For the past 70 years the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has run the Book of the Year awards. The 2016 shortlist below, is aimed at Older Readers, like yourselves and all the titles ca…
For the past 70 years the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has run the Book of the Year awards. The 2016 shortlist below, is aimed at Older Readers, like yourselves and all the titles can be borrowed from our library.
To read the reviews of the short-listed books, simply click on the cover image. If you think you can guess which book will be the chosen as the winner, then leave us a reply at the bottom of the page before August 19 when it will be announced.
So far, our personal favourite is A single stone by Meg McKinlay. This is a unique dystopian novel set deep underground in a world that has forgotten the surface. Its female protagonist Jena, struggles to recapture this knowledge and escape the confines of her world.
|The Flywheel||Erin Gough||F GOU|
|The Pause||John Larkin||F LAR|
|Freedom Ride||Sue Lawson||F LAW|
|A Single Stone||Meg McKinlay||F MCK|
|Inbetween Days||Vikki Wakefield||F WAK|
|Cloudwish||Fiona Wood||F WOO|
Welcome to our second Library Lovers’ List, containing our latest fiction. We have created a display in the library which includes these novels. Students can also request a reservation via email at…
Welcome to our second Library Lovers’ List, containing our latest fiction. We have created a display in the library which includes these novels. Students can also request a reservation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any novel on display can be borrowed.
This week our first Staff Pick is Not if I see you first by Eric Lindstrom. At first sight you might be thinking that this book is just another incarnation of Fault in our stars. Our two lovers or in this case ex-lovers are Parker and Scott. Parker who happens to be blind has made herself a set of rules to survive the pain of being hurt in relationships. Gradually Parker learns that there is more to Scott’s story and her rules can be broken. What makes these characters so refreshing is their all too human flaws. If you are interested in books about various types of disabilities then Disabilities in Kid Lit is an excellent review site.
For senior students our second choice is The Winter Witch. This book is a historical romance with supernatural themes. We explore the growing relationship of newlyweds Morgana and Cai as they face the suspicions of the local villagers. In many ways this book harks back to the works of the Bronte sisters, think Wuthering heights. Paula Brackston is a fine writer with a good grasp of language and characterization.
From the library staff
|Where the Red Fern Grows||Rawls, Wilson||Animals||F RAW|
|Turning pointes||Freedman, Emma||School||F FRE|
|Boy X||Smith, Dan||Spy||F SMI|
|The reluctant jillaroo||Delaney, Kaz||Animals||F DEL|
|The winter witch||Brackston, Paula||Historical||F BRA|
|Everything but the truth : an If only novel||Hubbard, Mandy||Romance||F HUB|
|Not if I see you first||Lindstrom, Eric||Friendship||F LIN|
Every week at MSM Library we provide you with a list of our latest new fiction. For the first time, this list is available to you here at “Between the Pages.” As you can see, it covers a wide range…
Every week at MSM Library we provide you with a list of our latest new fiction. For the first time, this list is available to you here at “Between the Pages.” As you can see, it covers a wide range of genres. As a student of MSM you can email us at email@example.com if you want to place a hold on any of these titles, or you can visit us in person, to borrow out the title of your choice.
Our first Staff pick from this week’s offerings is Dorothy must die by D M Paige. Not since Wicked by Gregory Maguire has there been such a wonderful take on the Wizard of OZ. Amy Gumm takes us on a journey into an OZ that is at once familiar and strangely twisted. She finds herself questioning all her assumptions about who is good and who is evil. Amy becomes convinced Dorothy must die!
Our second choice, Al Capone does my shirts is told from the perspective of Moose, a boy whose father has become a prison guard at Alcatraz where they send the worst villains. He lives on the island with his family, including a little sister called Natalie who struggles with autism. It all spells trouble in a story that will make you laugh and cry. You may also like learning about life in 1930’s America during the Great Depression.
Thank you from the library staff
|Al Capone does my shirts (bk 1)||Choldenko, Gennifer||Comedy|
|Flirty dancing : Ladybirds (bk 1)||McLachlan, Jenny||Romance|
|Conquest : Chronicles of the invaders (bk 1)||Connolly, John Ridyard, Jennifer||Science Fiction|
|The siren||Cass, Kiera||Fantasy|
|Dorothy must die (bk 1)||Paige, D.M||Fantasy|
|A different kind of daughter||Toorpakai, Maria||Biography|
|Radio silence||Oseman, Alice||Friendship|