Book blurbs

 

Dinosaurs don't draw - Elli Woollard & Steven Lenton

Dinosaurs chomp and stomp, but they don't ever draw. Except for one creative young dinosaur who just can't seem to stop! But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be.

 

Don't ever look behind Door 32 - B. C. R. Fegan & Lenny Wen

The Hotel of Hoo is a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As our guests explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer, with just one warning...

 

What's at the end of this piece of rope? - Tania Cox

A little girl wants to find out what's at the end of the piece of rope, but it's too heavy to pull by herself. The friendly jungle animals offer to help, and together they discover what's really at the end of the rope.

 

Mack and the missing cheese - Chae Strathie & Nikki Dyson

Mack is the best detective in town, or so he thinks. So when a lovely piece of cheese goes missing, he's the perfect cat for the job! But solving the cheesy crime is harder than  expected.

  

The weird beard - Andrew Hansen & Jessica Roberts

Bab Sharkey and the animal mummies; 1


At school and home, things are also changing. There's a new girl in Clementine's class who looks set to cause trouble. And at Penberthy House, Drew and Will have become such frequent visitors that Clementine begins to wonder whether a very special promise is about to be made. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/jacqueline-harvey/clementine-rose-and-the-special-promise-9780857987860.aspx#sthash.7ozGcJtt.dpuf
Clementine Rose has to say goodbye. Her friends, Sophie and Jules, are moving back to France. While she is sad to see them go, Sophie has promised they will come back. Plus, Clementine will now have an overseas pen pal!

At school and home, things are also changing. There's a new girl in Clementine's class who looks set to cause trouble. And at Penberthy House, Drew and Will have become such frequent visitors that Clementine begins to wonder whether a very special promise is about to be made. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/jacqueline-harvey/clementine-rose-and-the-special-promise-9780857987860.aspx#sthash.7ozGcJtt.dpuf

When twelve-year-old Bab Sharkey finds a magical beard in the Egyptian desert, it attaches itself to his face, making him the Pharaoh and granting him strange powers. Bab also finds the friends he's always needed: a pair of undead animals wrapped in bandages.


Rosie Joy: here, there and everywhere - Sophie Siers

Sringtime is always busy at Rosie Joy's. There are crops to plant and baby lambs everywhere. Rosie Joy and her best friend Polly take on a special spring  project involving chickens, peggy squares, famous explorers and some pretty big words!

                                     

Save the moa - Peter Friend & Alicia Ponder

Everyone is astounded to hear that Krell's brilliant scientists have used DNA from fossils to bring the moa species back to life.

 

The mapmaker's race - Eirlys Hunter

Four children temporarily lose their parents just before a race whose task is to map a rail route through an uncharted wilderness. They overcome the many obstacles posed by nature - but can they survive the treachery of their competitors?

 

Earthquakes!: shaking New Zealand - Maria Gill

Thousands of Earthquakes occur in New Zealand every year, some so small we don't feel them. Others cause significant damage. This book explains what causes earthquakes and why New Zealand has so many.

 

Into the white: Scott's Antarctic odyssey - Joanna Grochowicz

The enthralling and harrowing true story of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition will leave you on the edge of your seat, hoping against hope that Scott and his men might survive their Antarctic ordeal to tell the tale.

 

 

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