Wednesday, 27 June 2007

SubTxt07 launches this Friday

Our online competition for 13-17 year olds is happening again! And there's some great prizes too. You can register online from Friday night or at the Central Library launch party starting at 7pm - check out Beatrootz who will be performing live (more information)

Friday, 15 June 2007

In the pale grey light of a chilly June

Our new mysteries feature environmental activists, dramatic shoot-outs, world-weary PIs, lurking danger, an ancient mummy and horror that hides in quiet, rustic settings.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

From Pong to Oblivion, Arm-ball to Zooter

Is it running, surfing, swimming, football or the Rugby World Cup that excites you? Or perhaps in these wintry days you just want to learn about "the 50 greatest games of all time". There's something for (almost) everyone in the
recent picks.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

All Blacks go whitewater kayaking?

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand, the All Blacks, climate change, cultural relationships and classroom learning, contemporary New Zealand textile artists, great whitewater kayaking runs and the evolution of Maori carving in the 20th century are just a few of the subjects of this month's New Zealand recent picks.

Animal, vegetable, miracle

This month our cooking recent picks include... an informative book about food from American fiction writer Barbara Kingsolver, ideas for healthy cooking for kids, a new book from one of Australia's leading chefs (Neil Perry), pasta recipes to make a beginner cook feel like an expert, and The Desperate Housewives Cookbook.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

A host of women's travel adventures

Amazon imageThis month's Travel recent picks has something for everyone, ranging from adventures in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, staying put in Mallorca, horseriding around Argentina, cycling in South America and a round trip of New Zealand. There's also a short list of new travel guides, particularly in the Real City series (Rome, Paris, NYC etc).

Friday, 1 June 2007

Tap dancing penguins and curious chimpanzees

Amazon imageOur children's AV recent picks include Happy Feet (penguin movie extraordinaire!), a brand new Dora the Explorer, lullaby renditions of Led Zeppelin, a Monster House and more.