Whether you are still in holiday mode or gearing up to head back to school, Wellington City Libraries have got you covered when it comes to juicy reading material!
You need some great reads so you can brag to your friends about what’s cool when you get back to school, and start up a new trend.
Read on for a taste of some of the awesome new fiction we have coming to a shelf near you…
The Fairy Caravan by Beatrix Potter
A new edition of a 1929 creation from beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter (she wrote the Peter Rabbit books).
Meet Tuppenny the guinea pig, who leaves home determined to start a new, more exciting life. He is soon adopted by an animal circus who are travelling the countryside, performing for the animals of the farms and fields. Join Tuppenny and his new friends for many magical adventures and enjoy the beautiful illustrations hidden away in the middle of the book. Perfect for those who love animal stories!
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
The first book in the ‘Song of the Lioness’ series from popular fantasy fiction author Tamora Pierce.
Alanna has always craved the adventurous life only allowed to the boys of her village, while her twin brother Thom dreams of learning the art of magic, a special skill reserved for girls. So they switch places, a decision that will change their lives forever. Join Alanna as she begins on her road to knighthood, filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil.
How Harry Riddles Mega-Massively Broke the School by Simon Mayle
Book two from the hilarious and equally ridiculous ‘Shoutykid’ series (we also have books one, three and four by the way).
Harry’s dad has been nagging him to do more sport and less gaming, which is really dumb because Harry sucks at sports but is totally awesome at gaming and has been working on a new zombie game that could make him a mega-millionaire. So he’s written to some famous sports stars for advice (and also to some other people in the hope of getting rid of his sister Charlotte). Told through emails, letters and text messages, this one is sure to tickle your funny bone!
Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illustrated by Joe Sutphin
A new release from number one bestselling author James Patterson.
Isaiah, a blue haired mouse that was raised in a science laboratory, is super smart but scared of almost everything. When he escapes, leaving his family behind, Isaiah finds himself alone in the big wide world and more terrified than ever. However, he soon meets a girl that is just as unusual as he is, and who teaches Isaiah that even someone small and frightened like him can have the power to change the world.
Don’t forget, reserves are free when you use your Children or Young Adult card!