Top Ten Childrens Fiction February 2017

Series titles are coming out on top this month! Adventure with Percy Jackson and his mythical crew, Geronimo Stilton and Andy and Terry with their tree house building skills!

The code cracking Conspiracy 365 has some cool ways to distract you from your homework!  Have you come up with any tricky codes that you’re willing to share? -Not a trick question- Let us know in the comments =)

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
  3. Puzzle Book series by Susannah Leigh
  4. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  5. Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling
  6. Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan
  7. Geronimo Stilton series, by Geronimo Stilton
  8. Conspiracy 365, by Gabrielle Lord
  9. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald
  10. Fantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl

Children’s Top 10 eBooks January 2017

Travelling with your library this summer? Our eBooks collection has such a great selection.  Reading online or downloading a title is a  great way to make sure you get all the books in a series.

Did you know that you can ask the library to add more books to the eBook collect?  So if there’s something you really want to read online ask us to add it to the collection, and we’ll see what we can do.  Either way someone will get back to you and let you know 🙂

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
The Hobbit, by J R.R. Tolkein
Big Nate Makes a Splash, by Lincoln Peirce
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling

Top 10 Children’s DVDs January 2017

So good to have a movie to watch while we deal with Wellington’s crazy summer weather! kuboSometimes playing in the rain can be lots of fun if you have on your Wellies and a dry towel for afterwards. We
have some great books for those of you that enjoy jumping in puddles 🙂  but back to the movies…

Kubo and the two strings is looking awesome! This movie has stop motion sorcery, tiny puppets moved little bit by little bit to create movie magic. This tale of a young Samurai adventurer facing ice age 5mythic odds will keep you on the edge of your seats! Have you tried making a flip book or using stop motion to create a bit of film?  Let us know in the comments 🙂

  1. My little pony, friendship is magic.
  2. Octonauts.
  3. Zootopia
  4. BFGFireman Sam.
  5. Finding Dory
  6. Peter Rabbit.
  7. The BFG
  8. Ice age.
  9. Kubo and the two strings.
  10. Chuggington

 

 

 

Top 10 Children’s Fiction January 2017

So it’s the holidays – who’s bored? and who is reading? Want to bring some of those tales into real life? Want something delicious to eat but it will totally disgust your younger/older, brother/sister/friend/cousin/relative staying over for the holidays? Well Roald Dahl (who I just learned to pronounce correctly, “Roo-aal”) invented snozzcumbers for his non-human eating giant, you may remember these from the movie! An edible version for humans can be found in Roald Dahl’s revolting recipes, page 12 =)

And what’s been really popular over the holidays…?

  1. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
  2. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  3. Storey treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  5. Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling
  6. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton
  7. Magnus Chase series, by Rick Riordan
  8. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  9. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
  10. Ruby Redfort, by Lauren Child

Top 10 Children’s non-fiction August 2015

The Minecraft boffins are at it again! Two of the top 10 are Minecraft books that have been updated with tips for the latest game versions and additional information. You’ll be joining over 20 million users of the game!

World building with Lego has spawned some amazing imagery check out the photography of Vesa Lehtmäki a.k.a. Avanaut on Flickr and Instagram. This guy got himself a Y-wing studio scale model! Inspired? Show us what you’ve got in the comments =)

 

1.   Minecraft by Stephanie Milton
2.   The LEGO ideas book by Daniel Lipkowitz
3.   Minecraft hacks master builder by Megan Miller
4.   Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft
5.   Minecraft by Nick Farwell
6.   Star Wars by David West Reynolds
7.   Dog by Juliet Clutton-Brock
8.   Lego Star Wars in 100 scenes by Daniel Lipkowitz
9.   Minecraft blockopedia by Alex Wiltshire
10. Star Wars rebels by Adam Bray

 

Most Wanted

The wimpy kid dominates, while Rick Riordan has three series here, encompassing Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology. The small space left at the bottom of the list has Geronimo’s little sister Thea up to more fearless adventures, 100% fact free chapters about the human body from the people who know more about bums than anyone – Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, and the third book in the Darcie Lock series.

 

1 )Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules by Jeff Kinney
2 )Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth by Jeff Kinney
3 )Diary of a wimpy kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney
4 )Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
5 )Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
6 )Percy Jackson and the Titan’s curse by Rick Riordan
7 )The wimpy kid movie diary: how Greg Heffley went Hollywood by Jeff Kinney
8 )Thea Stilton and the cherry blossom adventure by Thea Stilton
9 )What body part is that? by Andy Griffiths
10)Deadlock by Julia Golding

Most Wanted!

Lily is alone on top, but trailing not too far behind we have three books about a wimpy kid, and three titles from three different series from Rick Riordan featuring Greek and Egyptian myth and the history of the Cahills. We round out the list with a selection of animals; a sheep, a turkey, a mouse, and an Astrosaur – What? I didn’t say that they were all real animals!

Lily alone by Jacqueline Wilson

Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth by Jeff Kinney

The giant diamond robbery by Geronimo Stilton

Percy Jackson and the Titan’s curse by Rick Riordan

Vespers rising by Rick Riordan

The wimpy kid movie diary : how Greg Heffley went Hollywood by Jeff Kinney

Baa baa smart sheep by Mark Sommerset

Sabre-tooth secret by  Steve Cole

Throne of Fire by  Rick Riordan

Most Wanted

 Jacqueline Wilson headlines this month’s most requested titles, the wimpy kid’s latest installment falls into second place, the italian mice keep on nibbling their way into the list, CHERUB and Harry Potter are still hot, and their are three books on the list that started out as films or video games! 

 

 

 

1 ) Lily alone by Jacqueline Wilson

2 ) Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth by Jeff Kinney

3 ) The giant diamond robbery by Geronimo Stilton

4 ) The killing by Robert Muchamore

5 ) Man vs Beast by Robert Muchamore

6 ) Pokemon visual guide by Chris Silvestri

7 ) Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris by Thea Stilton

8 ) Quidditch through the ages by J.K. Rowling

9 ) Star Wars: Clone Wars; the visual guide ultimate battles by Jason Fry

10 ) Pokemon ultimate handbook by Chris Silvestri

Most Wanted

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1 ) Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth / by Jeff Kinney.
2 ) Lily alone / Jacqueline Wilson
3 )The giant diamond robbery / Geronimo Stilton
4 )Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris / Thea Stilton
5 )Sign of the Moon/ Erin Hunter
6 )Percy Jackson and the Titan’s curse / Rick Riordan.
7 )Battles of the clans / Erin Hunter
8 )Quidditch through the ages / J.K. Rowling (writing as Kennilworthy Whisp)
9 )Star Wars : Clone wars ; the visual guide / written by Jason Fry.
10= )Slime squad vs the killer socks / Steve Cole
10= ) Slime squad vs the ghastly gas / Steve Cole

Most Wanted!

The theme for this month’s most wanted seems to be MAYHEM! There are lots of laughs, some kicking action scenes, and I notice that several of these characters are also on holiday.

Hope your holidays were fun, and you are enjoying being back at school with your friends.

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1 ) Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth / by Jeff Kinney.
2 ) Giant diamond robbery / Geronimo Stilton
3 ) Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris / Geronimo Stilton
4 ) Lily alone / Jacqueline Wilson
5 ) The emperor of Nihon-Ja / John Flanagan.
6 ) I’m not a supermouse! / Geronimo Stilton
7 ) Class A / Robert Muchamore.
8 ) Star Wars : Clone wars ; the visual guide ultimate battles/ Jason Fry.
9 ) The karate mouse / Geronimo Stilton
10 ) Slime squad vs the killer socks.