Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paul Jennings' Weirdest stories

This is a showcase of Paul Jennings' storytelling talents at their very best...... and
weirdest.

Charlotte's web - E.B.White

This is the classic tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly
spider, saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs.

Easy reads


The latest editions to the library Easy Read section
Kiwi Bites
Aussie Chomps
Aussie Nibbles
Quick, fun reading

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Huia short stories 8

this book contains 24 contemporary Maori fiction stories.

Skinned - Robin Wasserman

Lia is beautiful, popular and destined for success..... until a horrific accident nearly kills her. Lia wakes up in a body that is not a body. It's a machine, designed to look like a body. Lia is now a "mechanical" or "mech" - a living experiment. Can she fit back into her old life? will her family accept her? you will have to read the book to find out!

The demon's lexicon - Sharah Rees Brennan

This book is about magicians & demons, and makes a compelling tale, full of mystery, passion and danger.

Hacking Timbuktu - Stephen Davies

Long ago a student pulled off the most daring heist - the theft of 100 million pounds worth of gold.
Danny is a good traceur and a great hacker, and when the map falls into his hands, he finds himself pursed by a bizarre group of calling themselves The Knights of Akonio Dolo. Soon Danny's skills are tested to the limit.

Gone - Michael Grant

In a small town in southern California, in the blink of an eye everyone over the age of 15 disappears and no one knows why. Cut off from the outside world, those that are left are trapped, and there's no help on the way. Chaos rules the streets, gangs are formed, sided are chosen...

1000 Essential New Zealand Films

This is a book containing loads of information about New Zealand films.

battleground - Cris Ryan

SAS HERO

Who will make it out alive?

14yr old Ben is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Captured and held hostage , he is dragged across Afghanistan - the most dangerous battleground in the world.

Avatar - James Cameron

This book is based on the movie Avatar. It is in the easy read section of the library.

Chandra's wars - Allan S

Rebels brutally attack Chandra's village and kidnap her brother and sister. Chandra and a troubled young tracker must pursue the rebels through the unforgiving bush to save her family.

Vampire Blood Trilogy - Darren Shan

Darren Shan is an ordinary boy until he and his best friend Steve visit the weird and bizarre Cirque Du Freak, where they come face to face with a creature of the night. then Darren has to confront his deepest fears to become the vampire's assistant.............

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Little paradise - Gabrielle Wang

Melbourne, 1943, and Mirabel is 17. she's leaving school, designing dresses, falling in love. Then fate intervenes and her forbidden affair is discovered. He boyfriend JJ is sent back to China, where a civil war is raging. Despite all warnings Mirabel sets of to him......

Guilt trip - Anne Cassidy

Every boody know's that Daniel was suicidal. Now he's missing, no note, no sign of self-harm, no trace of him at all. Ali and her friends know something ,but they've vowed to keep quiet. But why???

Or is that just me? - Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond is the short bloke off Top Gear. Is this book he describes the supposedly glamorous life behind the camera and the pitfalls, Heffalump traps and other indignities that lie in wait for the famous, unwary presenter, especially for one that is approaching 40!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The boy who harnessed the wind - William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled, modern science was a mystery, hunger and drought were a daily reality.
William had a crazy idea - with only a few old textbooks and incredible determination, he constructed a crude windmill, which would eventually bring electricity and water to his village, changing the community and transforming the lives of those around him.

NF 621.31 KAM

Brilliance of the moon - Lian Hearn

Book three of the 'Tales of the Otori' series.

Book one: Across the nightingale floor
Book two: Grass for his pillow

Girl aloud - Emily Gale

This is serious.
This is big
Dad has finally lost it
He's entered me for the X factor.

One for the girls!

What I saw and how I lied - Judy Blundell


Evie's father returns home from WW1, and with him a young ex-GI Peter who served in his company. Evie falls for him, ignoring the secretes that surround him....
As she begins to realize that almost everything she believed was really a lie, Evie must decide where her loyalties lie - with her parents or the man she loves. Who will be betrayed?
Winner of the 2008 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

The crocodile nest - Des Hunt

'It will get dark.

the crocodiles will come...

It is for you decide, Luke.

Lie or die - its your choice'.

The toughest Indian in the world - Sherman Alexie

In this collection of short stories, Sherman Alexie introduces us to the kind of American Indians we rarely see in literature - professionals whose upwardly mobile
lives make them yearn for escape, married couples struggling with fidelity.....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

At the edge: Daring acts in deperate times - Larry Verstraete

When people face crisis situations, they must make critical life or death decisions. Stay or Flea? Resist of submit? Help another or save yourself?.
This book contains many true stories that show people having to make these decisions at the edge.....

NF 153.8 VER

Cloud of sparrows - Takashi Matsuoka

Enter a world of samurai and geisha's, ninjas and Zen masters - a world of violence and beauty that will take you on an extraordinary journey through nineteenth -century Japan.