By David Ouimet
“When I read there is a world beneath my branches” A gorgeous little book about a young girl whose anxiety and introversion make her feel uncomfortable and struggle to communicate. The girl finds comfort and peace through reading and help to know that she will find her voice and be heard. An important message for introverts to hear: it is OK to be quiet.
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By Dianne Wolfer
This story is the adventures of a tiny dog born on a cattle station in Western Australia during World War II. The dog passes from person to person but longs to be reunited with his owner – Elsie. Historical fiction for animal lovers!
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This is a book about a dinosaur named Bolivar who lives in New York. Nobody ever notices him because they are far too busy to notice him…until a little girl living next door named Sybil notices. Bolivar is a good book because there are lots of funny twists and you can never really be sure what to expect! I recommend this book to all children! I think the message of this book is that we should probably take notice of things more than we do because were all so busy with our phones and devices that we should just look at the simple but beautiful things around us in life. – Sebastian, 10 years old.
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The UK’s fastest growing children’s author writes hilarious stories that feature unforgettable characters such as Mr Stink and Gangtsa Granny. Great for the kids and the young at heart.
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Reading a Roald Dahl book is a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. When looking for role models for children, it is hard to find better than Matilda, Charlie (and his chocolate factory), Danny (the champion of the world) or James (and his giant peach). I remember reading them as a child and even now I would count Fantastic Mr. Fox as one of my all-time favourite stories. Adults might want to seek out some of his adult fiction and autobiographical works. Totally different but equally enjoyable.
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Fans of Harry Potter will love this new series of books by Australian author Jessica Townsend.
Morrigan Crow has been told she is cursed from the day she was born and doomed to die on her 11th birthday. But, with the help of a mysterious man called Jupiter North, she escapes her fate and is transported to a magical city called Nevermoor. Though there is one thing, to stay she has to pass a series of trials against hundreds of other children.
A stunning debut, and the beginning of a magical adventure. We can’t wait for the next installment.
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