Monday, March 11, 2013

The Forgotten Pearl by Belinda Murrell

For lovers of historical fiction, this novel provides suspense, war and a little known part of Australian history, all rolled into one very appealing package. Set during the bombing of Darwin, readers become involved in the lives of those fleeing south, those staying to defend and the Japanese/Australians who had called Darwin home. Told through the eyes of 13 year old Poppy you'll meet Edward, her brother who becomes a POW in Changi; Lilly who dies with her whole family in the bombing of Darwin and Shinji, born in Australia but interned in a prison camp during the war.  

Category: Junior Fiction

Who'll want to read it? Perfect for 11-13 year olds, particularly girls

This highly recommended book is written by the sister of well known author Kate Forsyth.  

Publisher: Random House, 2012

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Carter's Price Guide to Antiques

You can now read Carter's Price Guide to Antiques online. This service is available to all members of Newcastle Region Library - just use your membership number and start searching.

Newcastle Region Library branches include City, Adamstown, Berefield, Dungog, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lambton, Mayfield, New Lambton, Raymond Terrace, Stockton, Tomaree and Wallsend.

If you need help with the guide please call
library staff on 02 4974 5340.

Carter's Price Guides to Antiques and Collectables

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Graphic Novels @ your library

 Our graphic novel collection is always growing and evolving to include new and classic manga, comics, graphic novels and picture books for all ages. Here is a small selection of what's new this month with a snappy single sentence sum up!


Kick-Ass 2 by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr
A straight-forward sequel, with everything you've come to expect from the kids who dare to live their superhero fantasies.

Alice in the Country of Clover : Cheshire Cat Waltz vol. 2-3 by Quinrose & Mamenosuke Fujimaru
Alice continues her journey deeper into Wonderland & works on her relationship with the Chesire Cat...a new take on a classic story.

Superman Earth One vol. 2 by J. Michael Straczynski & Shane Davis
"With great power, comes great responsibility"...wait isn't that from Spider-Man?!?...anyway...the world's greatest superhero finds out the realities of the job, love & of course, a super villian, excellent!

Star Wars : The Crimson Empire Saga by Paul Gulacy, P. Craig Russell, Mike Richardson, & Randy Stradley
If you were the last man standing from Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guard what would you do? Here lies the story of Kir Kanos, with everything you love about Star Wars & so much more.

The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi
A merchant's daughter, a blue seed, a promise, a careful what you wish for, every debt must be paid & every gift has its price.

Spider-Men by Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli
A Spider-Man event like no other, when Spider-Man comes face to face with...Spider-Man! Can Peter & Miles work together to defeat the master of illusions, Mysterio?

Bakuman vol. 15-17 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
Finally success in the world of manga has arrived for Takagi & Mashiro, but at what cost?

These titles and more can be found on our online catalogue and are available for request now!

HINT: If you are having trouble finding graphic novels on the catalogue, do a 'Power Search' and select 'Graphic Novels' in 'Item Category1'. This will give you a list of all graphic novels in Newcastle Region Library's collection. You can also limit in a Power Search by the year published, author, series, library etc.

Can't find anything you like?

Let us know what YOU want to see in your library's graphic novel collection,
complete an online Purchase Suggestion form here

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