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This month's Library Top Picks

26 January 2018

Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? Our Library 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 Novice – Taran Matharu – suitable for all ages

“The Novice” is the first book in The Summoner Series. Originally self-published it only got published because the fans loved it so much. Enter a world of Dwarves, Elves, creatures from a different realm and lots of magic. Peasant Fletcher must rise to the occasion and decide where his loyalties lie in order to save Hominum. An action-packed fantasy novel that you won’t be able to put down!

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas – suitable for Year 9+

“The Hate U Give” or THUG as it’s affectionately known, is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. It follows Starr as she battles to balance her two lives: posh suburban school and living on a poor estate. Already an impossible task but throw a fatal police shooting into the mix and you have a gripping, challenging read!

The Dreamsnatcher – Abi Elphinstone – suitable for all ages

“The Dreamsnatcher” is the first of Abi Elphinstone’s books. We join Molly Pecksniff as she faces The Dreamsnatcher! Fated as the only one capable of fighting the evil magic, everything is at stake and Molly must face a world of secrets, magic and adventure. An action-packed, non-stop read, Abi Elphinstone’s debut novel won’t be your last!

The Loneliest Girl in the World - Lauren James - suitable for Year 9+

“The Loneliest Girl in the World” is an out of this world book! The first stand-alone book by Lauren James, we join Romy Silvers, the last remaining member of her ship’s crew, headed to Earth II to establish a second home for humanity. All alone for unknown reasons Romy’s only contact is the boy J that is travelling through space to join her mission. Full of suspense and unanswered questions, the tag line; “Sometimes, there's something worse than being alone...” could not be more accurate.

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