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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 others.

We’ve also got a whole lot of “If you like…” lists. These are lists that tell you some more good books to read if you like a particular series or author. Some of our lists are Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jacqueline Wilson and Geronimo Stilton. Check out our lists to see if we’ve got some good suggestions for your favourite book or author.

If you’re looking for suggestions for the Science Alive Reading Adventure challenge of the Summertime Reading Club, we’ve made some lists for that too! Check out ALL of our kids lists on our Catalogue.

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What are you reading for Summertime Reading Club?

It’s great to see so many Christchurch kids entering our Summertime Reading Club.  There are so many great books you can choose to read and all you have to do is read any 6 books to go in the draw to win awesome prizes.  We would love to know what you’ve been reading over the holidays and why you liked (or didn’t like) the books that you read.  You can leave a comment on this post and tell us all about the books you’ve been reading:

  • What’s your favourite book you’ve read in the holidays?
  • Why did you like this book so much (or why didn’t you like it)?
  • Who was your favourite character?
  • What was your favourite part of the book?
  • How many books have you read in the holidays?

If you don’t know what to read next check out our If You Like… book lists and our Holiday Reading Guide.

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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, Jeff Kinney, Jacqueline Wilson, J.K. Rowling or Stacy Gregg, but why don’t you try an author you’ve never read before.

Some of our book lists have some really good ideas.  Check these out:

If you get stuck you can always ask one of the friendly librarians – we love to help kids discover a new author.  Your challenge for the rest of this month is to try a new author or two.  We’d love to hear which new authors you discover so leave a comment on this post.

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Who are your favourite book heroes?

coverIn just about every book you read there are heroes and villains.  What makes someone a hero though?  Do they have a superpower and save the world or are they an ordinary kid who stands up for what they believe in?   The NZ Book Month team have created a list of the Top 5 Heroes and Heroines for boys and girls from books.  Some are muggles and others have magic running through their veins.

The Top 5 Heroes for boys are:

  1. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  2. John and Roger from Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  3. Adrian Mole from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
  4. Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  5. Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

The Top 5 Heroines for girls are:

  1. Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  2. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  3. Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil from Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  4. Pippi Longstocking from Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  5. Jane Blonde from the Jane Blonde series by Jill Marshall

Who’s  your favourite book hero or heroine?  What makes them so special?

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