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Current Staff Picks

Ruby's Pick

The Book That Did Not Want to Be Read

by David Sundin


Oh my gosh! This is one of the most exciting books I’ve ever read. Warning! It will not be easy to read, this book is a roller coaster. Great to read with a parent or friend and a whole lot of fun! 🐇


Ally's Pick

Outlaw Girls

by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman


From the fabulous duo that brought us Elsewhere Girls comes another captivating time-travel novel. Kate and Ruby live in Victoria, 145 years apart. One of them (Ruby) is living a modern life, riding horses and helping out on her family farm. The other (Kate) is the sister of Ned Kelly, secretly taking supplies to her brother as he hides from the police. When Kate is transported into the future, she crosses paths with Ruby and so begins an adventure that teaches both characters about family, friendship, loyalty and betrayal. ✨📚 This is an awesome story for young readers interested in historical fiction, or anyone who loves a bit of action and intrigue in their literature!


Lexie and Ally's Pick

The Garden Witch

by Kyle Beaudette

 The Garden Witch by Kyle Beaudette is one of the funniest, most endearing children's books we have read in a long time. It tells the story of a Garden Witch who lives with three awful rats and runs a market stall selling potions that nobody wants to buy. And let us tell you, we the reader feel for her. She. Is. So. Loveable. When her garden overhears her troubles and grows her a sentient turnip friend, things are looking up. Or are they? What do her three rat enemies have in mind? We LOVE this book and think you will too!


Angus's Pick


by Julie Paschkis


ZigZag the croc L O V E S his words 📚❣️ He likes the different sounds his mouth makes and all the different feelings he gets from letters. Harmonica, Swivel and Tambourine are some of his many favourites. But…on a fateful day…ZigZag loses all his vowels 😨 His words become dull and boring and he becomes sooooo sad! Can you please come along with ZigZag to get his vowels back? It’s up to you to help him! This book is so much fun and a great pick for curious readers.


Carolina's Pick

Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods

by Rick Riordan


A new Percy Jackson novel was definitely not on my 2023 bingo card but it’s a welcome surprise nonetheless! In Rick Riordan’s latest novel, we meet a slightly older Percy in his final year of high school. Life never slows down for a demigod - to get into his desired college, Percy must complete three heroic quests. 🏃🏻⌛️ So, when the Cupbearer for the Gods requests Percy’s help to find his missing Chalice, he can’t refuse. Full of humour, heart and adventure, this book is perfect for middle grade readers aged 10+ (or older readers who want to take a trip down memory lane)!

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