Monday, June 29, 2015

On the New Books Display this Week





Picture Book:
  • "The Elephant Who Was Scared" by Rachel ELLIOT & John BENDALL-BRUNELLO 
  • "Rosie's Radical Ride" by Kyle MEWBURN; illustrated by Mike HOWIE & Flux Animation
    Fiction Book:
    • "The Island of Horses" by Stacy GREGG
    • "Star Wars : Jedi Academy - Return of the Padawan" by Jeffrey BROWN (Star Wars : Jedi Academy series)
    • "Treasure Hunt" by Sally RIPPIN (Billie B Mystery series)
    Senior Fiction:
    • "I Am Rebecca" by Fleur BEALE
    Non- Fiction:
      • "Jammin' with Steven Adams" by David RILEY
      • "Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams" by David RILEY
      Reference:
      • "Collins First School Dictionary" compiled by Jock GRAHAM & Marie LISTER

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015

      New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2015 - Children's Choice - Non-fiction

      The Children's Choice Non-fiction finalists are:


      The Letterbox Cat & other
      poems" by  Paula Green

      "Maori Art for Kids" 
      by Julie Noanoa & Norm Heke
      "New Zealand Sports Hall of
      Fame : 25 Kiwi Champions "
      by Maria Gill & Marco Ivancic
      "Waitangi Day : The New Zealand
      Story by Philippa Werry














      Click on the links under the book cover images to find out more about the books and the authors and illustrators, come along to the library and have a look at the books we have or visit Upper Hutt Library.

      The Children's Choice Young Adult Fiction finalists are generally aimed at college age readers however some of them may be suitable for Intermediate age students. You can see the list of YA Fiction finalists HERE.

      Vote for your favourite(s) HEREVoting closes at noon on 31st July 2015.

      Images via Booksellers NZ

      Monday, June 22, 2015

      On the New Books Display this Week

      Picture Book:
      • "Little Red Riding Hood, Not Quite" by Yvonne MORRISON; illustrated by Donovan BIXLEY 
      • "Matariki" by Melanie DREWERY; illustrated by Bruce POTTER 
      • "Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas" by Juliette MacIVER; illustrated by Sarah DAVIS
        Fiction Book:
        • "Dragon Knight : Fire!" by Kyle MEWBURN; illustrated by Donovan BIXLEY (Dragon Knight series)
        • "Dragon Knight : Rats!" by Kyle MEWBURN; illustrated by Donovan BIXLEY (Dragon Knight series)
        • "How I Alienated My Grandma" by Suzanne MAIN
        • "Deep Joy, or Something Like It" by Karen McCOMBIE (Sadie Rocks series)
        Senior Fiction:
        • "The Spooks Stories : Witches" by Joseph DELANEY (The Spooks Stories series)
        Non- Fiction:
          • "Inside Cars, Trucks and Bikes" by Steve PARKER

          Friday, June 19, 2015

          New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2015 - Children's Choice - Junior Fiction

          The Children's Choice Junior Fiction finalists are:


          "Dragon Knight : Fire!" by
          Kyle Mewburn & Donovan Bixley

          "How I Alienated My Grandma"
           by Suzanne Main 
          "My New Zealand Story :
          Canterbury Quake" by Desna Wallace
          "The Island of Lost Horses"
           by Stacy Gregg













          Click on the links under the book cover images to find out more about the books and the authors and illustrators, come along to the library and have a look at the books we have or visit Upper Hutt Library.

          Visit the blog again in a few days for the Children's Choice Non-fiction finalists.

          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 at noon on 31st July 2015.


          Images via Booksellers NZ

          Wednesday, June 17, 2015

          New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2015 - Children's Choice - Picture Books

          The Children's Choice Picture Book finalists are:


          "Doggie Ditties from A to Z"
          by Jo van Dam & Myles Lawford

          "Little Red Riding Hood...Not Quite"
           by Yvonne Morrison & Donovan Bixley
          "The ANZAC Puppy" by
          Peter Millet & Trish Bowles
          "Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas"
           by Juliette MacIver & Sarah Davis













          Click on the links under the book cover images to find out more about the books and the authors and illustrators, come along to the library and have a look at the books we have or visit Upper Hutt Library.

          Visit the blog again later this week for the Children's Choice Junior Fiction finalists.

          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 at noon on 31st July 2015.

          Images via Booksellers NZ

          Monday, June 15, 2015

          On the New Books Display this Week

          Picture Book:
          • "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery WILLIAMS; illustrated by David JORGENSEN
          • "Have You Seen a Monster?" by Raymond McGRATH
            Fiction Book:
            • "Planet of the Gerks" by Charlie SMALL (Charlie Small series)
            • "Zita the Spacegirl" by Ben HATKE (Zita the Spacegirl series)
            • "Friday Barnes : Under Suspicion" by R.A. SPRATT (Friday Barnes series)
            Senior Fiction:
            • "The Outcasts" by John FLANAGAN (Brotherband series)
            Non- Fiction:
              • "Animal Disguises" by Belinda WEBER (Discover Science series)
              • "Great Britain : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" by Janine SCOTT & Peter REES (Lonely Planet : Not For Parents series)
              • "China : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" by Scott FORBES (Lonely Planet : Not For Parents series)

              Happy Birthday!

              St Brendan's Library Blog is Five Years Old Today

              Image from HERE.

              Friday, June 12, 2015

              New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2015 - Children's Choice

              The New Zealand Book Awards for Children's & Young Adults have been revamped for 2015.  This year there are two finalist lists:

              Over the next few days I'll be adding posts about the different Children's Choice category finalists. You can also come to the library to look at and read the books we have to help you decide which book to vote for in each category.

              You can vote online HERE.

              Some past overall Children's Choice Award winners have been:

              2014 Children's Choice Winner
              "The Three Bears ... Sort Of "
              by Yvonne Morrison &
              Donovan Bixley
              2012 Childrens Choice Winner
              "The Cat's Pyjamas"
              by Catherine Foreman















              Monday, June 8, 2015

              On the New Books Display this Week

              Picture Book:
              • "Just Imagine" by Pippa GOODHEART; illustrated by Nick SHARRATT
              • "Holy Socks" by Dawn McMILLAN; illustrated by Philip WEBB
                Fiction Book:
                • "Tale of a Tail" by Margaret MAHY
                • "I Funny" by James PATTERSON (A Middle School story)
                • "Pearlie and the Big Doll" by Wendy HARMER (Pearlie series)
                • "Pearlie and the Lost Handbag" by Wendy HARMER (Pearlie series)
                Senior Fiction:
                • "Enchanted" by Althea KONTIS (The Woodcutter Sisters series)
                Non- Fiction:
                  • "Heaven is for Real for Kids" by Colton, Sonja & Todd BURPA
                  • "Molecules : The Elements and the Architecture of Everything" by Theodore GRAY

                  Tuesday, June 2, 2015

                  On the New Books Display this Week

                  Picture Book:
                  • "Return of the Jedi" by Emma GRANGE (Lego Star Wars : DK Readers series)
                  • "In My Heart" by Jo WITEK; illustrated by Christine ROUSSEY
                  Fiction Book:
                  • "Against the Tide" by Tui T. SUTHERLAND (Spirit Animals series)
                  • "The Weird Book Machine" by Geronimo STILTON (Geronimo Stilton : Graphic Novel series)
                  • "Emerald Star" by Jacqueline WILSON (Hetty Feather series)
                  Senior Fiction:
                  • "Excalibur : The Legend of King Arthur" by Tony LEE; illustrated by Sam HART (Heroes and Heroines series)
                  Non- Fiction:
                    • "Whales and Dolphins" by Caroline HARRIS (Discover Science series)
                    • "Rocks and Fossils" by Chris PELLANT (Discover Science series)
                    • "A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children" edited by Paula GREEN; illustrated by Jenny COOPER

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