Thursday, May 19, 2011

...and the winners are...!

The NZ Post Book Award winners have been announced!

The winner of the Picture Book Category AND the overall Book of the Year  is:
The Moon and Farmer McPhee The Moon and Farmer McPhee

Congratulations to Margaret Mahy!

The Children's Choice winner was... any guesses?
Yes, it was..

Baa Baa Smart SheepBaa Baa Smart Sheep.

Junior Fiction Winner was:
Finnigan and the PiratesFinnigan and the Pirates

And the best First Book Award went to
Hollie ChipsHollie Chips.

These are all great books, and of course they are all in our library - so come and have a look at them while they are on display for one more week, and then they will be available for issue.

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Books 9 May 2011

Welcome to the new week - and our new books!
This week we have on the shelf some classics and some newer writing.


Stellaluna is the story of a baby bat, who finds herself trying to fit in, and realises some of her differences can really be an advantage!  This story is also a readaloud story on the Storytimeonline site (see Fun Stuff links).
The Nightmare Before Christmas

We also have The Nightmare Before Christmas in a manga graphic novel format, to be read back to front!

On a more serious note, we have a biography of Anne Frank, and some science tricks from The Surfing Scientist.
Who Was Anne Frank?  The Surfing Scientist: 40 Cool Science Tricks

Happy Reading!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Books 2 May 2011

On the New Book Display this week, we have...

The Viper's NestBook 7 of the 39 Clues series: The Viper's Nest

The Shrinking Race  ..and a new Space Scout adventure!

We also have  a My Story adventure, about World War 2, a great book about Hurricanes, and a great comic book about Autism called 'What's Up with Ben?'
A new picture book called 'Witchy Goes Shopping' is a great readaloud, and there is a new Pearlie adventure too!  Enjoy looking at them, and come and see Mrs Nicol if you would like to reserve any!

Pearlie and Great Aunt Garnet  Witchy Goes Shopping

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