Some new titles added to the shelves this week are A year in the life of a Yorkshire shepherdess by Amanda Owen.
The book is described as ‘a delight for anyone who has dreamed of living close to nature.’ The dog lover would enjoy Tara: The terrier who sailed around the world by Rosemary and Robert Forrester. The story follows follow the adventures of a little terrier cruising around the world on a yacht! In a more serious but uplifting vein, Five minutes of amazing: My journey through dementia, by Chris Graham with Wendy Holden gives a personal insight into the illness. After being diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s, Chris ‘embarked on a 10,000 mile solo cycle around North America raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research.’
Younger readers will enjoy Elmer and butterfly by David McKee and Big book of Aussie animals, which outlines ‘who’s the tallest, loudest or trickiest Aussie animal? Funny, fair-dinkum facts inside!’ Also recommended for a young reader is Ocean lullaby, a gentle picture book about sleeping by Sally Odgers, and Gyo Fujikawa’s A to Z picture book, with pages in colour and black and white – plenty of scope for the imagination!
People who enjoy just dipping into a book, 5000 amazing facts; Incredible but true facts about everything, and 1001 questions & answers about absolutely everything are the books for you. They are full of photos and the facts for the hungry mind.
The library is gearing up for the July school holidays with story reading and winter themed handicraft sessions for the younger children on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday mornings at 10.30am. Older children won’t miss out with handicrafts in the afternoons from 3.30pm.
On the 10, 11 and 12 July, the handicraft for the older children from ages seven to twelve years will be card and bookmark making, with special dinosaur and pirate themes, as well as other subjects. On the 17, 18 and 19 July children can make a variety of masks. There is only a charge of three dollars for the sessions and limited places, so please ring the library on (02) 6740 2190 to make a booking.
See you soon at the library!