Looking for a warm winter read? Here are the latest hot books we have added to the library. Grab one before they get cold1
Monster and Chips; Food Fright By David O’Connell
Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby’s diner – the third book in this innovative series from incredibly talented author and illustrator, David O’Connell.
Somewhere hidden in the city is a very special diner. What’s so special about it? Well it does the best chips anywhere and the customers are monsters (Goodreads.com)
The Ratcatcher’s Daughter by Pamela Rushby
It’s 1900. Thirteen-year-old Issy McKelvie leaves school and starts her first job – very reluctantly – as a maid in an undertaking establishment. She thinks this is about as low as you can go. But there’s worse to come. Issy becomes an unwilling rat-catcher when the plague – the Black Death – arrives in Australia. Issy loathes both rats and her father’s four yappy, snappy, hyperactive rat-killing terriers. But when her father becomes ill it’s up to Issy to join the battle to rid the city of the plague-carrying rats. (Goodreads.com)
Brave by Wendy Constance
13,000 years ago. Wild Horse has been sent to prove his bravery by bringing a runaway girl back to her tribe before she’s taken by wolves. But Blue Bird doesn’t want to be found, and persuades Wild Horse to join her and a rescued sabre-tooth cub. It’s the greatest adventure of their lives, and they must fight with spear, tooth and claw to survive.
The Dark Wild by Piers Torday (sequel to The Last Wild)
Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. And soon Kester realises: he is the only one who can stop them.
Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too? (Goodreads.com)
Exile by Shannon Messenger
Sophie is settling in nicely to her new life in Havenfield. She’s getting to spend time with rare, precious species– including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her. Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope. But the secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memories remain, and before long she’s back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her…