Monday, April 15, 2013

Where's Waldo? (and who is he...?)

Who is Waldo?  We know him by his other name, Wally, in our part of the world...and he is the star of some of our most popular, and constantly  issued, library books.

Some American golf fans thought it would be fun to see him at the recently played Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, USA.  Click on the map below, and see if you can find him.  He's pretty easy to find in some of the pictures...but not so easy in others.... how many can you do?  Can you comment on this post and let everyone else know?

Happy holidays, from Wally!!  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Books this week!

This week, we have some great new books for you to choose from.
For Andy Griffiths fans (of whom we have many!), here is his new book - just as crazy as his previous ones:


..and the first book in a terrific new series for girls, (especially Year 3 and up) featuring Daisy; a clever and funny heroine who is always in trouble.  Here is the beginning of the book for you to listen to.


come and reserve it this week!

Also, don't forget to come and look at all the Anzac Day books on the display shelves this week...we have some wonderful picture books, and some amazing non-fiction, too!

Friday, April 5, 2013

NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2013.....finalists announced

This year's finalists are out...and they are a terrific bunch!

Picture Book finalists are:
A Great Cake by Tina Matthews   

 Melu by Kyle Mewburn 
 Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy
 Remember that November by Jennifer Beck and Lindy Fisher 

Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum by Terri Rose Baynton    

Junior Fiction finalists are:

  The ACB with Honora Lee  by Kate DeGoldi
 The Queen and the Nobody Boy  by Barbara Else
  My Brother's War  by David Hill

Red Rocks by Rachael King 

Uncle Trev and the Whistling Bull by Jack Lasenby

Non-Fiction finalists are:
100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa  by Simon Morton and Riria Hotere

 Kiwi: the Real Story by Annemarie Florian

Taketarerau, the Millenium Tree by Marnie Anstiss

  At the Beach  by Ned Barraud and Gillian Candler

(images via Booksellers NZ)

...Come and see the copies in the library for yourself!

While we are waiting for some books to arrive, I have a special New Zealand book to share with you - it is not one of the award finalists, but I really love it.
Paua Room will enjoy this book particularly, during Monster Week!

It's Not a Monster, It's Me! by Raymond McGrath


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