Thursday, October 27, 2016

Books to Movies - Mortal Engines

This from on Tuesday.....

The above image is a screenshot from HERE where you can also read the full article.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Fuzzy Doodle" by Melinda SZYMANIK;  illustrated by Donovan BIXLEY
Fiction Book:
  • "Droid Tales - Episodes I-III" by Michael PRICE & adapted by Kate HOWARD (LEGO Star Wars series)
  • "Alice-Miranda in the Alps" by Jacqueline HARVEY (Alice-Miranda series)
  • "Confessions of an Imaginary Friend" by Michelle CUEVAS 
  • "Scream : The Spider Army" by Jack HEATH (Scream series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "All Fall Down" by Ally CARTER (Embassy Row series)

        Non- Fiction:
        • "What's Up With John? : Medi Kidz Explain Scoliosis" by Kim CHILMAN-BLAIR & John TADDEO
        • "What's Up With Richard? : Medi Kidz Explain Leukaemia" by Kim CHILMAN-BLAIR & John TADDEO

        Wednesday, October 19, 2016

        A Discount Haircut for Reading Aloud

        In the news in the US this week is a Barbershop giving their child customers a discount haircut if they read aloud while having their hair cut. The barbershop found out about it happening in other places in the US before they started the scheme themselves. This sounds like a great idea, I wonder if we can convince barbers and hairdressers in NZ to do this?

                   Image & more information from HERE

        Monday, October 17, 2016

        On the New Books Display this Week

        Picture Book:
        • "Mine!" by Jerome KEANE;  illustrated by Susana DeDIOS
        Fiction Book:
        • "The Pirates of Pangaea : Book 1" by Daniel HARTWELL & Neill CAMERON (Pirates of Pangaea series)
        • "Pearlie and the Imperial Princess" by Wendy HARMER (Pearlie series)
        • "The 78-Storey Treehouse" by Andy GRIFFITHS (Treehouse series)
        • "The Rescue Princesses : The Snow Jewel" by Paula HARRISON (Rescue Princesses series)
        • "Space Jackers" by Huw POWELL

            Non- Fiction:
            • "Monster Dinosaurs" by David BURNIE
            • "50 Things You Should Know About the Human Body" by Angela ROYSTON

            Wednesday, October 12, 2016

            Skulduggery Pleasant - New Series in 2017

            Image from HERE
            Well, it turns out that Derek Landy wasn't finished with Skulduggery Pleasant after all. He is currently writing a new series, as yet un-named, which features both Skulduggery and Valkyrie but also a new hero named Omen Darkly. 
            Next year marks the 10th Anniversary of the release of the first Skulduggery Pleasant book and apparently the whole of the first series will be re-released with new covers in early 2017. The new series will be released later in the year. As Derek apptly put it on his blog....

            "It's gonna be fun. Well, it's gonna be fun for US. 
            For you it's going to be torture."

            You can find out more and keep up-to-date with developments on Derek Landy's blog HERE or on the Skulduggery Pleasant website HERE

            Monday, October 10, 2016

            On the New Books Display this Week

            Picture Book:
            • "The Green Bath" by Margaret MAHY;  illustrated by Steven KELLOGG
            Fiction Book:
            • "Frankie Potts and the Bikini Burglar" by Juliet JACKA (Frankie Potts series)
            • "Tom Gates : Super Good Skills (Almost...)" by Liz PICHON (Tom GATES series)
            • "Ghost Works : The Grave of Gasper Weavell & The Haunted Hoader" by James LEE (Ghost Works series)
            Senior Fiction:
            • "Brave Company" by David HILL

                Non- Fiction:
                • "The Ultimate Book of Randomly Awesome Facts" by Karen HOOD & Penelope ARLON
                • "50 Things You Should Know About the Human Body" by Angela ROYSTON

                Monday, September 19, 2016

                On the New Books Display this Week

                Picture Book:
                • "The Mystery Box & Finnigan Flynn" by Lucy DAVEY;  illustrated by Cat CHAPMAN
                Fiction Book:
                • "Bunny vs Monkey : Book 1 - Year One : January-June" by Jamie SMART (Bunny vs Monkey series)
                • "Ella Diaries : Worst Camp Ever" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
                • "Rock Beast" by Mac PARK (Boy vs Beast series)
                • "Shockwave" by Jack HEATH (Countdown to Danger series)
                • "Sisters" by Raina TELGEMEIER
                Senior Fiction:
                • "Cool Nukes" by Des HUNT

                    Non- Fiction:
                    • "The Beginners Guide to Adventure Sport in New Zealand" by Steve GURNEY

                    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

                    Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl

                    To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth TIME is holding a vote for the most popular Roald Dahl book.  

                    To vote for your favourite click on the image below or click HERE.

                    Monday, September 12, 2016

                    On the New Books Display this Week

                    Picture Book:
                    • "The Cat Want's Custard" by P. CRUMBLE;  illustrated by Lucinda GIFFORD
                    Fiction Book:
                    • "The Bad Guys : Episode 2 - Mission Unpluckable" by Aaron BLABEY (The Bad Guys series)
                    • "Ella and Olivia : Zoo Rescue" by Yvette POSHOGLIAN (Ella and Olivia series)
                    • "Frankie Potts and the Sparkplug Mysteries" by Juliet JACKA (Frankie Potts series)
                    • "Tom Gates : Top of the Class (nearly)" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
                    Senior Fiction:
                    • "Pompeii" by Sue REID (My Story series)

                        Non- Fiction:
                        • "What's Up With Ella? MediKidz Explain Type 1 Diabetes" by Kim CHILMAN-BLAIR & John TADDEO (MediKidz series
                        • "What's Up With Max? MediKidz Explain Asthma" by Kim CHILMAN-BLAIR & John TADDEO (MediKidz series
                        • "What's Up With Wendy? MediKidz Explain Epilepsy" by Kim CHILMAN-BLAIR & John TADDEO (MediKidz series

                        Thursday, September 8, 2016

                        International Literacy Day 2016

                        To help celebrate International Literacy Day today here's an Infographic from Scholastic which shows four ways we can help kids become Lifelong Reader's.

                        Infographic from HERE

                        Monday, September 5, 2016

                        On the New Books Display this Week

                        Picture Book:
                        • "The Croco Dolly" by Martin McKENNA
                        • "The Other Brother" by Stephanie THATCHER
                        Fiction Book:
                        • "Tiny Timmy : Living the Dream" by Tim CAHILL (Tiny Timmy series)
                        • "Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot" by Dav PILKEY (Captain Underpants series)
                        • "400 Minutes of Danger" by Jack HEATH
                        • "Ella Diaries : Pony School Showdown" by Meredith COSTAIN (Ella Diaries series)
                        Senior Fiction:
                        • "Sunken Forest" by Des HUNT

                            Non- Fiction:
                            • "Get Coding!" by David WHITNEY

                            Wednesday, August 31, 2016

                            Read Alikes

                            Do you have a favourite author or book? Do you want to read something else like it? Take a look at the "Book Sites Worth a Look" list of links down the right hand side of the blog for some sites you can look at for ideas on what to read next...

                            Here's a new addition I've added to the list today...

                            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

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