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New Fiction – ASO

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 4, 2008

We’ve just received our batch of books for the month from Australian Standing Order. You’ll be able to find these on our new fiction shelve or in the fiction/non fiction area at the call number listed:

Crossing the Line by Dianne Bates (BAT)
Bone by Bone by Tony Johnston (JOH)
Broken Glass by Adrian Stirling (STI)
Give me Truth by Bill Condon (CON)
The Boy from Bowral: The Story of Sir Donald Bradman by Robert Ingpen (796.358092 ING)



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Welcome to Term 3!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 17, 2008

Welcome back guys! I hope you all had a great holiday. Did anyone get any reading done? lol

I’ve decided to start the term off with a Careers display. Here’s a picture of the new display:

Careers Display

Careers Display

We have some fantastic new shelving which you can see here, filled with careers books and also our display cabinet with more books and some different police hats. I’ve also put up a few posters around the library listing the university open days ( and information about the Sunbury/Gisborne Careers and Employment Expo. The Expo is on Tuesday the 22nd of July, from 3.30 to 7.00 at the Memorial Hall, Sunbury.

We’ve also just gotten in a few new fiction books so they should all be on the new fiction stand by next week.
Kung Fu Panda
The Night Bus by Anthony Horowitz
Finding Darcy by Sue Lawson
The Case of the Diamond Shadow by Sophie Masson
Screw Loose by Chris Wheat
The Ice-cream man by Jenny Mounfield
Blackthorn by Elizabeth Pulford
Juno of Taris by Fleur Beale
A Good Arriving by David McRobbie
Against the Tide by Irini Savvides
Shutterspeed by A.J. Betts

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New Fiction

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 7, 2008

We have some more new fiction in, including the new Monster Blood Tattoo book: The Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish and New Moon by Stephanie Meyer.

The Lamplighter (COR)
The Half-Continent is becoming even more unsafe – monster attacks are on the rise, and every far-flung village or town is calling for help to fight them. Into this dangerous landscape the lamplighters must venture daily, keeping the roads safely lit for travellers. It is not a job for the faint-hearted, and every week there are reports of new theroscades. Foundling Rossamnd Bookchild, sworn into the Emperor’s Service as a prentice lamplighter, is finding his training at Winstermill Fortress difficult and lonely. His life is further complicated by the arrival of a young wit, determined to spite her famous mother by becoming a lowly lantern-stick. As Rossamnd begins to make new friends in this sinister world, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed towards a terrible destiny, a fate beyond anything he could ever have imagined.

New Moon (MEY)
Recovered from the vampire attack that hospitalized her in the conclusion of Twilight, Bella celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend Edward and his family, a unique clan of vampires that has sworn off human blood. But the celebration abruptly ends when the teen accidentally cuts her arm on broken glass. The sight and smell of her blood trickling away forces the Cullen family to retreat lest they be tempted to make a meal of her. After all is mended, Edward, realizing the danger that he and his family create for Bella, sees no option for her safety but to leave. Mourning his departure, she slips into a downward spiral of depression that penetrates and lingers over her every step. Vampire fans will appreciate the subsequently dour mood that permeates the novel, and it’s not until Bella befriends Jacob, a sophomore from her school with a penchant for motorcycles, that both the pace and her disposition begin to take off. Their adventures are wild, dare-devilish, and teeter on the brink of romance, but memories of Edward pervade Bella’s emotions, and soon their fun quickly morphs into danger, especially when she uncovers the true identities of Jacob and his pack of friends.

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New Fiction – April

Posted by SalesianLibrary on April 11, 2008

Every month the Library receives books, that have been picked out for us. The following books have recently been added to our collection, and can be found on the fiction shelf or on the New Fiction Stand.

Kill the Possum by James Moloney: (MOL)
A girl desperate to live a normal life.
A family tormented by a monster’s cruelty.
Two boys with a plan to make him stop.

At Seventeen by Celeste Walters: (WAL)
Loss and gain come not in equal measure at Seventeen.
Forced to board in her final years of school, Catherine struggles to fit in and feels awkward and different. But then a collection of words and pictures left by her grandmother helps her to piece together a tragic family secret. The more she learns about the past, the more she learns about herself.
Celeste Walters new book is a confronting look at what it means to be seventeen.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham: (DOW)
Everyone has to die. We all know it.
With only a few months of life left, sixteen-year-old Tessa knows it better than most.
She’s made a list though – ten things she wants to do before she dies. Number one is sex. Starting tonight.
But getting what you want isn’t easy. And getting what you want doesn’t always give you what you need. And sometimes the most unexpected things become important.
Uplifting, life-affirming, joyous – this extraordinary novel celebrates what it is to be alive by confronting what it’s really like to die.

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