Holiday Reading Dec 2017

Some of the new books in the Potter library for Christmas Holiday reading.  1917 – Kelly Gardiner ‘The German planes patrolled in hunting squads. They flew fast fighting craft streaking across the sky in tight formation. The greatest of them was the Red Baron, the deadliest ace on the Front. He’d shot down twenty-one of…

ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE PHOTO BOOTH

21ST AUGUST 2017 The All Hallows’ Libraries are celebrating book week this week with a number of activities during lunchtime and before school. In the Potter Library we have a photo booth set up for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  with props from places around the world for the students to “escape”.   McAuley Library has…

NEW BOOK SERIES POTTER LIBRARY

Consider by Kristy Acevedo (Holo, Book 1) As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on…

BOOKS TO MOVIES 4

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming……

Most popular E books October 2016

The merchant of Venice edited by William Baker and Brian Vickers.  (2005) The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to…

New Fiction Potter Library

Are you Alice? 1  by Ai Ninomiya, Ikumi Katagiri (Illustrator) A disillusioned young man in search of “something” stumbles into the weird and wacky world of Wonderland, where, as “Alice,” he is thrust into a murderous game of “Kill the White Rabbit” by command of the ruler of the land, the Queen of Hearts. (Goodreads)…

New Fiction @ Potter

Bakuman, Volume 6: Recklessness and Guts by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Tetsuichiro Miyaki (translator) Moritaka and Akito’s hard work is paying off, and they start challenging their rival Eiji’s popularity in Shonen Jump. But just as they plan to take the next step, the team is hit with a surprising setback. Moritaka and Akito will need the help of their…

ALL HALLOWS’ LIBRARY LADIES FAVORITE BOOKS 2016

A Ghost in My Suitcase by Gabrielle Wang  Fantastic short story based around Chinese culture, family and ghost hunting. (Selina Ryan) The flute music stops, and my breath catches in my throat. Silence falls like a veil. Then I hear something – no, I feel it in my chest. ‘Steady yourself,’ Por whispers. ‘It’s here…’…

POTTER NEW WINTER HOLIDAY READING 2015

  All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr – Historical fiction Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a…

ALL HALLOWS’ LIBRARY LADIES READING RECOMENDATIONS

The night circus – Erin Morgenstern The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called “Le Cirque des Reves,” and it is only open at night. Watch the…