Our September order of new books from Lamont is in just in time for the holidays! There’s a range of genres to choose from with some exciting new books from authors we love, including Rhiannon Wilde, author of ‘Henry Hamlet’s Heart’ and Karen M. McManus, author of ‘One of Us is Lying’ and ‘Two Can Keep a Secret’.
Check out the book covers below:
We also have some new graphic novel versions of Shakespeare’s famous ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (studies in Year 10 General English) and ‘Macbeth’ (studied in Year 12 General English). These plays have been adapted by authors Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow, and brought to life through the visual talents of illustrators Jason Millet and Edu Rubio. The epic tragedies read just like your favourite films and are written and illustrated in ways that make these Shakespearean texts easy for everyone to understand, including dyslexia-friendly designs on every page. Each graphic novel includes pitch-perfect illustrations for presenting the tragic, the romantic, the comedic, the magical, as well as:
- snappy simplified text presenting Shakespeare’s themes clearly
- introductory materials to help set the scene and context of each well-known story
- heaps of extra material at the back to keep the learning and fun going, including an exploration of themes in the play, the language, Shakespeare’s inspirations, the publication and performance of the play in history, a time line of Shakespeare’s life and works, and much more!
These new books will be available for borrowing this week so keep an eye on the shelves and don’t forget to check the carousel on the OPAC to see what new copies have been added to the catalogue.