Bear Grylls, real name Edward Michael Grylls, is a British adventurer, television presenter and writer currently best known for his television series Born Survivor (Man vs. Wild in the U.S.). He has been called the “Most Extreme Human” to have ever lived.
Bear had a real hunger to explore from a young age. Always curious. Never still. Eager to discover new places and follow the path less trodden.
We have a series of books based on his extreme adventures for older readers in our library.
Now we have a new series of Bear Grylls books especially for younger readers.
If you like action and adventure, then why not give one of these books a try?
WARNING: You are about to read my UTTERLY BIGGEST SECRETS. Can I trust you? OK then, I’m Ella, and this is my diary.
The Ella Diaries series explores the real issues girls face at school and home. Ella is resourceful, caring and real, and the writing is sharp and funny. Each book is its own diary, with great graphics and a little text on each page.
Suitable for ages 7-11 years.
Publisher’s Synopsis: Ivy, I pray that it’s you reading this. And if you are, well, I suppose you’re the new me…
When shy Ivy’s troublemaking twin Scarlet vanishes from Rookwood boarding school, Ivy is invited to “take her place.” But when Ivy arrives, she discovers the school’s true intention; she has to pretend to be Scarlet. She must think like Scarlet, act like Scarlet, become Scarlet. What on earth happened to the real Scarlet, and why is the school trying to keep it a secret?
Luckily for Ivy, Scarlet isn’t about to disappear without a fight. She’s left pieces of her journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find. Ivy’s going to figure out what happened to Scarlet. She’s got to.
But the staff of Rookwood is always watching, and they’ll do anything to keep their secrets buried…
Book 1 The Lost Twin.
Book 2 the Whispers in the Walls
Book 3 The Dance in the Dark
Book 4 The Lights under the Lake
Book 5 The Curse in the Candlelight
Cousins, Isabelle, Cora and Lei might be from opposite sides of the world, but when they meet on holiday they soon become inseparable–especially when they discover hoof prints in a glen-side cove, and find themselves whisked away to a magical land where they’re no longer girls but unicorns!
Suitable for ages 7-9 years
Prepare yourself… A brand new collection of horrifically hilarious stories about the absolute worst children EVER in THE WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN 3!
“I had so much fun writing these silly and surreal stories. I hope they will make my young readers laugh out loud.” David Walliams.
Could these children be even more horrid than those in Books 1 and 2 ? Read it and find out for yourself!
For ages 10+
Sharing inspiring stories from Australia’s past with the children who are our future!
A note from the author, Stephanie Owen Reeder
“In my award-winning Heritage Heroes series I retell true stories from Australia’s past featuring ordinary children and young people who have achieved amazing things against the odds. These are inspirational stories which delve into Australia’s history. Each stand-alone book in the series tells the story of a particular child, bringing their history to life in novel format, with information sections at the end of each chapter presenting extra historical detail.
The Heritage Heroes books are based on exhaustive research, and aim to provide children with an interesting and exciting entrée to the past, as well as a good read. Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated, the books feature stunning images from the collections of the National Library of Australia, as well as an epilogue, a glossary and a list of background reading material. Four Heritage Heroes titles have been published so far, and I am currently working on the fifth, which is set in 1914 in the South Australian outback and will be available in 2019.”
For ages 10+
The latest book in the “Hot Dog” series by comedian Anh Do is available in our library now.
A very funny, simple series for young readers.
The Diary of a… book series by Shamini Flint includes books Diary of a Cricket God, Diary of a Rugby Champ, and Diary of a Soccer Star, to name just a few.
If you enjoy the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books……..you may just enjoy this series as well!
For readers 8+
A new book in our library for ages 8+…Quark’s Academy by Catherine Pelosi.
Junior science geniuses Augustine, Celeste and Oscar can’t believe their luck when they’re accepted into an elite and mysterious science academy summer camp run by the elusive Inventor Quark.
From the moment they step inside the gates of Quark’s Academy at the end of Molecule Drive, they know they’re in for a week they’ll never forget. But things at the academy are not quite what they seem, and the three quickly realise that they’ll need to put their squabbles aside and their heads together if they’re ever to get out of there alive…
A page-turning adventure for readers aged eight to twelve, QUARK’S ACADEMY is bound to cause a hair-raising reaction!
: a story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book ( Merrian-Webster Dictionary)
We have quite a diverse range of graphic novels available in the library and they are proving to be quite popular.
Why not give one a try?