Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Very Hungry Caterpillar in LEGO

LEGO artist Bruce Lowell re-created the cover of  the classic childrens picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle using LEGO.

Image from HERE

Monday, February 20, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "There's a Snake in my School" by David WALLIAMS;  illustrated by Tony ROSS
Fiction Book:
  • "Ella Diaries : I Heart Pets" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
  • "Bunny vs Monkey : Book 3" by Jamie SMART (Bunny vs Monkey series)
  • "Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mould" by Megan McDONALD; illustrated by Peter H. REYNOLDS (Stink series)
  • "In the Realm of Dragons" by George IVANOFF (You Choose... series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Crossover" by Kwame ALEXANDER

      Non- Fiction:
      • "Ancient Worlds" by Miranda SMITH & Philip STEEL
      • "Guinness World Record 2017" chief editor Craig GLENDAY

      Monday, February 13, 2017

      On the New Books Display this Week

      Picture Book:
      • "One Thing" by Lauren CHILD
      • "Demolition" by Sally SUTTON;  illustrated by Brian LOVELOCK
      Fiction Book:
      • "Dragon Knight : Barbarians!" by Kyle MEWBURN; illustrated by Donovan BIXLEY (Dragon Knight series)
      • "Alice-Miranda to the Resue" by Jaqueline HARVEY (Alice-Miranda series)
      • "The Bad Guys : Episode 4 - Apocalypse Meow" by Aaron BLABEY (Bad Guys series)
      Senior Fiction:
      • "Holes" by Louis SACHAR

          Non- Fiction:
          • "Maui and Other Maori Legends" by Peter GOSSAGE
          • "The New Zealand Primary School Dictionary" edited by Dianne BARDSLEY

          Thursday, February 9, 2017

          Most Popular in 2016

          The most popular books in St Brendan's School Library in 2016 were:

          1st        The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series 

                       by Jeff Kinney

          2nd        Minecraft : Handbook series

                       by Stephanie Milton & Nick Farwell

          3rd=      Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

                       Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths

          4th=  LEGO Star Wars : DK Readers series by Emma Grange or Elizabeth Dowsett; Pearlie series by Wendy Harmer; Ella and Olivia series by Yvette Poshoglian.  

          5th=  Happy Birthday Princess (Disney Princess) by Jennifer Liberts Weinberg;     EJ Spy School series by Susannah McFarlane; Phoebe and her Unicorn by Dana Simpson .

          6th=    The Journey to Atlantis (Thea Stilton special edition) by Thea Stilton; The Pigeon series by Mo Willems; Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi; EJ12 series by Susannah McFarlane; Stone Rabbit series by Erik Craddock; Scooby-Doo! A to Z Ultimate Joke Book.

          7th=  The Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling; Boy vs Beast series by Mac Park; Stanley Paste by Aaron Blabey; Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey; Zac's Test Drive series (Zac Power) by H I Larry; The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett; The Island of Horses by Stacy Gregg; My Moshi Monsters Joke Book.

          Many 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 this year? 

          Tuesday, February 7, 2017

          On the New Books Display this Week

          Picture Book:
          • "Do Not Open This Book" by Andy LEE;  illustrated by Heath McKENZIE
          Fiction Book:
          • "Bunny vs Monkey : Book 2" by Jamie SMART (Bunny vs Monkey series)
          • "Ella Diaries : Double Dare You" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
          • "Scream : The Human Flytrap" by Jack HEATH (Scream series)
          • "Tom Gates : Dog Zombies Rule (For Now)" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
          Senior Fiction:
          • "Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor" by Rick RIORDAN (Magnus Chase series)

              Non- Fiction:
              • "Smell" by Sally HEWITT (Science In Action series
              • "Taste" by Sally HEWITT (Science In Action series
              • "Touch" by Sally HEWITT (Science In Action series

              Wednesday, February 1, 2017

              Back To School 2017

              Welcome back to school for 2017. I hope you had a great time over the holidays and that you've been able to enjoy some fun family time and activities, even if the weather has often been quite unseasonable! With luck you had a good book or two to read when the weather was at it's wet and stormy worst. 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'm updating the classroom lists and adding new students to the library database so that you're all in your correct classroom for 2017.

              Next week 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.

              Friday, December 16, 2016

              Monday, December 12, 2016

              End of Year 2016 - Update

              (Updated every day or so until 16 December 2016)
              Your last remaining overdue books are coming back to the library a few per day. Congratulations to Room 5 who were the first class with all student library books returned, closely followed by Room 2.   Well done!

              The library stocktake has now been completed. We again 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, at school or at home, please drop them back to the library before the holidays.

              Monday, November 28, 2016

              Getting Ready for End of Year 2016

              Image from HERE
              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 before Friday, 2nd December. You can help out by returning all your library books to the library "As Soon As Possible" and before the end of this week 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  now is a good time to return these to school too.

              Monday, November 21, 2016

              On the New Books Display this Week

              Fiction Book:
              • "Barking Mad" by Tom E. MOFFATT
              • "Freak Street : Meet the Vampiresons" by R.L. STINE  (Freak Street series
              • "Amber the Orange Fairy" by Daisy MEADOWS (Rainbow Magic series)
              • "Ella and Olivia : Merry Christmas Stories" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series
              Senior Fiction:
              • "Drama" by Raina TELGEMEIER

              Non- Fiction:
              • "Hearing" by Sally HEWITT (Science in Action series
              • "Sight" by Sally HEWITT (Science in Action series

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