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




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