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The Happiest Refugee - Anh Do
ISBN: 9781742372389

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Pharaoh - Jackie French
Call Number: F FRE

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Theatre and Entertainment - Kathy Elgrin
Call Number: 792.0942 ELG
Publication Date: 2005

Top Author Websites

  • Cassandra Clare
    Cassandra Clare is the author of urban fantasy novels for young adults centering on the adventures of the part-angel demon-fighting Nephilim (also called Shadowhunters).
  • Charlie Higson
    Charlie has great book trailers so its no surprise his website looks great too. Author of popular 'The Enemy.'
  • D.J MacHale
    Author of the 'Pendragon' series.
  • Robert Muchamore
    Awesome looking site that has info about the author and 'Chreub' and 'Henderson's Boys'.
  • Patrick Ness
    Author of the Chaos Walking Trilogy, A Monster Calls etc.
  • JK Rowling
    Detailed website about JK Rowling and of course, Harry Potter.
  • Maggie Stiefvater
    Author of the 'Mercy Falls Trilogy', her journal is highly recommended for those of you interested in improving your creative writing skills.
  • Scott Westerfeld
    Amazing website, with photos, Blog links, info about Scott and his books. The artwork is brilliant.
 

Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress

 

Year Seven Fiction Favourites

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Macbeth, You Idiot - Don Henderson
Call Number: F HEN
ISBN: 9780143304289

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The Phoenix Files - Chris Morphew
Call Number: FAC MOR
ISBN: 9781921502392

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Legend - Marie Lu
Call Number: FSP LU

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Time Riders
Call Number: FSP SCA
ISBN: 9780141326924

 

Historical Fiction

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City of masks - Hoffman, Mary
Call Number: F HOF
ISBN: 9780747595694
One moment Lucien is in this world, the next moment he is transported to sixteenth-century Talia, a world that is awash with deception, intrigue, treachery and glamour, all thrillingly spiced with danger.

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the Eagle of the ninth - Sutcliff, Rosemary
Call Number: F SUT
ISBN: 0192717650
"The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britian. And then they never came back. Four thousand men disappeared and the Eagle standard was lost. Marcus Aquila, a young Roman officer, needs to find our what happened to his father and the Ninth Legion. He sets out into the unknown . . . no one expects him to return . . ."

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Goodnight Mister Tom - Michelle Magorian
Call Number: F MAG
ISBN: 9780141329703
When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London . . . Will he ever see Mister Tom again?

 

Myths

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African Myths - Gary Jeffrey
Call Number: GN
ISBN: 1905087861

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Dragons - Stephen Krensky
ISBN: 9781580133760
Learn more about the history and popular culture surrounding these scaly, fire-breathing monsters.

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Greek Myths and Legends - Diana Ferguson
Call Number: 292.08 FER
ISBN: 1855857669

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King Arthur - Rosalind Kerven
Call Number: 398.2094

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Theseus - Jeff Limke; John McCrea (Illustrator)
Call Number: GN
ISBN: 9780822585176

 

Biographies


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The Sky is not the limit - Matt Hall
Call Number: 629.13092 HAL
ISBN: 9780733329562
Since he was old enough to notice planes, Matt Hall wanted to be a pilot. Flying with his dad in a glider, making models at home and meeting officers from the Air Force fuelled his ambition. So when he was accepted into the RAAF's gruelling training school it seemed a dream come true. But dreams take hard work and focus - and the willingness to make your own luck.

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Soul Surfer - Hamilton, Bethany
Call Number: 797. 32092 HAM
ISBN: 9781416507727
The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith - and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing.

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