Monday, August 29, 2016

On the New Books Display this Week


Picture Book:
  • "Pig the Fibber" by Aaron BLABEY
Fiction Book:
  • "Zombified! : Infected" by C.M. GRAY (Zombified! series)
  • "Zombified! : Outbreak" by C.M. GRAY (Zombified! series)
  • "Ella and Olivia : Hair Disaster" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)
  • "Tiny Timmy : Makes the Grade" by Tim CAHILL (Tiny Timmy series)
  • "The World's Worst Children" by David WALLIAMS

      Non- Fiction:
      • "The Football Encylopedia" by Cive GIFFORD 
      • "Anzac Heroes" by Maria GILL; illustrated by Marco IVANCIC

      Thursday, August 25, 2016

      New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Children's Choice - WINNERS

      Thousands New Zealand children and young adults have had their say by voting for their favourite book or books in the Children's Choice Awards.

      The Children's Choice Winners are: 


      Picture Book
      "The House on the Hill" by 
      Kyle Mewburn & Sarah Davis

      Junior Fiction
      "The Girl Who Rode the Wind"
       by Stacy Gregg

      Non-fiction

      "First to the Top"  by
      David Hill & Phoebe Morris

      Young Adult    "Stray" by Rachel Craw

      Te Reo Maori Award    "Te Hua Tutahi a Kuwi" by Kat Merewether; translated by Pania Papa


      You can find the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Judges Choice Finalsts list HERE and the winners chosen by the judges HERE.

      Monday, August 22, 2016

      On the New Books Display this Week

      Picture Book:
      • "The Cow Tripped Over the Moon" by Tony WILSON;  illustrated by Laura WOOD
      Fiction Book:
      • "Battle Files : Air" by Mac PARK (Boy vs Beast series)
      • "Ella and Olivia : Spelling Superstar" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)
      • "EJ Shines" by Suasannah McFARLANE (EJ 12 Girl Hero series)
      • "Bullet Train" by Jack HEATH (Countdown to Danger series)
      Senior Fiction:

      • "War Horse" by Michael MORPURGO

          Non- Fiction:
          • "Wild About Animals" edited by Debz HOBB-WYATT 
          • "How to Build a Human Body" by Tom JACKSON

          Thursday, August 18, 2016

          Book Fair 2016 - Update


          St Brendan's Book Fair is over again for another year. A BIG Thank You to everyone who came along and supported our major library fundraiser. Sales this year earned us an amazing 40 free new books for our library collection. A BIG Thank you also to the families who purchased a "Red Dot" book for donation to the library - keep a look out for them on the library “New Book Display” later this term, they'll all have special Book Fair 2016 Donation book plates inside!

          Tuesday, August 16, 2016

          Brick Flicks - for LEGO addicts in Upper Hutt




          LEGO Minecraft Masterclass  25 Sept 2016 (bookings required) more info...

          LEGO Built Environment Masterclass  25 Sept 2016 (bookings required) more info...

          The LEGO Movie 2 Oct 2016 (bookings recommended) more info...

          BRICKON 2016: 8 & 9 Oct 2016 more info...



          Friday, July 29, 2016

          Coming Soon .... Book Fair 2016

           

          Where: In the Library


          When: Opens Week 3, Term 3


          St Brendan's Book Fair 2016 will be open before and after school on weekdays between the afternoon of Monday, 8th August and the morning of Friday,12th August. Check back here soon for more information about Book Fair opening hours. All purchases from the Book Fair help to earn free books for our school library.

          Looking forward to seeing you there.

          Monday, July 25, 2016

          On the New Books Display this Week

          Picture Book:
          • "The House on the Hill" by Kyle MEWBURN;  illustrated by Sarah DAVIS
          • "The Day the Crayons Came Home" by Drew DAYWALT;  illustrated by  Oliver JEFFERS
          Fiction Book:
          • "The Bad Guys : Episode 3 - The Furball Strikes Back" by Aaron BLABEY  (Bad Guys series)
          • "Doctor Who : Heroes and Monsters Collection" by various authors

              Non- Fiction:
              • "The Beginner's Guide to Netball " by Maria TUTAIA
              • "50 Things You Should Know About the First World War" by Jim ELDRIDGE (50 Things You Should Know series)
              • "50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War" by Simon ADAMS (50 Things You Should Know series)

              Thursday, July 21, 2016

              Monday, June 27, 2016

              On the New Books Display this Week

              Picture Book:
              • "My Grandpa is a Dinosaur" by Richard FAIRGRAY & Terry JONES; illustrated by  Richard FAIRGRAY
              Fiction Book:
              • "Freak Street : Meet the Spysons" by KNIFE & PACKER  (Freak Street series)
              • "Fantastic Mr Fox" by Roald DAHL

                  Non- Fiction:
                  • "Kitchen Science Lab for Kids : 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House" by Liz Lee HEINECKE
                  • "How to Code : The Grown-Ups Guide - Troubleshooting Handbook for Parents & Teachers" by Max WAINEWRIGHT (How to Code series)
                  Reference:
                  • "Tangata Whenua : An Illustrated History" by Atholl ANDERSON; Judith BINNEY & Aroha HARRIS

                  Friday, June 24, 2016

                  New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Children's Choice - Non-fiction

                  The HELL Children's Choice Non-fiction finalists are:



                  Anzac Heroes written by
                   Maria Gill & illustrated
                  by Marco Ivancic

                  First to the Top written
                  by David Hill & illustrated
                  by Phoebe Morris



                  Wild Boy written by
                  Brando Yelavich


                  To find out more about the books and the authors take a look here.

                  See the list of Children's Choice Te Reo Maori and Young Adult finalists here.

                  Vote for your favourite book(s) HERE. Voting closes on 22nd July 2016.

                  Images via New Zealand Book Awards Trust



                  Wednesday, June 22, 2016

                  New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Children's Choice - Junior Fiction

                  The HELL Children's Choice Junior Fiction finalists are:



                  The Girl Who Rode the Wind
                  written by Stacy Gregg


                  Eneny Camp
                  written by David Hill
                  Cool Nukes
                  written by Des Hunt


                  To find out more about the books and the authors take a look here.


                  Visit the blog again next week for the Children's Choice Non-fiction finalists or if you can't wait till then have a look here for a list of all the finalists.

                  Vote for your favourite HERE. Voting closes on 22nd July 2016.

                  Images via New Zealand Book Awards Trust



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