Here Are the Library Team’s Top 6 Recommendations (big month!) A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird This is both a heart-warming and heart-breaking story that asks: Can we change the past? If not, can we change how we handle it? If you could, what would you tell your younger self? What would … Continue reading What’s New in January (Welcome back!)
Crispin : the cross of lead by Avi In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old peasant boy, who thought he had little to lose, finds himself with even less. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf's head," meaning that anyone can kill him on sight. "Asta's son" learns from … Continue reading Must Read Historical Fiction!
The Peter Grant Series by Ben Aaronovitch The Peter Grant series (alternatively, the Rivers of London series) is a series of urban fantasy novels by English author Ben Aaronovitch. The series centres on the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the Metropolitan Police; who, following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, is recruited … Continue reading Must Read Fantasy Series
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer The Land of Stories is a series of adventure and fantasy books written by American author, actor and singer Chris Colfer. The series follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairy tales! However they soon realise that … Continue reading Must Read Fantasy Series for Yrs 7-9!
Darkside by Tom Becker Your home's been attacked. Your dad's in an asylum. You're running for your life. And there's nowhere to hide. You've stumbled on the city's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting. Darkside is ruled by Jack the Ripper's children - a place where nightmares walk the streets. You think you're … Continue reading Must Read Horror for Yrs7-9!
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. In a series of colourful villas, the Durrells give … Continue reading Must Read Biography
So, you've been advised to "read the classics". But what does that mean? The author is dead? It was published before 1900? Although there is much debate over which books should be considered classics, there is general consensus about what makes a classic. "A classic usually expresses some enduring quality, be it an expression of life, … Continue reading Must Read Classics!
When the much anticipated December-January issue of Delicious arrived, the librarycook was faced with a dilemma. The issue positively bulged with scrumptious this and delectable that. But there was a problem. Most of the "Bumper Christmas Issue" recipes were aimed at the Christmas cook. Or, at the very least, at those planning a summer of … Continue reading Gingering up December
By Ethan Lambert Year 12 When doing research on the movie, Boyhood, I found out that it was filmed over a period of 12 years which was very interesting to me. The movie depicts a story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason. It follows him as … Continue reading Time lapse study of a boy worth watching
Here Are the Library Team’s Top 5 Recommendations! The Binding by Bridget Collins Historical fantasy/magical realism is not a genre this reviewer usually gravitates towards, however I love stories about books, and more importantly, I love a good original yarn. The idea of taking memories from your mind and binding them into books is both … Continue reading What’s New in December!