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YA Holiday Reads

Date Published: 23/03/2018

Holidays are meant for reading!  We’ve got plenty of recommendations for our YA readers to add to their holiday reading lists and to borrow in whatever format they prefer – book, ebook or audio – depending on availability. We have

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 20/03/2018

Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan is the perfect novel for readers aged 11-14 years who are looking for a feel-good, laugh-out-loud read about a loveable 15-year-old girl who has a passion for science and wants desperately to be an

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 20/03/2018

Living on Hope Street, by Turkish-Australian author Demet Divaroren, is a portrait of contemporary Australian urban life.  Everyone living on Hope Street in a multicultural Australia has a story, and their diversity is portrayed as a strength, not a threat.

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 11/03/2018

Missing by Sue Whiting is a contemporary middle-grade mystery novel for readers 12+yrs.  It has a challenging and inherently sad topic about ‘missing persons’ which has been sensitively written about so as to make it accessible for younger readers. They

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/03/2018

The Cruel Prince is the first novel in a new series The Folk of the Air and Holly Black fans will be delighted with this action-packed tale of magical intrigue.  Set in the world of Faerie amongst the fey, this

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A Book About Sporty Women

Date Published: 04/03/2018

Women in Sports : 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win, our inspiring Book of the Week for all ages, was written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky and highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from 1800s

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/03/2018

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan is a breathtakingly moving novel that bravely tackles the subject of capital punishment. Written in free verse, it is short but powerful and leaves the reader with big questions to ponder about such a debatable topic.

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A ‘wundrous’ Book of the Week for the Middle Years

Date Published: 26/02/2018

Step boldy and read this ‘wundrous’ new novel for the Middle Years. The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend is a an imaginative, quirky, charming, magical fantasy novel for Harry Potter fans. It’s an absolute treat to read and is

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 26/02/2018

Our YA Book of the Week is All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis.  It is the chilling story of a nightmarish dystopian future where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked once a person turns 15 years

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A Magical Adventure Story for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 18/02/2018

Our Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers is the highly original  magical adventure story The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty. This whimsically illustrated tale of elves, spellbinders, water sprites, extraordinary aunts and a young

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