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!

ADULT FICTION

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 – December

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

Reserve your favourite now!

FOR CHILDREN

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

ADULT FICTION

Serpent in the Heather by Kay Kenyon

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

TALKING BOOKS

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

MOVIES & TV

Camino Skies 

Christmas Around the Corner

Das Boot – Season 1

Father Brown – Season 7 

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 15

Surviving Christmas

Booksmart

Late Night

Out of the Box – September!

I can’t believe September is over. Time seems to fly here at the Library!

Below is a small snapshot of what arrived on the Library’s shelves in the last month!

Hope you find something to tempt you from our newly arrived items.

FICTION

Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

The Farm by Joanne Ramos

No Place to Hide by John Davage

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie

NON-FICTION

Winning for Women: A Personal Story by Lola Mathews

Slow Cooker Family Favourites by Paulene Christie

Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Shapeshifters: A History by John B. Kachuba

The Revolutionary Art of Changing Your Heart: The Essential Guide to Recharing Your Relationship by Andrew Fuller

The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy by Erica Layne

FOR CHILDREN

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers (Junior Fiction)

Bear Adventure by Anthony McGowan (Junior Fiction)

Bee-n-Bee Vacation by C.M. Potter (Easy Junior)

Christmas is Here! by Charles M. Schulz

Meteors by Melissa Stewart

Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens

The Little Town of Marrowville by John Robertson

Are Coconuts More Dangerous Than Sharks? by Guy Campbell

YOUNG ADULT

MUSIC AND DVDS

Can’t Say I Ain’t Country (CD)

Disney Sing Your Heart Out (CD)

Run Home Slow (CD)

Late Night Feelings (CD)

Thomas & Friends: Monkey Trouble (Children’s DVD)

Barbie: Dreamtopia – Sparkle Princess (Children’s DVD)

Now 2019: Vol 1 (CD)

Fighting With My Family (DVD)

Pet Semetary (DVD)

Thunder Road (DVD)

The Hustle (DVD)

Out of the Box – July 2019

We are now officially half way through the year, hard to believe isn’t it? And the Library has already added thousands of new items to its collection.

Are you aware that if the library doesn’t have a book you want to read, there are two ways for you to request it –

For new material, (items published within the last 2 years) fill out the Suggestions for Purchase Form, or ask Library staff for help. If the book is available and fits in with our collection guidelines we will purchase a copy and place hold on it for you.

For material older than 2 years, City of Parramatta Libraries offers an Inter Library Loan Service. Where for a small non-refundable fee, (each item) we will search and see if we can locate the item and borrow it from another library service. for full guidelines and to fill in the online form click HERE.

Below is a small snapshot of what arrived on the Library’s shelves in July!

TALKING BOOKS

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Trails in the Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman. We also purchased the, ebook, eAudio and hard copies. Book 7 in the Woody Creek series; which fans of Australian fiction will find hard to put down in any format. The Audio versions are particularly enjoyable!

FICTION

A Bond Undone by Jin Yong

Breathless by Helen Hardt

Devi’s Lair by Sarah Barrie

The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

Fabulous Lives by Bindy Pritchard

Losing the Plot by Elizabeth Coleman

Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern

The Ruthless by Peter Newman

The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman

The Yield by Tara June Winch

YOUNG ADULT

Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans

The Deceiver’s Heart by Jennifer Nielsen

No Place Like Here by Christina June

The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe

Out of my Mind by Sharon M Draper

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

Teen Titans Raven by Kami Garcia (Graphic Novel)

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair

The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren

NON FICTION

The Courage to be Happy: true contentment is within your power by Ichiro Kishimi

Everyday Resilience by Michelle Mitchell

See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Mandatory Murder by Steven Schubert

The Last Unknowns by John Brockman

Before I Forget by Geoffrey Blainey

Blue Sky Mind by Ian Gawler

Jumping off the Hamster Wheel by Jamie Cunningham

The Fast 800 Recipe Book by Claire Bailey

Wabi Sabi Home by Mark Bailey

Lunch Box Express by George Georgievski

FOR KIDS!

Grandma Dangerous and the Toe of Treachery by Kita Mitchell (Junior Fiction)

You Won’t Believe This by Adam Baron (Junior Fiction)

Help! I Smell a Monster by Justin Davies (Junior Fiction)

Life Cycles. Egg to Butterfly by Rachel Tonkin (Non Fiction)

Investigating Magnets by Jacqui Bailey (Non Fiction)

The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams ( Junior Fiction)

Kids Can Code! Fun Ways to Learn Computer Programming by Ian Garland