Monday, March 19, 2018

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Bamboozled" by David LEGGE
Fiction Book:
  • "Ella and Olivia : Little Lifesavers!" by Yvette Poshoglian (Ella and Olivia series)
  • "Bad Dad" by David WALLIAMS
  • "Lost in Time!" by Geronimo Stilton (Journey Through Time series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" by John BOYNE
Non- Fiction: 
  • "The Villainous Victorians" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by Martin BROWN (Horrible Histories series)
  • "Mother Teresa : Her Life and Work" by Paul HARRISON

Monday, March 12, 2018

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Pig the Star" by Aaron BLABEY
Mature Picture Book:
  • "George's Marvelous Medicine" by Roald DAHL; illustrated by Quentin BLAKE
Fiction Book:
  • "Hot Dog!" by Anh DO (Hot Dog! series)
  • "Hot Dog! - Party Time!" by Anh DO (Hot Dog! series)
  • "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard KIPLING (Scholastic Classics series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Fall" by Tristan BANCKS
Non- Fiction: 
  • "The Slimy Stuarts" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by Martin BROWN (Horrible Histories series)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Secret Dawn" by Joanne Edith NEWLIN-CHASE; illustrated by Yolaine LEFEBVRE
Fiction Book:
  • "The Creakers" by Tom FLETCHER
  • "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Frank BAUM (Scholastic Classics series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Lost Hero - Graphic Novel" by Rick RIORDAN, adapted by Robert VENDITTI; illustrated by Nate POWELL & Orpheus COLLAR (Heroes of Olympus - Graphic Novel series)
  • "The Son of Neptune - Graphic Novel" by Rick RIORDAN, adapted by Robert VENDITTI; illustrated by Antione DODE & Orpheus COLLAR (Heroes of Olympus - Graphic Novel series)
Non- Fiction:
  • "Hope : In the Hands of Fatima" by Christine SPRING & UNICEF New Zealand 
  • "The Incredible Incas" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by Martin BROWN & Philip REEVE (Horrible Histories series)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Most Popular in 2017

The most popular books in St Brendan's School Library in 2017 were:

1st        Phoebe and her Unicorn series 

             by Dana Simpson

2nd        Minecraft : Handbook series

             by Stephanie Milton & Nick Farwell

3rd=      Sisters by Raina Telegemeier
             Ratburger by David Walliams
             Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce
             Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon
             Bunny vs Monkey series by Jamie Smart

4th=  Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney; The Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey; Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths; The Journey to Atlantis (Thea Stilton special edition) by Thea Stilton.  

5th=  Guinness World Records 2016 - Gamers Edition; Demon Dentist by David Walliams; The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz; Lego Star Wars - DK Readers series by Emma Grange or Elizabeth Dowsett; Lego Awesome Ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz; Astronaut Academy series by Dave Roman; Kingdom of Fantasy series by Geronimo Stilton; Ghosts by Raina Telegemeier.
6th=    Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi; Smile by Raina Telegemeier; Ella Diaries series by Meredith Costain; Ella & Olivia series Yvette Poshoglian; Pearlie series by Wendy Harmer; Journey Through Time series by Geronimo Stilton.

7th=  Stone Rabbit series by Erik Craddock; Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal by Dan TDM; Guinness World Records 2015; Pilot & Huxley series by Dan McGuinness; The Worlds Worst Children by David Walliams; The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams .

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 this year? 

Monday, February 26, 2018

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Have You Seen Bugs?" by Joanne OPENHEIM; illustrated by Ron BRODA
Fiction Book:
  • "My Brother is a Superhero" by David SOLOMONS
  • "Dandy the Mountain Pony" by Kelly WILSON (Showtym Adventures series)
  • "The Wizards Wand" by Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton - Land of Fantasy series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse - Graphic Novel" by Rick RIORDAN, adapted by Robert VENDITTI; illustrated by Atilla FUTAKI (Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Graphic Novel series)
Non- Fiction:
  • "Exploring Soils : A Hidden World Underground" by Samantha GROVER 
  • "The Barmy British Army" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by Martin BROWN (Horrible Histories series)

Monday, February 19, 2018

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Supertato Veggies Assemble" by Sue HENDRA & Paul LINNET
  • "Olwen Twelve Pockets" by Fiona McKAY; illustrated by Kathryn ORTON
Fiction Book:
  • "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto" by Dav PILKEY; illustrated by Dan SANTAT (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series)
  • "Hero" by Sarah LEAN
  • "Razzle Dazzle Unicorn" by Dana SIMPSON (Phoebe and her Unicorn series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Roman Holiday" by Kathy BUCHANAN
Non- Fiction:
  • "Aerospace Engineering and the Principles of Flight" by Anne ROONEY (Engineering in Action series)
  • "Mechanical Engineering and Simple Machines" by Robert SNEDDEN (Engineering in Action series)

Monday, February 12, 2018

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "This Book is Out of Control" by Richard BYRNE
Fiction Book:
  • "Ella and Olivia : Note Perfect" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)
  • "500 Minutes of Danger" by Jack HEATH
  • "School Daze" by Zack ZOMBIE (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series)
  • "Friday Barnes Bitter Enemies" by R.A. SPRATT (Friday Barnes series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Double Dribble" by W.C. MACK (Athlete vs Mathlete series)
Non- Fiction:
  • "Meat and Fish" by Vic PARKER (Eat Smart series)
  • "Taku Paipera" by Pat ALEXANDER & Carolyn COX

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Upper Hutt Central Library Closed - Temporarily

For more information about the closure and Upper Hutt Library service disruption and updates please see the Upper Hutt Library website news announcement HERE, the update HERE and check the links provided there.

Monday, February 5, 2018

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Norton and Alpha" by Kristyna LITTEN
  • "Harry and the Monster" by  Sue MONDGREDIEN; illustrated by Nick EAST
Fiction Book:
  • "Ella Diaries : Going Green" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
  • "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis CARROLL (Scholastic Classics series)
  • "Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase" by Peter HELLIAR
Senior Fiction:
  • "Horizon" by Scott WESTERFELD (Horizon series)
Non- Fiction:
  • "How to Build Robots" by Louise DERRINGTON (Technology in Motion series)
  • "Groovy Greeks" by Terry DEARY (Horrible Histories series)
  • "Terrible Tudors" by Terry DEARY & Neil TONGE (Horrible Histories series)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Back To School 2018

Image from HERE
Welcome back to school for 2018. 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 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 2018.

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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

End of Year 2017 - Update

(Updated every day or so until 19 December 2017)
Your last remaining overdue books are coming back to the library a few per day. Congratulations to Room 7 & Room 10 who today became the first classes with all student library books returned.
Well done!

The library stocktake is now almost complete. 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.

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