Mission Survival series by Bear Grylls

The books in the Mission Survival series are about to go on loan in our LRC and I think there might be a stampede of boys coming through the LRC door to borrow these books tomorrow morning! 

I know there are a lot of Man vs Wild fans amongst our students.  I watched my first episode during the school holidays and picked up a few tips for how to survive if I ever get lost in the jungle! 

You can read more about the books in the Mission Survival series by Bear Grylls here

Why are YOU a fan of  Man vs Wild?

The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base

The latest book by Graeme Base is The Legend of the Golden Snail.



Inspired by the tale of a Magical Golden Snail banished to the Ends of the Earth by a  Grand Enchanter, a young boy named Wilbur sets out on a daring voyage to find a legendary snail and claim it as his own.  Along the way he encounters strange creatures and overcomes many challenges.  Finally he reaches the Ends of the Earth, but what he finds there is not quite as he imagined….

 See if you can find the snail’n’crossbones symbols hidden in every illustration

Watch the book trailer to find out more…



Graeme Base explains how you can use Augmented Reality to sail the Golden Snail for yourself…how cool!!! 



 Go and explore Graeme Base’s website and complete the CHALLENGE so you can activate your webcam and sail the Golden Snail for yourself!!


Halt's Peril – John Flanagan

Yet another one of our popular book series has a long awaited book due for release.  The ninth book from the Ranger’s Apprentice series is Halt’s Peril and it will be ready for us to buy on Monday, November 2nd.   As you can see, the front cover has changed from the last book.  The publisher has printed a complete set of new covers for the series and there is a new Ranger’s Apprentice web site as well.



Read the blurb below to see what lies ahead for Halt, Will and Horace.  I’m really hoping that this will not be the end for Halt…

Halt, Horace and Will are on the trail of Tennyson and his followers. The false prophet of the Outsider cult escaped justice for his crimes in Clonmel, and Halt is determined to stop him before he crosses the border into Araluen. Will has defeated one of Tennyson’s Genovesan assassins in Clonmel – but there are two left alive. Are the extraordinary archery skills of Will and Halt enough to save them during a duel with the Genovesans . . . or is Will’s mentor facing his last battle?


The Amazing Tashi Activity Book

The exciting news for Tashi fans is that The Amazing Tashi Activity Book has been released this month!  Definitely a book to put on your Christmas list!

Tashi activity book


In The Amazing Tashi Activity book you’ll find lots to do plus a fold-out with Tashi’s very own Board Game.

Are you good at puzzles? Try Tashi’s Treasure Chest of Words or his Tricky Word Puzzle or complete the Incredible Crossword. Can you find the Baron’s gold with the treasure map? Or help Tashi rescue the children in the Warlord’s maze? How will Tashi escape from the dungeon?

What will you make first? A boat? A dragon? The tiger pop-up card? You could make a diorama of Tashi’s world or bake Ah Chu’s favourite fish cakes.

And then there’s a brand new Tashi story to read. In ‘Tashi and the Strangers’ a new family stumbles into the village, with General Zeng’s soldiers on their trail. How will Tashi save them?

Crocodile Tears – Anthony Horowitz

The wait is nearly over for  Alex Rider fans.  The eighth book in the series Crocodile Tears is to be released on November 12th.

croc tears

 Here is a  preview of the story…

It’s just another day in the life of an average kid. If you’re Alex Rider, that is. A con artist has realized there is big money in charity– the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified wheat that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes–gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries– to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet.