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Library: 22 May 2017

22 May 2017

The Kinokuniya on-campus book sale is returning! … We also have some recommended “Books of the Week” to provide a bit of escape from the busy school week.

 

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Kinokuniya Book Sale

Kinokuniya is coming back! From Monday 12th June until Friday 15th June they will be here from 7.30am until 4pm every day! Perfect opportunity to buy some summer reading!

Normally we combine the sale with our very own used book-sale. Unfortunately, due to the preparations for the new High School site we are unable to organise it for this term but it will definitely be back in Term 1!

Books of the Week

Early Years: The Quentin Blake Treasury
By: Quentin Blake

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A perfect book for bedtime reading!

"The Quentin Blake Treasury" contains: "All Join In"; "Quentin Blake's Nursery Rhyme Book"; "Patrick"; "Angelica Sprocket's Pockets"; "Mister Magnolia"; "Quentin Blake's ABC"; "Cockatoos"; "Angel Pavement"; and "Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road". Meet Mister Magnolia, with only one boot! Peer into "Angelica Sprocket's Pockets"! Set off with "Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road", be whisked away by the music of the extraordinary Patrick and soar into the air on the wings of Angel Pavement. Discover the crazy counting of the mischievous Cockatoos and the most enjoyable alphabet ever in "Quentin Blake's ABC". And finally, join in at the top of your voice with the verse and songs of "Quentin Blake's Nursery Rhyme Book" and "All Join In"! From Quentin's very first picture book to his most recent adventures, this collection spans and celebrates his astonishing career. There's inspiration and exuberance, wit and wonder, joy and jollity to be found within these page!

Primary Fiction:

We have some great chapter book series for beginning readers in the library! The first example is the Secret Agent Jack Stalwart’s series (by Elizabeth Singer Hunt) (suitable for age 6+)! Jack’s adventures take you around the world in these full of action packed stories!

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart

The second example, suitable from age 5+, is the Greetings from Somewhere series (by Harper Paris)! These books combine mystery and adventure in far-off places, by the siblings Ethan and Ella.

Greetings from Somewhere
 

Primary Non-Fiction (9+): Mediaeval Life (Eyewitness Guides)
By: Andrew Langley

Mediaeval Life (Eyewitness Guides)

This title allows readers to discover what life was like in medieval Europe, from life on a country manor to the crowded streets of a developing town. On each spread a colour photograph shows objects in close-up detail.

High School Fiction (13+): This is Our Story
By: Ashley Elston

This is Our Story

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino's senior year internship at the District Attorney's Office isn't exactly glamorous-more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys' case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won't let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone-the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot-she realizes that nothing about the case-or the boys-is what it seems. Grant wasn't who she thought he was, and neither is Stone's prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all-and if Kate doesn't uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line including her own.
 

Book cover and review source: Amazon.com

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