Monday, September 29, 2014

Mrs Keane recommends ...

Senior Fiction:



City of Bones (Mortal Instruments series) by Cassandra Clare 
(Horror/Fantasy/Supernatural):
Clary witnesses a murder at the all-ages nightclub Pandemonium. The perpetrators seem invisible to everyone else and the body vanishes into thin air. She has witnessed a clash between ancient enemies, between a demon and Shadowhunters, and now her life will never be the same.

Tomorrow When the War Began (Tomorrow series) by John Marsden 
(War/Survival):
Ellie and her friends head off for a week camping in the Australian bush, none of them suspecting that when they return their homes will be empty and their families imprisoned by hostile invaders. They have three choices: surrender, run back into the wilderness and hide or fight to save their families and their way of life.

Claws by Mike & Rachel Grinti (Fantasy):
Emma's sister is lost to the fairies, her parents have spent all their money following any lead to find her. Now forced to live in the least desirable part of town, her parents still desperate to find her sister, Emma meets Jack, a down on his luck cat who says he knows exactly how Emma can find her sister and reunite her family.

Freedom Merchants by Sherryl Jordan (Historical/Adventure):
Liam lives in a small Irish village. It's 1615 and like many coastal villages of the time they live in fear of slave raids by Barbary Coast pirates. When his brother is taken in a raid Liam hopes that with the help of local monks they can bargain for the return of the villagers. But first they must cross the treacherous, pirate infested waters before they can begin their search.

Maleficent Seven (Skulduggery Pleasant spin-off) by Derek Landy 
(Fantasy/Action/Horror):
Not for the faint hearted this is Tanith Low at her best, and worst! Tanith is desperate for Darquesse to win the coming battle and bring an end to the world. With a hand picked team she sets out to collect the four God-killer weapons together and aid her cause, but she doesn't have it all her own way as another team, the good guys, are out to find them first.


Monday, September 22, 2014

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Bidibidi" by Gavin BISHOP
  • "Jewels for a Princess" by Ruth HOMBERG
Fiction Book:
  • "Eric Vale, Super Male" by Michael Gerard BAUER
  • "Pony Stories" by Jan ASTLEY and others
  • "Warriors : Warriors Return" by Erin HUNTER, Dan JOLLY; illustrated by James L. BARRY (Warriors - Graphic Novel series)
Senior Fiction
  • "Sorrowline" by Niel BUSHNELL  (Timesmith Chronicles series)
 Non-Fiction:
  • "The Life Cycle of the Frog" by Betty BROWNLIE
  • "My Little Book of Space" by Peter GREGO

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Library Cake

Image from HERE

It seems like such a shame to ruin this wonderful cake by cutting into it!


Monday, September 15, 2014

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Tortoise and the Hair" by P. CRUMBLE; illustrated by Louis SHEA
  • "Pig the Pug" by Aaron BLABEY
Fiction Book:
  • "The Princess and the Foal" by Stacey GREGG
  • "The Journey Through Time" by Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton series)
  • "Claws of the Crocodile" by Bear GRYLLS (Mission Survival series)
Senior Fiction
  • "H.I.V.E. Dreadnought" by Mark WALDEN (H.I.V.E. series)
 Non-Fiction:
  • "The Rat and the Octopus" by Jill MACGREGOR (Children of the Pacific series)
  • "The Solar System" by Charles HOPE (Going Supernova series)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Roald Dahl Day 2014

Happy Roald Dahl Day

Here's a short video where you can to take a look behind the scenes on how the Penguin Roald Dahl audio books were made.



You can find out more about Roald Dahl on the Roald Dahl Day 2013 blog post

Monday, September 8, 2014

On the New Books Display this Week




Picture Book:
  • "Princess Hearts" by Jennifer Liberts WEINBERG; illustrated by Francesco LEGRAMANDI
  • "Footsteps Through the Fog" by Margaret MAHY; illustrated by Gavin BISHOP
Fiction Book:
  • "Astronaut Academy : Re-Entry" by Dave ROMAN (Astronaut Academy series)
  • "Warriors : The Rise of Scourge" by Erin HUNTER & Dan JOLLY (Warriors - Graphic Novel series)
  • "When Did You See Her Last?" by Lemony SNICKET (All the Wrong Questions series)
Senior Fiction

  • "Naveed" by John HEFFERNAN (Through My Eyes series)
 Non-Fiction:
  • "Minecraft : Beginner's Handbook" by Stephanie MILTON, Paul SOARES & Jordan MARON (Minecraft Handbook series)
  • "Minecraft : Redstone Handbook" by Nick FARWELL (Minecraft Handbook series)



Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Friend Lucy - 365 Picture Books

A picture book a day for a year. If you, or someone you know, likes picture books this is a great place for you to visit. New books and old favourites you can find them at My Friend Lucy HERE.

Visit MyFriendLucy HERE

Monday, September 1, 2014

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit" collected by Joel Chandler HARRIS; illustrated by Don DAILY
  • "Herbert : The Brave Sea Dog" by Robyn BELTON
Fiction Book:
  • "Demon Dentist" by David WALLIAMS
  • "Freak Street : Meet the Piratesons" by KNIFE & PACKER (Freak Street series)
  • "Rebecca and the Queen of Nations" by Deborah BURNSIDE (New Zealand Girl series)
  • "Hene and the Burning Harbour" by Paula MORRIS (New Zealand Girl series)
Senior Fiction
  • "Canterbury Quake : Christchurch, 2010-11" by Desna WALLACE (My New Zealand Story series)
  • "Harbour Bridge : Auckland, 1958-59" by Phillippa WERRY (My New Zealand Story series)
 Non-Fiction:
  • "How Dinosaurs Really Work!" by Alan SNOW
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