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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/02/2018

Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell will particularly resonate with readers in their last year of high school who are experiencing confusion and the pressure of expectations as they begin moving to a new phase in life.  Addie shows them in

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A Cautionary Tale for YA Readers

Date Published: 29/01/2018

Our YA Book of the Week, My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of life for teens living in the digital age where trolling and public shaming on social media platforms illustrate

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 19/01/2018

Middle Years’ readers will laugh out loud at Shaun Micallef’s Tales from a Tall Forest, a riotously funny retelling of some of your favourite fairytale adventures. Enjoy the highly-entertaining stories and marvel at Jonathan Bentley’s brilliant black and white illustrations

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/01/2018

Our first YA book recommendation for the year is Wreck by Fleur Ferris. It’s a fast paced murder mystery thriller set in Australia.  A heart-pumping easy read, this will appeal to our YA readers who love suspense and will send

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Holiday Reads for Grown-Ups

Date Published: 28/11/2017

If you love crime fiction and page turners, then put these novels on your holiday reading list.  Emerging Australian crime fiction writers have produced award winning, high octane, debut novels and their sequels which will keep you on the edge

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Holiday Reading for YA Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

There’s plenty on the shelves and in ebook and audio book formats to tempt our YA and Senior Fiction readers to borrow for their holiday reads. We’ve chosen some for you that will make you think, let you walk a mile

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is his new, long awaited YA novel and is a thoughtful look at adolescent mental illness based on his own lived experience. It’s an honest and, at times, terrifying read for both

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 30/10/2017

Wimmera by Melbourne writer Mark Brandi was awarded the prestigious 2016 UK Debut Dagger Award for crime writing. Published in Australia in 2017, it tells the story of two childhood friends growing up in Victoria in the 1980s. A chilling

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 21/10/2017

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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 16/10/2017

It’s finally arrived! We’ve all been waiting for Jane Harper’s Force of Nature which continues the story of the likeable Federal Agent Aaron Falk. You won’t be disappointed. This is crime writing at its best taking the reader to another

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