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Saving Charli

Who are you when your other half is gone?

Saving Charli is about 12-year-old Charli who blames herself for her twin sister Freya’s lifelong illness. When Freya dies Charli withdraws from her family and friends and then it is about how to save Charli from her own grief.

It’s about grief and love but also the importance of friendship. Readers go through the journey from Charli’s point of view but also through the eyes of her best friends, Blair and Queenie.  The chapters switch between these three characters which also means that they don’t always see things the same way.

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The Night WAR

In 1942, much of France is occupied by the Nazis. Twelve-year-old Miri is Jewish, so she is not safe. Separated from her parents, she rescues her neighbours’ two-year-old daughter Nora and escapes to a village, where she is given a new name and pretends to be Catholic to escape Nazi capture. Miri is at first wary of the convent school nuns, but soon learns that there is much more than meets the eye to these knowledgeable women. One night she is asked to undertake a terrifying task that could allow her to escape. But what about Nora? The person Miri meets that night could save her life. And the person Miri becomes that night could save the lives of many more.

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Interview with Ann Liang

I hope this does not find you

By Ann Liang

Sadie Wen is perfect on paper: school captain, valedictorian, and a "pleasure to have in class." It’s not easy, but she has a trick to keep her model-student smile plastered on her face at all times: she channels all her frustrations into her email drafts. She'd never send them of course - she'd rather die than hurt anyone's feelings - but it's a relief to let loose on her power-hungry English teacher or a freeloading classmate taking credit for Sadie's work.

All her most vehemently worded emails are directed at her infuriating co-captain, Julius Gong, whose arrogance and competitive streak have irked Sadie since they were kids. "You're attention starved and self-obsessed and unbearably vain . . . I really hope your comb breaks and you run out of whatever expensive hair products you've been using to make your hair appear deceptively soft . . ."

Sadie doesn't have to hold back in her emails, because nobody will ever read them . . . that is, until they're accidentally sent out.

Overnight, Sadie’s carefully crafted, conflict-free life is turned upside down. It's her worst nightmare - now everyone at school knows what she really thinks of them, and they're not afraid to tell her what they really think of her either. But amidst the chaos, there's one person growing to appreciate the "real" Sadie - Julius, the only boy she's sworn to hate . . .

in the EYE

By Jane Godwin

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What do we have once trust is gone?


Once trust is gone, what is there to hold onto? From award-winning author Jane Godwin, a thought-provoking novel about young teens navigating friendship and trust in a post-pandemic world of surveillance and control.

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"drop it off without me
I type drop what off? I don't know what Mish is talking about.

While I'm typing, another message appears. don't tell bella
But I am Bella."

Best friends Bella and Connie live on the outskirts of the city in an area that was once full of open fields and paddocks but is changing as the suburbs creep closer. And now there is Mish, Connie's cousin, who has to be included even though she is unfriendly and unpredictable. The pandemic lockdowns have lifted and the three teens are eager to explore their newfound independence. But with the world opening up, there has been a rise in surveillance, from apps that track their movements to voice recorders and hidden cameras. It feels like everyone is watching them. But when does 'watching' become 'watching over'?

Do we have a right to know everything about those we love? Look Me in the Eye is a gripping tale of young teens navigating freedom and trust-building, privacy and secrets, in an era of parental surveillance.

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With her deeply personal songwriting, countless hit songs, and genre-bending yet unmistakable sound, Taylor Swift has cemented her status as one of pop music's most iconic and culture-defining voices.

On the heels of her latest album, 'Midnights', this visually stunning book pays tribute to Swift's different eras as a musician, her sonic and aesthetic influences, personal inspirations, and the incredible community she has fostered among her international fanbase - all alongside dozens of full-colour photos.

Little White Lies

Gilmore Girls meets Pretty Little Liars

Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother’s “society” might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life-her father’s identity-she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart. The one thing she doesn’t expect to find is friendship, but as she’s drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn’t the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet. There are people in her grandmother’s glittering world who are not what they appear, and no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer’s search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

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Available at both Campus Libraries

Another Mystery from the Author of
The Inheritance Games

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When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.

Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .



Oh I love Stevie Bell and her brain. This mystery was great and I was not only invested but also trying to guess who could have been truly devious all those years ago.
Let me tell you I was wrong about everything and every page had a le gasp moment.

Super excited for the sequel because this book ends on a cliffhanger??? Rude I know.

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An Atlas for Curious Minds

Which countries don't have rivers?

Which ones have North Korean embassies?

Who drives on the "wrong" side of the road?

How many national economies are bigger than California's?

And where can you still find lions in the wild?

You'll learn answers to these questions and many more in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. This one-of-a-kind atlas is packed with eye-opening analysis (Which nations have had female leaders?), whimsical insight (Where can't you find a McDonald's?), and surprising connections that illuminate the contours of culture, history, and politics.

Come into the library and view other quirky Atlases.

Stuck up                & Stupid
by Angourie Rice & Kate Rice

A modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice

The only thing worse than cleaning up after celebrities was having to watch her own family trying to impress them.

The quiet coastal community of Pippi Beach is rocked when a party of young Hollywood movie stars and influencers arrives for the summer. Like most of the locals, mum Lydia is thrilled but her teenage daughter Lily finds the Hollywood types are superficial and arrogant – especially Dorian Khan, the most famous of them all. She is soon to discover that first impressions can be deceiving ...


The Spectacular Spencer Gray

Spencer Gray is just an ordinary kid, but he manages to get into some pretty extraordinary situations. When Spencer stumbles on a sinister operation in the bush, his life goes into overdrive – midnight rescue missions, super-endangered animals, hair-raising adventures. To survive, Spencer will need to pull off something spectacular.

Spy Academy

Congratulations, you've been recruited.'

After thwarting a robbery, Nolan Hawker is invited to the world’s most dangerous school.

At the Peak, he learns to crack codes, fly planes and deceive enemies so he can someday infiltrate the deadly anarchist group known as Swarm.

But someone at the Peak secretly works for Swarm, and they have a plan—the kind no-one walks away from. Can Nolan find the traitor before it’s too late?

Getting to know the Birds in your Neighbourhood

Interested in birds but don' t know where to start? Overwhelmed by the bird guides? Want to know more about the birds you see around you? Then this is the book for you! ... 


This Book Tok must read has everything...

She is the very thing he’s spent his whole life hunting.
He is the very thing she’s spent her whole life pretending to be.

Only the extraordinary belong in the kingdom of Ilya—the exceptional, the empowered, the Elites.

by Lauren Roberts

Coming Soon...
AFL Record Season 2024

The official statistical history of the AFL game.

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Collingwood Forever is the ultimate commemorative keepsake for all AFL and Collingwood Football Club fans. Relive the incredible journey to their 2023 AFL Premiership triumph with glorious, action-packed photos from the season’s most exciting highlights and behind-the-scenes commentary and insight.

In just 12 months the Pies went from the bottom four to top four. Then Collingwood put together the closest string of wins ever seen In an AFL era finals series. At the end of what was arguably one of the greatest games of Australian Football, and one of its greatest grand finals, the best team won: it was Collingwood's 16th premiership and first premiership since 2010, following heartbreaking defeats in 2011 and 2018.

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