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LEGO is AWESOME!!

Tue, 26/08/2014
LEGO

If you think LEGO is awesome, then you will be excited to know we have heaps of books, movies, and games on everything LEGO. 

From LEGO Ninjago to LEGO Friends and everything in-between – you can get it from the library.  We have books for Lego Star Wars, Marvel, Chima, Batman, LEGO City, Monsters, Bionicle, Harry Potter, and LEGO DC Superheroes. 

We have LEGO movies to borrow – and LEGO Xbox and PS3 games!! 

We have LEGO annuals and heaps of books full of ideas for your next project! And don’t forget the LEGO Minifigure Guides. 

Did you miss seeing the new LEGO movie that came out this year?   You’ll be happy to hear that its soon to be on our shelves.  Check out the movie trailer at the LEGO website.

EVERYTHING LEGO IS AWESOME!! 

See our catalogue for books, games, and movies.

In the Shadow of the Volcano by Caryn Jenner

Tue, 12/08/2014

Jorja has reviewed a fabulous book called In the Shadow of the Volcano.

A mother named Rosa and a son named Carlo have to save every one in the town but the Mayor and the TV man won't leave!  Will they escape in time?

This is an excellent book because I liked the way it had true facts and it had a bit of a lesson like Aesop's Fables.  My favourite quote was "Is that some hot lava coming out of the volcano?"

Click here to read more books about volcanoes.

 

 

Dinosaur Rescue – Salto-Scaredypus by Kyle Mewburn

Wed, 21/05/2014
Salto-Scaredypus

Arg is the smartest in his tribe of cave people. The others aren’t so smart.  When Arg gets attacked by the enemy tribe, he tries to hide his stuff in a hole. He jumps on it to try and stuff it in the hole.  But, he falls into a big cave filled with lots of poos. He finds his way to some other caves, but gets attacked by dinosaurs!

What happens next?  Find out in this amazing book! 

This was a 10/10.  I think boys who like dinosaurs would really like this book.

Reviewed by Bob
 

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Macadoo of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau

Thu, 08/05/2014
Macadoo

This chapter book is about a horse looking for his place in the herd. 

The story is told from the horse’s point of view. 

My favourite quote from this book was  “Good friends have come and gone from my life and each remains in my heart”. 

This book was excellent.

Reviewed by Emelia

See where this book is in our libraries - Macadoo of the Maury River
 

 

Charlotte and the Golden Promise

Thu, 13/03/2014

This book has a very special cover - look carefully at the photo because you might have seen her around.  Grace Shearer from Havelock North won a competition to be on the cover of the newest New Zealand Girl book called Charlotte and the Golden Promise.

'I'm sure it'll be much more fun at the goldfields'.

Dunedin, 1865

Charlotte loves to play marbles with her best friend Harry and read about adventures on the high seas. But Charlotte will have to leave school soon and help her mother with the house and the younger children. Charlotte can't imagine anything worse.

When it looks like her mother is going to keep her home for good, Charlotte and her new friend Cyril board a Cobb & Co coach and head to Hogburn Gully, where the Otago gold rush is in full swing. But the mining town isn't what Charlotte imagined.

Can Charlotte find a fortune in the goldfields? Or will she have to return home to a narrow life of sewing, cooking and looking after her little sisters?

 

Click here to find Charlotte and the Golden Promise in the library.

The Beginner's Guide to Hunting & Fishing in New Zealand

Thu, 27/02/2014

If you have ever wanted to know more about how to hunt and fish – this is the book for you! 

How do you skin a rabbit?  How do you catch an eel?  How do you shoot a gun?  Find out in this guide written just for kids.  The photos show you these amazing skills in action, and much, much more.
 

So, if you want to be the next big game hunter or catch the BIG fish, borrow this book.
 

Click here to find The Beginner's Guide to Hunting & Fishing in our library.

Click here to find out more about hunting and fishing, including events at Fish& Game's Kid's Corner
 

Shark and Crab by Julie Ellis

Wed, 15/01/2014

Max from Havelock North has been keeping in touch with reading over the summer, using the Red Rocket Readers.  Her reported in on Shark and Crab by Julie Ellis:

"The shark wanted to eat the crab but it didn't because the crab said, 'I will help you if you don't hurt me.'  The shark got stuck in the net which was coming down.  He yelled, 'Help! Help!'  The crab thought about the promise and then he chomped the net open.  The shark was free and then they did a high five and had a party together."

Click on the link above for more titles in this series.  

The Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster by Senan Malony

Wed, 15/01/2014

Here's a fantastic read for anyone who loves reading about the sinking of the Titanic.  You will learn about how it was built and how the disaster unfolded, as well as hear first-hand accounts from survivors.  

The Titanic by Senan Malony was reviewed by Harry from Havelock North who thought it went on "for too long" for him, but he said it would be appreciated by fanatics like his brother. 

This volume is part of the Lost Words series which lets you learn about history from the people who were actually there.  

Captain Mac by Russell Punter

Mon, 13/01/2014

Captain Mac by Russell Punter is part of Usborne's Very First Reading Series designed for children to read with an adult. 

Alice Pechey, aged 7 from Havelock North, reviewed this book for the Summer Beach Read Programme and gave it a one-star rating.  She said, "This story is about Captain Mac who is a ship's captain.  He needs ten men to sail at half past ten.  He gets nine men and then got Rick who got sick because he was scared of heights.  Pam offered to work on the ship.  She could climb up the mast!"

Good work, Alice. 

To choose more books in this fun series, click on the link above!

Pinkalicious: The Pinkerrific Playdate by Victoria Kann

Thu, 09/01/2014

If your favourite colour is pink, you will not be able to resist the Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kann.  

Alice from Havelock North particularly liked The Pinkerrific Playdate.

"A new girl came to school and Pinkalicious asked her for a play date.  When Pinkalicious got home she planned her play date.  Peter, her brother, said that this would be the best play date ever, but Pinkalicious said that he was not invited.  Her mother asked her to include Peter.  When her friend came they did not stick to the plan, but had a wonderful play date anyway."

And when you've finished all the Pinkalicious books, you can go onto Purplicious and even Silverlicious.   They all sound declicious to me - the perfect summer read for young readers!

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