Thursday, December 8, 2022

End of Year 2022 - Update

Congratulations to Room 4 who were the first class with all student library books returned, followed a couple of days later by Room 3. 
Lets hope a few more classes are able to return their remaining overdues by the last day of term!"

The library stocktake is now 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.

(Updated every day or so until 15 December 2022)

Monday, November 28, 2022

Getting Ready for End of Year 2022



The Christmas School Holidays are not far away now, but before they arrive there are some important tasks to get done. In the library we are preparing for our annual end of year stocktake!

All library books are due back on or before next Monday, 5th December. You can help by returning all your library books to the library "As Soon As Possible" and by next Monday please.

Will your class will be first to return all their library books this year? If you have any other school books, such as journals, junior reading books and class books lying around at home then now is a good time to return these to school too.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

On the New Books Display this Week




Picture Book:

  • "I'm an Inky Octopus" by Stephanie THATCHER
  • "Grumpy Monkey Up All Night" by Suzanne LANG; illustrated by Max LANG
      Fiction Book:
      • "143-Storey Treehouse" by Andy GRIFFITHS; illustrated by Terry DENTON (Ttreehouse series)  
      • "Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab" by Cornelia FUNKE; illustrated by Monica ARMINO
      • "Goldie" by Ellen MILES (Puppy Place series)  
      • "City of Dragons : The Awakening Storm" by Jaimal YOGIS; Illustrated by Vivienne TRUONG (City of Dragons series)
      Non-fiction:
      • "Animal Knowledge Genius!" by Stevie DICK & Lizzie MUNSEY
      Senior Fiction:
      • "Katipo Joe : Spycraft" by Brian FALKNER (Katipo Joe series)



      Wednesday, November 16, 2022

      On the New Books Display this Week




      Picture Book:

      • "The Story of Swoop" by Matt OWENS & Emma GUSTAFSON
      • "Twinkle, Twinkle, Matariki/Tīrama, Tīrama, Matariki" by Rebecca LARSEN
          Fiction Book:
          • "The Clockwork Queen" by Peter BUNZL
          • "Karen's Kittycat Club" by Mary Ann MARTIN & Katy FARINA (Baby-Sitters Little Sister - Graphic Novel series)  
          • "Day One - Into the Cave of Thieves" by Ralph LAZAR & Lisa SWERLING (Total Mayhem series
          • "Meet Ella : Ballet Class" by Rebecca McRITCHIE (Meet Ella series
          Non-fiction:
          • "Te Hopu a Māui e a te Rā/How Maui Slowed the Sun" by Peter GOSSAGE; translated by Merimeri PENFOLD
          • "Te-Ika-a-Māui/The Fish of Maui" by Peter GOSSAGE; translated by Merimeri PENFOLD
          Senior Fiction: 
          • "Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep" by Philip REEVE


          Monday, November 7, 2022

          On the New Books Display this Week



          Picture Book:

          • "Matariki" by Kirsten PARKINSON & Kitty BROWN
          • "We Found a Cat" by Heidi McKINNON
              Fiction Book:
              • "Magicat" by Jennifer Gray & Amanda SWIFT
              • "Paris Takes over the World - New York" by Zanni Louise (Paris Takes over the World series)  
              • "Bad Guys : Episode 14 - They're Bee-Hind You" by Aaron BLABEY (Bad Guys series
              • "Camp Midnight" by Laura SIEVEKING (Ella at Eden series
              Non-fiction:
              • "What is Climate Change?" by Louise SPILSBURY; illustrated by Mike GORDON
              Senior Fiction:
              • "Time Riders : The Mayan Prophecy" by Alex SCARROW (Time Riders series)  
              • "City Boy" by Alan COMBES



              Tuesday, November 1, 2022

              On the New Books Display this Week




              Picture Book:

              • "Ming's Iceberg" by Kiri LIGHTFOOT; illustrated by Kimberley ANDREWS
              • "Mini Whinny : No Place Like Home" by Stacy GREGG; illustrated by Ruth PAUL
                  Fiction Book:
                  • "Cheesemares" by Ross COLLINS
                  • "The Ghost of Thomas Kempe" by Penelope LIVELY 
                  • "Fart Boy : The First Sniff" by Adam WALLACE (Fart Boy series)  
                  • "Unicorn of Many Hats" by  Dana SIMPSON (Phoebe and her Unicorn series)
                  • "Weir Do : Spinning Weird!" by Ahn DO (Weir Do series)
                  Non-fiction:
                  • "Minecraft Combat Handbook" by Craig JELLY
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "Wings of Fire - The Flames of Hope" by Tui T. SUTHERLAND (Wings of Fire series)

                  Wednesday, October 26, 2022

                  On the New Books Display this Week






                  Picture Book:

                  • "The Snow Lion" by Jim HELMORE; illustrated by Richard JONES
                  • "Takahe Trouble" by Sally SUTTON
                      Fiction Book:
                      • "Tom Gates : Random Acts of  Fun" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)  
                      • "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" by Joan AITKEN
                      • "Friday Barnes : Undercover" by R.A SPRATT (Friday Barnes series)  
                      • "Meet Ella : Birthday Surprise" by Rebecca McRITCHIE; Illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Meet Ella series)
                      • "Jason Banks and the Pumpkin of Doom" by Gillian CROSS
                      • "Suki, Alone" by Faith Erin HICKS; Illustrated by Adele MATERA & Peter WARTMAN (Avatat : The Last Airbender series)
                      Non-fiction:
                      • "Celebrating Matariki" by Jill MACGREGOR (Children of the Pacific series)
                      Senior Fiction:
                      • "Katipo Joe : Blitzkrieg" by Brian FALKNER (Katipo Joe series)



                      Monday, October 17, 2022

                      On the New Books Display this Week




                      Picture Book:

                      • "Kororā and the Sushi Shop" by Linda Jane KEEGAN; illustrated by Jenny COOPER
                       Mature Picture Book:
                      • "The Astromancer : The Rising of Matariki" by Witi IHIMAERA; illustrated by Isobel Joy TE AHO-WHITE
                          Fiction Book:
                          • "Young Werewolf" by Cornelia FUNKE
                          • "Good-Bye Stacey, Good-Bye" by Ann M. MARTIN & Gabriela EPSTEIN (The Baby-Sitters Club - Graphic Novel series)  
                          • "Musical Mystery" by Laura SIEVEKING (Ella at Eden series)  
                          • "Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed" by Suzanne LANG (Grump Monkey - Graphic Novel series)  
                          • "Weir Do : Tasty Weird!" by Ahn DO (Weir Do series)
                          Non-fiction:
                          • "Minecraft : Amazing Bite-Size Builds - Over 20 Awesome Mini Projects"   
                          Senior Fiction:
                          • "The Clockwork Crow" by Catherine FISHER



                          Monday, September 19, 2022

                          On the New Books Display this Week




                          Picture Book:

                          • "Olivia the Spy" by Ian FALCONER
                          • "Colour the Stars / Taea Nga Whetu" by Dawn McMILLAN; illustrated by Keinyo WHITE
                              Fiction Book:
                              • "Ham Helsing : Vampire Hunter" by Rich MOYER (Ham Helsing series)  
                              • "Blamehounds" by Ross COLLINS
                              • "Ella Diaries : Dolphin Dreaming" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)  
                              • "Meet Ella : Tooth Trouble" by Rebecca McRITCHIE; Illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Meet Ella series)
                              • "Fart Boy : Ready, Aim, Fart!" by Adam WALLACE (Fart Boy series)
                              Non-fiction:
                              • "New Zealand Forest Wildlife" by Dave GUNSON
                              • "Voices of World War II - New Zealanders Share Their Stories" by Renee HOLLIS
                              Senior Fiction:
                              • "Where the River Runs Gold" by Sita BRAHMACHARI

                              Monday, September 12, 2022

                              On the New Books Display this Week



                              Picture Book:

                              • "The Wild Guide to Starting School" by Laura BUNTING; illustrated by Philip BUNTING
                                  Fiction Book:
                                  • "Five Go Adventuring Again" by Enid BLYTON; Illustrated by BEJA & NATAEL (The Famous Five - Graphic Novel series)  
                                  • "The Beast" by Michaela MORGAN
                                  • "Absolutely Nat" by Maria SCRIVAN ( Nat Enough series)  
                                  • "Meet Ella : Tooth Trouble" by Rebecca McRITCHIE; Illustrated by Danielle McDONALD (Meet Ella series)
                                  • "School of Fish : Frozen Fish" by Louis SHEA (School of Fish series)
                                  Non-fiction:
                                  • "Matariki Around the World : A Cluster of Stars, A Cluster of Stories" by Miriama KAMO & Rangi MATAMUA; illustrated by Isobel Joy TE AHO-WHITE
                                  Senior Fiction:
                                  • "Hacking, Heists and Flaming Arrows" by Robert MUCHAMORE (Robin Hood series)
                                  • "Quarantine" by Philippa WERRY (My New Zealand Story series)



                                  Monday, September 5, 2022

                                  On the New Books Display this Week



                                  Picture Book:

                                  • "Flamingo Celeste is Not like the Rest" by Celeste BARBER; illustrated by Heath McKENZIE
                                   Mature Picture Book:
                                  • "Please Write Soon : An Unforgettable Story of Two Cousins in World War II" by Michael ROSEN; illustrated by Michael FOREMAN
                                      Fiction Book:
                                      • "Fairy Unicorns : Wind Charm" by Zanna DAVIDSON; Illustrated by Alexandre VIEIRA
                                      • "The Aquanaut" by Dan SANTAT
                                      • "Kristy and the Snobs" by Ann M. MARTIN & Chan CHAU (The Baby-Sitters Club - Graphic Novel series)  
                                      • "Last Ride at Luna Park" by Geronimo STILTON, Elisabetta DAMI & Tom ANGLEBERGER (Geronimo Stilton Graphic series)
                                      • "Pearl the Lucky Unicorn" by Sally ODGERS (Pearl the Unicorn series)
                                      Non-fiction:
                                      • "Skyscrapers : The Heights of Engineering" by John KIRSCHBAUM (Science Comics series)   
                                      Senior Fiction:
                                      • "Cloudburst" by Wilbur SMITH & Chris WAKLING (Jack Courtney Adventures series)




                                      Monday, August 29, 2022

                                      On the New Books Display this Week



                                      Picture Book:

                                      • "Aunt Kelly's Dog" by Helen Vivienne FLETCHER; illustrated by Ian GARMONSWAY
                                      • "Jenny No-Knickers" by Hellen Vivienne FLETCHER; illustrated by Ian GARMONSWAY
                                      • "Hope is a Spark" by Colin BUCHANAN; illustrated by  Serena GEDDES
                                          Fiction Book:
                                          • "Five on a Treasure Island" by Enid BLYTON; Illustrated by BEJA and NATAEL
                                          • "Bad Guys 15 : Open Wide and Say Arrrgh!" by Aaron BLABEY (Bad Guys series)  
                                          • "The Secret Journal" by Laura SIEVEKING (Ella at Eden series)  
                                          • "Sparks!: Future Purrfect" by Ian BOOTHBY; illustrated by Nina MATSUMOTO (Sparks! series)  
                                          • "The Memory Thief" by Leonie AGNEW  
                                          Non-fiction:
                                          • "Rocks and Minerals : Geology from Caverns to the Cosmos" by Andy HIRSCH (Science Comics series)   
                                          Senior Fiction:
                                          • "The Mystery of Me" by Karen McCOMBIE