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How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Series: How to Train your Dragon #1 on February 4th, 2010 Genres: Childrens Pages: 240 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb? Join his adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons–and becomes a hero. This action-packed, hilarious, and perfectly illustrated novel is a modern classic beloved by millions across the globe. One of our favorite series’ in the library, is The How to Train your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. Of course all the kids have seen the highly successful movie adaptations of these books, but they will also be the first ones to say that it’s not quite the same as the books. I’m not sure if this is a case of the book-is-better-than-the movie or the movie-is-better-than-the-book, as the kids split 50/50 here. But let me quite meowing about the series and let’s see what Enrique (Ricky) Jordaan in Gr4 has […]

Posted August 26, 2022
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Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant deur Francois Bloemhof

Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant deur Francois Bloemhof

Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant by Francois Bloemhof Series: Agent Snoet Published by Lapa Uitgewers on Oktober 2002 Pages: 48 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Goodreads Agent Snoet, geheime agent van formaat, en sy Siamese kat, Felino, ondersoek die verdwyning van Madame Lente Langenhoven se botterdiamant. Soos met al Agent Snoet se sake, is dit uiteindelik Felino wat die skurk vastrek. Die dief is niemand anders nie as… Maar wag, so maklik gaan ons nie die antwoord verklap nie. Lees self hierdie spanningsvolle en humoristiese speurverhaal in strokiesprent-formaat om uit te vind wie nou eintlik die botterdiamant gegaps het. Die boek is geskryf deur bobaas storieverteller Francois Bloemhof en die illustrasies is deur talentvolle nuweling, Alistair Ackermann. Boek lees is nie vir almal nie. Maar vir almal is daar ‘n boek in een of ander formaat. Grafiese boeke, of strokiesverhale soos Juffrou Mareli dit nog ken, is verseker baie gewild in ons biblioteek. Net jammer ons het nie vreeslik baie van hulle nie en die paar wat ons het, word voos gelees. Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant is die enigste boek wat ons het in die Agent Snoet reeks. Dis nogals ‘n jammerte, want hierdie prettige strokiesverhaal kan verseker deur jonk en oud geniet […]

Posted August 4, 2022
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Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Published by Puffin on 1975 Genres: Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 205 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads “My Father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had.” Danny is brought up by his father, who is a marvelous story-teller and a genius with motorcars, kites and catching pheasants. Life is wonderful… until Danny discovers his father’s one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind and incredible plot against a wicked and wealthy landowner. Can he pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. One of our favorite authors in the school’s library is, Roald Dahl. The classic author whose books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide. I so wish that Mr. Dahl could still be alive to see his dreams and aspirations for children having a love for reading, come true. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives one a terrific advantage.”       […]

Posted June 10, 2022
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Seeponies deur Lize Roux

Seeponies deur Lize Roux

Seeponies by Lize Roux Series: Stalmaats #7 Published by Lapa Uitgewers on 1 April 2012 Genres: Middle Grade Pages: 72 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Goodreads Dit gaan die lekkerste vakansie ooit wees! Tien luilekker dae by die see … Sommer die eerste dag by Ankerpunt maak Anri en Megan ‘n ongelooflike ontdekking … Tussen die kranse bly ‘n trop geheimsinnige wilde ponies. Maar die ponies gaan nie meer lank daar wees nie – tensy iemand vinnig ‘n plan maak. Hierdie lesersindruk is geskryf deur Celize Lategan. Celize is ‘n pragtige, 9 jarige dogtertjie en ‘n krannige lesertjie in ons Graad 4 Afrikaanse klas. Hoe gelukkig is ons  nie by Victory Christian School om ‘n dubbel medium skool te wees waar Afrikaanse boeke gemaklik beskikbaar is en ons ons eie biblioteek kan hê nie. Van ons gunsteling boeke is die Stalmaats reeks deur Lize Roux. Ek en my maats kan net nie genoeg kry van die mooi perdeboeke nie. Seeponies is die 7de boek in die Stalmaats reeks. Anri,wat steeds my gunsteling karakter is, en haar vriendin Megan, gaan op ‘n lekker seevakansie. Natuurlik is die twee meisies niks lus vir Anri se vyfjarige klein boetie, Henri, nie. Sommer al die eerste […]

Posted May 6, 2022
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Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G.M. Barrow

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G.M. Barrow

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G.M. Berrow Series: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #3 on January 7th, 2014 Genres: Childrens, Fantasy Pages: 176 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends! Rainbow Dash is a huge fan of the Daring Do book series, but after the newest book comes out, she’s not alone. Suddenly, every pony in Ponyville is reading the books! To prove she’s the ultimate fan, Rainbow Dash decides to show her friends that she can be just as brave and daring as her hero. But Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow’s other friends worry about how far she’s willing to go. Just how daring should one pony be? This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus blue activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin’ Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and […]

Posted April 22, 2022
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Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo on January 7th, 2010 Genres: Middle Grade Pages: 207 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads A heart-warming, colour-illustrated novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Kaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket – Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bell-boy, you see, and he carried all of Countess Kandinsky’s things to her room. But Johnny didn’t expect to end up with Kaspar on his hands forever, and nor did he count on making friends with Lizziebeth, a spirited American heiress. Pretty soon, events are set in motion that will take Johnny – and Kaspar – all around the world, surviving theft, shipwreck and rooftop rescues along the way. Because everything changes with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, he’s Prince Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Muscovite, a Londoner and a New Yorker, and as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic… Today marks the 110 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Every […]

Posted April 15, 2022
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Trouble in Paradise (The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers #12) by Franklin W.Dixon

Trouble in Paradise (The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers #12) by Franklin W.Dixon

Trouble in Paradise by Franklin W, Dixon Series: The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers #12 on September 1st, 2006 Genres: Mystery Pages: 176 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads ATACK BRIEFING FOR AGENTS FRANK AND JOE HARDY MISSION: The son of Don Ricardo, the UN Ambassador from St. John, has gone missing — and we are sending you to locate him. LOCATION: St. John, USVI POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Esteban Calderon, the son of the ambassador, and whoever else his kidnappers have harmed. SUSPECTS: We have very few clues. The police on St. John have hit a wall in their investigation. THIS MISSION REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE ERASED IN FIVE SECONDS. THE HARDY BOYS MYSTERY STORIES, is a series that sure stood the test of time. It was first published in 1927 and to this day, this series and its spin-off series, The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers, are popular reads with young and old across the globe. In our little library in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, we have quite a few of The Hardy Boys books and they are very popular books with our Gr4’s and up students. Our library largely consists of donated books, so some […]

Posted April 11, 2022
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Library Card April 2022 & Weekend Book Friends #28

Library Card April 2022 & Weekend Book Friends #28

Greetings you guys! Where did March go? When I searched for my Library Card now, I’ve realized we never did a Library Card for March. Good grief! Our last one was for February. No idea how this happened. I am at least very proud to report back that we have completed our February Library Card with only one book that ended up being a DNF. April has quite a few public holidays coming up and we have quite a few books to get through so we are very grateful for the upcoming public holidays. My Mommy had Book Club on Wednesday night and she brought the follow books back for this month’s reading: Book Club The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is actually still my Mommy’s book and it should go out of Book Club in July. She hasn’t read it yet though and we don’t want it to just disappear onto the shelf again. The Maid by Nita Prose is a brand new addition to the Club and yes, my Mommy called first deps. Very excited for this one due to all the brilliant reviews. The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak finally came home with her. I do hope that […]

Posted April 8, 2022
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Weekend Book Friends #23

Weekend Book Friends #23

It’s Friday afternoon and Fraterfest 2021 is about to start here in our house. Yea! Yes, I know I am actually a real scaridy cat when it comes to spooky reads, but I will be okay if I can snuggle with my Mommy for the first one or two reads. After that, I will go and hide under the covers and leave my Mommy all alone for her scary reads. Our first pick for this year’s readathon, is a book my Mommy bought for the kids at school and it doesn’t seem scary at all. Just enough “hoo hoo” vibes to qualify for Fraterfest.  Of course we can’t start our weekend before we haven’t popped in with a few friends to share our weekend reads. For our first stop, we will pay a visit to Gilion over at Rose City Reader to share our Book Beginnings.  Every Friday you can link up and share the first sentence of your current read (or the one you plan to devour over the weekend), as well as your initial thoughts and impressions. Hashtags are the one thing I do know on social media, so simply #bookbeginnings so we can find each other. The trials of Morrigan Crow opens with the […]

Posted October 15, 2021
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