Friday, March 23, 2012

The One and only Ivan

There have been so many great reviews of this book, that I just had to buy it, if only to read it and see if they were true...and they were!
Ivan is a gorilla who lives on the top floor of a shopping mall, with an elephant and a dog for company.  He thinks there is no more to his life, and spends his time drawing and painting.  But one day, a baby elephant arrives - and his life is completely changed.... this is an amazing book for senior readers.

Here is the book trailer for you to watch.  Ivan is on our New Book stand this week!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

NZ Post Book Awards 2012!

This year's finalists are out - and in the library.  Come and see the displayed books and choose your favourites!

Here is where you can vote online for the Children's Choice category:
The winners will be announced on May 16th!

Monday, March 12, 2012

How to draw...

Drawing books are one of our library's most popular types of nonfiction books.

Click on the title below to link to the Guardian Newspaper's children's books site.  They include some great 'how to draw' tips by children's book illustrators, such as the one below...

If you like this, you might also like to learn how to draw some foxes, dragons,  bunnies, or monsters!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Favourite Series

The Library has been buying new books in the popular series you know and love!
Come in this week and check out the New Book stand for the next installments of:

'The Floods'
Top Gear

'Mr Gum'
What's for Dinner, Mr Gum?

'Percy Jackson'
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

'Roman Mysteries'
Assassins of Rome

'Nanny Piggins'
Nanny Piggins and the Accidental Blast-off

'Titchy Witch'
Titchy Witch and the Frog Fiasco

'Zac Power'
Zac Power Test Drive - Zac's Skate Break

...and 'How to Tame a Dragon'
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

Just let Mrs Nicol know if you would like to reserve any of these.  Happy reading!

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