Grab your Wellington City Libraries card and head on over to our eLibrary to download free audiobooks for the holidays. If it’s your first time you will have to download some software, then you can dive into our children’s collection.
You can now download ebooks for free with your library card too!
Gordon Korman, who wrote Schooled among other things, has written a book called Zoobreak, about kids who decide to rescue zoo animals, breaking them out of one (bad) zoo and into another (better) one. Sounds like a nearly impossible task.
If you’ve been reading the Book of Time books by Guillaume Prevost you will be pleased to hear that you can now read the next story in the series, The Circle of Gold. Sam must go back in time to see his mother, but he’s not good at getting the time right, which sees him travelling to Ancient China, and also forward in time to 2025 (where he makes an alarming discovery).
Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers is the first book in a new series called Nathaniel Fludd, beastologist. Sent to live with a distant relative who is a beastologist (a person who studies beasts, I suppose), Nathaniel must travel to Arabia to protect the last known hatching phoenix egg. Then his cousin goes missing, and Nathaniel must rescue him, and save the egg… a tall order!
See other new children’s fiction recent picks in My Library.
Here are some books you might like to read these summer holidays!
I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president by Josh Lieb is not only a book with a very very cool title, it is also very funny, according to one librarian. A great book for intermediate age kids who like a laugh and a good book. Oliver Watson doesn’t look like much, just your average chubby geek, but he’s actually a supergenius with a plot to take over the world, basically, starting with being elected as class president.
Also new this month: Dreadnought, the new H.I.V.E. book by Mark Walden; Z-Rex by Steve Cole, the first book in a new series that is action packed, gripping and contains a 21st century prehistoric monster (the title of the book should give you a clue); and The Time Quake, the final book in the Gideon trilogy by Linda Buckley-Archer.
For more great new books visit the My Library Children’s Fiction page.
Are you a fan of the Inkheart books by Cornelia Funke? Did you see it at the movies? Well, you might be interested to know that the library has now got Inkheart on DVD. You can reserve it now!
Other new DVDs include Me, Eloise, based on the Eloise books by Kay Thompson; The Big Aquarium, a documentary about an aquarium in America; and the complete Jane and the Dragon collection.
For more new DVDs and CDs visit the My Library Children’s Sound and Vision page.
This month we’ve got some new series books. There’s the new 39 Clues book, The Black Circle, the new Charlie Bone (Charlie Bone and the Red Knight), and the next instalment in the Rondo series by Emily Rodda (The Battle for Rondo).
There are other interesting new books too, from monstrous saltwater crocodiles to werewolf warriors and a Viking adventure. Visit the My Library Children’s Fiction page for more descriptions!
This month we’ve got some interesting new books in the non-fiction collection. Want to know more about Guy Fawkes and his plot to blow up the British parliament? Have a look at Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. If you’re interested in Ancient Egypt then you must check out The Ancient Egyptians: dress, eat, write and play just like the Egyptians – there’s lots of facts plus some projects and things to make. Also new: Stuff that Scares Your Pants Off!, great if you like scary facts, and a biography of Barack Obama, for your school projects.
For more new non-fiction visit the My Library Children’s Non-Fiction page each month!
There’s some cool new stuff that’s recently arrived at the library. There’s the second Softwire adventure by P.J. Haarsma, called Betrayal on Orbis 2, which looks action packed. 100% Hero is the follow up to the really popular 100% Wolf, which was a Kids’ Choice selection. Freddy’s dad has been caught and put into a zoo, people are snooping around the castle, then Freddy has to go to camp.
Also new is Hannah’s Secret, part of the Beautiful Game series by Narinder Dhami (about football). Find out what else is new on the My Library Children’s Fiction page.
We’ve got some interesting new books in the library. If you’re interested in the environment then you might like to check out Why Should I Switch off the Light? and also Clothes and Toys, which talks about the problem of how to recycle clothes and toys when you’re too big for them. There’s also a cool magic tricks book (The great big book of magic tricks), and some books about famous people: Handel (a famous composer), Florence Nightingale (the most famous nurse) and Frida Kahlo (an artist). For all these and more visit the My Library Children’s Non-fiction Page. Visit all the My Library pages here!
Just in time for the school holidays we’ve got another batch of cool new books for you to check out!
Firstly, Percy Jackson is back in Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian, but Percy Jackson fans probably already know this and have been waiting patiently for ages. 39 Clues fans will also be really happy to get another clue or two with the latest 39 Clues book, Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson.
In other fiction news, there’s the next Wednesday Tales book by Jon Berkeley called The Lightning Key, New Zealand author Des Hunt’s The Secret of Jelly Mountain, a school mystery called Scat by Carl Hiaasen, and much more! Just visit the My Library Children’s Fiction page for new books each month.
But wait, there’s more new stuff! We’ve got some interesting new DVDs and books on CD you might like to know about, from a documentary about humpback whales, through yet another Bob the Builder DVD (always a favourite), to the movie City of Ember (which is based on the book by Jeanne DuPrau). There are also books on CD by Jacqueline Wilson (The Mum-Minder), Penelope Lively (The Whispering Knights) and the last Artemis Fowl book (Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer), plus much more! Just visit the My Library page!