Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Most Popular in 2020

The most popular books in St Brendan's School Library in 2020 were: 


1st=  
 
Dog Man series
by Dav Pilkey

Minecraft 
Handbooks
series



2nd      Star Wars : The Force Awakens - New Adventures 

             by David Fentiman


3rd=     Real Friends by Shannon Hale
            Sisters by Reina Telgemeier

4th         Bunny vs Monkey series by Jamie Smart


5th=  Guts by Raina Telgemeier; Amulet series by Kazu KibuishiElla Diaries series by Meredith Costain; Astronaut Academy series by Dave Roman.

     
6th=  Piggy and Gerald/Piggy and Elephant series by Mo Willems; Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon; Jewels for a Princess - Disney Princess picture book; LEGO Star Wars - Droid Tales (Episode I-III) by Kate Howard; Olivia's Secret Scribbles series by Meredith Costain; Ghosts by Reina Telgemeier; Captain Underpants - Colour Edition series by Dav Pilkey; Game On series; El Deafo by Cece Bell.


7th=  The World's Worst Children series by David Walliams ; Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney; All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson; A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket; Stay Alive in MInecraft; Lego Star Wars - DK Readers series by Emma Grange or Elizabeth Dowset; Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford; Meanwhile by Jason Shiga; Baby-Sitters Club - Graphic Novel series by Ann M. Martin, illustrated by Reina Telgemeier & others; The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag; Fing by David Walliams; The Pigeon books series by Mo Willems.


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, series or author on our Most Popular list for 2020? 


Monday, March 1, 2021

On the New Books Display this Week





Picture Book:

  • "Sunflowers Don't Grow in Winter" by Emily HOLDAWAY; illustrated by Craig PHILLIPS
  • "Whakarongo ki o Tupuna : Listen to Your Ancestors" by Darryn JOSEPH; illustrated by Munro TE WHATA
  • "Zog and the Flying Doctors" by Julia DONALDSON; illustrated by Axel SCHEFFLER
      Fiction Book:
      • "Ariki and the Giant Shark" by Nicola DAVIES; illustrated by Nicola KINNEAR (Ariki series)
      • "Deltora Quest 1 - 8 books in 1" by Emily RODDA; illustrated by John Marc McBRIDE
      • "Prince of Ponies" by Stacy GREGG
      • "Looshkin - The Big Number 2" by Jamie SMART (Looshkin series)
      • "Sand Trap" by MacKenzie CADENHEAD and others (Marvel Superhero Adventures series)
      Non-fiction:
      • "Discovering Planets and Moons" edited by Applesauce Press
      Senior Fiction:
      • "Wings of Fire : The Hidden Kingdom - Graphic Novel" by Tui SUTHERLAND
      Browsing:
      • "Star Wars The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections " 




      Monday, February 22, 2021

      On the New Books Display this Week





      Picture Book:

      • "Mini Whinny : Goody Four-Shoes" by Stacy GREGG; Illustrated by Ruth PAUL
      • "The ANZAC Biscuit Man" by Peter MILLET; illustrated by Lamia AZIZ
          Fiction Book:
          • "The Dance of the Star Fairies" by Thea STILTON (Thea Stilton series)
          • "Milton the Mighty" by Emma READ
          • "Unicorn Diaries : Bo's Magical New Friend" by Rebecca ELLIOT (Unicorn Diaries series)
          • "DogMan- Grime and Punishment" by Dav PILKEY (DogMan series)
          Non-fiction:
          • "Ancient Rome" edited by Susan McKEEVER (DK Eye Witness series)
          • "Cats - Nature and Nurture" by Andy HIRSCH  (Science Comics series)
          Senior Fiction:
          • "The Skylarks' War" by Hilary McKay
          Browsing:
          • "I Spy a Book of Picture Puzzles" by Walter WICK & Jean MARZOLLO

          Monday, February 15, 2021

          On the New Books Display this Week





          Picture Book:

          • "Clean Up Shelly Beach" by Kelly GAFFNEY; illustrated by Virginia ALLYN
          • "A Climate in Chaos" by Neal LAYTON
              Fiction Book:
              • "Amelia Chamelia and the Gelato Surprise" by Laura SIEVEKING (Amelia Chamelia series)
              • "Redstone Junior High : When Endermen Attack" by Cara J. STEVENS (Redstone Junior High series)
              • "Penny Dreadful is a Complete Catastrophe" by Joanna NADIN (Penny Dreadful series)
              • "Buggin Out" by MacKenzie CADENHEAD and others (Marvel Superhero Adventures series)
              Non-fiction:
              • "Mars : Explore the Mysteries of  the Red Planet" by Sahuna EDSON and Giles SPARROW
              • "A Giant Dose of Gross : Discover the Worlds Most Disgusting Animals" by Andy SEED
              Senior Fiction:
              • "Wings of Fire : The Dark Secret" by Tui T. SUTHERLAND  (Wings of Fire series)
              • "Wings of Fire : The Lost Continent" by Tui T. SUTHERLAND  (Wings of Fire series)
              Browsing:
              • "Where's Kiwi? Around the World" 





              Tuesday, February 9, 2021

              On the New Books Display this Week




              Picture Book:

              • "The Good Egg" by Jory JOHN; illustrated by Pete OSWALD
              • "Mini Whinny : Happy Birthday to Me" by Stacy GREGG; Illustrated by Ruth PAUL
                  Fiction Book:
                  • "Spirit Riding Free : The Adventure Begins" by Suzanne SELFORS (Spirit Riding Free series)
                  • "The Bad Guys : Episode 9 - The Big Bad Wolf" by Aaron BLABEY (The Bad Guys series)
                  • "Roxy" by Ellen MILES (The Puppy Place series)
                  • "Ella Diaries : Passion for Fashion" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
                  Non-fiction:
                  • "Ancient Egypt" project editor Phil WILKINSON (DK Eye Witness series)
                  • "How Super Cool Tech Works" by DK publishing
                  • "Plant Life" by Camilla DE LA BEDOYERE  (100 Facts series)
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "Earth Swarm" by Tim HALL
                  Browsing:
                  • "Star Wars Episode 1 : The Visual Dictionary" by David West REYNOLDS


                  Wednesday, December 16, 2020

                  End of Year 2020 - Update

                  Congratulations to Room 11 who were the first class with all student library books returned. Rooms 6 and 6a both managed to return their remaining overdues on the last day of term! 

                  Well done!

                  The library stocktake has been completed. We still have a number of books that are missing - they are not in the library and they are not on issue. We'd love to have these books back again, so if you find any hiding behind shelves or under the furniture over the holidays, at school or at home, please put them in a safe place ready to drop back to the library next year.


                  Monday, November 23, 2020

                  On the New Books Display this Week





                   Picture Book:

                  • "The Lonely Little Tree" by Moya KIRBY; illustrated by Terri Rose BAYNTON
                  • "The Little Yellow Digger Saves Christmas" by Peter GILDERDALE; Illustrated by Fifi COLSTON
                      Fiction Book:
                      • "The Bad Guys in Dawn of the Underlord : Episode 11 " by Aaron BLABEY (The Bad Guys series)
                      • "Karen's Roller Skates" by Ann M MARTIN; illustrated by Katy FARINA (The Baby-Sitters Little Sister - Graphic Novel series)
                      • "Lily Goes Skitter Skating" by Elizabeth PULFORD (The Littlest Angel series)
                      • "Horrid Henry and the Vampire Zombie" by Francesca SIMON (Horrid Henry series)
                      Non-fiction:
                      • "Bulldozers" by Amanda ASKEW  (Mighty Machines series)
                      • "Cranes" by Amanda ASKEW  (Mighty Machines series)
                      • "Ancient Greece" project editor Gillian DENTON  (DK Eye Witness series)
                      Senior Fiction:
                      • "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" by Suzanne COLLINS (Hunger Games series)
                      Browsing:
                      • "Where's Kiwi Now?" by Myles LAWFORD and Martin HANDFORD





                      Monday, November 16, 2020

                      On the New Books Display this Week





                      Picture Book:

                      • "The Pigeon Wants a Puppy" by Mo WILLEMS
                      • "ThankYou, Omu!" by Oge MORA
                          Fiction Book:
                          • "The Invincibles : Power Up!" by Peter MILLET; illustrated by Myles LAWFORD (The Invincibles series)
                          • "The Invincibles : Short Circuit!" by Peter MILLET; illustrated by Myles LAWFORD (The Invincibles series)
                          • "Dork Diaries : Party Time!" by Rachel Renee RUSSELL (Dork Diaries series)
                          • "Winter Magic" curated by Abi ELPHINSTONE 
                          Non-fiction:
                          • "Animal Antics : The Silly Things Animals Do" by Derek HARVEY
                          • "Culture and Diversity" by Marie MURRAY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children In Our World series)
                          • "Protecting the Planet" by Louise A. SPILSBURY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children In Our World series)
                          • "Everything Awesome about Dinosaurs" by Mike LOWERY
                          Senior Fiction:
                          • "A Place of Stone and Darkness" by Chris MOUSDALE




                          Monday, November 2, 2020

                          On the New Books Display this Week






                          Picture Book:

                          • "Lubna and Pebble" by  Wendy MEDDOUR; illustrated by Daniel EGNEUS
                          • "A Planet Full of Plastic" by Neal LAYTON
                              Fiction Book:
                              • "Ella Diaries : Wildlife  Rescue" by Meredith COSTAIN; illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Ella Diaries series)
                              • "The Isle of the Lost" adapted by Robert VENDITTI
                              • "Real Pigeons : Spalsh Back" by Andrew McDONALD (Real Pigeons series)
                              • "National Velvet" by Enid BANOLD
                              Non-fiction:
                              • "World War I" project editor Patricia MOSS (DK Eye Witness! series)
                              • "World War II" project editor Melanie HALTON (DK Eye Witness! series)
                              • "Awesome Forces : The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand" by Hamish CAMPBELL & Geoffrey R F. HICKS
                              • "Everything Awesome about Dinosaurs" by Mike LOWERY
                              Senior Fiction:
                              • "Spearo" by Mary-Anne SCOTT




                              Tuesday, October 27, 2020

                              On the New Books Display this Week





                              Picture Book:

                              • "Kites" by  Simon MOLE; illustrated by Oamul LU
                              • "Watch Me Throw the Ball" by Mo WILLEMS
                              • "Are You Ready to Play" by Mo WILLEMS
                                  Fiction Book:
                                  • "CatWad It's Me Two" by Jim BENTON (CatWad series)
                                  • "Bullseye Bella" by James T. GITHRIE
                                  • "Dork Diaries - 10th Anniversary Edition" by Rachel Renee RUSSELL (Dork Diaries series)
                                  • "Cuddles" by Ellen MILES (The Puppy Place series)
                                  Non-fiction:
                                  • "Human Body" by Dr. Bishapa CHOUDHURY (DK Find Out! series)
                                  • "The Problem with Plastic : Know Your Facts, Take Action, Save the Oceans" by Ruth OWEN
                                  Senior Fiction:
                                  • "The Odd 1s Out" by James RALLISON (The Odd 1s Out series)
                                  • "The Odd 1s Out : The First Sequel" by James RALLISON (The Odd 1s Out series)


                                  Monday, October 19, 2020

                                  On the New Books Display this Week



                                  Picture Book:

                                  • "Aroha's Way" by  Craig PHILLIPS
                                  • "The Crayon Box that Talked" by Shane DeROLF; illustrated by Michael LETZIG
                                      Fiction Book:
                                      • "Amulet : Supernova" by Kazu KABUISHI (Amulet series)
                                      • "The Glimme" by Emily RODDA; illustrated by Marc McBRIDE
                                      • "Real Pigeons : Nest Hard" by Andrew McDONALD (Real Pigeons series)
                                      • "Lulu Bell and the Moon" by Belinda MURRELL (Lulu Bell series)
                                      Non-fiction:
                                      • "Project Science" by John FARNDON
                                      • "Animals Up Close : Animals as You've Never Seen them Before" editor Sophie PARKES
                                      • "Rights and Equality" by Marie MURRAY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children in our World series)
                                      • "Rules and Responsibility" by Marie MURRAY; illustrated by Hanane KAI (Children in our World series)
                                      Senior Fiction:
                                      • "Wings of Fire : The Brightest Night" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)
                                      • "Wings of Fire : The Poison Jungle" by Tui SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)