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!
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!
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!
Here Are the Library Team’s Top 5 Recommendations! The Nancys by RWR McDonald Funny, dark and above all, heart-warming, The Nancys is a murder mystery set in a small New Zealand town with 11-year-old Tippy Chan as its protagonist. Tippy loves her uncle's old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones where Nancy was sixteen years … Continue reading What’s New in November!
Still looking for something to read? Here we have Mrs Paterson's picks! You'll recognise themes of survival, power, and destiny running through all these books. The characters in these stories overcome fear, learn the importance of curiosity, and the search for truth. His Dark Materials trilogy Philip Pullman Not long after Lyra Belacqua witnesses a … Continue reading Mrs Paterson’s picks