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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

April Newsletter 2010

April Adult Pick:
Nice Work
Jana Wendt
RRP $34.99
Jana Wendt went out to discover what makes us inspired in the work we do. She follows groups of people from boxers, priests, a company CEO, a forensic anthopologist and more. This includes the successes, frustrations and moments of joy experienced by these people. This is a entertaining portrait of modern work.

April Children's Picks:
Let's Play House
Emma Quay
Illustrated by Anna Walker
RRP $13.99
Come and play with Panda, Sheep and Owl in this delightful story where three friends share simple adventures at playtime. Panda is bossy, Sheep is timid and Owl is shy, but together they work perfectly.
Perfect for ages 0 to 2.

Julia Donaldson
RRP $14.95
A rhyming story of a mouse and a monster where little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off any enemies, he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. Watch his surprise when he meets the real Grufflo.
Perfect for ages 2 to 3.

Hooray! There's A Hippopotamus On Our Roof Having A Party
Hazel Edwards
Illustrated by Deborah Niland
RRP $24.95
The hippo is back to celebrate his 30th birthday with a brand new book! Join him and his friends for a jungle-inspired celebration full of games, silliness and treats.
Perfect for ages 4 to 5.

Blue Skies
Fleur McDonald
RRP $32.99
Blue Skies is set in Esperance in Western Australia and is an inspiring story of a young woman who is determined to make a success of her family's farm despite the odds. Fleur McDonald (nee Parnell) grew up at Orroroo and last year released her debut novel, Red Dust. This title was the bestselling debut novel in Australia for 2009. Red Dust was set in Port Pirie and the region. Both are excellent reads. Margie.

Adult New Releases

Fields of Gold
Fiona McIntosh
RRP $32.95
Jack Bryant has the world at his feet, but is forced to flee Britain when trouble catches up with him. Ned Sinclair is on a family adventure when he risks his life to escape the odds placed against him. Both men start their lives anew, trying to find their fortune in India's fields of gold where they meet and become companions. Fields of Gold is a page-turning story of adventure, love and tragedy.
Pacey Read, Margie.
Adult Fiction

Shalador's Lady: A Black Jewels Novel
Anne Bishop
RRP $21.99
Dena Nehele has gone through many hardships and horrors with the wicked queens, that when a new queen was crowned, they are reluctant to put all their trust in her. Over time she proves that she is not one of the wicked ones, and that she is there to help them and their land, bringing back all the old traditions.
Excellent novel, Erica.

House Rules
Jodi Picoult
RRP $32.99
House Rules shows what it is to be different in today's society, and how a family help each other through difficult times. Jacob Hunt is a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome. He doesn't have the ability to interact well with other people, or show his feelings. Like other children with Asperger's, he has a fascination with one subject, which in his case happens to be forensic analysis. This is harmless to him, until one day he is being accused of murder.
Adult Fiction

Our Family Table
Julie Goodwin
RRP $49.95
Masterchef was very popular last year, and has made Julie Goodwin famous and has allowed her to reach her dream of becoming a chef. Now her promised book has been released with some recipes that have been passed down through generations.

Kokoda TV Tie-In
Paul Ham
RRP $35.00
Paul Ham describes both sides of the struggle along the Kokoda Track in 1942. Not many know the true story behind Kokoda, other than it was a cruel war without mercy. Now Kokoda is a major two-part documentary series being played on the ABC.
Droving Down the Cooper: A Saddlemaker's Yarns
Col Hood
RRP $24.95
"Let's go bush" were the words that began the journey for two city kids who loved the stories of Banjo Paterson. Their adventures start when Australia was becoming more urban.

Bleed For Me
Michael Robotham
RRP $32.99
Psychologist, Joe O'Loughlin is surprised one day to find Sienna Hegarty at his door, covered in blood and in shock. He finds himself drawn to her, to try and uncover the dark secrets her mind has buried. This is until a big piece of the puzzle is found at her home. Her father face down in a pool of his own blood. What happened between Sienna and her father that night, and what happened behind closed doors at that household?
Crime Fiction

Oprah: A Biography
Kitty Kelley
RRP $35.00

Children's New Releases

Giraffe in the Bath
Mem Fox & Olivia Rawson
Illustrated by Kerry Argent
RRP $24.95
"A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep i nthe shower? An owl in the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile?"
From the famous and favourite children's author Mem Fox, Giraffe in the Bath is sure to be the new classic to add to the collection, which children will love with the rhyming words and hilarious pictures to accompany them.
Child Picture HB 0+

No More Kisses!
Margaret Wild & Nina Rycroft
RRP $24.99
Baby kept running away from his friends, up a step, down a slide, through a tunnel and along a wooden beam. At the end he wiggles and squirms and giggles while being kissed, and eventually cries, "No more kisses!"
Child Picture HB 1+

Pearlie In Central Park
Wendy Harmer
RRP $14.95
In Pearlie's first adventure beyond Jubilee Park, she takes a trip to snowy New York City. It's freezing and beautiful in Central Park, which is covered in frost and icicles. Will Pearlie find a warm and cosy place to stay?
Younger Fiction 5+

All Together Now
Phil Cummings
Illustrated by Cassandra Allen
RRP $13.99
Based on the same rhythm as Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, All Together Now is a rhythmic story about going camping. It is great to get kids interested in camping. It is also a good story to add to the campfire tales.
Child Picture PB 3+

A Girl Like Me
Penny Matthews
RRP $19.95
A Girl Like Me is based on a true story of a crime that took place more than a century ago. Emmie likes Bertha Schippan because she is knowing, funny, wild and distracts Emmie from the monotony of farm life in their isolated community. Soon she learns Bertha hides terrible secrets.
Older Fiction 12+

Brigands M. C.: Cherub #11 (paperback)
Robert Muchamore
RRP $17.99
Dante Scott is given the chance to become a member of CHERUB. A trained professional with one advantage: adults never suspect children are spying on them. When Dante is given a mission to infiltrate Brigands Motorcycle Club, he is determined to use everything he knows to get revenge on the people who killed his family.
Older Fiction 11+

Jamie Spy and the Great Cookie Mystery: Aussie Nibbles
Christina Miesen
RRP $12.95
Jamie Spy's mother finds the cookies she baked for the Annual Spy Meeting's afternoon tea missing, so Jamie goes on a mission to find the culprit. Who was it, his grandfather? his father? his little sister? Jamie find evidence everywhere, and eventually comes up with a surprising result.
Younger Fiction 6+

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Finger Puppet Book
Eric Carle
RRP $16.95
The well-loved and favourite children's book of decades is now turned into a finger puppet board book. Watch the caterpillar wriggle through the pages.
Board Book 0+

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