Monday, June 27, 2016

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "My Grandpa is a Dinosaur" by Richard FAIRGRAY & Terry JONES; illustrated by  Richard FAIRGRAY
Fiction Book:
  • "Freak Street : Meet the Spysons" by KNIFE & PACKER  (Freak Street series)
  • "Fantastic Mr Fox" by Roald DAHL

      Non- Fiction:
      • "Kitchen Science Lab for Kids : 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House" by Liz Lee HEINECKE
      • "How to Code : The Grown-Ups Guide - Troubleshooting Handbook for Parents & Teachers" by Max WAINEWRIGHT (How to Code series)
      Reference:
      • "Tangata Whenua : An Illustrated History" by Atholl ANDERSON; Judith BINNEY & Aroha HARRIS

      Friday, June 24, 2016

      New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Children's Choice - Non-fiction

      The HELL Children's Choice Non-fiction finalists are:



      Anzac Heroes written by
       Maria Gill & illustrated
      by Marco Ivancic

      First to the Top written
      by David Hill & illustrated
      by Phoebe Morris



      Wild Boy written by
      Brando Yelavich


      To find out more about the books and the authors take a look here.

      See the list of Children's Choice Te Reo Maori and Young Adult finalists here.

      Vote for your favourite book(s) HERE. Voting closes on 22nd July 2016.

      Images via New Zealand Book Awards Trust



      Wednesday, June 22, 2016

      New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Children's Choice - Junior Fiction

      The HELL Children's Choice Junior Fiction finalists are:



      The Girl Who Rode the Wind
      written by Stacy Gregg


      Eneny Camp
      written by David Hill
      Cool Nukes
      written by Des Hunt


      To find out more about the books and the authors take a look here.


      Visit the blog again next week for the Children's Choice Non-fiction finalists or 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 on 22nd July 2016.

      Images via New Zealand Book Awards Trust



      Monday, June 20, 2016

      On the New Books Display this Week

      Picture Book:
      • "Aliens Love Underpants/Aliens in Underpants Save the World" by Claire FREEDMAN; illustrated by Ben CORT (2 Books in 1)
      Fiction Book:
      • "Ella and Olivia : Flower Power" by Yvette POSHOLGLIAN  (Ella and Olivia series)
      • "Ella and Olivia : Christmas Wonderland" by Yvette POSHOLGLIAN  (Ella and Olivia series)
      • "Johnny Danger : D.I.Y. Spy" by Peter MILLER  (Johnny Danger series)

          Non- Fiction:
            • "Killer Creatures" by Claire FREEDMAN (Navigators series)
            • "How to Code : Book 3 - a Step-by-Step Guide to Computor Coding" by Max WAINEWRIGHT (How to Code series)
            • "How to Code : Book 4 - a Step-by-Step Guide to Computor Coding" by Max WAINEWRIGHT (How to Code series)




            Thursday, June 16, 2016

            New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Children's Choice - Picture Books

            The HELL Children's Choice Picture Book finalists are:



            Kuwi's Huhu Hunt written &
            illustrated by Kat Merriweather
            Stripes! No, Spots! written &
             illustrated by Vasanti Unka


            The House on the Hill written by Kyle Mewburn
            & illustrated by Sarah Davis


            To find out more about the books and the authors and illustrators take a look here.

            Visit the blog again next week for the Children's Choice Junior Fiction finalists or 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 on 22nd July 2016.

            Images via New Zealand Book Awards Trust


            Wednesday, June 15, 2016

            Happy Birthday 2016!

            St Brendan's Library Blog is Six Years Old Today


            Image from www.publicdomainpictures.net HERE



            Monday, June 13, 2016

            On the New Books Display this Week


            Fiction Book:
            • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald DAHL
            • "Amulet : Firelight" by Kazu KABUISHI  (Amulet series)
            • "Derek 'Danger'Dale : The Case of Animals Behaving Really, Really Badly" by Michael Gerard BAUER  (Secret Agent Derek 'Danger' Dale series)

              Non- Fiction:
                • "Wellington by the Sea : 100 Years of Work and Play" by David JOHNSON
                • "Traditional Celebrations" by Ian ROHR (Macmillan Young Library series)
                • "City and Rural Celebrations" by Ian ROHR (Macmillan Young Library series)

                Wednesday, June 8, 2016

                New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016 - Children's Choice

                The New Zealand Book Awards for Children's & Young Adults Finalists have been announced for 2016.  There are two finalist lists:

                Over the few weeks or so I'll be adding posts about the different Children's Choice category finalists. 

                Some past Children's Choice Award winners have been:


                2015 Children's Choice
                Junior Fiction Winner
                 "Island of Lost Horses"
                by Stacy Gregg

                2014 Overall Children's Choice Winner
                "The Three Bears ... Sort Of" 
                written by Yvonne Morrison; 
                illustated by Donovan Bixley

















                You can vote online for your 2016 favourite HERE.

                Thursday, June 2, 2016

                Goosebumps: 10 Things You Didn't Know About R.L.Stine ...

                Are you a Goosebumps fan?
                Do you think you know quite a bit about Goosebumps or R.L.Stine?
                Would you like to know more?

                Recently The Guardian published a picture piece about  Goosebumps: 10 Things You Didn't Know About R.L.Stine - in Pictures

                http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2016/may/16/goosebumps-rl-stine-what-you-didn-t-know
                Image from www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site

                Luckily I don't consider myself an expert on Goosebumps or R.L. Stine, because I didn't know any of this!


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