Thursday, July 11, 2019

Term Three

Welcome to Term Three

This term we will be celebrating Childrens Book week.

The theme of this year is

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Come into the library during week 6 to brouse the short listed books.


Jaclyn Hyde by Annabeth Bondor-Stone

Jaclyn Hyde - Annabeth Bondor-Stone

In this heartwarming and hilarious reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a secret potion accidentally turns eager-to-please eighth grader Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who'll do anything to win at everything she does-no matter how much chaos she creates along the way.

Jaclyn Hyde is almost perfect. Whether she's baking cookies for her classmates, building a replica Mt. Vesuvius for the science fair, or practicing her lines for Fog Island: The Musical, she almost never makes mistakes.

But when she discovers the last batch of perfection potion in an abandoned laboratory, Jaclyn decides that being almost perfect isn't perfect enough anymore.

But instead she finds out that trying to be perfectly perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, it's downright horrifying. The potion turns Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who'll do anything to make sure Jaclyn comes out on top.

Suddenly, she's wreaking havoc on the school play, stealing someone else's brownies to pass off as her own, and even destroying someone's painting to get herself crowned “Artist of the Week.” And that's just the beginning. Jackie will stop at nothing to make sure everyone knows just how perfect Jaclyn really is.

So now, if Jaclyn wants to save her school, her friends, and herself from her perfectly horrifying alter-ego, she's going to have to screw up her courage and risk it all-even if that means admitting that she never was as perfect as she seemed.

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire - Nat Amoore

The hilarious story of one bag of cash, two best friends and a whole lot of trouble.

Finding a million dollars in your backyard - every kid's dream, right? That's what me and my best friend Toby thought too.

Jumping castles at school. Lollipops for our adoring fans. Wearing sunglasses indoors ('cos that's what all the millionaires do).

There's a lot you can get with a million dollars . . . including a whole lot of trouble.

Bonus tips on how to be a schoolyard millionaire inside! 

Sugarlump and the unicorn by Julia Donaldson

Sugarlump and the Unicorn - Julia Donaldson

When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

Sugarlump and the Unicorn is a delightful rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this is a perfect story for reading together.

Lazy Daisy by Cas Goodwin and Ashley King

Lazy Daisy - Caz Goodwin

All of Jasper's dreams come true when he finds his very own 'puppy dog' to walk in Centenary Park. But Daisy the 'dog' isn't much of a walker — she tends to spend most of her day climbing gumtrees and dozing. If only someone would explain to Jasper that Daisy is a koala, not a dog! Just as Jasper's about to give up on his dream, he has a madcap idea of how Daisy can still join him on his daily walk, whether she's asleep or not.

Lazy Daisy is a hilarious rhyming story that will have kids doubled over with laughter.

Where's the Footy art by Chris Roy Taylor

Where's the Footy? - Ella Meave

Packed full of footy fun, Where’s the Footy? will have you searching to find footies, flags, hot pies, mascots, whistles, pom poms, coins, food trucks and loads more. 

Join in all the excitement of the footy season as Josh and Hazel try to find all the items they need for their junior footy club.

Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabley

Pig The Tourist : Pig The Pug - Aaron Blabey

You can’t take him anywhere!
When Pig, the world’s greediest Pug, goes on holiday, he causes CHAOS wherever he travels! But every party must come to an end...

Another laugh-out-loud book from the New York Times best-selling author, Aaron Blabey.

Wolf Girl by Anh Do

Wolf Girl : Into the Wild : Order a signed copy!* - Anh Do

A wildly exciting new adventure series from bestselling author Anh Do.

I crawled onto the bank and collapsed, exhausted.
From the dirt, I looked up in amazement at four dogs staring down at me.
Was I dreaming? Had I gone mad? It all seemed very real.
'You guys saved me!' I said, as I sat up in my dripping clothes. 'I owe you.'

When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. 

Luckily, she's not alone for long… When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua, and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn't know she possessed. 

It will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack?

Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Young Dark Emu - Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe’s multi award-winning book.

Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers.

Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived — a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu — A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.

Lucy the Diamnd Fairy by Daisy Meadows

The story is about...

Lucy the Diamond fairy meets Rachel and Kirsty.  They have to stop the bad fairy called Jack Frost who steals the Diamond Jewel.

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Rainbow Magic : My Rainbow Fairies Collection : Rainbow Magic - Daisy Meadows

The beautiful haircut by Sally Rippin

The story is about...

Billie cuts her hair off and her friend said not to tell her mum.

Who would this book be suitable for?...

I think it is sutable for boy and girls.

Would you recommend the book?...

Yes I would because last week and Emmi and me swaped books together.

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The Beautiful Haircut : Billie B Brown Series : Book 6 - Sally Rippin

The Day the crayon came home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

The story is about...

All Duncans crayson write a letter to Duncan and tell him that they want to come home but pea green doesn't..

My favourite character is...

Pea green because he is funny and a bit silly. I like pea green also bcause he is fussy like me. 

My favourite part of the book...

Is when pea green goes to the big door and he is way way too small.

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 The Day The Crayons Came Home - Drew Daywalt

Pony Problem by Yvette Poshoglian

The story is about...

Zoe is inviting Ella and Olivia to her horse competition and Zoe gets a shock surprise.

Who would like book be suitable for?..

It would suit people who love and enjoy ponies. 6-8 year olds.

Would you recommend this book...

Yes I would, it was fun to read..

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Pony Problem : Pony Problem - Yvette Poshoglian

Smudge the stolen kitten by Holly Webb

The story is about...

A girle called Olivia gets a kitten, then Ben's friends Robs comes over and steals smudge their kitten.  Then Smudge escapes from Robs house and then they they find him lost


Who would this book be suitable for?...

this book would be suitable for 6-9 years old and for kids that like cats and animal books.


Would you recommend this book?...

I would recommend this book because it is adventourous and Smudge is cute.

Review by 


Smudge the Stolen Kitten : Holly Webb Animal Stories - Holly Webb

The very noisy baby by Alison Lester

The story is about...

The very noisy baby making all these noises.,

My favourite character is...

The very noisy baby because she is funny.

My favourite part of the book...

Is when the baby falls asleep.  I know Harriet and Trixy.

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The Very Noisy Baby - Alison Lester

Sky Blue Fairy by Daisy Meadows

The story is about...

Rachel and Kirsty are on a holiday where they find a rainbow crab who tries to help.

Who would this book be suitable for?..

The book would be suitable for girls aged 6-10 years old.

Would you recommend this book?

Yes I would

Review by 


Rainbow Magic : Sky the Blue Fairy : The Rainbow Fairies : Book 5 - Daisy Meadows