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

                  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


                  "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 Susannah 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.

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