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Librarian's Top Reads

08 November 2019

Need a good book to curl up with? Look no further than these Top Book Picks from your very own school librarian! Whether you’re looking for something fresh and new or seeking out a classic, there should be something in this for everyone. The best part is they’re all available in the school library!

Dungeon Born – by Dakota Krout – Fantasy / Adventure (suitable for all ages)

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although, not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the mind of those that enter these mythical places of power: Why are there so many monsters? Where does the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies?!

Cal has all of the answers to these age old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart, a soul forced against his will into a magical stone. After several lonely years, Cal was able to regain sentience, allowing him to form new memories while slowly growing a dungeon around himself. With help from a friend, Cal learned how to create monsters and traps, increasing his power and size quickly.

When a threat to his existence rears its head, Cal decides that he will do anything to stay alive and become stronger. Unfortunately for treasure-seekers, the fastest way for Cal to achieve his goal... is to eat anyone that enters his depths.

Miss Lee’s Comments: A brilliant read for anyone who is a fan of fantasy and adventure type books. If you enjoy Dungeon Born, there are four more to read in the series!

The Giver – by Lois Lowry – Science Fiction / Dystopia (suitable for all ages)

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

Miss Lee’s Comments: A short blurb that holds a lot of weight. I read this story when I was in Year 7 and it has stuck with me! It can be a strange story that might be difficult to get your head around, but it makes for deep character development.

The Wilderness War – by Julia Green – Nature / Friends (suitable for all ages)

This is our place and we'll fight to save it!

A summer spent in the place Noah and his friends call the Wilderness, is a summer spent making dens, sleeping under the stars, and toasting marshmallows over an open fire. It's freedom. Until one day their Wilderness is sold and set for development and their dens torn down to make way for houses. For Noah and his friends this means war and they'll do anything to stop the Wilderness being destroyed.

Miss Lee’s Comments: Any fan of the outdoors, camping, a wild imagination… this is the book for you. Did you imagine you were famous adventurer when trekking through a forest? Or maybe a pirate as you came across a large log on the beach and claimed it as your ship? Even if you didn’t, this is a fun book about a boy and his secluded paradise, the wilderness, and the ‘war’ that erupts from it.

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