Friday, July 24, 2009

Finding nouf - Zoe Ferraris

When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, her prominent family calls on Nayir
ash-Sharqi, a pious desert guide, to lead the search party. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered. Noufs family seem to Nayir to be suspiciously uninterested in finding out what happened to her, so he takes it upon himself to find out the truth.

Finding Nouf is a riveting literary mystery that offers an unprecedented window into Saudi Arabia and the lives of men woman there.

Dead is a state of mind - Marline Perez

"yowza! This super supernatural murder mystery is sassy, romantic, and soopky-fun".

The puzzling world of Wintson Breen - Eric Berlin

Winston Breen loves puzzles, and when his sister receives an antique box birthday gift with puzzle pieces in it, he can't resist the challenge of finding out where the box came from and what the words on the pieces might mean.

This book is chock full of puzzles for the reader to solve along the way!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pual Jennings' funniest stories - Paul Jennings

this collection of twenty-five hilarious stories has been hand picked by Paul himself, and is sure to have you laughing out loud!

There's a worm on my eyeball - Dr Adam Taor

Believe it or not, we are more alien than human. there are more bacteria, viruses and other germs in our body than human cells. From monster worms to minuscule viruses, they call our body home.

Be warned .... if you read this book, you will never look at the world - or your own body - the same way again.

If you ever needed an excuse to chuck a sickie from school, here's the ultimate guide.

Tuck - Stephen R. Lawhead

If you have read Hood and Scarlet, this is the stunning conclusion of the trilogy.

Star trek - Alan Dean Foster

For all those star trek fans out there!

Eagle day - Robert Muchamore

If you enjoyed the CHERUB series then try the new Henderson's Boys series
This is the 2nd book in the Henderson Boys

Its late summer, 1994

Hitler has conquered France, now he intends to cross the Channel and defeat
Britain before winter arrives.
A group of young refugees led by British spy Charles Henderson faces a stark
choice. To head south into the safety of neutral Spain, or go north on a risky mission to sabotage the German invasion plans.

Useful idiots - Jan Mark

A violent storm sweeps across Parizo beach and unveils a human skull beneath the sands. It has much to reveal about the past....
Merrick, a young graduate in the 'lost' science of archaeology, finds that his interest in the remains draws him into a cultural struggle he doesn't understand.

Unforgettable... A thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the end.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Second star to the right - Deborah Hautzig

Leslie is a normal, healthy, well-adjusted 14 yr old girl. she goes to school, has a great friend in Cavett, and a mother who loves her. She should be happy, but she's not. she would be if only she were thinner.

A hauntingly honest novel about a girl in the grip on anorexia nervosa.

The boy in striped pyjamas - John Boyne

A story of innocence in a world of ignorance.

Nine-year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. All he knows is that he has been moved to a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with, until he meets Shumuel, a boy who wears a uniform of striped pyjamas and lives on on the other side of the fence.

Now a major motion picture.

Homeless bird - Gloria whelan

Forced to leave her family at thirteen and marry someone she has never met ...
Koly's parents have arranged a marriage for their only daughter and now, like many girls her age in India, she will leave her home forever. she longs to run away, but she cannot go against tradition. On her Wedding day , Koly's fate is sealed.

Winner of the National Book Award

Hang a thousand trees with ribbons - Ann Rinaldi

Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave in 1761, a young girl is purchased by the wealthy Wheatly family of Boston. Phillis Wheatly has an eager mind and a knack for learning that leads her on an extraordinary path.

Indian summer - Pratima Mitchell

Sarla goes to visit her grandparents in India, a far cry from her home in London. She befriends a couple of local girls. Then she hears about the bandit queen of the hills - and knows this is going to be her most amazing summer ever.

George's cosmic treasure hunt - Lucy & Stephen Hawking

Can George solve the cosmic clues that lead him into space and on a
fabulous treasure hunt across the galaxy?
A terrific adventure story packed with drama and excitement.

Weighing it up - Ali Valenzuela

This is Ali Valenzuela's frank account of being anorexic, and includes diary extracts from the point when, at age 14, the illness started to control her life, to the present-day when she is controlling the illness.

NF 616.85 VAL