The favourites are holding strong in the latest top ten. Paddington just scrapes in.
If you enjoyed the Paddington movie take a look at the books we have by the original author Michael Bond. A brand new piece of work from the venerable 88 year old author, Love from Paddington has just arrived in the library and is being prepared for borrowing! The book is filled with letters of Paddington’s impressions of London life. The Peruvian bear is a bit of a mascot for Paddington railway station in London, U.K. Last year celebrity painted versions of the famous statue were dotted all around London fro the Paddington Bear trail. Take a look at these designs and see if they inspire you to create your own!
Read all about Christopher Columbus and his dream to sail to Asia. Follow his journey into the unknown, discover what he found in America and see what happened to him on his later voyages. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
It’s less than two months away until the release of Star Wars : the Force Awakens. So check out Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, which is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this book will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars The Clone Wars and the Star Wars movies I-VI. Great to have on hand for Star Wars reads day.
Also check out the trailer of Star Wars : the Force Awakens.
Be prepared to be introduced to the world of Japanese folklore by reading this lively and engaging retelling of two fantastic *tengu tales. A beautiful book, with even more beautiful illustrations that set an atomosphere inspired by classic Japanese art.
*a magical being who grant wishes to those who asks.
Can you make the tallest tower in the world? Get creative these school holidays at Karori Library.
We’re having a fun make-a-thon on Tuesday 6th October, 10-11am using lots of different materials from Lego, playing cards to paper. You’ll get a chance to design and create a tower using unique materials and a whole lot of imagination! This holiday activity is ideal for 6-12 year olds. We can’t wait to see you there.
In the meantime, here’s a selection of activity and architecture books for kids that you might like to take a look at to get your creativity flowing!
3, 2, 1 blast off!
Come ready for a space adventure at our late night storytime at Johnsonville Library.
Moonwalk into the library on Friday 2nd October at 6.30pm and get ready for a big bang time!
Come in your pyjamas.
This is a free event for ages 4 to 10 years.
Come and join Tawa local Deryn Scott as she takes us on an animal adventure at our late night storytime this month.
Deryn will be sharing cute fuzzy, furry, animal tales so come along to share in the fun. Make sure you wear your pyjamas. Thursday 1st October at 6.30pm
This is a free event for 4 to 10 year olds.
Joy Ramirez, author of the new book ‘Toot the World’s Tiniest Whale‘ will be reading aloud her book at Central Library’s Preschool Storytime, with extra fun activities and colouring sheets for the children to enjoy.
Toot – The World’s Tiniest Whale is the debut children’s picture book from up-and-coming Auckland author Joy Ramirez. The story is packed with unique and loveable characters like: Toot – a whale the size of your thumb, Henry the Fifth – the royal goldfish, Lord Squigglebottom, and Princess Bambella. Check out the website for more info.
Wellington Central Library, Children’s Section
Friday, 2nd October, 10.30am
This free programme is perfect for 2 – 5 year olds and their caregivers. Bookings not required.