Category Archives: Staff Pick

Librarian Recommended Teen Reads – Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Finn and Sean are brothers with a dead father and an abandoning mother and a lot of issues. Sean has given up on his dream to take care of Finn, and Finn is the town weirdo; Moonface, Sidetrack, he makes … Continue reading

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Staff Pick – Gisborne writers & performers

Gisborne has produced some great authors and performers, and there’s no doubt there will be more in the years to come. We’ve got books, compact discs, DVDs, talking books and large print readers for your perusal. Writer Witi Ihimaera’s book Bulibasha has … Continue reading

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Staff Pick – Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg : DVD

The DVD of David McVicar’s Glyndebourne production of Wagner’s evergreen favourite. With the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Glyndebourne Chorus. The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer’s Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Teen Reads: The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

Isaac was the one common denominator that Ryan, Harley, and Miles had in common, and now he’s dead, leaving them individually and collectively messed up. Isaac was the cool and popular one, the others labelled sporty, nerdy, and rebellious, but … Continue reading

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Recommended Graphic Novels: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona is an unpredictable teenage shapeshifter with a dark side. Lord Ballister Blackheart has a next level grudge and a burning desire to serve up a hot plate of revenge to his former BFF and now arch nemesis, Sir Ambrosius … Continue reading

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Recommended Graphic Novels: The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis

Pretty much everyone who reads this seems to finish it wondering what they just read. That’s because Davis has managed something totally original and totally outside the limits of reality, but in a good way. In this universe, children make … Continue reading

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Staff Pick: Chappy by Patricia Grace

Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel pieces together the history of his Maori family. As his relatives revisit their past, Daniel learns of a remarkable love story between his … Continue reading

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