Out of the Box – December

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

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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

All About Books – Summer 2020

The latest edition of our reading suggestions guide for adults and teens is now out for Summer 2020. It has an amazing array of books that are being published over the next 3 months in a variety of genres and subjects – there is sure to be something for everyone. Pick up your FREE copy at any of our Library branches or click the cover to download. Each book cover in the guide contains a one-click link to our Library Catalogue for easy reservations. Why not quick link your copy even before it is published!

We are also asking for feedback about the format and contents of All About Books via a short survey in order to help us make the booklet even better. You have until Sunday 15 March 2020 to complete the survey and you can go into the draw for a chance to win a $30 book pack prize – just for having your say. The survey can be completed here or ask Library Staff for a paper copy.

Don’t forget that the All About Books – Kids edition for 0-5 year olds is also out and available at any of our Libraries. It has a range of suggested books to read as well as many fun puzzles.

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

All About Books – Winter 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books. As usual the guide is packed full of an amazing selection of books being published over the next 3 months in addition to the popular staff picks section. There is something for everyone no matter there reading tastes or interests.

Pick up your FREE copy of the guide at any one of our library branches or download it now for those on the go – just click on the cover above.Each cover or title in the guide has a link to our library catalogue to make reserving your copy even quicker and easier – why not reserve the book before it is event published!
Stay tuned for our inaugural kids edition of the guide which will be available soon.

All About Books – Autumn 2019

Our latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books is now here! It is full of a selection of some of the best books being published in the next three months.
There is a little something for everyone from adults to teens to children, for those who like their fiction to those that prefer non fiction. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming Author Talk events in April & May.
Pick up your FREE copy at any of the City Of Parramatta Libraries or download it now (just click on the cover).