From the bestselling Maggie Stiefvater – for teens – The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

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“Nevermore” by James Patterson – enjoy beautiful banner, watch the trailer

ONE LAST CHANCE . . .

FOR MAX, FANG, AND DYLAN . . .

BEFORE IT ALL ENDS.

In the beginning, there was maximum ride …a girl. A fighter. A leader. A superhuman with a mission to save the world. She’s gone to the ends of the earth seeking her destiny. And now, the end isn’t near …it’s here.

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Winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction 2012 – Foal’s Bread

Foal’s Bread

Gillian Mears

More than fifteen years in the making, Foal’s Bread is an exceptionally haunting novel of love and horses from one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers. 
Set in hardscrabble farming country around the show jumping circuit that flourished in Australia prior to the Second World War, Foal’s Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land. => http://bit.ly/UPiORK

From the Pivotal Books archives – Indigo sky

The Indigo Sky

Alison Booth

It is the spring of 1961, and the sleepy little town of Jingera is at its most perfect with its clear blue skies, pounding surf and breath-taking lagoon. Yet all is not so perfect behind closed doors. => http://bit.ly/VcycJ6

From the archives – The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer


Michael Connelly

The acclaimed thriller from the award-winning No.1 bestselling author – adapted into a major film for spring 2011
For defence attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always ticking. Operating out of the back of a Lincoln car, and with two ex-wives and dozens of guilty clients, he can’t afford to miss a trick. => http://bit.ly/iFwJ8Z

For Young adults – The Hollow People

by Brian Keaney
 
FROM THE BOOK JACKET:
 
“Dante looked around, making sure there was no one who might overhear him. Then he leaned forward and, lowering his voice, said, ‘I still have dreams.'”

“It was the most shocking thing Bea had ever heard. ‘Dr. Sigmundus says that disturbances of the mind which come to people when they sleep are the result of a psychic illness,’ she replied.”

“It was what she had been taught at school, and for as long as she could remember.”

In Tarnegar, a sinister island where the laws of the mysterious Dr. Sigmundus hold sway, dreaming will get you locked up, branded a lunatic and a danger to all who know you.

Dante is a lowly kitchen boy. Bea is the privileged daughter of physicians. They aren’t meant to meet or share ideas or, most dangerous of all, their dreams. But with the arrival of a notorious prisoner to the island’s asylum, their worlds collide. Together they begin to question whether the promises they’ve based their lives on have been spun from lies and illusion–and if now is the time to break them.

“The Hollow People” opens a window on the unseen worlds that surround us. It is the first installment in The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus. => http://amzn.to/qP3zzS

From Margaret Wild – The Dream of the Thylacine (with curriculum notes)

The Dream of the Thylacine

Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks 

This arresting and beautiful picture book from Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks is a shimmering encounter with the Tasmanian tiger, a lament for a lost species, and a compelling evocation of the place of animals in Nature.

For more about the book plus acess Curriculum notes => http://bit.ly/mxTf4p

This week’s book – Reluctant Disciplinarian

Reluctant disciplinarianReluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management From a Softy who Became (Eventually) a Successful Teacher

by Gary Rubinstein

As Rubinstein details his transformation from incompetent to successful teacher, he shows what works and what doesn’t work when managing a classroom.

Waiting for normal

“A heroine with spunk and spirit offers an inspiring lesson in perseverance and hope. First-rate.”
“Connor has created a winning and positive father-figure/daughter relationship.”

Read more … or …. buy it from Amazon