All these books are available to borrow or reserve.
When the South Pacific books representative brought her boxes of new books to choose from, I asked some students to choose easy books they’d like to read. They are now ready !
The vocabulary is easy, the chapters are short, the fonts are large and legible, there are some illustrations, just like in children’s books. But the stories are engaging and high-octane to provide the experience of a good novel.
Find them in the Picture Books / Breezy Reads section of the library.
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!
Our 3 rules:
Many new books arrive weekly on the “New Books” shelf.
There are also more than 200 ebooks on our FREE e-library to read on your own device.
The library collection has recently been greatly enhanced thanks to clearance sales at National Geographic.
Here are new titles in the reference section:
And these have been added in the knowledge section so they can be borrowed:
With these beautiful, thorough, informative, up-to-date books, reading for learning is a pleasure!
This year, MAC Book Club students are fans of Skulduggery Pleasant and the first term was happily spent creating a trailer for the series. Unfortunately, most of the footage went lost when a device died and the project aborted.
Term 2 has been enlightened by the reading of the Young Elites, by Marie Lu, which also features a strong adventurous female character in a hostile fantasy world.
Adelina is a malfetto scarred by blood fever many years ago. But when she is accused of her father’s murder and sentenced to death by Teren, the King’s inquisition leader, she is rescued by a mysterious Enzo, the Young Elites leader who seems even more dangerous than her jailers. Not knowing who to trust, Adelina must manipulate Teren in order to save her sister and the Young Elites.
It’s a story of family, love and loyalty and ultimately a rebellion against prejudice, a quest for justice and freedom. Full of surprising special powers and action, this fantasy thriller is also a suspenseful romance.
It is difficult to relate to the heroine as she holds as much good as evil. We rated the book 4 out of 5.
Also based on your favourite author, What Should I Read Next analyses Amazon’s huge database of real readers’ favourite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions. Quite accurate!
Goodreads is a huge social network for readers and offers great book lists. If you log in and enter your own reading habits, book shelves, etc. you get excellent customized recommendations.
LibraryThing, another readers social network, has an impressive Zeitgeist page, with lists of favourite authors, books etc. Click on an author to find a useful “If you like” link. Or click on a book for tags and similar books.
I am looking forward to BookFlavour to be up and running: you will enter your criteria (sad, scary, funny, etc. ) and it will devise a list with them. Based on a similar concept but designed for adults so will only suit senior students, Whichbook stretches your reading habits…
And if all fails, ask your librarian 😉
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. A young-adult post-apocalyptic science fiction trilogy that fans of Hunger Games will love.
Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene – a gene for psychic abilities. Fox’s experiment left a legacy: four teenagers, each with their own distinct and special skill. These four teens were originally brought together to form crime-fighting force, The Medusa Project.
Being a COLA is an incredible thing. It stands for Child Of Limitless Ability and for Dax Jones and his friends at a super secret college run by the government’s COLA Project, it’s the Limitless bit that’s the problem. Each book in the Unleashed series tells the adventures of different characters with their amazing special powers.
When Henrik HP Petterson HP picks up a mobile phone on a Stockholm train one morning, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. The phone invites him to play a game… an Alternate Reality Game that takes place right in the middle of the naive and unsuspecting Swedish society. But is it still a game when it is real?
Nine alien teenagers are hiding on Earth waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, they will need to fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.. Three are dead. Number Four is next.
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.
Three angels, Ivy, Bethany and Gabriel are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness. They work hard to conceal their true identity and – most of all – their wings. But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls for the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods…
Lots of new books have arrived on the shelves!
And romance, mystery, adventure, humorous books, award winners (featured), graphic novels…
Last Thursday, Bob Docherty came to our school and presented lots of excellent books to a dozen of junior classes. He kept the crowd focused and entertained.
Here are the lists of books he presented:
Come to the library to reserve one or several of them.
Check out Bob’s blog for lots of books recommendations.