Camping: Discover Series Picture Book for Children
Let’s go camping! We’ll pack the tent, sleeping bags, food, firewood…Why don’t we just read a book about camping? Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and ideas to kids.
Woof (Bowser and Birdie)
Birdie Gaux, the girl Bowser lives with, also knows something is wrong. It’s not just that her grammy’s stuffed prize marlin has been stolen. It’s the weird rumor that the marlin is linked to a missing treasure. It’s the truck that seems to be following Birdie and the bad feeling on the back of her neck.
Pure Dead Magic
This story is about one wizard’s family. The dad, Luciano, the mom Baci and the kids: Titus, Pandora and Damp. Luciano is kidnapped by his own brother, the mother Baci is studying to be a witch and Titus is always on the computer and Pandora looses her pet, the Turrentula that wears lipstick and beasts live in the basement… Just to describe a few things. I love this book because it was very different and full of surprises. Everyone should read it. It is so funny!
R. L. Stine
Goosebumps HorrorLand : The Wizard of Ooze
While visiting HorrorLand, Marco Gonzales and his friend Gabriella Smith find a rare edition of the The Wizard of Ooze at Jonathan Chiller’s HorrorLand shop. The Ooze is a popular graphic novel series about an evil mutant who is made of oil sludge. Marco is excited because in the back of the comic are secret instructions on how to gain your own super powers. Unfortunately, after mentioning the special edition at a comic convention, a couple of unsavory characters want the book, including a guy dressed in an Ooze costume. Marco could really use those super powers right about now!
HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Magic and Makutu
For Matiu Douglas, apprentice tohunga, the ultimate test of his skill, courage and magical prowess awaits. Hine-nui-te-po, Goddess of Death, is calling and from all across Aotearoa, those who dream of power and immortality are gathering for the struggle. Mat and his friends must face old enemies and new as they seek to prevent the destruction of a city and the inexorable rise of evil. To succeed will bring immortality, power and the love of the goddess. To fail is to die, and doom the land. Return to Aotearoa, where past, present, myth and magic dwell together in one timeless, unforgettable place.