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

      Non-fiction

      "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...



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