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Librarian's Top Picks

16 February 2018

Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres, new or old, and are hand-picked by the librarian to pique your interest. The best bit is they are all available in the school library.

The Wolf Wilder - Katherine Rundell - Suitable for all

“The Wolf Wilder” is the unusual tale of a mother daughter duo who un-tame wolves. After being tamed and fattened up by the richest in the country, these wolves are abandoned on the whims of their owners, left to fend for themselves with nothing more than the instincts of a puppy. As the powers that be chase down our heroine, it’s up to her and her wolves to stand up to the Duke and save the day. The perfect book for anyone looking for a quirky adventure!

Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick - suitable for Year 9+

“Nothing to Envy” is Demick’s second book, written after seven years of interviews with defectors. Exposing the secret and mysterious North Korea, long before Kim Jong-un’s ascension to power. It tells the story of those who risked their lives to flee the North Korean country, why they left and what their life was like under the harsh rule of Kim Jong-Il and Kim Il-Sung. A must-read for anyone who loves non-fiction or real life stories.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness - suitable for Year 9+

“The Rest of Us Just Live Here” is a funny, parody from an amazing author. Ever wondered what happened to the other students at the school in Twilight? Or why they never seem to join in with the adventures despite seeing it all first hand? This book answers those questions, telling the story of the students left behind by the adventures. With a recap of the ‘other story’ at the start of every chapter this book follows the ordinary characters and all that can happen to them too! Suitable for anyone wanting a clever, witty book!

How to Train your Dragon - Cressida Cowell – suitable for all

"How to Train your Dragon” tells the story of unconventional Viking Hiccup, son of the chief and tribe-wide disappointment. Wimpy, sensitive and thoughtful, Hiccup is everything his tribe is not. Fighting dragons is their daily lives and there’s no convincing them otherwise! But Hiccup’s differences may just end up saving the village from total destruction. The book and film versions are not entirely the same so it is still worth reading!

 

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