Members of the Flaxmere Young Readers’ Club met last week and talked about how they choose fiction stories that are right for them. Here are their tips:
Havelock North Library hosts a lively junior book club for children aged 8 - 11.
The Havelock North Junior Book Worms recently hosted local author Bruce Tregonning, who discussed his self published books Dare to Be A Boy, Dare to Runaway Home and Dare to Escape.
Bruce's latest book, Dare to Escape, is about the many adventures of a tree green gecko in the New Zealand bush. The children had great fun learning about and handling Bruce's geckos.
To find Bruce Tregonning's books at Hastings District Libraries visit our catalogue.
To see more photos click here.
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.
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.
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
Watch the Dinosaur Rescue trailer
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
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'.
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.
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
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.
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.
Summer Reading Programme