Books of the week
Great for story-time (age 3+):
The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour. A gentle exploration of feelings for young and old alike.
For younger readers (age 8+):
Rules by Cynthia Lord
This 2007 Newbery Honor Book is a humorous and heartwarming debut about feeling different and finding acceptance.
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"---in order to head off David's embarrassing behaviors.
But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
For older readers (age 9+):
Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake (Jake Atlas 1) by Rob Lloyd Jones
When Jake's parents vanish, Jake and his sister team up with shady tomb robbers to find them in the Egyptian desert in this riveting page-turning adventure by award-winning author Rob Lloyd Jones. The Atlas family is in trouble: Jake hides an addiction to stealing; his twin sister, Pan, has to conceal her genius, for fear of bullies. The siblings can't stop fighting – with each other and with their parents, stuffy professors of Ancient History. But Jake's and Pan's lives take a dramatic turn the day they discover the truth about their boring mum and dad. When the family go to Cairo on holiday, and Jake and Pan's parents mysteriously vanish, it's up to the twins to find them. They team up with shady tomb robbers, master high-tech gadgets and locate a lost tomb in this story of a family that finds itself in the deserts of Egypt.
Explore My World Rainforests by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Drip, drop. Rain falls softly on the forest canopy. You peer into the mist. What wild creatures emerge? In this charming picture book, curious kids will learn all about the majesty of the rain forest, from jungle predators to colorful treetop birds to plants that thrive in this lush landscape.
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High School Library
We would like to wish all our Library users a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we would like to thank you all for your tremendous support over the first term in our new High School. Please feel free to come and borrow some books for holiday reading.