Wednesday, June 24, 2009

To the limit snowboading - Paul Mason

From learning how to do your ollie to tips on the perfect feeriding set-up for your
board, this book offers the best advice, the coolest photos and biggest stars.

NF 796.939 MAS

To the limit blading - Martin Smith

This book offers you the best advice on getting going or getting better in the radical world of blading, from basic techniques to very cool advanced moves.

NF 796.21 SMI

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Help yourself - Dave Pelzer

Real-life advice for real-life challenges facing teenagers. From the Bestselling Author of A child called 'it'.
NF 158.0835 PEL

A Lion called Christian - Anthony Bourke & John Rendall

In 1969 two men, Anthony and John, bought a boisterous lion cub from Harrods in London, and the three of them lived together as flatmates. Christian became a local celebrity but he grew to big to keep, so after a chance meeting Christian was flown to Kenya and placed under expert care. Anthony and John returned to see Christian one year later and their incredible reunion can be seen on YouTube.
A very cool story.
NF 599.757 BOU

Friday, June 19, 2009

Exposure - Mal Peet

Otello: Black, south America's top footballer.
DesmerellaL White, pop star daughter of a right-wing politician.
Their sudden and controversial marrige propels them centre stage where they burn under media spotlight.
But celebrity attracts enemies......and a young girl is found murdered.

Terry Deary

If you like the terry Deary horible history books try these.
* Tomb of treasure
* Shadow of the galows
* Tower of terror
* Wall of woe

Song yet sung - James Mcbride

In the swamplands of the Maryland shore, a wounded slave girl and her visions of the future tear a community aparat in a riveting drama of hope and
redemption. Kidnappings, gunfights and chases ensure in this extraorninary story of violence, tragic triumph, and unexpected kindness.

Prizes: Selected short stories - Janet Frame

This is the most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame's stories ever

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beastly - Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingsbury used to be the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life until a spell turned him into a beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright - a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing form every pore.

Firebirds soaring

An anthology of original speculative fiction, by some of today's finest writers of fantasy and science fiction.

Diary of a crush: sealed with a kiss - Sarra Manning

Book 3 in the Diary of a crush series

Eddie and Dylan are together again and this time it's serious. they're heading to America for the road trip of a lifetime! Nine weeks stuck in a car together is a test for any relationship. will they last the distance?

Dark hunter - Andy Briggs

Jake Hunter's fed up with his new life of superpowered villany. but achrivals, the Council of Evil and the Hero Foundation, don't care. Each side is desperate tio use his unique abilities to defeat the other.

Council of evil - Andy Briggs

A week ago, 14 year old Jake Hunter was an ordinary school boy. Then he clicked on a mysterious web link. Now he is a super powered global fugitive that is wanted for theft, kidnapping, blackmail..... and the pending destruction of the planet

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Maximum Ride - James Patterson

Maximum ride now out in graphic novel form.

Bonechiller - Graham McNamee

To Danny, small town life is deadly dull.........
Untill his school mate disappears naked into the snow one night, never to be seen again. there's something out there in the dake and now it's waiting for him................

Must love black - Kelly McClymer

Nanny for
10-yr-old twins.
Marine coast.
Own room
& gereous salary
Story includes wierd twins, ghosts, hot new boy.

Seriously sassy

Sassy Wild's had enough of pollution and plastic bags - she wants to make a difference. It's time to grab her guitar and start spreading some eco love......
but first she mus get round her mum and dad - officially the most embarrassing parents in the world.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Valkyries - Paulo Coelho

Paulo and his wife, Christina, embark on a forty-day quest into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave /desart, where they encounter the Valkyries, strange warrior women who travel the desert on motorcycles.

Bloodflower - Christine Hinwood

Cam has a hunger, it drives him from home, to war, from North to South. When he returns from war - alone all his fellow soldiers slain - suspicion swirls around him. He's damaged in body and soul. what has he witnessed? this is a tale of romance, adventure and everyday life in croft and manor house and castle.

Flightsend - Linda NewBery

Charlie moves to a remote, ramshackle cottage and thinks this will cause more problems than it solves, however her first summer their proves to be a turning point for her and her mother, and turns out to be summer that Charlie will never forget.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The house of the scorpion - Nancy Farmer

Matteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested. A Matt struggles to understand his existance, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive, but he is half-boy half-monster.
National Book Award Winner
Newberry Honour book

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The lost dog - Michelle de Kretser

Tom Loxley is holed up in a remote bush trying to finish his book, when his beloved dog goes missing. The lost dog is a mystery and a love story, an exploration of art and nature, a mediation on ageing and the passage of time.

Winner of the 2008 Christina Stead prize for Fiction

WinnerNSW Premier's Literary Awards Book of the Year

Ten Mile River - Paul Griffin

Best friend Ray and Jose are on their own and on the run. they hide out in Ten Mile River, a wildwood Harlem park. The boys ate closer than brothers until they meet Trini, and both fall for her. An interesting novel about survival and friendship on the streets of New York City.

Girl in a blue dress - Gaynor Arnold

Revered writer Alfred Gibson's funeral has taken place at Westminster Abbey, and his wife Dorothea of twenty years, has not been invited. His will favours his children and a mistress over his estranged wife. This was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008.