All About Books Autumn 2020

The new All About Books for Autumn 2020 can be downloaded above. 

The new reading suggestions guide has been revamped after survey results from readers in our last Summer edition, there is more short descriptions of books, more young adult and more pages. There are so many amazing books coming out this March, April and May for adults and young adults in a diverse range of genres and subjects – there is sure to be something for everyone.

There are two books in particular that I want to mention as they were left out of the guide when our author talk program was suspended recently.

The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham (March 3) is a moving debut by a talented new storyteller.

Growing up can feel like a death sentence.
Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn’t really know.
Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a glance.
Everything changes with the return of Vince, a boy who became a legend after he was hauled away in handcuffs at fourteen.
Sonny and Vince used to be childhood friends. But with all that happened in-between, childhood seems so long ago. It will take two years of juvie, an inebriated grandmother and a porn stash for them to meet again.

Gathering Dark by Candice Fox (March 31) is her new thriller, set in Los Angeles, introducing a new – and decidedly unconventional – team of ‘detectives’.

A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop.
Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope.
Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean to win back custody of her son. But when her former cellmate begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line.
Joined by LA’s most feared underworld figure, the crew of criminals bring outlaw tactics to the search. Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. 
It’s been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for the cold-blooded murder of her neighbour. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor and her friends early one morning she expects abuse, maybe even violence.
What comes instead is a plea for help.

Out of the Box – New Arrivals – February 2020

February was certainly a busy month in the library. Homework help is in full swing, our Summer Reading programs have finished and our delivery table was stacked with boxes and boxes of new material!

Below is a small snapshot of what arrived on the shelves in February. Have fun exploring!


American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead by Karen Lee Street

Perfect Crime by Helen Fields

The Devil Inside by David Hicks

The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

Motherwhelmed by Anniki Sommerville

Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

The Foundling by Stacey Halls

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Out of the Box – January 2020

Well! That’s the first month over for 2020.

How quickly time goes when you are unpacking the great wall of boxes containing new library material. Just when our Collection Management Team seem to make a gap, the door bell rings and in comes a new delivery! Somehow it never seems to stop, but that’s what it takes to keep new material coming in on a regular basis.

Have fun exploring!


Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hilbbert

Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Chrisopher

The Bucklet List by Georgia Clark

The Captain and the Glory by Dave Eggers

A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

Darkness for Light by Emma Viskic

One Fatal Mistake by Tom Hunt

Return to Stringybark Creek by Karly Lane

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley

The Second Life of Nathan Jones by David Atkinson

Under Occupation by Alan Furst

Josephine’s Garden by Stephanie Parkyn

How to Play Dead by Jacqueline Ward


Barefoot Pilgrimage by Andrea Corr

Antarctica’s Lost Aviator by Jeff Maynard

The Lost Boys: untold stories of the under-age soldiers who fought in the First World War by Paul Byrnes

The Incomplete Book of Running by Peter Sagal

The Resilience Project Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness by Hugh van Cuylenburg

Concrete Creations: 45 easy-to-make gifts and accessories by Marion Dawidowski

Find My Voice by Nadiya Hussain

Geoffrey Blainey: writer, historian, controversalist by Richard Allsop

Hearing Maud: a journey for a voice by Jessica White

Batch Cooking: prep and cook your weeknight dinners in less than 2 hours by Keda Black

Zakka Home: 19 modern & stylish projects for your home by Sedef Imer

Individual: inspiration for creating a home that is uniquely your own by Jessica Bellef


Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (Junior Fiction)

Darkstalker by Tui Sutherland (Junior Fiction)

Uki and the Outcasts by Kieran Larwood (J LARW)

Sugar and Spice by Sarah Mlynowski (Junior Fiction)

An Owl Called Star by Helen Peters (Junior Fiction)

Clementine Rose and the Best News Yet by Jacqueline Harvey (Junior Fiction)

The Great Escape by Anh Do (Junior Fiction)

The Last Human by Lee Bacon (Junior Fiction)

Jurassica: a beginner’s field guide by Lance Balchin

Mountain by Anthony William, Food Webs Series (Junior Non-Fiction)


Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons

The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne

Being You: a girl’s guide to mindfulness by Catharine Hannay

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Fugly by Claire Waller

The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand


Good Omens, season 1

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Seachange, season 4

Star Trek Discovery, season 2

Extra Ordinary

The Nightingale

Can You Keep a Secret

Jarhead: Law of Return

It: Chapter 2

Rory’s Way

Flack, season 1

Travel Guides

In our latest YouTube video Nisa talks about some of the great new travel guides we’ve added to our collection over Summer.

We’ve recently updated our travel guide collection with the latest editions, so why not drop in, have a look and borrow a book or two. Maybe start planning that trip you have been thinking about!

Lonely Planet

Bradt Travel Guides

Eyewitness Travel Guides

Insight Guides

Out of the Box – December

A snapshot of some of the great new items we unpacked in December.

Reserve your favourite now!


A Girl Called Genghis Khan by Michelle Lord (Picture Book) – RED-L

Hello, New Zealand by Megan McKean (Picture Book) – RED-M

I’m Actually Really Grown-up Now by Maisie Paradise Shearring (Picture Book) – YELLOW-S

Roald Dahl’s Beastly Brutes & Heroic Human Beans

David Bowie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Junior Non-Fiction)

All I Want for Christmas (DVD) 

Daisy at the Beach by Anna Holly – EJ DAIS

The Ant and the Grasshopper by Susanna Davidson – EJ USBO

The Immortal Jellyfish by Sang Miao (Picture Book) – RED-M

Just Because by Mac Barnett – (Picture Book) – YELLOW-B

Waiting for Wolf by Sandra Dieckmann (Picture Book – RED-D

Charmed by Jen Calonita – J CALO

Twas the Fart Before Christmas by Adam Wallace (Picture Book) – YELLOW-W


Serpent in the Heather by Kay Kenyon

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum


Her Last Promise by Kathryn Hughes – CDT HUGH

Christmas in Peppercorn Street by Anna Jacobs – CDT JACO

Blood in Eden by Peter Tremayne – CDT TREM

The Body on the Train by Frances Brody – CDT BROD


Camino Skies 

Christmas Around the Corner

Das Boot – Season 1

Father Brown – Season 7 

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 15

Surviving Christmas


Late Night