Twizel Library

Welcome to the Twizel Library 

New books are arriving monthly.  Have a look on the New Book Stand for our latest editions. Find your books quickly by making use of the new “face out” book stand in the children and young adult section.

Face out bookstand

Ali Pasha by Michael Foreman

The Queen and the Nobody Boy

by Barbara ElseAli Pasha


3 September – 7 September

Starts Monday 3rd September with Book Character Dress Up Day

Wednesday 5th September   – Bedtime Stories   in the Library 7 pm.

Win a book competition

There will ba a Win A Book competition for different age groups.

Competition forms will be available outside the library.


Red Rock by Rachael King.

Jessie stared at him, hard. ‘It is not a story. It is real. Jake, if you have stolen a sealskin, then whoever it belongs to will be stuck in human form.’ Jake was surp

rised to see tears form in her eyes.  ‘You must put it back.’  ‘But that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!’ said Jake.

Jake has taken a sealskin from Red Rocks and hidden it under his bed, unlocking an ancient spell that threatens to destroy his family.

Can he put thing right, before it’s to late?

Red Kayak
by Priscilla Cummings

Brady loves his life on the Chesapeake Bay, crabbing and oyster fishing with his friends J.T. and Digger.  But developers and rich summer families are moving into the area and while Brady befriends some of them, like the DiAngelos, his parents and friends are bitter about all the new construction.  Tragedy strikes the DiAngelos when their kayak overturns in the bay, and Brady’s left wondering if what happened was more than an accident.  Soon, Brady discovers the terrible truth behind the kayak’s sinking.  He must decide whether or not to share his secret, when it means that his life, and the lives of his friends and family, will never be the same….

BROTHERBAND (New Series)  #1 The Outcasts and  #2 The Invaders                        by John Flanagan.
In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior.  Boys are chosen for teams called brotherband and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship,weapons and battle tactics.  It is brotherband against brotherband, fighting it out in a series of challenges. There can be only one winner.
When Hal Mikkelson finds himself the unwilling leader of a brotherband made up out of outcasts, he must step up to the challenge.  The Heron brotherband might not have the strength  and numbers of the other two teams, but with inventiveness, ingenuity and courage on their side, they might just surprise everyone.
John Flanagan, author of Ranger’s Apprentice, creates a world of seafaring adventures,treacherous pirates and epic battles in Brotherband.

Dead Harry by Ken Catran
Sam’s best friend Harry has been killed, but Harry’s ghost is  sticking around.  Dead Harry and Sam needs help because Harry’s killers are after Sam.

After by Morris Gleitzman.
 After is the fourth book about Felix.  Felix ia a ten year old Jewish boy struggling to survive in Nazi occupied Poland.

Lilly – the littlest angel by Elizabeth Pulford.                                                                         Read about Lily’s adventures in Lily chases lost dreams                                                 and Lily gets in a pink pickle.

The new Geronimo Stilton books arrived and are now available for lending.

The Flytrap Snap
JOHANNA KNOX  – Here is a new novel starring a Venus fly trap called Dion. The plant seems quite normal when Spencer buys it, but it’s soon clear that this is no ordinary plant – in  fact it’s not long until Dion is talking and leaping about the place. Spencer has to do quick thinking when he gets involved with the missing scientist who created it and the villain, Jimmy Jangle.

This is the first book in The Fly Papers series.

Maori Language Week A week in  July; Te Wiki o te Reo

Arohatiate Reo – Cherish the language

Margaret Mahy is a New Zealand author who died during this week.  Margaret wrote hundreds of wonderful children’s books.

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