New Books for Primary – November 2012

The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – JEFF KINNEY

The wait is over! You can finally reply yes when your students ask if its available yet! Book 7 in the Wimpy Kid series has arrived!

In The Third Wheel, love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation. Then an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowly the odd mad out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.

The Dreadful Fluff – AARON BLABEY

Serenity Strainer was perfect.
But then she discovered something perfectly awful . . . 
The Dreadful Fluff!

From the award-winning author of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Sunday Chutney and The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon comes The Dreadful Fluff. The Dreadful Fluff has been released to rave reviews and much hilarity, with reports one teacher has already used this gorgeous picture book to bribe her class into behaving! There is a delightful book trailer for Aaron Blabey’s latest masterpiece, you can watch it by following the link in the title above.


Something is coming. Can you see?
It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be?
Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledygook!
It’s ripping up pages and eating a book!

This delightful picture book, co authored by Justine Clarke, (much loved Playschool presenter) is a lovely story for sharing with your Prep/ Grade 1-2 students about the magic of reading and the importance of book care. Perfect for libraries, the subtle messages in Gobbledygook are effortlessly conveyed and highly enjoyable. A must have for every library and classroom.

Ooh La La! Daizy Star – CATHY CASSIDY

Meet the one and only Daizy Star

Daizy is searching for a way to shine. Could the class trip to France help her find her hidden talent/ At least it’ll be an escape from the embarrassment of Dad’s latest nutty job – dressing up as a giant squirrel!

In Paris with her classmates, Daizy feels inspired – she’s going to be a famous artist! Will her star quality be spotted? Or will it be more splattered, splashed and muddied?

The fourth in the FAB series starring Daisy, with drawings by Cathy.

Where’s Wally?: The Anniversary Annual

The search for Wally begins…in a whole new way! Meet Wally and his friends, discover tremendous travelling tips from his fantastic journeys and create journals, postcards and maps from your own adventures. Full of stupefying searches and amazing activities, celebrate Wally’s 25th birthday in this Official Annual.

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