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My sister Jody by Jacqueline Wilson

My sister Jodie  is about two sisters called Pearl and Jodie whose parents get a new job and have to move schools.  Pearl used to have no friends at all but here she has got a few. Jodie used to have lots of friends but now has none and everyone teases her by her red […]

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Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson

Lola Rose is a great book about two kids- Jayni and Kenny. They are forced to move away from their father. They have to change their names so Jayni becomes the new glamorous Lola Rose! They find their Auntie Barbara and she helps them. But things change when their mother has to go to hospital. […]

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Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson

Lily is eleven years old, and lives with her mum and siblings, Bliss, Baxter and Pixie. One day her mum is invited to Spain for a holiday by her new boyfriend Gordon, and accepts, leaving the four children home alone. Lily tries her best to care for her brother and sisters, feeding them whatever is […]

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Jacqueline Wilson’s Lily Alone book trailer

Lily Alone is Jacqueline Wilson’s new book and you can get it now from the library.  Place a hold on Lily Alone at one of our libraries that are open or online using your library card number and PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, phone us on 941-7923.

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Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson

This book is about this girl named Violet. She has a brother named Will. Will is adopted, and  he only found out lately. Violet is inspired by Casper Dream because he writes and draws about fairies. She once wrote to Casper Dream and he replied. But when she wrote to him again it said there […]

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A New Jacqueline Wilson

Hot off the press and ready for the Christmas gift giving comes The Longest Whale Song.  Ellas life isn’t going so great.  She doesn’t like her grumpy step-dad, baby Sam cries all the time and her best friend wants to be friends with Dory.  The worst, worst, worst thing of all is that her mum […]

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Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

Mandy has been picked on at school for as long she can remember. Thats why she is delighted when cheeky daring full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mandy’s mum is not happy. She thinks that Tanya’s a bad girl and a bad influence. But Mandy’s sure Tanya will keep her out of trouble. But […]

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Writing Tip of the Week – Jacqueline Wilson

This week we have 3 writing tips for the price of 1 from the marvelous Jacqueline Wilson, author of Candyfloss, Girls in Love, Jacky Daydream and many, many more. ” Persist in your dreams. “My mum and dad didn’t believe I could make a living out of being a writer. But I kept on trying,” said […]

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Most Popular Kids Books of 2013

Christchurch City Libraries has just released our list of the most popular kids books of 2013. In the Top Ten there are only 4 different authors. Here they are, in order of fewest books to most: Jacqueline Wilson has one book on the list – Queenie at #8. 1953, England. Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen […]

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We Have Magazines!

Did you know the Library subscribes to heaps of cool kids magazines? And they are all free for you to take out? If you are organized, you can even reserve the newest copy every month and get them send to the Library closest to your house! Here are some of the best: (You can check […]

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Bundles of Book Lists

Did you know the Library has lots of book lists that we’ve made especially for you? There’s nearly 50 lists of books that we’ve chosen from our catalogue about different subjects. So if you like spy stories, animal stories or ghost stories, you can find some good reads on here. As well as HEAPS of […]

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New e-books and audio books for you!

Our OverDrive collection continues to expand in size and popularity. We aim to please absolutely everyone with our selection including kids! Here is just a small visual taste on what is on offer!!!

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Kids’ Books: picks from our September newsletter

Check out some of the great new titles in our September Kids’ Books newsletter: Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight to your inbox. For more great reads for kids, check out our Fun to Read page – it links you to reading lists, if you likes, interactive quizzes and lots more.

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Four Children and It Book Trailer

Four Children and It is Jacqueline Wilson’s brand new book.  It’s due out this month and you can reserve your copy at the library now.

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Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur

Elise never really knew her parents.  Her mum died after her birth and her dad got sick and died of cancer a few years later.  Her Uncle Hugh and Aunt Bessie promised to look after her and she has lived with them ever since.  She’s been best friends with Franklin for years and they’ve always […]

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Spring into a new author this month

It’s finally Spring!  The weather’s getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, the air smells like fresh cut grass, and we’re all coming out of hibernation.  A great way to celebrate a new season is to try a new author.  I’m sure there are plenty of authors whose books you love.  You might love Rick Riordan, […]

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Cookie

I enjoyed the book Cookie by Jacqueline Wilson. It’s about a girl called Beauty who lives with her mum and dad. Beauty gets bullied at school and her father bullies her and says that she is ugly!! Unlike her father ,her mother is really kind she doesn’t get mad at her or hits her or […]

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Yee-haw! Win a Western Mysteries prize pack

Caroline Lawrence, author of the Roman Mystery series and the new Western Mysteries series is a special guest on our blog this week.  She’s going to be talking about what makes a great western and sharing her top five Western books for kids. To celebrate, we have two Western Mystery prize packs to give away! […]

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The best book ever invented

My favourite book is Clean Break by Jaqueline Wilson, because the title makes the story sound interesting It’s a very wonderful book for girls ecspecially girls aged seven to eleven (well thats what the book said). It’s an amazing life story about 3 girls and 2 boys,  how their dad broke up with their mum […]

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Fun with books on Guardian Children’s Books

The Guardian newspaper in England has just launched a cool new website about children’s books where you can get some more reading ideas and have some fun with books.  There are lots of different areas of the website you can check out, like quizzes about your favourite characters and books, Top Ten lists, videos, competitions […]

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