This week’s line-up starts with a couple of fun junior picture books. The Day the Crayons Quit is a must-read - come in and have a look at it while it’s on the new book display!
||The day the crayons quit / by Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers. (Junior Picture Book)
This is a highly entertaining story about the day Duncan opens his box of crayons to discover they have all written him a letter saying they quit! Each page displays an amusing letter explaining why that crayon is displeased and is accompanied by a playful crayon drawing. Will Duncan come up with an idea to keep his crayons happy?...
||Ribbit! / by Rodrigo Folgueira ; illustrated by Poly Bernatene. (Junior Picture Book)
Why does a little pink pig suddenly appear on a rock in the middle of the frog pond repeatedly saying “Ribbit”? How do the frogs react? And where does the pink pig go when he leaves the pond… Find out by reading this beautifully illustrated and enchanting story about friendship and difference.
Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend / Steven Herrick. (Junior Fiction)
This is a verse book in which award winning Australian author Steven Herrick portrays the lives of a Year 6 class in a small country school. The poems reveal interesting characters facing a variety of challenges and joys and provide multiple perspectives on events. A book about school, friendship and family and a great way to encourage an appreciation of poetry in this age group.
The world in your lunch box: The wacky history and weird science of everyday foods / Claire Eamer ; artwork by Sa Boothroyd. (Junior Non-Fiction)
Loads of humour and information in this bright and busy book about everyday food – in particular food kids might have in their lunchbox. A teacher asks his class to keep a lunch diary for a week which he uses as a starting point for a range of engaging lessons about the science and history of food. A book full of appeal with its quirky drawings, fun facts and silly jokes!
Slammed: Honda Civic / by Patrick Jones. (Young Adult Fiction)
This title is one in a series of books perfect for engaging reluctant male teenage readers. It is high in subject interest to capture the attention of this audience yet easy to read. DeAndre’s car is impounded but he just can’t stop racing, even though doing so could land him back in reform school, or even in jail…
Magical tales: Myth, legend and enchantment in children's books / edited by Carolyne Larrington & Diane Purkiss. (Non-Fiction)
This illustrated book examines the way in which myths and legends have influenced some of the best authors of fantasy books for children, including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. It includes Norse myth, Arthurian legend and medieval literature. A fascinating read for those interested in children’s fantasy.