Tuesday, 21 May 2013

White Sticker newbies !!!

Great new selection for our older/slightly more advanced readers

My New Zealand Story - The Wahine Disaster, Wellington 1968
- written by Shirley Corlett
     When Debbie's grandmother gives her a copy of her forefather's old sea journal, she finds it fascinating.
     While Debbie's own diary tells of school life and troubles with her friends, excerpts from the diary of 1841 tell of the hardships of life on an emigrant sailing ship.

     At home, sick with glandular fever, Debbie feels transported back in time. Is it a feverish hallucination, or is her long-dead relative trying to tell her something?
     Following a trip to visit relatives, Debbie boards the ferry to return home to Wellington.

It is April 1968. The ferries name is Wahine...

2 Power: The Canine Conspiracy-Written by Pete Johnson
     2 Kids with super powers!!!  Sam and Ella are just an ordinary brother and sister - until they discover 2 amazing things:   They can send thought messages to each other, and, They have incredible super powers - Suddenly they are EXTRAORDINARY!!

Survival Squad - Search and Rescue-Written by Jonathan Rock
     There's a reason they're known as the Survival Squad...
It's winter and the snow is falling thick and fast. Tiger Patrol are learning to ski, building snow shelters, and igloos. They're even working with the local Search and Rescue team. Then they are caught in a snow blizzard and a young girl is missing in the snow!
     Time is running out for the Survival Squad.
Deltora Quest: Return to Del
- Written by Emily Rodda
Deltora Is A Land Of Monsters And Magic......   
The seven lost gems have been restored to the Belt of Deltora. Now Lief, Barda and Jasmine must find the heir to the kingdom's throne.
They know that only the true heir can use the Belt's magic to overthrow the, evil Shadow Lord.
     But ...
The heir has been in deepest hiding from birth and only the Belt can reveal the hiding place.
Shock follows shock as the Deltora quest rushes to its thundering climax and the fury and power of the Shadow Lord himself threaten to destroy its three heroes and everything they love.

Creepella von Cacklefur: The Thirteen Ghosts-Written by Geronimo Stilton
     Creepella is writing a chilling story for "The Shivery News", so she and her niece, Shivereen, head to scary Squeakspeare Mansion to interview some ghosts.
     When they get there, they meet Billy Squeakspeare, a famouse writer who has just inherited the mansion. Billy is too much of a 'fraidy mouse to go inside alone, so Creepella and Shirvereen leat teh way.
     But will the spooky rooms and ghosts inside be friendly - or frightening???

Wings-Written by Raymond Huber
     Ziggy has a new mission: to find the disappearing bees of Tokyo.
But the big city is not a friendly place for a honey bee. Ziggy encounters new enemies, including the dreaded hornet Torgo and his gang.
     Is Ziggy smart and brave enough to outwit his enemies and conmplete the misssion??

Surely there is something in this selection to tempt you,
and make you want to
come in to look through
our great collection of books!!


Boy vs Beast - two new books

Boy vs Beast:   

Battle of the Mega-Mutants - AQUAMAXITOR

Kai Masters is now a Border Captain and there are more beasts in Beastium.
Kai needs help. He must build a team. He must choose a battle partner!

Battle of the Mega-Mutants - TERRATORATAN
Cool additions to our collection boys, and girls too, love the excitement and fast pace!!!!
Check them out here at the Wanaka Primary School Library

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


PIRATE WEEK June 10-14
Swashbuckling will be the theme of the week -
"Walk the plank",
"Yo'h there me hearties!!!!"
Calling ALL Sea Faring Folk,
 Mongerels and Maidens,
Landlubbers too !!
June 13
- Staff and Student Costume day -


Yesserie you read correct- STAFF have to dress up too!!!! No excuses :)
Storytelling will happen in the library - everything pirate!!
Keep a Keen Eye On the Weather (and this space)
For more Clues and information ...
Till the Rum is over the yard arm - cheerio and away I go

Books and books again

As  Library we have books, funny that!!
not just one or two but, thousands of books.

New titles are always coming through - so here we are again... our next installment of the of New Books!!!!

Hope you enjoy what is new of offer!!!!!!!!

Let's start with the

"He wants to save the world. His parents want to destroy it."


A mystery for Thea Stilton in Scotland

It's early days in the Boer War and teh small farming
community of Huia is gripped by patriotic fervour.
Men young and old, are eager to join up and head overseas to fight the "evil scoundrel folk in Africa who opposed the British Empire and had to be taught a lesson"...

A London Girl's Diary 1665 -1666

An Edwardian Girl's Diary 1909 - 1913
A Second World War Soldier 1944
A First World War Soldier 1914 - 1918
A Wartime Girl's Diary 1940 -1941
A Victorian Girl's Diary 1871

A Second World War Spitfire Pilot 1939 - 1941
A British Boy AD84

A Viking Warrior AD 1008
So plenty of new Series to get your teeth into :  So-to-speak !! :)
Enjoy and keep watching this space!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Reading Challenge Up-date

Howdy all !!!

As we our Assembly day is almost upon us - Friday 17th May, I thought it would be nice to let y'all know how our Reading Challenge went.

A total of 196 signed up to do the challenge (which was amazing) however, with the school holidays being so lovely weather wise\only 81 handed in completed booklets.

This is still an AWESOME number and all who completed should feel very proud!!!!!!!!!!

I am proud too as most read MORE than the goal they had put down!!!!

Wanaka Primary School Kids YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!
WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sara J

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Term 2 - New Non-fiction

Well yes again with new books !!! Aren't we lucky!!!

This time it is all about Maths - I know, from personal experience, that Maths is not one of the easier topics for most.. so any help is awesome!!
These books look loaded with tips, laughs and great mathematical information - NO EXCUSES NOW :)

Here we go!!

Murderous Maths series:    (Titles in a list at the bottom of the page)

Guaranteed to Mash Your Mind

Easy Questions : Evil Answers
Savage Shapes

Guaranteed to Bend Your Brain

Awesome Arithmetricks

Desperate Measures

The Key to the Universe

The Perfect Sausage

Do You Feel Lucky?

Chow for now :)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bandage Andy Griffens

Andys house
Andy and the bandage
Main events
Andy taking off his bandage
Andy thought that people with glasses
look smarter so he picked up a pair of
glasses and the last thing he heard was "watch
out", then he fell into a man hole.
The glasses broke and Andy had
a cut under his eye.
His mum does not give him any new bandages,
 so he kept the same one on for four months.
He was made to take off the bandage, finally, for 
school photos.
He took the bandage off eventually.
However as he used a razor blade to cut it
 off, this slipped  and so he  has to
have another new
Did you like this book.
I liked it because it was funny and
the writers use of letters and
numbers made me laugh.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Term 2: Wahooooo!!!

Wanaka Primary School is again buzzing with excited Kids and Teachers all revived after the School Holidays :)

Our Reading Challenge went off well - we had 189 students sign up to read, read, read through-out the break. 
Wow that is a fantastic number.

All completed  forms to be brought back to the library by Monday the 13th May !!!

Watch this space for an update to final tally of our Reading Challenge.