That lovely feeling you get when reading a brand new book! Be swept away into a whole new universe exploring the delights of fresh new titles that have dropped in 2022. Trending on Booktok and newly arrived books are located on the first display as you enter the library. Be sure to check these out next time you are in!
As a quick teaser, below are some of the many new titles we have added. #AHStimes20
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Junior Fiction Series
Danger at Dead Man’s Pass By Sam Sedgman & M.G Leonard Series Adventure on Trains #4 ADVENTURE Embark on a thrilling fourth adventure in the bestselling, prize-winning Adventures on Trains series – Danger in Dead Man’s Pass, as Harrison Beck investigates an ancient family curse high in the German mountains. (Goodreads)
Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murry Series Orphans of the Tide #1 MYSTERY & CRIME Inside the belly of a whale that washes in from the tide is a mysterious boy. The citizens of the city believe in an ancient myth that he’s ruled by the Enemy-the legendary god who drowned the whole world. Join Ellie as she tries to prove them all wrong. (Goodreads)
A New Knight By Sam Kerr Series Kicking Goals #2 DRAMA After a rough start, Sam Kerr settles in to playing soccer for the Knights. But there’s so much to learn – new rules and positions and strategies … Lately, it seems like soccer is the only thing she can think about.
Small Spaces By Katherine Arden Series Small Spaces #1 ADVENTURE An ancient curse robbed Gemma Fisher of everything that matters most—her friends, her family and the guy she loves. But now that she found the scroll that binds the curse, she finally has a chance to get her old life back. She just needs to destroy the scroll—but it’s not as easy as she hoped. GRAPHIC NOVELS
Camp by Kyla Miller Series A Click #2 GRAPHIC NOVEL A beautiful message to readers that although you can feel bad for a person you are not responsible for their happiness.
Séance Tea Party By Reimena Yee GRAPHIC NOVELAfter watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own, so when a tea party leads Lora to discovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house, they soon become best friends. (Goodreads) Can’t decide between Drama, Crime and Fantasy?
The Boy who made Everyone Laugh By Helen Rutter DRAMA Billy is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won’t let him speak? (Publisher)
The Ghost of Howlers Beach By Jackie French CRIME Jackie French is regarded as one of the most popular Australian children’s authors. This book is a lovely story of hope that crosses historical mystery / realistic fiction.
Wishyouwas – The tiny guardian of lost letters by Alexandra Page FANTASY A thrilling animal adventure filled with a magical underworld. This one is heart warming story showing the positives of kindness and generosity. PICTURE BOOKS
There is no big bad wolf in this story By Deborah Allwright, & Lou Carter The Big Bad Wolf is late. Again! The Three Little Pigs are grumpy, and Grandma is annoyed. But how is Wolf supposed to be in two stories at the same time? Wolf has had enough. There will be no more Big Bad Wolf in this story! (Publisher)
The River By Sally Morgan The River takes the reader on a journey of what their eyes can see and their ears can hear. See green ants crawling, hear frogs croaking, a goanna running, a fish splashing… Sally Morgan’s beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a unique, distinctive children’s picture book with global appeal. (Goodreads) Looking for a giggle?
Megamonster by David Williams COMEDY A fast paced book with lots of characters (comical voices will be a must for this one). Funny and engaging with lots of cheesy jokes!
Gangsta granny strikes again By David Williams COMEDY Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner and an international jewel thief known as The Black Cat. Follow the story World-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night and the clues point to none other than The Black Cat! But that’s impossible!
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