Thursday, March 30, 2017

Coming Soon (and not so soon!) ... More Books to Movies

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Long Haul based on the book of the same name by Jeff Kinney. Due in cinemas in Australia in June this year and with luck here soon after.

Captain Underpants : The First Epic Movie based on the popular Captain Underpants series of book written by Dav Pilkey and due in cinemas in Australia (and hopefully here in NZ also) sometime around September this year.

Ferdinand based on the classic children's picture book The Story of Ferdinand written by Munro Leaf and due in cinemas in Australia (and hopefully here in NZ also) in around late December this year.

Wonder based on the acclaimed book Wonder written by R.J. Palacio and due in cinemas overseas in Nov/Dec this year so with luck we'll see it in New Zealand also not too long after that.

Monday, March 27, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "The Incredible Book Eating Boy" by Oliver JEFFERS
  • "Super Rabbit" by Stephanie BLAKE
Fiction Book:
  • "Astarons - Cosmic Guardians" by Gilda KIRKPATRICK (Astarons series)
  • "Astarons - Cosmic Guardians : Mutiny in the Solar System" by Gilda KIRKPATRICK (Astarons series)
  • "Freak Street : Meet the Robotsons" by KNIFE & PACKER (Freak Street series
  • "Treasure Hunters - Peril at the Top of the World" by James PATTERSON & Chris GRABENSTEIN (Treasure Hunters series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Theodore Boone" by John GRISHAM (Theodore Boone series)

Non- Fiction:
  • "The Beginners Guide to Rugby" by Aaron CRUDEN
  • "World War II Heroes" by Allan ZULLO

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Sapling - New NZ Website about Children's Books

The Sapling is a brand-new New Zealand website created to talk about children's literature.

“The Sapling is a website all about children’s books, because books grow humans. We take kids’ lit seriously, and we show it by commissioning essays, interviews, reviews and even crafts from some amazing kiwi writers and illustrators. You can find us at, and follow us on Facebook @thesaplingnz and Twitter@TheSaplingNZ. Join our conversation!”

If you want to know a little more there an interview in The Pantograph Punch.

Monday, March 20, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "I Am Invited to a Party" by Mo WILLEMS
Fiction Book:
  • "Ella Diaries : Ballet Backflip" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
  • "Kate The Royal Wedding Fairy" by Daisy MEADOWS (Rainbow Fairy - Early Reader series
  • "Dog Man" by Dav PILKEY (Dog Man series)
  • "Timmy Failure : The Book You're Not Supposed to Have" by Stephan PASTIS (Timmy Failure series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Enemy Camp" by David HILL

Non- Fiction:
  • "The Genius of Bugs" by Simon POLLARD
  • "100 Events that Made History: Memorable Moments that Shaped the Modern World" by Clare HIBBERT; Andrea MILLS and others.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Alex Rider Novel

Alex Rider is back in action this year with a new novel by Anthony Horowitz titled Never Say Die due for release in June 2017.

Monday, March 13, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Marmaduke Duck and the Christmas Calamity" by Juliette MacIVER; illustrated by Sarah DAVIS
  • "The Boy and the Lemon - A Story About Luck" by James HURMAN; illustrated by Juliet BURTON
Fiction Book:
  • "Friday Barnes : No Rules" by R.A. SPRATT (Friday Barnes series)
  • "Friday Barnes : The Plot Thickens" by R.A. SPRATT (Friday Barnes series)
  • "Explorer - The Mystery Boxes" edited by Kazu KABUISHI (Explorer series)
  • "Middle School : Save Rafe!" by James PATTERSON & Charlie TEBBETTS (Middle School series
Senior Fiction:
  • "Being Magdalene" by Fleur BEALE

Non- Fiction:
  • "All About Your Brain" by Robert WINSTON
  • "50 Things You Should Know About Inventions" by Chris WOODFORD, Clive GIFFORD and others.

Monday, March 6, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Speed King : Burt Munro, The Worlds Fastest Indian" by David HILL; illustrated by Phoebe MORRIS
Fiction Book:
  • "Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal" by Dan MIDDLETON (Trayaurus series)
  • "Alice Jones : The Impossible Clue" by Sarah RUBIN (Alice JONES series)
  • "Extreme Machine Challenge" by George IVANOFF (You Choose ...  series)
  • "Ella Diaries : Dreams Come True" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Trials of Apollo : The Hidden Oracle" by Rick RIORDAN (Trials of Apollo series)

      Non- Fiction:
      • "Pushes and Pulls" by Anna CLAYBOURNE (Science in Action series)
      • "Electricity" by Anna CLAYBOURNE (Science in Action series)
      Non- Fiction:
      • "J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World : Movie Magic : Vol 1 - Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places" by Jody REVENSON (J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World series)

      Wednesday, March 1, 2017

      Skulduggery Pleasant : Resurrection

      Last October I posted that Derek Landy wasn't finished with Skulduggery Pleasant after all!

      That he was writing a new series, one that didn't yet have a name!
      Now the new series (or is it the first book in the new series?) has a name, Skulduggery Pleasant : Resurrection, and an approximate publication date of June 2017.

      Image from HERE

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