Library Blog: 11/10/2017

We have some more new books and these are sure to be flying off the shelves, so rush to the LIbrary and look for these on the New Books Stand!

Meg Cabot fans, look out for ‘Notebooks on a Middle-School Princess.’ The nation of Genovia gains a new resident - the self-effacing Olivia, aspiring wild-life artist, and who discovers she is the half-sister of Princess Mia Thermopolis!

Animal lovers and Michael Morpurgo fans will want to read ‘Little Foxes.’ Billy, who is bullied at school, finds comfort in playing down by the canal where he tries to protect a family of foxes.

If you are a fan of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider books then you won’t want to miss the new one, ‘Never Say Die’! Don’t forget if you are too late to borrow it this time, we can reserve it for you.

Teens, year 9 and above, prepare to have your hearts broken by ’We Come Apart’ a haunting novel about star-crossed lovers. An extraordinary, high-impact, emotionally devastating collaboration between two Carnegie winners. Could this be another winner? Mrs. Mason thinks so!

Another master story-teller, David Almond has produced a book of dark,powerful and moving short stories inspired by his childhood. ‘Half a Creature From the Sea’ is sure to be a winner!

‘Elin’s Air’ by new writer Emily Stanford is a historical novel which tells the story of a small community in North Wales, in the early 20th Century. There are wonderful descriptions of the Welsh landscape, the hard working life, and the effects of the Welsh revival as it swept across the country.

Suzanne Collins (author of ‘The Hunger Games’) has produced a new series which is sure to become as popular. ‘Gregor the Overlander’ is the first of the Underland Chronicles and follows the adventures of 11 year old Gregor when he follows his little sister through a grate into the dark Underland beneath the city of New York. Here humans live beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches and rats…

Two Quick Reads, ideal for dyslexic students, have just been added to stock:

‘Shadow Girl,’ by the well-known author, Sally Nicholls is a poignant story about children in foster care, with a supernatural twist!

Another by David Almond, ‘Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads’ is a powerful story about prejudice,intolerance and standing up to bullies, set in post-war Britain.

We have also added 2 new modern plays to our play script section (820 in the Information Section):

‘Lungs’ by Duncan Macmillan

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens

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