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NJA Library News

 Welcome to one of my favourite months in the Library at NJA. It’s when I get to exchange 200 old books for wait for it…. 200 new ones! We have lots of lovely new books on the shelves for you to enjoy. Here are just a few of my recommendations this month.


STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND THEN LEAVE by John Boyne 4604573263_110x166


Written by the author of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. This is a moving and uplifting story about a boy’s search for his father during World War One. Brilliant.


WHEN DID YOU SEE HER LAST? By Lemony Snicket4604573258_110x166


The latest offering from Lemony Snicket, which poses all sorts of questions such as what on earth is this book all about?



MODEL MISFIT by Holly Smale4604573260_110x166


Year 6 girls have been pestering me for the follow up to Geek Girl and here it is.

The geek is back. Being a geek + model = Chaos x



THE SPOOK’S REVENGE by Joseph Delaney4604573262_110x166


Everything ends at last. In Book Thirteen. I have loved every book in this series. But don’t read it on your own…. in the dark….



GHOST HAWK by Susan Cooper4604573257_110x166


Author of one of my top 5 series of books for children – The Dark is Rising – but seldom read sadly. Memory, Mystery, Murder. Ghost Hawk is the remarkable story of Little Hawk, who as a Native American Indian boy, forges a relationship with John, a young English boy whose family have just arrived in the New World. This is a book you will read as a child and remember for the rest of your life. It’s THAT good.



THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Geraldine McCaughrean4604573256_110x166


A gripping tale about a young girl’s life changing experience, when her mum dies of a snakebite and how her life in the middle of the Australian outback changes forever.



LISTENING FOR LUCCA by Suzanne LaFleur4604573259_110x166


A wonderfully moving book. For those of you that have read Love,Aubrey or Eights Keys, you are in for a real treat. Please read this.



RUSSIAN ROULETTE by Anthony Horowitz4604573261_110x166


Kill Alex Rider….Nooooooooooooooooo. The next chapter in the series that re-invented the spy genre. A must read.


There are lots of new additions to old favourites as well. Fans of PIG aka Peter Ian Green have 6 new books in this very funny series. Throw in The ANGRY BIRDS do Star Wars. David Walliams tells us about THE SLIGHTLY ANNOYING ELEPHANT.

One of the most remarkable books I’ve read in years has to be THE RULES OF SUMMER by Shaun Tan. Have you read “THE LOST THING?” one of Tan’s earlier works? This book asks lots of questions. Combining humour and surreal fantasy, Tan pictures a summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further. The story is told in pictures with limited dialogue. A book to be discussed forever!

I look forward to bringing you all the latest releases throughout the year and please remember if there is ANY book you want to read, I’ll do my very best to get it for you. If it’s suitable of course.

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