We have recently created a permanent Library Lovers’ display in the centre of the library, including this week’s highlighted books. We hope that this will increase the borrowing of our latest releases.
Our Junior Fiction Staff Pick is The BFG by the renowned author Roald Dahl. This is a splendiferous book full of whizz-popping word play. Sophie is an inquisitive child who is spirited away from her orphanage by the BFG or Big Friendly Giant. After getting used to her strange new environment, Sophie sets about foiling the evil of the more unfriendly giants in giant country. There is plenty of adventure, fun and pure imagination to be had in this classic Dahl book.
Our second top choice is When Michael met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Randa is well known for tackling issues of racism in Australian society and she has visited this territory again. Just as Romeo and Juliette where separated by the prejudices of their families so Michael and Mina find themselves on opposite sides of the race debate. Can Michael broaden his mind and accept Mina who fled Afghanistan as a refugee and will this alienate him from his parents? This book is right up to the minute as far as exploring issues affecting Australia. You may like to read this interview with Randa who is an ambassador for the Stella Prize.
|The BFG||Dahl, Roald||Fantasy||F DAH|
|When Michael met Mina||Abdel-Fattah, Randa||Relationship||F ABD|
|The OMG blog||McCombie, Karen||Friendship||F MCC|
|Ties that bind, ties that break||Namioka, Lensey||Family||F NAM|
|Caramel hearts||Murray, E.R||Family||F MUR|
|Fragile minds||Seeber, Claire||Suspence||F SEE|
|After you||Moyes, Jojo||Romance||F MOY|