freak Street series)
  • "Freak Street : Meet the Aliensons" by Knife & PACKER (Freak Street series)
  • "Alexandra the Royal Baby Fairy" by Daisy MEADOWS (Rainbow Magic Early Reader series)
  • "Dirty Bertie : Jackpot!" by Alan MACDONALD; illustrated by David ROBERTS (Dirty Bertie series)
  • "Magic Molly : The Invisible Bunny & The Secret Pony" by Holly WEBB (Magic Molly series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Maus I : A Survivors Tale" by Art SPIEGELMAN (Maus series)

      Non- Fiction:
      • "Microsoft - The Story Behind the Iconic Business" by Cath SENKER (Big Business series)
      • "It Can't Be True! 2" by Fleur STAR - Senior Editor)

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      The Very Hungry Caterpillar in LEGO

      LEGO artist Bruce Lowell re-created the cover of  the classic childrens picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle using LEGO.

      Image from HERE

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      On the New Books Display this Week

      Picture Book:
      • "There's a Snake in my School" by David WALLIAMS;  illustrated by Tony ROSS
      Fiction Book:
      • "Ella Diaries : I Heart Pets" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
      • "Bunny vs Monkey : Book 3" by Jamie SMART (Bunny vs Monkey series)
      • "Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mould" by Megan McDONALD; illustrated by Peter H. REYNOLDS (Stink series)
      • "In the Realm of Dragons" by George IVANOFF (You Choose... series)
      Senior Fiction:
      • "The Crossover" by Kwame ALEXANDER

          Non- Fiction:
          • "Ancient Worlds" by Miranda SMITH & Philip STEEL
          • "Guinness World Record 2017" chief editor Craig GLENDAY

          Monday, February 13, 2017

          On the New Books Display this Week

          Picture Book:
          • "One Thing" by Lauren CHILD
          • "Demolition" by Sally SUTTON;  illustrated by Brian LOVELOCK
          Fiction Book:
          • "Dragon Knight : Barbarians!" by Kyle MEWBURN; illustrated by Donovan BIXLEY (Dragon Knight series)
          • "Alice-Miranda to the Resue" by Jaqueline HARVEY (Alice-Miranda series)
          • "The Bad Guys : Episode 4 - Apocalypse Meow" by Aaron BLABEY (Bad Guys series)
          Senior Fiction:
          • "Holes" by Louis SACHAR

              Non- Fiction:
              • "Maui and Other Maori Legends" by Peter GOSSAGE
              • "The New Zealand Primary School Dictionary" edited by Dianne BARDSLEY

              Thursday, February 9, 2017

              Most Popular in 2016

              The most popular books in St Brendan's School Library in 2016 were:

              1st        The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series 

                           by Jeff Kinney

              2nd        Minecraft : Handbook series

                           by Stephanie Milton & Nick Farwell

              3rd=      Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

                           Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths

              4th=  LEGO Star Wars : DK Readers series by Emma Grange or Elizabeth Dowsett; Pearlie series by Wendy Harmer; Ella and Olivia series by Yvette Poshoglian.  

              5th=  Happy Birthday Princess (Disney Princess) by Jennifer Liberts Weinberg;     EJ Spy School series by Susannah McFarlane; Phoebe and her Unicorn by Dana Simpson .

              6th=    The Journey to Atlantis (Thea Stilton special edition) by Thea Stilton; The Pigeon series by Mo Willems; Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi; EJ12 series by Susannah McFarlane; Stone Rabbit series by Erik Craddock; Scooby-Doo! A to Z Ultimate Joke Book.

              7th=  The Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling; Boy vs Beast series by Mac Park; Stanley Paste by Aaron Blabey; Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey; Zac's Test Drive series (Zac Power) by H I Larry; The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett; The Island of Horses by Stacy Gregg; My Moshi Monsters Joke Book.

              Many of these books are previous favourites and are also on earlier Most Popular in ... lists, but a some are new to the list this year. 

              Is your favourite book or series on our Most Popular list this year? 

              Tuesday, February 7, 2017

              On the New Books Display this Week

              Picture Book:
              • "Do Not Open This Book" by Andy LEE;  illustrated by Heath McKENZIE
              Fiction Book:
              • "Bunny vs Monkey : Book 2" by Jamie SMART (Bunny vs Monkey series)
              • "Ella Diaries : Double Dare You" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
              • "Scream : The Human Flytrap" by Jack HEATH (Scream series)
              • "Tom Gates : Dog Zombies Rule (For Now)" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
              Senior Fiction:
              • "Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor" by Rick RIORDAN (Magnus Chase series)

                  Non- Fiction:
                  • "Smell" by Sally HEWITT (Science In Action series
                  • "Taste" by Sally HEWITT (Science In Action series
                  • "Touch" by Sally HEWITT (Science In Action series

                  Wednesday, February 1, 2017

                  Back To School 2017

                  Welcome back to school for 2017. I hope you had a great time over the holidays and that you've been able to enjoy some fun family time and activities, even if the weather has often been quite unseasonable! With luck you had a good book or two to read when the weather was at it's wet and stormy worst. Let me know if you found something that would be a great addition to our library - just in case we haven't already got it!

                  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 2017.

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

                  See you soon.
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