Monday, November 13, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week




Picture Book:
  • "Ida, Always" by Caron LEVIS; illustrated by Charles SANTOSO
  • "The Prince and the Porker" by Peter BENTLY; illustrated by David ROBERTS
Fiction Book:
  • "The 91-Storey Treehouse" by Andy GRIFFITHS; illustrated by Terry DENTON (Treehouse series)
  • "Friday Barnes : Danger Ahead" by R.A. SPRATT (Friday Barnes series)
  • "Big Nate : What's a Little Noogie Between Friends" by Lincoln PEIRCE  (Big Nate - Graphic series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Spooks : Dark Assassin" by Joseph DELANEY (The Star Blade Chronicles series)
Non- Fiction:
  • "Fruit" by Vic PARKER (Eat Smart series)
  • "Cereals" by Vic PARKER (Eat Smart series)
  • "The Secret Agent and Other Spy Kids" by Allan ZULLO





Monday, November 6, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week






Picture Book:
  • "I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato" by Lauren CHILD
  • "Do Not Lick This Book" by Idan BEN-BARAK; illustrated by Julian FROST
Fiction Book:
  • "Destiny and the Wild Horses" by Stacy GREGG (Pony Club Secrets series)
  • "Stardust and the Daredevil Ponies" by Stacy GREGG (Pony Club Secrets series)
  • "Tiny Timmy : Kids World Cup!" by Tim CAHILL  (Tiny Timmy series)
  • "Tiny Timmy : On Tour!" by Tim CAHILL  (Tiny Timmy series)
  • "Dumbness is a Dish Best Served Cold" by Jim BENTON (Dear Dumb Diary, Delux series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "The Wrong Train" by Jeremy DE QUIDT
Non- Fiction:
  • "Gorgeous Georgians" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by Martin BROWN (Horrible Histories series)
  • "Drones" by Henry BROOK


Monday, October 30, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week







Picture Book:
  • "The Fabulous Friend Machine" by Nick BLAND
  • "A Bad Case of Stripes" by David SHANNON
Fiction Book:
  • "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules VERNE & Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton - Classic Tales series)
  • "Battle of the Mutants : Flamatorax" by Mac PARK (Boy vs Beast series)
  • "Dork Diaries : Frenemies Forever " by Rachel Renee RUSSELL  (Dork Diaries series)
  • "Tom Gates : Family, Friends and Furry Creatures" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Storm Breaker - Graphic Novel" by Anthony HOROWITZ; illustrated by Antony JOHNSON, Kanako DAMERIN & Yusuru TAKASHAKI
  • "Point Blank - Graphic Novel" by Anthony HOROWITZ; illustrated by Antony JOHNSON, Kanako DAMERIN & Yusuru TAKASHAKI
Non- Fiction:
  • "Popcorn : 100 A-maize-ing Popcorn Recipes to Make at Home" by Carol BECKERMAN
  • "Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls : 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women" by Elena FAVILLI & Francesca CAVALLO 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week




Picture Book:
  • "The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors" by Drew DAYWALT; illustrated by Adam REX
Junior Browsing:
  • "Where's Kiwi? Around the World" by Myles LAWFORD (Where's Kiwi? series)
Fiction Book:
  • "The Bomber Balloon" by Terry DEARY (World War I Tales series)
  • "The Pigeon Spy" by Terry DEARY (World War I Tales series)
  • "A Lazy Afternoon" by Enid BLYTON; illustrated by Jamie LITTLER  (The Famous Five Colour Short Stories series)
  • "A Horse for Angel" by Sarah LEAN
  • "The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship" by Phillip PULLMAN; illustrated by Fred FORDHAM (The Adventures of John Blake series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Never Say Die" by Anthony HOROWITZ (Alex Rider series)
Non- Fiction:
  • "Veggies : From Farm to Table" by Woody BRAMBLES (From Farm to Table series)
  • "Coding Games in Scratch" by Jon WOODCOCK




Monday, October 16, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week





Picture Book:
  • "Moo and Moo and the Little Calf too" by Jane MILLTON; illustrated by Deborah HINDE
  • "I Am Henry Finch" by Alexis DEACON; illustrated by Viviane SCHWARZ
Fiction Book:
  • "The Phantom of the Theater" by Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton - Creepella Von Cacklefur series)
  • "Sci-Fi Junior High" by John MARTIN & Scott SEEGERT 
  • "Babymouse : Queen of the World" by Jennifer L. & Matthew HOLM  (Babymouse series)
  • "Babymouse : Our Hero" by Jennifer L. & Matthew HOLM  (Babymouse series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "What the Raven Saw" by Samantha-Ellen BOUND
Non- Fiction:
  • "Super Women : Six Scientists Who Changed the World" by Laurie LAWLOR
  • "Create With Code : Build Your Own Website" by Clyde HATTER 




Friday, October 13, 2017

Kiwi Kids Favourite Books


Kiwi Kids choose New Zealand writers when asked to vote for their favourite books. To read the full article see the NZ Book Council Book Scene post HERE. Find out more about the Whitcoulls Kids' Top 50 Books HERE.
Image : Screenshot from NZ Book Council Book Scene HERE


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Another Harry Potter Book Sculpture

Image from Pinterest HERE

This book sculpture by Jamie B Hannigan. You can see some other Harry Potter book sculptures by Jamie on my earlier post HERE, and more of his book sculptures on his website HERE.


Monday, September 25, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week




Picture Book:
  • "Nighttime Ninja" by Barbara DaCOSTA; illustrated by Ed YOUNG
  • "Witch's Cat Wanted : Apply Within" by Joy H. DAVIDSON; illustrated by Nikki SLADE-ROBINSON
Fiction Book:
  • "Slappy Birthday to You" by R.L. STINE (Goosebumps : Slappyworld series)
  • "A Scare of Dare" by Zack ZOMBIE  (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series)
  • "Bullies and Buddies" by Zack ZOMBIE  (Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series)
  • "Dork Diaries" by Rachel Renee RUSSELL (Dork Diaries series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Dracula - Graphic Novel" by Bram Stoker; adapted & illustrated by Matt PAGETT
Non- Fiction:
  • "The Planets : The Definitive Visual Guide" senior editor Ben MORGAN
  • "Dairy" by Vic PARKER (Eat Smart series)
  • "Vegetables" by Vic PARKER (Eat Smart series)



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Imagine - International Day of Peace




Today is International Day of Peace and today the lyrics of John Lennon's famous song Imagine, about peace and tolerance, are due for publication in a picture book illustrated by Jean Jullien. 
The book is published by Clarion Publishers in conjunction with Amnesty International and follows the travels of a pigeon spreading a message of friendship and hope to other birds.

The above information is adapted from Publishers Weekly HERE.

You can find out more about the book and Amnesty International HERE.

Monday, September 18, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week




Picture Book:
  • "One Woolly Wombat" by Kerry ARGENT
  • "The Fix It Man" by Dimity POWELL; illustrated by Nicky JOHNSON
Fiction Book:
  • "The War Game" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by James de la RUE  (World War 1 Tales series)
  • "The Last Flight" by Terry DEARY; illustrated by James de la RUE  (World War 1 Tales series)
  • "Little Women" by Geronimo STILTON based on the book by Louisa May ALCOTT (Geronimo Stilton Classic Tales series)
  • "Unicorn Crossing" by Dana SIMPSON (Phoebe and her Unicorn series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "1915 : Wounds of War" by Diana MENEFY (Kiwis at War series)
  • "1917 : Machines of War" by Brian FALKNER (Kiwis at War series)
Non- Fiction:
  • "The Really Big Beliefs Book" by Emma BARNARD, Thomas CHO & Meredith COSTAIN 
  • "Technology" by Peter KENT (Kingfisher Navigator series)




Monday, September 11, 2017

On the New Books Display this Week


Picture Book:
  • "Farmer Ham Too" by Alec SILLIFANT; illustrated by Mike SPOOR
  • "Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed" by Leslie NEWMAN;  illustrated by Amy June BATES
Fiction Book:
  • "Happy Christmas, Five" by Enid BLYTON  (Famous Five Colour Short Stories series)
  • "Well Done, Famous Five" by Enid BLYTON  (Famous Five Colour Short Stories series)
  • "WeirDo : Really Weird" by Ahn DO (WeirDo series)
  • "Study Hall of Justice" by Derek FRIDOLFS; illustrated by Dustin NGUYEN (Secret Hero Society series)
  • "Trouble and the Missing Cat" by Cate WHITTLE (Trouble series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Booked" by Kwame ALEXANDER
    Non- Fiction:
    • "Traditional Chinese Festivals" by Marie-Luise LATSCH
    Browsing Book:
    • "Mechanica : A Beginners Field Guide" by Lance BALCHIN



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