It’s almost Winter – time to get a hot chocolate, a good book and curl up somewhere cosy. This month we’re loving re-reading some old favourites such as the Harry Potter series and a few Friday Barnes Mysteries. We’re also loving these newbies listed below.
“Bigfoot and Nessie 01: The Art of Getting Noticed” by Chelsea M Campbell and Laura Knetzger
Bigfoot and Nessie: The Art of Getting Noticed is a unique graphic novel that tells the story of
two mythical creatures who are tired of being ignored and want to be noticed by the world.
The book is beautifully illustrated and the characters are lovable and relatable. The story is full
of humour, adventure, and heart, making it a perfect read for our youngest tweens.
The book is divided into chapters, each of which is a new adventure for Bigfoot and Nessie.
From trying to become famous on social media to auditioning for a reality show, the two
friends try everything to get noticed. However, their plans always seem to backfire.
One of the best things about the book is the friendship between Bigfoot and Nessie. Despite
their differences, they are the best of friends and always have each other’s backs.
Additionally, the illustrations in the book are stunning and bring the story to life. The colours
are vibrant and the details are intricate, making it a visual treat for the readers. The book is a
perfect example of how a graphic novel can tell a story in a unique and engaging way.
“Royals” by Tegan Bennett Daylight
What happens when a group of teenagers is stranded indefinitely in a shopping centre,
alone? With all the stuff they could possibly want … and a baby?
Author Tegan Bennett Daylight’s first novel for young adults reconceives William Golding’s
classic, Lord of the Flies but with a modern twist, as six teens find themselves in an all too real
situation, surrounded by all the comforts of life but with no way of escape.
With no phones and no internet, Shannon and her fellow prisoners are completely
disconnected from the outside world… and their online lives. It’s hard to say whether they’ll
be driven to delinquency, or – even worse – forced to make friends in real life.
Will the limitless bubble tea, Maccas, high-end trainers and tech equipment be enough to keep the six teens safe and happy until they can find a way out? And then someone is always left holding the sweet yet quite annoying baby.
The story is intense and fast-paced, with Shannon and her friends trying to stay sane and
figure out how to escape while still managing to keep their friendships intact.
Tegan Bennett Daylight’s writing is brilliantly descriptive and evocative, crafting a suspenseful
and engaging story. She explores the idea of friendship, and how being disconnected can
bring us closer together.
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