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Thursday, 11 March 2010

February Newsletter

Hourglass: Evernight #3
Claudia Gray
RRP $19.99
Claudia Gray caught everyone off guard by bringing out the very enticing and fascinating book Evernight.
Stargazer followed a few months later.
This is a great series about a teenage girl going through normal feelings and troubles of human teenagers.
However, there is one difference.
Bianca is a vampire and has to hide this from the people closest to her. Hourglass brings her heartbreak, as she finds she misses people dearly and starts to have second thoughts about the choices she has made.
This series is guaranteed to catch your attention with the emotions and action that Claudia Gray so well describes.
Wonderful book, encapturing, and powerful. Highly recommended. Erica.
Teenage Fiction 12+

Dates for your Diary.

Star competition
Entries Deadline:
Friday 3rd December.
15% of sales on Saturday 11th December 2010 will be donated to Make-A-Wish.

Children’s Book Week
21st – 27th August
2010’s theme is
“Across the Story Bridge”
Short listed titles announced on Tuesday 30th March.
Winners announced Friday 20th August.

Monica McInerney will be speaking at the Rural Women’s Gathering in Melrose on the 16th October 2010.

Pirie Reads Aloud
17th– 20th November

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith
RRP $22.99
Precious Ramotswe is Botswana’s finest and only female private detective. She is also the person to go to when no one else can help you. As Precious sets out to find a missing child, she stumbles across many strange and dangerous situations.

The Biggest Loser Temptation Busters
Jill Brown
RRP $29.95
Temptation is all around us and it makes losing weight very difficult. This book gives great tips on how to overcome these temptations and make healthy choices everyday. It also shows us how our choices of food can affect our health.

The Biggest Loser: Best Recipes

RRP $19.95
This pocket-sized book tells you all the necessities to lose weight and be healthier. It includes a calorie counter, weight-loss strategies and over 130 great, healthy recipes for the whole family.

Stephenie Meyer: The Unauthorised Biography of the Creator of the Twilight Saga
Marc Shapiro
RRP $16.99
This biography is an essential for every Twilight fan. It includes eight colour filled pages of photographs, inter-views and questions about Stephenie Meyer. It also reveals details of where the famous Twilight Saga came from, what the details are for the next two movies as well as the real story behind what is happening to Midnight Sun.
There is much to learn in this unauthorised biography about the highly successful author, Stephenie Meyer.

Dragon Haven: The Rain Wild Chronicles #2
Robin Hobb
RRP $32.99
From the author of the famous Assassins series, Robin Hobb is bound to capture audiences once again with Dragon Haven. The Rain Wilders continue their journey towards the ancient city of Kelsingra. The humans are slowly getting used to controlling their dragons, but they don’t realise the dragons are slowly and irrevocably changing them.

Tuscan Rose
Belinda Alexandra
RRP $32.99
Belinda Alexandra returns with another great heroine. This tale is one of sacrifice and rewards, beauty, horror and redemption. The only family Rosa has known are the nuns who raised her before becoming the governess to the daughter of a difficult and scary aristocrat. Rosa faces unimaginable hardship through these years as fascism controls Italy. Rosa’s only weapons are her intelligence, deter- mination and her capacity to love.
Excellent read. Margie.

The Last Song Film Tie-In
Nicholas Sparks
RRP $22.99
The Last Song is about the love between parents and their children, ‘first love’, hardships families go through when they split as well as the hate that goes with it. Miley Cyrus is to play the leading role of Veronica Miller in the movie due out in cinemas soon.

The Tomorrow Book
Jackie French
Illustrated Sue de Gennaro
RRP $24.99
This colourful children’s picture
book is about a young prince determined to rule a country filled with environmental hope, and practical solutions to power, life and fun. This beautiful book is also printed on recycled paper and offers great ideas for children to absorb.
Children’s Hb Picture Book

Lord Sunday: Keys of the Kingdom #7
Garth Nix
RRP $15.99
Lord Sunday is the seventh and final book in the captivating series, Keys in the Kingdom. Lord Sunday is a fierce opponent and Arthur is running out of time, with everything falling in pieces around him. This book is a must to complete this excellent series.
Teenage Fiction 10+

Skoz The Dog: All At Sea
Andrew Daddo
Illustrated by Judith Rossell
RRP $12.99
Being a sleepwalking dog is a big problem. Especially when you don’t know where you are when you awaken. One day Skoz finds himself in a small boat out at sea. How will he get home, and keep that shark away?
Younger Fiction 7+

Ben & Bruce Whatley
RRP $24.99
Making friends can be difficult, as Zebo discovers. She lives in Junk Jungle where anything can be made into everything. Zebo likes having friends, and decides she wants more, but where can she find them?
Children’s HB Picture Book

The Piper’s Son
Melina Marchetta
RRP $24.95
The bestselling author of Saving Francesca and Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta follows the story of Saving Francesca five years on, in Thomas Mackee’s life. He wanted to forget his parents, friends, one-night stands, and losing uncles to terrible circumstances. However, he ends up back living with his father and having his friends help him piece his life back together.
Melina at her best! Margie
Teenage Fiction 15+

ABC of Pirates
Caroline Stills
Illustrated by Heath McKenzie
RRP $24.99
This new take on the ABCs is great for young kids learning their ABCs. It is fun and interactive with bright, colourful and funny pictures. The rhythmic text will have children singing and letting it catch to their friends who will all have a wonderful time learning their ABCs and learning to love to read.
Children’s HB Picture Book

New Release DVDs

Doctor Who Keys of Marinus DVD

This Is It DVD
Steel Book or Deluxe Box
Michael Jackson

I Lost My Heart In Heidelberg DVD
Andre Rieu

Country Music Awards Australia Winners 2010
DVD Various Artists

10-Minute Solution

Knockout Body Workout DVD

10-Minute Solution Belly, Butt & Thigh Blaster DVD

Element Yoga for Weightloss DVD

Edinburgh Tattoo 2009 DVD

ABC For Kids Bumper DVD 2009

Midsomer Murders Season 12 Part 1& 2 DVD Set
New Release CDs

Songs From The Heart CD
Celtic Woman

Spirit of the Glen Tattoo CD
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

NINE Soundtrack CD
Various Artists

Ultimate Country Collection 10 CD Box
Various Artists

101 Aussie Hits 5 CD Box
Various Artists

Some Like It Hot 2 CD Set
Various Artists

Escape: The Classic Chillout Album 2CD
Various Artists

Australian Balladeers Volume 11 CD
Various Artists

Need You Now CD
Lady Antebellum

2010 Grammy Nominees 3CD
Various Artists

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