There are lots of new series on the shelves. For younger and older readers, for boys, girls and everyone. Sport, humour, adventure, fantasy, thrillers…
Offering a book for Christmas prevents the “Summer slide” and is a great way to show you value books and reading. So head down to the bookshop and stroll the shelves. What to choose?
- A book of the genre your teen likes
- A series is a great gift as it is difficult to get them all in order from libraries.
- An award-winning book, they are actually usually good
- Books to Films are popular eg. Mortal Engine, by Philip Pullman
- A book to convey a message, eg. Life of Pi
- A useful book, eg. cooking or fitness (for teens)
If you don’t know, go book shopping with your child, it is a great way to talk books, what s/he likes, what you like or offer a book voucher.
I like to make hamper presents that include a book. It demonstrates actively the usefulness and ubiquity of reading. For example:
- a learn-to-knit book in a basket with wool and needles
- a learn-to-fish book with a fishing rod and kit
- bike maintenance or bike skills with a new bike
Other ways to reinforce the love for books is to offer book-related items, bookmarks, bookends, bookstands… but also fancy book covers, book jewels, decorations or book paraphernalia. For example book earrings will tell your girl: “I know you’re a great book lover, I value that and it suits you well”. You’ll find ideas at the bookshop, at DOC or online on Wheelers for books. Explore NZ Book Lovers and Ex-Libris crafts for other book-related gifts.
Whichever your style, please return your books now!
We wish to warmly thank John Darby for his generous donation of natural history, civilizations and animals books. They are an extremely valuable addition to our library collection.
Thank you to all the participants of the “Favourite Book” poster competition. Your creations now decorate the library and are great book recommendations.
Congratulations to our winner, Ruby Burke, for an impressive illustration of the all times favourite Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling.
Well done to runner-up Noah Regan-Roach and third best Maggie Dougherty.
You all won book vouchers!
22nd August to 5th September
Renew your book shelves for FREE!
• Bring your own books in good condition to the library to collect tokens
• Come to the library from the 22nd August to spend your tokens on other books.
• Design a poster promoting your favourite book (must include Title, Author, an illustration -can be the book cover- and 3 keywords that describe the book. Don’t forget to write your name and whanau at the back)
• Bring your creation to the library by Monday 5th September
Prizes: Book vouchers for 3 best posters and House points
On Monday 5th September in whanau, fill in the quiz given to your whanau teacher
and return the same day.
Prizes: Chocolates for the winning whanau and House points.
Winners and house competition results will be announced in assembly on Wednesday 7th September
Read anywhere, anytime, on your own device!
1260 ebooks are now available to our college students and staff for free!
Click here, register and once approved, you can start reading.
We had the privilege to welcome Stu Duval at Mount Aspiring College for 2 engaging sessions to all year 7 and 8 classes, one of story telling and one creative writing workshop.
How inspiring, engaging, useful and fun!
If you want to purchase his books, there are order forms at the library. Bring the completed form and money to the office by Monday 20th June.
We’ve purchased several new science books to support the Level 2 and 3 Science curriculum as well as Scholarship. So we now have most books on the list from this Biology Scholarship link.
Other new books include:
|500||What if?||Munroe, Randall|
|551||Active Earth||Claybourne, Anna|
|551||Central Rocks: A guide to the geology and landscapes of Central Otago||Lee, Daphne;Forsyth, Jane|
|551||Extreme Earth||Claybourne, Anna|
|551||New Zealand minerals and rocks for beginners||Forsyth, P. J|
|551||The changing landscape||Dixon, Dougal|
|551.5||Mini-climates: Examining our Environment|
|551.6||Atmosphere of hope : searching for solutions to the climate crisis||Flannery, Tim F|
|551.6||Towards a warmer world : what climate change will mean for New Zealand’s future||Meduna, Veronika|
|552||Rock and mineral||Farndon, John|
|574.92||Endangered oceans : investigating oceans in crisis||Rake, Jody Sullivan|
|575||Evolution : the human story||Roberts, Alice M|
|575||Evolution : the whole story||Parker, Steve|
|577.6||Polluted inheritance : New Zealand’s freshwater crisis||Joy, Mike 1959|
|580||Plant Life||De la Bedoyere, Camilla|
|591 R||The Living world of animals||World Wildlife Fund|
|598||Birdlife of Mount Aspiring National Park||Child, Peter|
|598.2P||Grebes of Wanaka||Macleod, Heather|
|610||Human Body||Woodward, John|
|612||How your body works||Canavan, Thomas 1956-|
|612.3||Gut : the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ||Enders, Giulia|
|616.8||Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome : a user guide to adolescence||Jackson, Luke 1988-|
|616.8||Born on a blue day : a memoir of Asperger’s and an extraordinary mind||Tammet, Daniel 1979-|
Keep sending good books recommendations!
We meet Tuesdays lunchtimes in the library.
We are currently reading the Siren. We are also being crafty and create posters for the library to advocate books and reading.
It is not too late to join so come along in term 2 for some reading fun.