The latest top 10 reads for September 2018 are here, as selected by Library Staff around Australia. Find something for everyone with some old favorite authors and some new ones. Why not reserve your copy now.
To lose one husband maybe regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like murder.
In New South Wales in 1888, Louisa Collins was sentenced to hang after being tried multiple times for the alleged murders of her two husbands. The testimony of her young daughter helped to decide her fate.
This clever andcompelling novel recreates Louisa’s time in her Darlinghurst prison cell as shereflects on her life and on the grief and loss that delivered her to thisplace. Despite difficult marriages, financial hardship and the deaths ofseveral children, she remains resilient and determined to have her ownidentity.
But as she faces her final days,will Louisa confess to her crimes? Or is an innocent woman about to be hanged?
Welcome to the latest edition, Spring 2018, of our reading suggestions guide – All About Books. It is full of reading ideas for all ages with a selection of the most interesting and exciting reads to be published over the next 3 months. Pick up your FREE copy in one of our City of Parramatta Libraries or click on the cover to download now. We hope you enjoy our selections and happy reading!
Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia, and was created in 1945 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, a not for profit organization that strives to promote the best in Australian literature for kids and teens. The theme for this year was Find your Treasure.
Wondering how to get your child to read more? Better Reading have released their Top 50 reads of 2018 for kids as voted for by the Australian public. These books are adored by many children so why not suggest them to you reluctunt reader? Some of them are available in Audio format so you can even listen to them on the way to school and soccer practice!
The Top 10 are featured below and include some old favourites and some new releases. See Full List – the Library has the majority of titles available for reservation now.
Top 10 Kid’s Books:
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Faraway Tree Series by Enid Blyton
Alice Miranda Series by Jacqueline harvey
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Kensy & Max: Breaking News by Jacqueline Harvey
BFG by Roald Dahl
Charlotte’s Web by EB White
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Another wonderful selection of newly published books for August, as chosen by Library staff around Australia. A mixture of fantasy, fiction, true crime, a memoir an more. Why not finish off Winter by reading one this month?
The spooky atmosphere of Stranger Things meets Northern Lights in this dark and magical fantasy adventure. Fifteen years ago, Jane Doe and her father arrived on the steps of the Manor, the entrance to a dangerous labyrinth connecting the island of Bluehaven to many other worlds. That was the same night the earthquakes started.
Jane and her silent, troubled father John have been feared and despised ever since. When the strongest quake yet strikes and John disappears back into the Manor, Jane embarks on a perilous adventure to find her father and save her world from destruction.