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Librarian Top Picks

19 October 2018

Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres, new or old and are hand-picked by the librarian to pique your interest. The best bit is they are all available in the school library.

+Anima - by Natsumi Mukai - suitable for all
“+Anima” is all about Cooro, a Plus Anima, a boy with the ability to use animal powers - in his case the powers of a crow. He is questing to find others like him and in the first volume comes across other Plus Anima; Husky who has the powers of a fish, Nana who has the powers of a bat and Senri who has the power of a bear. All is not as easy as it appears, with Husky, Nana and Senri caught up in their own stories before Cooro adds to the drama! A wonderful, fun manga all about the ups and downs of friendship and being different. 

The President is Missing - James Patterson and Bill Clinton - suitable for older readers
“The President is Missing” and the world is in shock. But the reason he’s missing is much worse than anyone can imagine. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver this story is full of plot twists from cover to cover. The book puts the reader inside the White House and inside the mind of a President grappling with extraordinary circumstances. An intriguing collaboration between former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson. 

Circe - by Madeline Miller - suitable for Year 9+
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.

The 104 Storey Treehouse - by Andy Griffiths - suitable for all
The 104-Storey Treehouse is the eighth book of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their now 104-storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including a never-ending staircase, a burp bank, and even a mighty fortress. But Andy and Terry are in a race against time to find a funny story for their next book – will the tooth fairy, the two-million-dollar shop or even the riddles of the deep-thoughts thinking room be able to help? Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

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