Top 10 childrens DVDs for June 2015

This June features Oscar winning Big Hero 6 in the rankings. Love this movie! Baymax and Hiro Hamada adventure around San Fransokyo. But can anything budge My Little Pony from pole position? Throwing down a bit a of a challenge here! Grab some of these hot DVDs for the school holidays.

1.   My little pony, friendship is magic

2. Legends of Chima

3. Strawberry Shortcake

4. SpongeBob SquarePants

5. Dragons

6. Dino Dan

7. Shaun the sheep

8. The Garfield show

9. Big Hero 6

10. Paddington

 

 

Top 10 children’s non-fiction June 2015

Create and build. Online or IRL (in real life) children are loving blocks made of lego/bedrock/sandstone. Excellent resources to find and share at the library!

1. The LEGO ideas book by Daniel Lipkowitz

2. Minecraft hacks master builder by Megan Miller

3. Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft

4. Star Wars by David West Reynolds

5. The LEGO movie by Hannah Dolan

6. Lego Star Wars by Simon Beecroft

7. Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska

8. Minecraft by Nick Farwell

9. Minecraft by Stephanie Milton

10. Lego official annual 2015

 

 

Top 10 children’s comics for June 2015

The new Chi’s Sweet Home is here and waiting for you at the library!  I know the grumpy cat on the cover won’t be putting anyone off as it’s already in the Top 10 =)

1. Garfield by Mark Evanier

2. The complete Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

3. Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

4. Tintin by Herge

5. Pokémon by Hidenri Kusaka

6. Adventure Time by Ryan North

7. Amulet by Kazu Kibushi

8. Chi’s sweet home by Kanata Konami

9. Asterix omnibus by Goscinny

10. Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar

 

 

6 new non fiction: Buzzing bios, Cooking Madness and the mysterious world of the greeks and… an egg.

Nelson Mandela : it always seems impossible until it’s done.

Read the incredible story of Nelson Mandela, a remarkable man that would fight against discrimination,  his country’s cruel system of apartheid and eventually become president of his country. A great resource to use for anyone studying Nelson Mandela and apartheid.

 

 

Shackleton’s Journey.

This book tells the story of the shipwreck of the Endurance in a sea of ice en route to Antarctica, and the survival of all 28 members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.

 

 

 

Complete Children’s Cookbook.

Yummy, yummy, yummy and just in time for the winter season. This book features over 150 delicious recipes to get you and your kids in the kitchen. From eggy bread to sunflower loaves, lamb hotpot to ice cream, there’s a scrumptious recipe for every occasion in the Complete Children’s Cookbook. One word to describe this book, YUM!

 

 

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece.

This book serves as a wonderful introduction to the world of gods and goddesses of the Olympians. From Zeus to Athena, read about the family of gods and goddesses that the ancient Greeks believed watched over them.

 

 

 

The Olympics of ancient Greece.

Read this book and learn all about the athletes, competitions, and religious ceremonies of the ancient Olympics. Great for a younger audience.

 

 

 

Egg : nature’s perfect package.

Explore how a simple, often colorful, sometimes surprisingly shaped package, reveals nature’s life cycle, unusual animal defensive strategies, parenting behaviour, evolution, and more, in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book. Overall this is a fantastic book that gives you insight into the remarkable and mysterious world what really goes on inside an egg and what fantastic animals emerge from eggs.

Top 10 Children’s fiction June 2015

Tom Gates has two positions in the Top 10 this month! You might know Liz Pichon’s creation has a musical side,  you too can join in with Dog Zombies rendition of Delia’s a weirdo with a score from Tom Gates’ band! Got some of your own tunes inspired by characters from your favourite books? Let us know in the review section.  A new Dirty Bertie is about to hit the shelves, get your library card ready to place your reserve…and…go!

 

1. Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney

2. Dirty Bertie by Alan MacDonald

3. Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord

4. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

5. Ruby Redfort by Lauren Child

6. Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

7. Excellent excuses (and other good stuff) by Liz Pichon

8. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

9. Genius ideas (mostly) by Liz Pichon

10. The 26-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths

New Children’s DVDs in June

Check out some new DVDs for the month of June in the WCL children’s collection!

Image from AmazonScooby-Doo! and the goblin king : original movie.
“What a predicament! The Amazing Krudsky, a failed carnival magician, steals the light magic from Princess Fairy Willow, and Scooby-Doo and Shaggy must stop him or everyone will be turned into horrible Halloween monsters! Our heroes board the Grim Reaper Railroad into the fantastic world of Halloween Land to retrieve the powerful Goblin Scepter from the Goblin King before midnight. Along the way, they encounter the infamous Headless Horseman, the helpful Jack O’Lantern and a frisky broomstick that takes them on the ride of their afterlives.” (Container)

Image from www.amazon.co.ukThunderbirds are go!. Vol. 1 [videorecording]
“The year is 2065. The location is a secret island base. The Tracy family run International Rescue, a top secret organisation whose ongoing mission is to aid humanity. With the support of five incredible thunderbirds craft, the London agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, her butler and ex-safe-cracker Parker and genius ‘Brains’, the Tracy family battle the forces of evil.” (Container)

Image from www.fishpond.co.nzAll grown up!. Season one / Nickelodeon.
“It’s the rugrats you’ve come to know and love … but now they’re All Grown Up! Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica and the rest of your rugrats favourites are now preteens going through the rigours of searching for a place to fit in, finding ways to survive girl and guy trouble, discovering their individuality and making it through junior high. Come along for the wild ride in Season One of All Grown Up. Take a listen to Susie’s awesome pipes, watch Chuckie, YES Chuckie, go head-to-head with Vice Principal Pangborn and celebrate Angelica’s thirteenth birthday!” (Syndetics)

Image from www.amazon.comMickey Mouse Clubhouse. Minnie-rella / Disney Junior
“Minnie falls asleep after doing a lot of chores and dreams that she becomes Minnie-rella and tries to make it to Prince Mickey’s Grand Ball.” (Syndetics)

 

 

Image from www.amazon.comThe Flintstones and WWE. Stone age smackdown!.
“Get ready for some raw-kin’ action in this all-new, original movie that brings some of WWE’s toughest, wildest superstars to Bedrock! When Fred loses his family’s vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It’s a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone, Rey Mysteriopal and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter.” (Syndetics)

Image from www.amazon.comThe adventures of Chuck & friends. Monster Rally.
“Follow CHUCK the dump truck and his incredible cast of friends in this delightfully fast-paced, song-filled and high-energy series. Everyone who visits the truck shop where CHUCK lives fuels his imagination and with the help of his pals DIGGER, BOOMER, ROWDY, SOKU, BIGGS and HANDY, these fantasies quickly become reality!” (Syndetics)

Image from www.fishpond.co.nzLove to sing. Hearty fun [videorecording] : fitness programme.
“This fitness programme for young children has been created as a specific resource to make exercising to music technically correct, easy and fun.” (Container insert)

 
 

Image from www.amazon.comMostly ghostly. Have you met my ghoulfriend?
“The second installment of the Mostly Ghostly franchise finds the young magician Max and his ghostly pals Tara and Nicky still searching for the siblings, missing parents while trying to evade Phears, the evil spirit responsible for their disappearance, and his frightful ghoulfriend. As Tara and Nicky give Max a supernatural hand in negotiating middle school, he tries to help them foil Phears’ terrifying plot to gain dominion over the world. But can they stop him before their Halloween deadline?” (Syndetics)

5 great new children’s fiction to get you through these chilly winter days

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Vanishing of Billy Buckle by Sally Gardner

The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a big problem.  Well quite a few of them actually. There’s the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter behind.  There’s a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond.  And then there’s that tricky business of the TV talent show.  Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget’s most complicated case yet. – taken from back cover.

 

Looking Glass GirlImage courtesy of Syndetics by Cathy Cassidy  

Alice nearly didn’t go to the sleepover. Why would Savvy, queen of the school, invite someone like her? Now Alice is lying unconscious in a hospital bed. Lost in a wonderland of dreams and half-formed memories, she’s surrounded by voices – the doctor, her worried friends and Luke, whose kisses the night of the fall took her by surprise . . . When the accident happened her world vanished – can Alice ever find her way back? A wonderful modern-day reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, Looking Glass Girl is the stunning new book from Cathy Cassidy, an unforgettable tale of friendship and love from one of the UK’s best-loved authors;- www.Goodreads.com

 

Trash MountainImage courtesy of Syndetics by Jane Yolen

When the gray squirrels kill his parents, a young red squirrel vows revenge, finding unlikely allies in the rats and gulls of Trash Mountain.

 

 

 

Sock Monkey Into the Deep WoodsImage courtesy of Syndetics by Matt Danner & Tony Millionaire

“In this all-new storybook adventure, the sock monkey Uncle Gabby, his button-eyed friend Mr. Crow, and their little doll pal Inches embark on a dangerous plan to rescue their missing human, Ann-Louise, from the vicious Amarok monster that they believe has kidnapped her into the haunted woods! The epic quest that follows takes them by sea, land, and air through breathtaking lands, including a colorful cast of fanciful new characters, including the Trumbernick, the Gardsmen of Bear Town, flying harpies, and a hideous sea monster!”–page [4] of cover

 

Harvey Angell Beats TimeImage courtesy of Syndetics by Diana Hendry

‘After the Great Storm the air was buzzing. Fences were toppled, trees were uprooted. With all the mess in Henry’s town, it didn’t surprise him to find a bundle of trash stuck in his Aunt Agatha’s hollyhocks. But when Henry discovers that the bundle is a baby — a baby with tiny antennae instead of eyebrows, and ears that look like buttercups — he suspects his old friend Harvey Angell is responsible. After all, Harvey Angell does have very special connections! But Harvey Angell is nowhere to be found, and witchy women are lining up around the block, desperate to see the baby. Henry is running out of time. He’s got to find Harvey Angell before this mystery turns into cosmic disaster’.- www.goodreads.com

 

 

 

3 new non fiction: Inventions, quiz whizzes and a fairy tale as you have never seen it before

Walt Disney’s Cinderella.

This is Cinderella as you have never seen it before. The story of Cinderella has been told over and over, but has never been touched by the magic found in this book. This book captures the essence of Cinderella perfectly. The story is beautifully told, with equally beautiful and eye catching illustrations.

 

Quiz whiz. 4, 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions.

Ready to absorb mind blowing facts and test your intellect? Then check out this amazing book jam-packed full of brain tickling multiple choice and true or false questions. This book also presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture, including innovative map, photographic, and game show quizzes.

 

Genius! The Most Astonishing Inventions of All Time.

Read this book and check out all you need to know about the great (and sometimes surprising) inventions that created our 21st-century world, and the brilliant, and often brave, inventors who dared to think the unthinkable and do the impossible. From Archimedes machine for carrying water up hill, to Edisons electric light bulb; from the Wright brothers first powered flight to the Saturn V space rocket; from Gutenbergs printing press to Tim Berners-Lees creation of the worldwide web each gripping story of invention, struggle and perseverance is told in fascinating detail. Great for kids around the age of 9+ with an interest in technology, science and history.