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Liars SERIES by Summary: The Truth App is the latest craze in the town of Kelton. It listens to everyone around you and tells you if they're lying. When the app goes viral, its teenage creator, Jarli, becomes famous overnight. But being a celebrity can be dangerous. Especially when you've just exposed everyone's deepest, darkest secrets. Now everyone is out to get Jarli. Kids at school. Teachers. The police. Even his own family. And the secret network of criminals based in Kelton have just added Jarli to their hit list. The truth doesn't always set you free.
Call Number: F HEA
Swimming Against the Storm by Summary: Our land is sinking. It's disappearing into the water. And no one knows how to save it. Twelve-year-old Eliza lives by the swamps of coastal Louisiana. She knows how to navigate through the swamplands: kayaking through the bayous, avoiding the alligators and dodging the cypress knees. But her home is sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. Eliza knows that her land is special. She's sure that if she can just find something in the swamps that will prove it's worth saving - an animal that's found nowhere else, or maybe hidden minerals - then someone will have to help them save her land before it sinks forever. But it's hurricane season. As Eliza and her sister search the swamp for something that can save their home, the winds start to rage and a storm approaches. Soon it becomes a race against time to get back to safety. And if they make it, they still have to save their home.
Call Number: F BUT
Alex Rider SERIES by Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider.
Call Number: F HOR
Peak by The only thing you'll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. - Peak Marcello After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached.Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life. Roland Smith has created an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family, and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk. The story of Peak's dangerous ascent--told in his own words--is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
Call Number: F SMI
Artemis Fowl SERIES by Summary: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
Call Number: F COL
The Boy and the Spy by Life has never been easy for Antonio, but since the war began, there are German soldiers on every corner, fearsome gangsters and the fascist police battle each other in the town, and no one ever has enough to eat. But when Antonio decides to trust a man who has literally fallen from the sky, he leaps into the adventure of a lifetime. An adventure that will change his life and maybe even the future of Sicily.
Call Number: F ARE
Detention by Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one. When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents. Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block. What should he do? Help her? Dob her in? She's breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Or run? THIS MOMENT, THESE DECISIONS, WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF THEIR LIVES.
Call Number: F BAN
CBCA Shortlist 2020
The Little Wave by Summary: When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves. Noah is fearless in the surf. Being at the beach makes him feel free. So where does his courage go when his best mate pushes him around? Lottie loves collecting facts about bugs, but she wishes her dad would stop filling their lonely house with junk. She doesn't know what to do about it. Jack wants to be a cricket star, but first he has to get to school and look after his little sister. Especially if he wants to go on the class trip and see the ocean for the first time.
Call Number: F HAP
Catch a Falling Star by Summary: It's 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the world's first space stations is tumbling to Earth. And rushing back with it are old memories. Things twelve-year-old Frankie thought she'd forgotten. Things her mum won't talk about, and which her little brother Newt never knew. Or did he? Does he? Because as Skylab circles closer, Newt starts acting strangely. And while the world watches the sky, Frankie keeps her own eyes on Newt. Because if anyone's going to keep him safe, it's her. It always has been. But maybe this is something bigger than splinters and spiders and sleepwalking. Maybe a space station isn't the only thing heading straight for calamity.
Call Number: F MCK
The Glimme by Summary: Lone Annie sees dragons in your future... She sees giants. She sees fire and water. She sees death. Finn's life in the village of Wichant is hard. Only his drawings of the wild coastline, with its dragon-shaped clouds and headlands that look like giants, make him happy. Then the strange housekeeper from a mysterious clifftop mansion sees his talent and buys him for a handful of gold and then reveals to him seven extraordinary paintings. Finn thinks the paintings must be pure fantasy - such amazing scenes and creatures can't be real! He's wrong. Soon he is going to slip through the veil between worlds and plunge into the wonders and perils of The Glimme. (Back cover).
Call Number: F ROD
The Dog Runner by 'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.' And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to do is walk away. Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and dangerous landscape? Well, when you've got five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled, the answer is you go mushing. But when Emery is injured, Ella must find a way to navigate them through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people.
Call Number: F MAC
Malamander by Summary: Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy - especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl. No one knows what happened to Violet Parma's parents twelve years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have something to do with the legendary sea-monster, the Malamander. Eerie-on-Sea has always been a mysteriously chilling place, where strange stories seem to wash up. And it just got stranger. (Publisher).
Call Number: F TAY
Beast of Buckingham Palace by Summary: It is 2120 and London is in ruins. The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace - but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters. And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself and the entire city.
Call Number: F WAL
The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Summary: Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. (Books in Print)
Call Number: F TOW
The Magician by Ashes to ashes . . .
California: The book of Abraham the Mage holds the secret of eternal life - a secret more dangerous than any one man should possess. Dr. John Dee is two pages away from the knowledge that would bring the Dark Elders into ultimate power - and could mean the destruction of the world as we know it.
Two people stand in his way: Josh and Sophie Newman.
Paris : Time is running out for Nicholas Flamel and his wife Perenelle. Every day they spend without the book, they age one year: their magic becomes weaker and their bodies more frail. Niccolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, works for Dee and is in hot pursuit of them - Flamel knows there's no time to lose and Sophie must learn about Fire Magic...
Josh and Sophie are the world's only hope. If they don't turn on each other first.
Call Number: F SCO
Twice Magic by Summary: This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods and they have witnessed the shocking consequences of the stone that takes away magic. They will need to cast aside their differences once more - for an evil spell has broken free. It's up to Xar and Wish to find the ingredients. But it means entering the Druids Castle unannounced.
Call Number: F COW
Extra Special Treats (...Not) by Summary: It's really cold outside and we're all hoping it's going to snow. Yeah! Derek and I could make a snow Rooster and have a snowball fight (look out, Delia!). Granny Mavis has started to knit me a new winter jumper, but by the looks of things I'm not sure it's going to fit.
Call Number: F PIC
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by THE ONE WITH THE EVIL BIG BROTHER
*The second laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated bestselling Wimpy Kid book!*
Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick don't exactly see eye to eye.
Especially when Rodrick discovers Greg's diaries (sorry, JOURNALS), which made an already lousy summer even worse.
Can Greg finally get one over his troublesome brother, or will this summer haunt him forever?
ABOUT DIARY OF A WIMPY KID:
· 50% words, 50% cartoons, 100% hilarious!
· Hilarious stories that all readers can't wait to get their hands on
· Laughter guaranteed
· 200 million copies sold worldwide
'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent
*Don't miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, to read Greg's best friend Rowley's side of the story!*
Call Number: F KIN
How to Be a Supervillain by In this rollicking middle-grade adventure and national bestseller, Michael Fry's witty text and hysterical artwork combines superhero action with classic fish-out-of-water humor. Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless! As a last-ditch effort before they give up and let him be a -- gasp! -- civilian, Victor's exasperated parents send him to apprentice under a disgraced supervillain called The Smear. This matchup starts off as a complete disaster, but Victor and The Smear eventually find that they have a lot to learn from each other. When the stakes get high as Victor is forced to choose between his mentor and his family morals (or lack thereof) . . . what will the world's nicest bad guy do?
Call Number: F FRY
Billionaire Boy by Summary: Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend!
Call Number: F WAL
Demon Dentist by Summary: Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find... a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it...? (Publisher).
Call Number: F WAL
Jamie Brown is Not Rich by Jamie Brown and his family have no money. None. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nada. Nix. Nachos. Then, when a letter from the mysterious Barnaby Von Barnabus arrives, everything changes. The question is ... can the Browns handle their newfound fortune? Only time, and maybe the words in this book, will tell. (From back cover)
Call Number: F WAL
Mystery & Suspense
The London Eye Mystery by Summary: When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together - Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat - to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.
Call Number: F DOW
Disappearing Act by Kensy and Max are now agents-in-training at Pharos, a covert international spy network. Christmas break sees the twins back at Alexandria for training and a celebration like no other, but where are their parents and why can't they come home? Thankfully, a school trip to Rome provides a welcome distraction. Amid the history and culture of Italy's capital, they discover a runaway boy and whisperings of Mafia involvement. It looks like Kensy and Max's harmless excursion may just turn into their very first mission.
Call Number: F HAR
Moonlocket by Summary: When infamous escapologist Jack Door breaks out from Pentonville Prison, he sets out for the town of Brackenbridge, determined to find his missing treasure - the Moonlocket. But when Lily and Robert unwittingly find themselves caught up in Jack Door's search, they discover that Robert's history holds the secret to the Moonlocket's whereabouts... Determined to solve the mystery, Lily, Robert and Malkin the mechanical fox, set out for London on an adventure full of danger, daring, family secrets and long-buried treasure.
Call Number: F BUN
Caesar, the War Dog SERIES by This hero has four paws and a wagging tail!
At the kennels, Caesar the chocolate labrador doesn't look special. But Corporal Ben Fulton sees something different - an intelligent dog whose curiosity will make him an excellent sniffer dog in the Australian Army.
On operations in Afghanistan with Ben, Caesar proves his worth, finding hidden explosives and saving the lives of the soldiers. Then, during a Taliban ambush, Caesar is separated from his master. Ben and his best mate Charlie are seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital.
But where is Caesar? From their home in Australia, Ben and his family search for clues that might reveal whether their beloved dog is still alive and surviving Afghanistan's bitter winter cold and capture by the Taliban.
It will be a long road home, and Caesar will face many hardships along the way, but for this brave and loyal dog, anything is possible.
Caesar the War Dog is based on the true story of Australian military dog Sarbi and its experiences in Afghanistan, combined with the factual experiences of Endal, the devoted British dog who cared for his wheelchair-bound ex-serviceman master and became the most decorated dog in history.
Call Number: F DAN
Bailey's Story by Summary: When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the Farm during summers with the boy, and to tidy the boy's dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn't always so simple - that sometimes bad things happen - and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves.
Call Number: F CAM
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by A heartwarming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of World War II, about a cat who survives against the odds.
Call Number: F MOR
New Jungle Book Adventures SERIES by Summary
COULD YOU SURVIVE THE JUNGLE?
From real-life adventurer Bear Grylls, a heart-stopping contemporary adventure inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book .
After being washed away down the Wainganga River during a flash flood, Mak wakes up alone in the Indian jungle.The jungle is full of danger--poisonous snakes, cunning monkeys, and desperate poachers--and every step Mak takes might be his last.
Mak finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures, but he will need all his skill and luck to survive and make his way back home.
Just a Dog by Sometimes a dog isn't just a dog--sometimes he's the glue the holds a whole family together.
Mr. Mosely is a special dog. Not just because he's so big (he's part Great Dane.) Not just because he's all white (with one black spot under his eye and a heart shaped splotch on his chest.) Not just because he's clumsy, or because of tricks (he only knows one, and it's not very good.) He's special because he seems to know exactly what everyone in Corey's family needs, even when they don't know themselves. This is the story of Mr. Mosely, from his puppyhood to the last time he curls up on the back porch. It's the story of how sometimes a dog isn't "just a dog". Sometimes he's the glue the holds a whole family together.
Call Number: F BAU
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja SERIES by Introducing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is recruited by a secret society of ninjas at his new school.
It's my first day at a new school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn't prepared for. This diary is a warning: the life of a ninja is dangerous, scary...and awesome.
My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja.
Call Number: F EME
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by Summary: Auggie & Me is a new side to the Wonder story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives.
Call Number: F PAL
Specky Magee by Summary: Simon Magee is twelve and mad about Aussie Rules. He's even got a nickname - 'Specky' - because he takes such spectacular marks. But his family hates footy... So why is there a baby photo of him dressed in footy gear? Determined to find out the truth, Specky uncovers more than he ever bargained for. (Publisher).
Call Number: F ARE
Deadly Unna by Blacky is smart, articulate and has seven siblings. He lives in a South Australian country town, and through his friendship with Dumby, a Koori from the same area, he learns what sort of person he would like to be.
Call Number: F GWY
Fox Swift SERIES by Hawthorn superstar Cyril Rioli has again partnered with writer David Lawrence to children’s book – Fox Swift & The Golden Boot, the third instalment of the children’s series.
The book follows the adventures of Fox Swift, a teenage boy who visits the Tiwi Islands with his best mate Lewis Rioli, plays a thrilling game with the locals, is nearly trampled by a water buffalo and has a close encounter with an extremely hungry crocodile.
Fox Swift and the Golden Boot tackles serious issues including racial intolerance, bullying, cheating and bad sportsmanship but, with Cyril Rioli’s tips and drills, a wonderfully wacky storyline and witty illustrations from comedic writer Jo Gill, there is a lot of fun to be had along the way – making it the perfect book for any child with a passion for Aussie Rules, or just a passion for a good read.
Rioli has played more than 140 games and kicked more than 190 goals for the Hawthorn Football Club. He is a three-time premiership player with the Hawks and was an All-Australian in 2012.
Call Number: F LAW
Don Bradman and Me by There are lots of troubles that Victor and his family would like to forget. It is the Great Depression and Victor's dad has lost his job. But despite their struggles, Victor not only gets to see Don Bradman, his hero, in action but even meets him. With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor know's it's going to be a great season. But England has some nasty surprises in store that the Australians, and Victor, will never forget.
Call Number: F ALL
Mighty Mitch SERIES by Mitch Starc's biggest dream is to one day wear the baggy green and play for Australia. Now it seems his dream has come true early! So what's Mitch's problem? He's pretty sure his team will be flogged by the English side. He just can't get the hang of bowling. His dad is embarrassing him (and unfortunately his dad is the coach!). His cricket whites have turned pink! Can it get any worse?!
Call Number: F STA
Big Bash League SERIES by Like a Big Bash League match, this junior fiction series is explosive, entertaining and action-packed! There are eight books in the series.
Call Number: F PAN
Glenn Maxwell SERIES by A junior fiction series about an up-and-coming cricketer who is mentored by Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell. Will Albright is a batting whiz and captain of his local cricket team. But when his coach nominates him to attend a T20 training camp, Will soon discovers that standing out in a sea of young cricket talent isn't easy. Especially when Darren 'Killer' McKinnon, a super-quick pace bowler, has taken a deadly dislike to him. Luckily, Will's hero, Glenn Maxwell, is on hand to provide some much-needed advice. If Will can survive Killer's bouncers, he may just have a shot at making it through the camp alive and gaining a place at the brand-new T20 Youth Academy.
Call Number: F LOU
The Kaboom Kid SERIES by Focusing on a group of Year Six kids, these light-hearted, satisfying stories deal with popular themes of school, friendship – and cricket!
The stories are just a little bit irreverent – particularly about adults and teachers (one teacher in particular: cranky ‘Mudge’) – and feature cheeky colloquialisms like ‘whinge-fest’.
The text is broken up with graphics, cartoon-style illustrations and plenty of white space, so the books aren’t daunting to read.
And best of all, they’re co-written by Australian cricketer David Warner!
The main character, Little Davey, is modelled on Warner himself – a boy who lives for cricket and doesn’t want to do anything else. Davey lives with his mum, dad, big brother and stinky dog, Max. And Max, too, loves cricket …
The cricket scenes – training, drills, learning to ‘read a pitch’, setting up for games – are full of realistic detail and will give kids a great sense of what it really takes to develop skills and play at a high level.
Each book also features photos of David Warner playing as an adult and as a kid.
Call Number: F WAR
The Search by Summary: This third instalment in the Deadly D series is another page-turning adventure story that sees Dylan and his loyal friend, Justice Jones, desperately trying to keep the secret of Deadly D from being revealed to the world. But is it time for Dylan to fess up to his mother about how he has been using his superhero powers? What will the Brisbane Broncos do if Deadly D doesn't return? And why are Dylan and Justice Jones being pursued by Socks and Jocks, two mysterious clowns who work for the villainous Ringmaster? Join the boys in a fantastic nail-biting orange-van ride as they uncover the dark secrets of the Big Top.
Call Number: F HAR
Billy Slater SERIES by A junior fiction series for boys about a local boys' rugby league team who get special coaching and advice from star NRL player Billy Slater.
Josh can play footy. He's fast and fleet-footed and a blur down the sideline. But every time he steps onto the field a stampede of elephant-sized butterflies invade his stomach and he fumbles the ball.
Having his footy-mad grandad screaming from the sidelines doesn't help. To top it off, he blows an easy try and loses his team the opening game of the season. Josh starts thinking about giving up football forever. That is, until NRL legend and Josh's hero, Billy Slater, turns up at training one day.
Can Billy help Josh overcome his nerves and hang onto the ball long enough to score?
Call Number: F LOU
Power Up! by Summary:One day Tana, Scotty, Zinnia, Andrea and Muzza are zapped by lightning on a footy field and transformed into a team of powered up heroes known as The Invincibles. But the clock is ticking. They have 80 minutes before it's game over and their powers vanish! So when Tricky Ricky hatches a sinister scheme to ruin the reputation of the mighty national team, the All Greats, it's The Invincibles alone who can save them. Can the team work together to use their powers before disaster strikes?.
Call Number: F MIL
Tiny Timmy SERIES by Best-selling Tiny Timmy series from Socceroos legend Tim Cahill. Tiny Timmy dreams of playing for Australia when he grows up. He'll have to work hard to make that happen, but now he has a chance to be out on the field with his heroes at their big game! All he needs to do is win the soccer trick competition. Can he show off his skills in time?
Will all of Timmy's practice finally pay off?
Call Number: F CAH
Football High SERIES by Can the new recruits kick it with the best young talent in the country? Twelve-year-old Nick dreams about football - and his dreams are big- state squad, Joeys, A-League, Socceroos . . . and that's just for starters! So when Nick wins a scholarship to the prestigious National School of Football, his dreams look set to come true. What Nick doesn't realise is that he's just another young gun in a place brimming with skilled footballers. Enter Bazzo, Lexi, Grace, Kristy and Kane. With schoolmates like these, Nick figures his time at the NSF will be unforgettable. And when word gets out that Nick's dad is none other than former Socceroo and Arsenal star Shane Young, Nick's prediction comes true in the worst possible way. All eyes are on him. Does Nick have what it takes to make it at Football High or will reality hit like a well-struck football to the back of the net?
Call Number: F LOU
Mix-Up by Charles was the best player in the boys' football team. Charlotte was the best player in the girls' side. But this season they're both playing in the same mixed team. Is there room for two Champion Charlies on one side? And can they get past their rivalry to help form the greatest football team Jindaberg Primary has ever seen? With prankster teammates, a karaoke coach, dancing dads and an arch rival with an axe to grind, the Champion Charlies soon learn that achieving success is not going to be easy . . . but it sure will be fun!
Call Number: F BEC
Kick by Summary: Budi's plan is simple... He's going to be a star. Instead of sweating over each football boot he makes, each stitch he sews, each box he packages, he's going to play for the greatest team on earth, rather than in the square behind the factory where he works. But one unlucky kick brings Budi's world crashing down, because now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in all Jakarta. Soon it isn't only Budi's dreams at stake, but his life. A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anyone stand in your way.
Call Number: F JOH
300 Minutes of Danger by 10 stories. 10 dangerous situations. 10 brave kids. 30 minutes to escape.
Call Number: F HEA
400 Minutes to Danger by Summary: Brad has fallen into the lion enclosure, and the big cats are hungry! Charith takes the wheel of an out-of-control bus after an explosion. Iresha hears strange noises... from beneath the seabed. Daniel crawls into a waste crusher after a building collapseand then it gets switched on. Tak's class goes on an excursion to an army base and now an experimental military robot is hunting them. Jack Heaths next 10 nail-bitingly dangerous short stories will fascinate and terrify during each full 40-minute count down, as the dangerous situations play out right down to the last crucial moment. Who will live and who will die? Forty minutes of danger, in 40 minutes* of reading time!.
Call Number: F HEA
500 Minutes of Danger by Bobby wakes up somewhere dark, enclosed. Has he been buried alive? Ella's trapped in quicksand. Will she escape before one of the jungle predators finds her? Kelsey's found a giant crocodile that's about to attack the city.
Call Number: F HEA
Books to Movies
The House with a Clock in its Walls by Lewis Barnavelt doesn't have time on his side... When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbour, Mrs Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis couldn't be happier. What's not to like about seeing his uncle practise spells and eating Mrs Zimmermann's delicious cookies? At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that evil Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls - a clock that could obliterate humankind. As the clock can be heard ticking away in the house all the time, sometimes louder, sometimes quieter, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, it is up to the Barnavelts to find where it is hidden in the walls - and stop it. A true race against time.
Call Number: F BEL
A Wrinkle in Time by Summary: Meg Murray and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
Call Number: F LEN
Wonder by Summary: Auggie Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old, but he is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. Auggie sees himself as just an ordinary kid and all he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Call Number: F PAL
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!
Call Number: F ROW
Publication Date: 1997-01-01