Each week the Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library puts its newest material on to a New Books Display on the ground floor of the library near the Sylvia Ashton-Warner corner. It includes books and audiovisual resources for all parts of the Library, including children's and young adult books. The display is changed every Tuesday evening, and while the books are on the display they can be reserved via Library Search (log in at top right then use the Request tab). For the benefit of those of you who are not in the library regularly, we will be posting on to the blog regular information about what we think are the most interesting or eye-catching children's and young adult books which have arrived recently.
There are six titles that have particularly caught our eye this week:
ANZAC Day: The New Zealand Story: What it is and why it matters by Philippa Werry: attractive and thorough non-fiction title suitable for use in upper primary and above.
Spiky, Slimy, Smooth: What is Texture by Jane Brockett: vibrant photographs and informative text, an exploration of texture for young children.
Catching the Sun by Michele Paul: Two folktales, one Native-American and one Maori, are retold in blown-up book format. Includes teacher's notes.
A Winter's Day in 1939 by Melinda Szymanik: a junior fiction title based on events which happened to Polish people during World War Two.
Jean Dreams of Flying by Dreydon Sobanja: a picture book inspired by Jean Batten which encourages children to follow their dreams.
The Three Bears Sort Of by Yvonne Morrison: a picture book that made me laugh out loud, as the child being read to constantly interrupts with questions.