New school year means new children’s fiction to try

We know you’re excited about the new school year school starting, and we reckon you should get excited about these new titles too! Give them a go; try something new!

Sammael’s Wings by Hilton Pashley

“Everything Jonathan loves is threatened. His angel father is wounded and lost, and his demon mother is missing in Hell. When his great-aunt Sammael, an archangel, returns from exile, Jonathan finally has a chance to bring his family back together. But a terrible new enemy wants to create chaos and fear throughout the universe, and he needs Jonathan’s wings to do it. Jonathan must go through Heaven and Hell to save them all…”–Back cover.

 

A Galaxy Too Far Away by Jamie ThomsonImage courtesy of Syndetics

Harry was just an ordinary teenage boy from Croydon when he was abducted by aliens and accidentally became the captain of their starship. His quest to get back home to Earth continues – but now he’s acquired an alien ‘son’ and a new spacecraft, and he’s being pursued by an eight-foot robot bounty hunter.

 

The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela BrownImage courtesy of Syndetics

When seven bored children discover an abandoned chapel in their home town, they decide to renovate it and to form the Blue Door Theatre Company. The talented and resourceful group soon discover that they are serious about their theatrical ambitions, but will their parents stand in their way?

 

The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha LoweImage courtesy of Syndetics

Ten-year-old Poppy will do anything to realize her dream of becoming a baker, although her parents insist she attend Ruthersfield, the exclusive girls school for witchcraft, where she excels despite her dislike of magic. Includes baking tips and recipes.

 

 

Pieces of Why by K.L. GoingImage courtesy of Syndetics

Twelve-year-old Tia lives in a white slum in New Orleans with her mother, and her whole world revolves around singing in the gospel choir with her best friend, Keisha–but when practice is interrupted by a shooting outside the church, and a baby is killed, Tia finds that she cannot sing, and she is forced to confront her feelings about her incarcerated father who killed a girl in a failed robbery years before.

New Non Fiction: Sing yourself Disney

Frozen : music from the motion picture soundtrack.image courtersy of syndetics

“Let it go, let it go.” Now you can sing along and compose your favourite songs from the Disney movie, Frozen with this easy piano music score. Great and ideal for anyone learning to play the piano and a fan of Frozen.

 

 

 

 

Songs from Frozen, Tangled and Enchanted.image courtesy of syndetics

Now is the time to stop sitting around thinking ‘when will my life begin?’. ‘For the first time in forever’, a book was created that contained piano music and lyrics from Walt Disney’s  Frozen, Tangled and Enchanted. This simple and easy piano book will enable you to bring out your inner musician and help you create your own ‘happy working song’ to all your favourite songs.

 

 

 

 

The Disney Collection.image courtesy of syndetics

For all your Disney and music fanatics, check out this amazing collection of over 60 great music scores and songs from all your favourite Disney movies.

Christmas non-fiction for children

It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. Check out some of the huge collection of non-fiction books that Wellington City Libraries has to offer!

Craft it up Christmas!

image courtesy of syndetics10 minute Christmas crafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsChristmas things to stitch and sew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsCraft it up : Christmas around the world : 35 fun craft projects inspired by traveling adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking up a Christmas Storm!

image courtesy of syndeticsChristmas cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsChristmas cookies! : a holiday cookbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsChristmas fairy cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Carols.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Usborne book of Christmas carols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMy very first Christmas carols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun facts and Information about Christmas.

image courtesy of syndeticsHorrible Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsChristmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Usborne Christmas treasury.

Happening tomorrow: Children’s Choir Performance

Here’ s your chance to watch an amazing performance by the Wellington City Community Children’s Choir.

The choir is a group of 5-12 year old wellingtonians who love to sing. The performance involves songs and dancing from different cultures – it’s going to be very fun to watch! Grab a cushion and snuggle up on a rainy day.

 

 

Where and when:

Saturday 13th July

10.30am

Wellington Central Library

FREE!

 

Singing at Christmas

Did you know that the word ‘carol’ is from a Greek world meaning sing and dance. The first carols were sung in Europe thousands of years ago but they were not the traditional Christmas carols that we know today. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles. Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.

Today carol singing is very popular and we celebrate the Christmas season with carols in church, singing in the street and coming together to celebrate in the popular ‘Carols by Candlelight’ services that are held all over the country and the world.

Why not have a go at learning a new Christmas Carol this year. You can find the music and the words in many of the Christmas books at your library. You can also check out some music CD’s to sing along with.