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4 YA extracts to shake things up this weekend

July 20, 2018

Whisper by Lynette Noni – Start reading now Jane Doe or Subject Six-Eight-Four, hasn’t spoken a word since she entered Lengard, a secret government facility for people with special abilities. After enduring a gruelling daily regime of psychological assessments, physical training sessions and thinly veiled torture, Jane can barely remember what life was like before she […] - Read more


Princess Brave: Read an extract from The Royal Ranger: The Red Fox Clan by John Flanagan

July 17, 2018

Start reading now The Red Fox Clan is the second book in The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger series and it continues to deliver with an exciting and unpredictable plot that leaves you guessing until the end. Under the tutelage of Will Treaty, Princess Madelyn or Maddie, is an unlikely Rangers Apprentice. Will is a highly skilled […] - Read more


Enthralling, Exciting Storytelling: Review The Royal Ranger: The Red Fox Clan by John Flanagan

Many of you will be familiar with acclaimed Australian author John Flanagan and his best-selling Ranger’s Apprentice series. The Red Fox Clan is the second book in The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger series and it continues to deliver with an exciting and unpredictable plot that leaves you guessing until the end. Under the tutelage of Will […] - Read more

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Audio books for all ages

July 13, 2018

Sharing an audio book with your child or teen, can be one of the most rewarding ways to spend time together. These July releases will point you in the right direction. Funny Kid: Prank Wars #3 by Matt Stanton | read by Matt Stanton For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kidand Tom Gates, Funny […] - Read more


Life and Death Beyond Scythe: Read an extract from Thunderhead the sequel to Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Start reading now (Spoiler Alert – If you haven’t read Scythe yet you may want to read this extract when you have.) The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It’s a perfect system – until it […] - Read more


Dark, Thrilling Sci-Fi: Review of Scythe by Neal Shusterman

July 10, 2018

  In the perfect sci-fi world of Scythe everything is controlled, including death. Disease and natural disaster have been overcome and the human population lives in harmony with one another. The Thunderhead controls everything that occurs in the human world using strategically placed cameras that survey all that takes place in public spaces and accesses […] - Read more


The New Hunger Games: Read an extract from Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Start reading now In the perfect sci-fi world of Scythe everything is controlled, including death. Disease and natural disaster have been overcome and the human population lives in harmony with one another. The Thunderhead controls everything that occurs in the human world using strategically placed cameras that survey all that takes place in public spaces […] - Read more


Go For It!: Read an extract from You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed

July 9, 2018

Start reading now You Are Awesome is a fantastic book all about helping kids turn dreams into something they can really achieve. And who doesn’t want to be awesome? Author Matthew Syed has filled this wonderful ‘how to’ book with strategies, hints and tips on changing your mind set and overcoming fears and anxieties to fulfil […] - Read more


Helping Kids Achieve Their Dreams: Review You are Awesome by Matthew Syed

You Are Awesome is a fantastic book all about helping kids turn dreams into something they can really achieve. And who doesn’t want to be awesome? Author Matthew Syed has filled this wonderful ‘how to’ book with strategies, hints and tips on changing your mind set and overcoming fears and anxieties to fulfil your potential. His […] - Read more


New Footy Series Aims to Tempt Reluctant Readers

July 3, 2018

Champion Charlies author Adrian Beck talks about his favourite reads as a child and his hope that his new series will tempt reluctant readers. Words| Adrian Beck As a kid I went through ups and downs with my reading. My mum and grandfather were very encouraging but there were times I struggled to read regularly. […] - Read more