Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On the New Books Display this Week





Picture Book:
  • "Fortunately, Unfortunately" by Michael FOREMAN
  • "We Are All Equal" by P. CRUMBLE; illustrated by Jonathan BENTLEY
      Fiction Book:
      • "Ninja Kid 2 - Flying Ninja" by Ahn DO
      • "Kristy's Big Day" by Mary Ann MARTIN, illustrated by Raina TELGEMIER (Baby-Sitters Club - Graphic Novel series)
      • "Sky the Unwanted Kitten" by Holly WEBB
      Senior Fiction:
      • "Heart of Danger" by Eliot SCHREFER (Ape Quartet series)
      Non-fiction: 
      • "Kuaka Visits China" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)
      • "Kuaka Visits India" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)
      • "Discover Planet Earth" by Nicholas HARRIS (Discover series)

      Wednesday, May 8, 2019

      On the New Books Display this Week




      Picture Book:
      • "There's a Walrus in My Bed" by Ciara FLOOD
      • "Fearless" by Colin THOMPSON; illustrated by Sarah DAVIS
          Fiction Book: 
          • "Middle School : From Hero to Zero" by James PATERSON & Chris TEBBETTS  (Middle School series)
          • "Explorer - The Lost Islands" by Kazu KABUISHI & others (Explorer series)
          • "Moose" by Ellen MILES (The Puppy Place series)
          Senior Fiction:
          • "To Kill a Queen" by Valerie WILDING (My Story series)
          • "Viking Blood" by Andrew Donkin (My Story series)
          Non-fiction: 
          • "The Scientists Behind Medical Advances" by Eve HARTMAN & Wendy MESHBESHER
          • "Spacecraft" by Tom JACKSON


          National Simultaneous Storytime 2019


          Monday, April 29, 2019

          On the New Books Display this Week




          Picture Book:
          • "Pete and the Warriors' Kosmic Kick" by James BROARDWITH (Year8 Kiangaroa School) ; illustrated by Paul CORNWELL
          • "Florence Frizzball" by Clare FREEDMAN; illustrated by Jane MASSEY
              Fiction Book: 
              • "D-Bot Squad - Mega Hatch" by Mac PARK (D-Bot Squad series)
              • "Smudge the Stolen Kitten" by Holly WEBB
              • "The World's Worst Children 3" by David WALLIAMS
              Senior Fiction:
              • "The Inventory : Iron Fist" by Andy BRIGGS (The Inventory series)
              Non-fiction: 
              • "From Moa to Dinosaurs : Explore and Discover Ancient New Zealand" by Gillian CANDLER; Illustrated by Ned BARRAUD
              • "Discover Wild Animals" by Nicholas HARRIS (Discover series)







              Wednesday, April 10, 2019

              On the New Books Display this Week



              Picture Book:
              • "The Wonderous Dinosaurium" by John CONDON; illustrated by Steve BROWN
              • "The Kuia and the Spider" by Patricia GRACE; illustrated by Robyn KAHUKIWA
                  Fiction Book: 
                  • "The Dragon Defenders : An Unfamiliar Place" by James RUSSELL (The Dragon Defenders series)
                  • "Cementine Rose and the Pet Day Disaster" by Jacqueline HARVEY (Cementine Rose series)
                  • "The Ice Monster" by David WALLIAMS
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "Where the World Ends" by Geraldine McCAUGHREAN
                  Non-fiction: 
                  • "Cycling" by Hazel MASKELL
                  • "Dinosaurs : Everything you need to know about" by John WOODWARD

                  Tuesday, April 2, 2019

                  On the New Books Display this Week




                  Picture Book:
                  • "Whiffy Wilson : The Wolf Who Wouldn't Wash" by Carol HART; illustrated by Leonie LORD
                  • "Sophie Johnson : Unicorn Expert" by Morag HOOD; illustrated by Ella OKSTAD
                      Fiction Book:
                      • "Kimono Code" by Susannah McFARLANE (EJ Girl Hero series)
                      • "Timmy Failure : The Cat Stole My Pants" by Stephan PASTIS (Timmy Failure series)
                      • "Lost in the Snow" by Holly WEBB
                      Senior Fiction:
                      • "1918 : Broken Poppies" by Des HUNT
                      Non-fiction: 
                      • "In the Bush : Explore and Discover New Zealand's Native Forests" by Gillian CANDLER; Illustrated by Ned BARRAUD
                      • "Under the Ocean : Explore and Discover New Zealand's Sea Life" by Gillian CANDLER; Illustrated by Ned BARRAUD



                      Thursday, March 28, 2019

                      Most Popular in 2018


                      The most popular books in St Brendan's School Library in 2018 were:

                      1st=      Trayaurus and the Enchanted 

                                   Crystal by DanTDM 

                          and   The Worlds Worst Children

                                   by David Walliams


                      2nd=       Elephant and Piggie series

                                    by Mo Willems

                          and     Baby Sitters Club - Graphic 
                                    novel series
                                    by Ann M. Martin, 
                                    illustrated by Raina Telegemeier

                      3rd=      Minecraft Handbook series by various 
                                   authors
                          and   Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey
                                   


                      4th=  Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce; Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney; Weir Do series by Ahn Do.  





                      5th=  Sisters by Raina Telegemeier; The Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey; Phoebe and her Unicorn series by Dana Simpson; Do Not Lick this Book by Idan Ben-Barak.
                           
                      6th= Treehouse series by Andy Grifiths; Gangsta Granny by David Walliams; Ella Diaries series by Meredith Costain; Kingdom of Fantasy series by Geronimo Stilton; Guinness World Records 2016 - Gamers Edition; The Treasure of the Sea by Thea Stilton.


                      7th=  Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi; The Midnight Gang by David Walliams; Journey Through Time series by Geronimo Stilton; Astronaut Academy series by Dave Roman; The LEGO Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz; Bunny vs Monkey series by Jamie Smart, Lego Star Wars - DK Readers series by Emma Grange or Elizabeth Dowsett.

                      Some 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 for 2018? 

                      Tuesday, March 26, 2019

                      On the New Books Display this Week


                      Picture Book:
                      • "The Gruffalo" by Julia DONALDSON; illustrated by Axel SCHEFFLER
                      • "The Eggcellent Adventure" by Tiaki McARDLE; illustrated by Paul CORNWELL
                          Fiction Book:
                          • "The Explorer" by Katherine RUNDELL
                          • "The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls" edited by Gene KEMP
                          • "Animal Stories for 7 Year olds" chosen by Helen PAIBA
                          Senior Fiction:
                          • "The List" by Patricia FORDE
                          Non-fiction: 
                          • "Kuaka Visits Tonga" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)
                          • "Kuaka Visits Niue" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)


                          Tuesday, March 19, 2019

                          On the New Books Display this Week





                          Picture Book:
                          • "Mr Gumpy's Motor Car" by John BURNINGHAM
                          • "Don't Worry Hugless Douglas" by David MELLING
                              Fiction Book:
                              • "Pixelmon Gone!" by Zack ZOMBIE (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series)
                              • "Friday Night Frights" by Zack ZOMBIE (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series)
                              • "A Handful of Horrid Henry" by Francesca SIMON (Horrid Henry series)
                              • "Max Einstein : The Genius Experiment" by James PATTERSON & Chris GRABENSTEIN  (Max Einstein series)
                              Senior Fiction:
                              • "Above" by Roland SMITH (Beneath series)
                              Non-fiction: 
                              • "Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends" by Queenie Rikihana HYLAND; illustrated by Patrick PURU
                              • "Sewing" by Rita STOREY (I Love Craft series)



                              Wednesday, March 13, 2019

                              On the New Books Display this Week




                              Picture Book:
                              • "Maddies's First Day" by Penny MATTHEWS; illustrated by Liz ANELLI
                              • "Gilbert the Great" by Jane CLARKE; illustrated by Charles FUGE
                                  Fiction Book:
                                  • "Big Nate Goes for Broke" by Lincoln PEIRCE (Big Nate series)
                                  • "Ella and Olivia : Netball" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)
                                  • "The Dragon Defenders : The Pitbull Returns" by James RUSSELL (The Dragon Defenders series)
                                  Senior Fiction:
                                  • "The Fever Code" by James DASHNER (The Maze Runner series)
                                  • "The Kill Order" by James DASHNER (The Maze Runner series)
                                  Non-fiction: 
                                  • "Kuaka Visits Fiji" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)
                                  • "Kuaka Visits Samoa" by Vanessa PETERSON (Kuaka Visits ... series)

                                  Monday, March 4, 2019

                                  On the New Books Display this Week





                                  Picture Book:
                                  • "Imagine" by John LENNON; illustrated by Jean JULIEN
                                  • "A Mighty Bitey Creature" by Ronda ARMITAGE; illustrated by Nikki DYSON
                                      Fiction Book:
                                      • "Derek Danger Dale #3 : The Case of the Really Really Magnetic Magnet" by Michael Gerard BAUER (Derek Danger Dale series)
                                      • "The Guardian of the Realm" by Geronimo STILTON (Kingdom of Fantasy series)
                                      • "D-Bot Squad : Dino Hunter" by Mac PARK (D-Bot Squad series)
                                      Senior Fiction:
                                      • "Suffragette" by Carol DRINKWATER (My Story UK series)
                                      • "Blitz" by Vince CROSS (My Story UK series)
                                      Non-fiction: 
                                      • "Your Bones" by Sally HEWITT (Science in Action : The Human Body series)
                                      • "New Zealand's Backyard" by Ned BARRAUD




                                      Monday, February 25, 2019

                                      On the New Books Display this Week




                                      Picture Book:
                                      • "The Penguins are Coming!" by Meg McKINLAY; illustrated by Mark JACKSON
                                      • "Cinderfella" by Malachy DOYLE; illustrated by Matt HUNT
                                          Fiction Book:
                                          • "Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Meltdown" by Jeff KINNEY (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)
                                          • "A Giant Slice of Horrid Henry" by Francesca SIMON (Horrid Henry series)
                                          • "The Dragon Defenders" by James RUSSELL (The Dragon Defenders series)
                                          Senior Fiction:
                                          • "Loot" by Jude WATSON
                                          Non-fiction: 
                                          • "Your Digestive System" by Sally HEWITT (Science in Action : The Human Body series)
                                          • "Discover Stars & Planets" by Nicholas HARRIS (Discover series)

                                          Wednesday, February 20, 2019

                                          On the New Books Display this Week



                                          Picture Book:
                                          • "This Zoo is Not For You" by Ross COLLINS
                                          • "The Selfish Giant" by Oscar WILDE; illustrated by Michael FOREMAN & Freire WRIGHT
                                              Fiction Book:
                                              • "Good Dog, Bad Dog : Double Identity" by Dave SHELTON (Good Dog, Bad Dog series)
                                              • "Misadventures of Max Crumbly - Locker Hero" by Rachel Reene RUSSELL (Misadventures of Max Crumbly series)
                                              • "Chessy, The Welsh Pony" by Kelly WILSON (Showtym Adventures series)
                                              Senior Fiction:
                                              • "Beneath" by Roland SMITH
                                              Non-fiction: 
                                              • "People Who Help - A Kids Guide to Community Helpers" by Rachelle KREISMAN
                                              • "365 Science Experiments" by Rachelle KREISMAN

                                              Monday, February 11, 2019

                                              On the New Books Display this Week




                                              Picture Book:
                                              • "It's a Secret" by John BURNINGHAM
                                              • "The Little Kiwi and the Treaty" by Nikki SLADE-ROBINSON
                                                  Fiction Book:
                                                  • "How to Bee" by Bren MacDIBBLE
                                                  • "The Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday" by Anthony HOROWITZ (Diamond Brother's series)
                                                  • "The French Confection & The Greek who Stole Christmas" by Anthony HOROWITZ (Diamond Brother's series)
                                                  • "The Hunt for the Secret Papyrus " by Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton Special Edition series)
                                                  Senior Fiction:
                                                  • "Unnatural Creatures" short stories selected by Neil GAIMAN
                                                  Non-Fiction: 
                                                  • "Get Coding 2" by David WHITNEY




                                                  Tuesday, February 5, 2019

                                                  On the New Books Display this Week





                                                  Picture Book:
                                                  • "Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests" by David HILL, illustrated by Phoebe MORRIS
                                                  • "William's Waitangi Day" by David LING; illustrated by Nikki SLADE-ROBINSON
                                                      Fiction Book:
                                                      • "Good Dog, Bad Dog : The Golden Bone" by Dave SHELTON (Good Dog, Bad Dog series)
                                                      • "Derek 'Danger' Dale : The Case of the Really, Really Scary Things" by Michael Gerard BAUER (Derek 'Danger' Dale series)
                                                      • "Dr Maniac vs Robby Schwartz" by R.L.STINE (Goosebumps Horrorland series)
                                                      • "Casper, The Spirited Arabian" by Kelly WILSON (Showtym Adventures series)
                                                      Senior Fiction:
                                                      • "The Poison Boy" by Fletcher MOSS
                                                      Browsing Book: 
                                                      • "Star Wars : Where's the Wookie" by Katrina PALLANT
                                                      Reference: 
                                                      • "Guinness World Records 2019" edited by Craig GLENDAY

                                                      WARNING ... the following video talks about blood, lots of blood, best not listen to it if you're squeamish!!




                                                      Monday, February 4, 2019

                                                      Back To School 2019


                                                      Welcome back to school for 2019. I hope you had a great time over the holidays and that you've been able to enjoy some fun family time and activities. With luck you had a good book or two to read when the weather was too hot to do much else. 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've updated the classroom lists and added new students to the library database so that you're all in your correct classroom for 2019.

                                                      Tomorrow 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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