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  • Mysteries, New Magazines, Nicola, NZ Post Book Awards, Real Problems

    NZ Post book awards – YA

    31.07.18 | Permalink | Comment?

    It’s that time of year! The NZ Post book awards have posted their shortlist. Here the ones in our collection.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsThe traitor and the thief, Gareth Ward

    Discovered picking pockets at Coxford’s Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy. At Lenheim Palace, Sin learns spy craft while trying not to break the school’s Cast-Iron Rules. Befriended by eccentric Zonda Chubb, together they endeavour to unmask a traitor causing havoc within the palace. After an assassination attempt on the founder of COG, Sin realises that someone closest to him could be the traitor. With no other option, Sin is forced into an uneasy alliance with the school bully, Velvet Von Darque. But can he trust her? And will COG try to bury him with the secrets he discovers? (Publisher summary)

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsPieces of you, Eileen Merriman

    Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that’s when things really fall apart. Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that’s before he shatters it all over again…(Publisher summary)

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

    Uncle Jeremy has been helping the family out for a while now, by dropping off meat he’s shot. The offer to go hunting sounds great to fourteen-year-old Wolf…a chance to get away from the family stress. But this hunting trip proves to be more than he bargained for. (Publisher summary)

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsIn the dark spaces, Cally Black

    A hostage drama about 14-year-old Tamara, who’s faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her kidnappers. Yet this is no ordinary kidnapping. Tamara has been living on a star freighter in deep space, and her kidnappers are terrifying Crowpeople – the only aliens humanity has ever encountered. No-one has ever survived a Crowpeople attack, until now – and Tamara must use everything she has just to stay alive. But survival always comes at a price, and there’s no handbook for this hostage crisis. As Tamara comes to know the Crowpeople’s way of life, and the threats they face from humanity’s exploration into deep space, she realises she has an impossible choice to make. (Publisher summary)

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsCatch me when you fall, Eileen Merriman

    A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death. Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange. (Publisher summary)

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsBecause everything is right but everything is wrong, Erin Donohue

    Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Caleb¿s world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. He¿s barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To mum. To Pat. But he has Casey. (Publisher summary)

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsDawn Raid, Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith

    Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofias main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders are being bullied by the police for their passports and papers, a shadow is cast over Sofias sunny teenage days. Through her heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for their rights. (Publisher summary)


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    New Mags 21/06/11

    21.06.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Mags 21/06/11

    This week we have a bunch of Entertainment Weekly mags; a new Creme mag (Blake Lively! Personal fortune teller! Shortland Street boy countdown!); a new Mad magazine AND a new XBox360 mag. We’re expecting a new magazine shortly, which I will add to this post at SOME stage. Arr.

    UPDATE: The new magazine is NZ Rugby World. It can be found at Central and at Newtown libraries, in the YA section.


  • New Magazines, Simon

    New Magazines 8/6/11

    08.06.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Magazines 8/6/11

    New Magazines! Presented without commentary!

    Dolly June 2011 
    Teen Vogue June/July 2011
    Kiwi Surf June/July 2011
    Official Australian Playstation Magazine June 2011
    Transworld Skateboarding May 2011 
    Australian Mad #464
    Entertainment Weekly #1153
    And three Simpsons comics


  • New Magazines, Simon

    New Magazines 14/5/11

    14.05.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Magazines 14/5/11

    FINALLY. Here are the latest YA magazines for you.

    XBox 360 Aug 2011 – Gears of War 3, Call of Du … hey, there’s an expansion for Fable 3 now?
    White Dwarf April 2011 – I got nothin’
    Teen Vogue May 2011 – ‘Sunny Style.’ Fashion tips from (the marvelous) Nicki Minaj! “Lately, I find myself in Versace and Alexander McQueen.”
    Simpsons Comics #172 –  What it says on the label; a comic about the Simpsons
    Girlfriend May 2011 – ‘Hell Yeah, Tumblr’
    Transworld Skateboarding – …
    Dolly May 2011 – ‘How to talk to guys’, ‘Could you date the Biebs?’


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    New Magazines 26/4/11

    26.04.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Magazines 26/4/11

    Entertainment Weekly #1148 #1149 Robert Pattinson has moved beyond Twilight (so he says) and Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in an animated series called The Governator (seriously?!?)
    Bart Simpson #42 Bart rides a camel on the cover. Does so inside too we assume.
    Simpsons Comics #150 The name of the story inside is How Sweet It Ain’t
    Seventeen May 2011 200+ swimsuits, Look hot in a bikini, 859 ways to get pretty for summer. Summer is a long way off, but get ready now, maybe?
    Creme May 2011 I have just calculated that 90% of celebrities claim to have been “the biggest geek” in high school, source – this magazine.
    XBOX 360 May 2011 There is a cover story about Skyrim. Man, I want Skyrim sooooo bad. Wake me up in November pls.


  • New Magazines, Simon

    New Magazines 9/4/11

    09.04.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Magazines 9/4/11

    Once again I have left the latest magazines to build up until they resemble, I dunno, a telephone book? Yeah, a telephone book. Here is this week’s ‘telephone book-sized’ stack of new magazines.

    White Dwarf March 2011 – This month’s cover story is ‘Orcs and Goblins’, about orcs, goblins and the people who love them
    Entertainment Weekly #1145, #1146, #1147 – There’s so much in these magazines that I could write about, were I so inclined
    Dolly April 2011 – Bursting with articles. BURSTING
    Transworld Skateboarding March 2011 –  Skateboarding was created by surfers who needed something to do when there were no waves. This is true!
    Teen Vogue April 2011 –  The prom (American for ‘school ball’) issue aaaand loads of other things
    Girlfriend April 2011 – ‘Are you an emotional sponge?’
    Seventeen April 2011 – ‘Get your dream hair!’ Crimped!  Twisted! Braided! Glam! Chic! Romantic!
    Playstation Magazine – April 2011 – Overviews, reviews, previews, counterviews, purviews and worldview rereviews.


  • New Magazines, Simon

    New Mags 21/01/11

    21.03.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Mags 21/01/11

    There are loads of new magazines. Loads! One day they will be old magazines, and sold in the library booksale maybe.

    Transworld Skateboarding
    Feb 2011 – Began in 1983
    Australian Mad Magazine #463 –  Began  in 1952. In its ‘golden years’
    Creme April 2011 –  Began in 1999. Just a baby!
    Simpsons Comics #171 –  Born in 1993 and still going strong, evidently
    Entertainment Weekly #1143, #1144 – Started about 1144 weeks ago (obvs), in 1990
    Playstation Magazine March 2011 –  Either began in 1997 or 2007, depending on your perspective
    Official Australia and New Zealand XBox 360 #65 –  Appeared in 2001, if you’re still interested
    Dolly Magazine March 2011 – I guess with a name like ‘Dolly’ it sort of makes sense this magazine appeared in 1970
    Girlfriend March 2011 –  I don’t know. The early 90s maybe? Pfft.


  • New Magazines, Simon

    New Magazines 25/02/10

    02.03.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Magazines 25/02/10

    The first magazine was published in 1731. 1731! That’s a long time ago. Ten years later the Little Ice Age peaked. Three centuries later the first teen magazines came into existence, and here we are.

    Bart Simpson #41 – Another issue in the library’s most heavily borrowed item
    Transworld Skateboarding January 2011 – It must be pretty nice to make your living from skateboarding …
    Kiwi Surf  Feb/March 2011 – … or surfing
    Kiwi Surf : Sequence Special – Two Kiwi Surfs in a single month. Whoah dude
    Official Australian and New Zealand XBox 360 Magazine #64 – Will 2011 be the biggest year of gaming ever? WILL IT?!
    Seventeen March 2011 – Incredibly specific horoscopes. Aquarius: ‘When the most exclusive clique at school suddenly asks you to hang out, you’ll be shocked – but curious enough to test the waters!’
    Entertainment Weekly #1142 – The invaluable pop-culture guide for anyone who cares.


  • New Magazines, Simon

    New Magazines 16/02/2011

    16.02.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Magazines 16/02/2011

    What’s new in the world of teen magazines at the library this week? Well.

    Creme March 2011 – My horoscope says ‘all is well’, which is nice.
    Teen Vogue March 2011 – ‘Are you a Facebook stalker?’ I hope not.
    Playstation Magazine January 2011 – HOW ROBOTS ARE REPLACING YOU
    Entertainment Weekly #1134/1135 and #1139 – Best and worst of 2010
    Simpsons Comics Special Editions #50 – An 84-page extravaganza
    Simpsons Comics Jam-Packed JamboreeOutdoor Simpson hilarity


  • New Magazines, Simon

    New Magazines 5/2/11

    04.02.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Magazines 5/2/11

    What’s new in the world of teen magazines this week? Allow me to tell you.

    Playstation Magazine Febrary 2011 – Uncharted 3; the ‘biggest game of 2011’? Maybe, could be I guess.
    Transworld Skateboarding 2011 Buyer’s Guide – Not the usual periodical, but rather a catalogue of this year’s must-have skating accoutrements (shoes, decks, wheels, handbags, clothes, etc.)
    Girlfriend February 2011 – ‘Are You a Bully?’ Well, are you? Stop it. Also, ‘Adios Acne!’
    White Dwarf January 2011 – Skaven. Skaaaven.
    Entertainment Weekly #1138 – The 2011 preview issue: Breaking Dawn, that new Pirates of the Caribbean film, Harry Potter, and loads. More. 
    Australian Mad Magazine #462 – Full of quiet chuckles.
    Dolly February 2011 – ‘Guys on Sticks – pin their hot heads on a ruler’


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