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Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer

And the Opal Deception

ARCH-CRIMINAL ARTEMIS FOWL'S MIND HAS BEEN WIPED.AND NOW SOMEONE WANTS HIM DEAD. Artemis Fowl is the only boy ever to have discovered an armed and dangerous fairy race living below ground. He just can't remember any of it. But Artemis needs his memory back and fast because a power-crazed pixie is out for revenge, secretly scheming to overthrow the Lower Elements.

Hecton The body snatcher by Adam Blade Beast Quest-The Pirate King

The third book in a brand new adventure for Tom and his companions! Great for boys, with links to an excellent interactive website. Tom and his companions are faced with a new menace! Hecton the Body Snatcher is prowling the land, feeding on his victims' flesh. To rescue Freya and Silver from the land of Tavania, Tom must defeat this evil creature... Don't miss the rest of the series!

Stay out of the basement By R.L. Stine Goosebumps #2 (Re-release with bonus features)

Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father. He spends all his time in the basement, doing tests on plants and on top of that, he is acting a little strange. But things are getting worse and he seems to be developing plant like tendencies and they really worry when they meet some of his plants. Look in the back of the book too— included are some of the worlds most dangerous and scary shrubs!

Switching Gears by Ryder Windham Transformers Classified

An original Transformers novel series! Secrets are uncovered in the Nevada desert when a boy witnesses two Transformers arrive on Earth. When twelve year old Kevin Bowman finds a meteor crater in the dirt, a 13 foot tall robot crawls out of the hole. The Autobot, gears, is on a mission to secure a secret weapons bunker and needs Kevion’s help to find it. But someone has followed Gears to Earth…..

In too Deep by Beth Roberts H20 series-Just add water! The Juice-Net café is hosting a short film contest based around the theme of 'heroes', and everyone wants to enter. Rikki sneaks off to make a film of her own, featuring some impressive underwater footage of sharks. But when Zane falls off his windsurfer, right in the middle of Mako Island's shark breeding ground, it's Rikki who finds herself being called a 'heroine' when she has to help rescue him!

Thomasina by Paul Gallico Author also wrote “The Snow Goose” Thomasina is the beloved pet cat of 7-year-old Mary Ruadh, whose strict father is the town's vet. When Thomasina falls ill, her father sees no other option but to put the cat down. Heartbroken by his cruelty, Mary stops speaking to her father and falls dangerously ill herself. Meanwhile, Thomasina is rescued by Lori, a young woman who lives alone in an isolated glen and is rumoured to be a witch with healing powers.

Sign of the Moon by Erin Hunter Warriors: Omen of the Stars #4: When the thunderclan cats disover the tunnel, Jayfeather explores it at night with lionblaze and discovers a blonde orange tom. perhaps the forgotten warrior was part of a tunneling patrol (windclan) and was caved in? They are driven on by a desperate plea– The tribe of rushing water stands on the brink of being lost forever! Can they reach them in time? Read and find out!!

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver A New York Times bestseller Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice- until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

Batpants and the vanishing Elephant by Jeremy Strong FANTASTI-BUBBLY-CRUMBO! When the Lovehart family receive a MEGA-MASSIVE delivery, there's only one thing it can be. An elephant of course! A gentle giant named Fudge has come to live with them - he can be a friend for their pet orang-utan, Batpants. But then Fudge mysteriously vanishes . . . he's been elephant-napped, for a ransom of TWO MILLION pounds! Who can save twinkle-toes Fudge? Never fear - Batpants is on the trail! Hoo hooo hooooo ha ha ha ha ha!

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

By Philip Pullman

What’s up with Tiffany’s Dad? by Kim C Blair

Medikidz Explain Melanoma

The Medikidz are larger-than-life superheroes who live in Mediland, a living, moving virtual world within the human body. Each character is an expert on one component of human anatomy and the role it plays in fighting Melanoma disease. Using their extensive combined knowledge, the Medikidz conduct a journey through Mediland, exploring complex medical issues Appropriate humor and adventure are blended with accurate facts, so young readers can understand melanoma and its causes.

King of the island By Levi Tavita A Story of Felix Bernhardt David

Felix Bernhardt David was a German immigrant who arrived in Samoa in the mid-1880's. Samoa's fate had aligned more with Germany's own ambitions, as the tussle among three world powers intensified over its ownership. Felix's story is a rare addition to a list of bio sketches which attempted to gauge the mindset of these early settlers who were caught in the crossfire, who decided to cross the racial line and never looked back. Of particular interest was their fortitude and adaptability in their new environment. By doing so, they found their place among a new race of people and culture.

Sustaining Our Natural Resources by Tori Kosara (Environmental Challenge)Series

One book in of the new series which; Focuses on the pressure that population growth and unsustainable development is putting on the planet's resources, with particular emphasis on challenging readers to think about what they would do about a range of local and global environmental issues.

Motocross Greats by Lori Polydoros Blazers: The best of the best seriesl

Motocross riders speed through the dirt and launch their bikes through the air. Top riders use creativity and skill to get to the finish line first. Look inside to learn more about your favorite motocross stars.

High-Tech Olympics by Nick Hunter The Olympics Series

High-Tech Olympics focuses on the new technologies used in sport today and how they are being used to help train world-class athletes. It also includes diagrams to illustrate how technology has been used to develop state-of-the art sports equipment and an Olympic records table to show how Oylmpic records have changed and some technological reasons why these may have changed.

Bridging the energy gap by Andrew Langley

The environment challenge series

This book shows how we are too reliant on a finite resource, fossil fuels, for our energy and to make many of the products we use. What are the alternatives, and will they be able to meet future demand?

Not a Drop to Drink by Michael Burgan Water is one of Earth’s hot environmental topics. The scarcity of clean drinking water will have dramatic consequences for humanity in the 21st century: water disputes could spark regional conflict, while increased desertification and drought could affect world food supplies and the future of farming. Not a Drop to Drink conveys a clear message to young readers about this precious commodity and our urgent need to conserve it.

Skateboarding Greats by Lori Polydoros Best of the best series Skateboarders drop into the half pipe and glide up the other side to perform awesome tricks. The greatest skaters continue coming up with new tricks and pushing the limits of their sport. Look inside for your favorite skateboarding stars.

The world’s Greatest Olympians by Michael Hurley The World's Greatest Olympians looks at great Olympians through the history of the modern Olympics and reasons why these athletes were/are so great. It also includes Fact Files fact boxes of top athletes and charts and tables to help illustrate their amazing talents and achievements.

Dinosaur Record Breakers

The grumble Bee by Kyle Mewburn Glib is too slow to keep up with the other bees collecting pollen and gets in their way. So he goes off to explore the city and discovers a secret garden. Glib keeps the secret to himself. It is only when winter comes and the hive is dying from lack of pollen, that Glib reveals his secret and is able to feed the starving bees.

Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram The book describes Bob’s routine during a day at his job. We start with his breakfast and his trip to work. But Bob has no ordinary job – he is the Man on the Moon! He is responsible for keeping the Moon tidy, clean and litter free. He entertains tourists, gives talks, sells souvenirs, and at the end of the day he makes sure he switches on the Moon’s nightlight before flying his rocket ship back home to Earth.

If you give a dog a doughnut by Laura Numerof

If you give a dog a donut, he'll ask for some apple juice to go with it. When you give him the juice, he'll drink it all up. Then, before you can say ;Woof ; . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure! The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book.

Christmas Wombat by Jackie French Christmas comes but once a year, and it′s just as well for Santa′s reindeer, who have to fight with Mothball for the carrots left out for them by the local children. And when Mothball takes an unexpected sleigh ride, it′s not just Santa who faces the prospect of getting stuck in the chimney.

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold This is a modern fairy tale about the power of fear and how it distorts our view of the World. The Black Dog grows huge as each frightened member of the Hope family sees it and hides but the youngest member of the household is not afraid and is able to break the spell Stylishly illustrated by award winning artist, Levi Pinfold

The race! by Caroline Repchuk Featuring the instantly recognizable Tortoise and Hare, this delightful re-telling features a rhyming text and an exciting race around the world, via boats, planes and even a hot air balloon. In Hares haste, he runs into all kinds of traveling trouble, while slow-and-steady Tortoise makes a leisurely trip to the end destination -New York!

The Magical Christmas Horse by Mary Higgins-Clark

Johnny’s wish had come true. His family would be visiting his grandparents for Christmas. The family together, the smells of the cookies baking, the snowy Christmas tree farm with trees of so many shapes and sizes, and most of all the wooden horse he had told his brother Liam about would make this the best Christmas ever

King Jack and the Dragon by Peter

Bently & Helen Oxbury

Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over . . . but brave King Jack is more than a match for dragons and terrible beasties. This magical make-believe adventure is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere.

Press Here by HervĂŠ Tullet Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size!

December children's newsletter  

Some of the latest books on the children's shelves.