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Celebrate Michael Morpurgo Month this November

November 2013 sees a month-long celebration of Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful stories, marking his 70th birthday this year.

Throughout November the Michael Morpurgo website is hosting brand new author videos, audio downloads and competitions, focussing on a different book each day. From War Horse to Beowulf and The Butterfly Lion to Kensuke’s Kingdom, celebrate 70 years of Michael Morpurgo’s stories this November.

We’ll be sharing some of our favourite Michael Morpurgo books here on the blog this month.  We’d also love you to share your favourites by writing a review or commenting on a post.

Here’s Michael Morpurgo talking about Michael Morpurgo Month:

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Lauren Child talks about Ruby Redfort

Lauren Child is the author of the fantastic Ruby Redfort series.  If you like action, adventure and mystery stories, check out the Ruby Redfort books in the library.

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Derek Landy talks about Last Stand of Dead Men

War has finally come. But it’s not a war between good and evil, or light and dark – it’s a war between Sanctuaries. For too long, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they’re going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making. But while this war is only beginning, another war rages within Valkyrie herself. Her own dark side, the insanely powerful being known as Darquesse, is on the verge of rising to the surface. And if Valkyrie slips, even for a moment, then Darquesse will burn the world and everyone in it.

The second to last book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, Last Stand of Dead Men, is finally here!  The last couple of books are going to be pretty epic and it will be really interesting to see how the series ends.  I’ll post my review very soon and there will be a copy to win.

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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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Christopher Paolini introduces Inheritance

Inheritance, the final book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle is released worldwide today.  Reserve your copy at the library to find out how the series ends.

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Rick Riordan talks about The Son of Neptune

The Son of Neptune is the latest book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.  If you loved the Percy Jackson series you’ll love this new series with new demigods and mythical creatures.  Percy Jackson even makes an appearance in The Son of Neptune.  Reserve your copy now at the library or at home on the library catalogue.

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Brian Selznick talks about his new book, Wonderstruck

If you’ve read The Invention of Hugo Cabret you know how amazing Brian Selznick is.  Wonderstruck is his new book, which has just been released, and it’s also told partly in words and partly in pictures. I read it all in one go yesterday and can’t wait to tell you all about it.

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Learn how to speak Dragonese with Cressida Cowell

Have you ever wanted to learn Dragonese, from Cressida Cowell’s books?  In this video you can learn how to say to following things in Dragonese: ‘Please would you be so kind as to spit out my friend?’ and ‘I don’t like that. It’s revolting, it’s gross, it’s really, really revolting.’  Have a go and impress your friends.

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Bob the Builder is a Werewolf!

Curtis Jobling is the creator of Bob the Builder, but he’s also the author of a spooky new series called Wereworld.  Watch this very funny video of Curtis transforming Bob the Builder into a werewolf.

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The story behind Michael Morpurgo’s Shadow

Now that you know all about the story, reserve a copy of Shadow at your library.  If you’ve read Shadow, you already know what an amazing story it is and that Michael Morpurgo is a brilliant author.

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Caroline Lawrence introduces The Western Mysteries

Did you love The Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence?  The exciting news is that she has now started writing The Western Mysteries set in the Wild West, with cowboys, indians and outlaws.  Check out this video of Caroline Lawrence talking about her new series:

Look out for The Case of the Deadly Desperados in the library soon.  To find out more about the series check out Caroline Lawrence’s website for The Western Mysteries.

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John Stephens talks to NZ about The Emerald Atlas

Stay tuned for our  review of The Emerald Atlas tomorrow.  If you think it sounds like a book you would love to read, make sure you enter our Week 2 Reading Crusade Challenge for your chance to win a copy (we’ve got 5 copies to give away).

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Richard Newsome on The Billionaire’s Curse

If you’re looking forward to meeting Richard Newsome at the launch of the Christchurch Kids Blog next Wednesday, you might like to watch this video of Richard talking about adventures,  Bear Grylls, his characters and The Billionaire’s Curse.

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