Summer Reading Programme 2013-14
700 children will read approximately 3000 books while taking part in this year's Hastings District Libraries’ Summer Reading Programmes.
Flaxmere Library is closed while it is being extended and updated, so there won't be a Summer Reading Programme there this year. Hastings Library has extra places, so we would love to see you there.
There is no charge to take part in the Summer Reading Programmes.
Junior and Te Reo Maori reading programmes
Monday 25 November 2013 - 10am - Registrations open in the libraries and online!
Penelope Crumb is an exciting new series. If you liked Clementine, Judy Moody, Ramona, or Junie B. Jones, then you should try these!
So far, we have two books about Penelope Crumb, but keep an eye out for more later.
Penelope Crumb Never Forgets
Patsy Cline is becoming best friends with another girl! It looks like Penelope is going to lose Patsy to Vera Bogg... forever. So Penelope starts a secret museum full of things that remind her of the people she loves, in case she loses them too. Lizzie Maple, who loves adventures, is on board to help. But other people seem to think 'taking their things for a museum' is the same as 'stealing'... and Penelope is suddenly in a whole lot of trouble! Can Penelope win back Patsy Cline? And can she figure out a way to create her memory museum without stealing things?
Penelope Crumb Follows Her Nose
Penelope Crumb has her grandpa's nose. She'd love to meet the rest of him, but her family haven't seen him since her dad died. So one day Penelope and her friend Lizzie Maple set out on a quest across town to track down Grandpa Felix. But what if Grandpa Felix doesn't want to be found? Penelope Crumb, however, is not the type of girl to take no for an answer.
Penelope will make you laugh! These books are great for girls 8 - 11 years.
Click here to find them on our catalogue.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the most popular kids book series ever written! Hard Luck is the funny new story and it hits the shops in November.
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
Add Hard Luck to your Christmas list and make sure you have read all the rest in the series before then!
Check which ones you have read on our website by clicking on this link - Wimpy Kid books
Or visit the Wimpy Kid website
Grandma asked George for a cup of tea and he said “One sugar right Grandma?” and she said “Yes”. Then she asked for a saucer, so George fetched her one, then it was a teaspoon, and she kept on being demanding.
George decided to make her some medicine with a lot of stuff that can kill you. He started to rhyme and sing while getting bottles and finding anything he could.
George gave Grandma her medicine, but it was the new medicine he put in. Her mouth turned into a weird thing, then she had another dose, but it was a different medicine and it makes her do something else ….......... you will have to READ the book to find out – George’s Marvellous Medicine
I think this book was great!
Reviewed by Emily
Visit the Roald Dahl website for Dahl-ish games and books
The book is about a evil clown that wants to do something with the wolf...To find out more you need to get out the book and read it.
The start of the book: A boy (Finn) finds a wolf from the circus and he thinks it would be good to take it to the vet and say it is a very big husky and the vet believes him... that is all i can tell you
The middle of the book:his mum finds out about the wolf and thinks it is a dog and the clown threatens Finn for something...
The end of the book: I can not tell you...
The problem with the book was that Finn hid the wolf so his mum won't find it but his nana knows and she might be a blabbermouth and tell his mum - the rest was awesome. I give the book 5 out of 5 stars.
If you like this book you might also like Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
Review by Ethan C
20 horribly good years have past since the first Horrible Histories book hit the library shelves and these books just keep getting better and better!
Who's Horrible in History is a particular favourite of mine.
There's lots on display at Havelock North Library and plenty on the shelves at Hastings and Flaxmere libraries.
Did you know that there's lots of other series, too!
Like Murderous Maths,
and Horrible Geography
Congratulations to the winners of the Hairy Maclary Colouring Competition at Havelock North!
3 - 5 year olds winner - Aishling White
6 - 8 year olds winner - Paris Dixon
We hope you enjoy your prizes.
Winning pictures are on display at Havelock North Library.
This is a graphic novel about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941.
This book is good for people interested in World War II history.
My favourite quote from this book was:
“I might be the cook, but I’m not about to let you fry out of here”
Reviewed by Thomas
This book is in the Junior Non-fiction section in Hastings Library. Click here to see it on our catalogue.
Flaxmere Library is still buzzing after a visit from author Dreydon Sobanja. He spent an hour with us, sharing his books on high-achieving New Zealanders and talking to children about their own personal dreams. After a discussion about how these goals can be achieved, Paige and Ron were very brave and read some pages from his books to the group. Ka pai korua!. To finish everyone drew their own posters and wrote about their personal dreams.
Dreydon's books on Jean Batten and Sir Edmund Hillary are ideal for primary-school children and show how dreams can become reality if we have a plan, persevere and take advantage of opportunities along the way.
It is not too late to hear his inspirational message as he will be in the district until Friday. He is visiting Hastings Library on Thursday, 18 July at 10.30 am and Havelock North Library on Friday, 19 July at 10.30 am.
Summer Reading Programme