Dreams of freedom : in words and pictures

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 In association with Amnesty International UK, this inspirational book contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education to that not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. 

My favourite quote from this book is Freedom of fear by AUNG SAN SUU KYI

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear …You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.

Authors of the quotations include: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi and Malala Yousafzai. 

Happy reading Ms Ambrosini


Fun activity tables every Recess and Lunch

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Colouring activity table every Recess and Lunch time in the Library

The Magical City: A Colouring Book by Lizzie Mary Cullen

The Magical City is a colouring book exploring the hidden magic of cities. From London to Luxor, follow cobbled pavements through winding streets and look up at skyscrapers soaring to the skies.

Millie Marotta’s Animal kingdom : a colouring book adventure

Millie brings together a collection of enchanting fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians, as well as plants, trees and flowers.

There is a whole world to explore with these magnificent colouring books for adults and child alike, all you need is a bit of imagination and our great pencils!  

Ms Ambrosini

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A breathtaking new fantasy trilogy by Zoe Marriott

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A breathtaking new urban fantasy trilogy from the critically acclaimed, award winning author of The Swan Kingdom and Shadows on the Moon.

When fifteen-year-old Mio steals the katana – her grandfather’s priceless sword – she just wants to liven up a fancy-dress costume. But the katana is more than a dusty heirloom, and her actions unleash an ancient evil onto the streets of modern-day London. Mio is soon stalked by the terrors of mythical Japan and it is only the appearance of a mysteriously familiar warrior boy that saves her life. Mio must learn to control the katana’s legendary powers fast or she risks losing not only her own life…but the love of a lifetime.

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The name of the blade. book 1 & book 2

Visit www.goodreads.com for 5 star reviews on this series!

Happy reading, Ms Ambrosini

 


The Fault in Our Stars movie

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faultinourstarsFrom the much loved and best selling novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, comes the film of this captivating story. Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us — on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Exploring the fun, thrill and tragedy of being alive and in love, this beautiful story will be sure to touch your heart.  

                            **In Cinemas Thursday 5 June 2014**


Sara Robinson


ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth

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 The long awaited conclusion to the divergent series, Allegiant is now available to borrow from the library…

Every question that can be answered must be answered or at least engaged. Illogical thought processes must be challenged when they arise. Wrong answers must be corrected. Correct answers must be affirmed. – From the Erudite faction manifesto.

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Reserve your copy today!

 Also by Veronica Roth – Book 1# Divergent, Book 2# Insurgent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy reading 🙂

Ms Ambrosini


‘The Saga comes to an end!’

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Breaking Dawn Part 2

 For all the Vampire and Werewolf fans out there, the Saga ends with the release of  Breaking Dawn – Part 2. November 16th.

In this epic finale, after the birth of Renesmee, (Bella and Edward’s first born) the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Check out the movie trailor below:
 

 Ms Ambrosini 🙂

 


A dark fairy tale you will love…

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Snow White & the Huntsman

 A new tie-in novel to the movie, by Lily Blake
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..A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale…

This story of Snow White does not have a romantic nature as the original does. The characters are the same, with a darker personality. In the battle of good & evil, we are taken on a journey through an enchanted forest. Snow White is the only person in the land who is fairer & more beautiful than her evil stepmother queen, Ravenna. In revenge, she is out to destroy Snow White as she is threatening her reign. She will use everything in her supernatural powers to do so, and sends a huntsman out to kill her. BUT… what the wicked ruler never imagined… is that the young Snow White has been training in the art of war with the huntsman to banish her once and for all! Snow White gains courage, strength and determination in attempt to conquer the evil Queen and save the people of her village… but is she strong enough, and can she break the evil curse?  Reserve your copy today  🙂   Mrs. Robinson
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One Direction

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This post is for the truly devoted One Direction fans.
Even though they have come and gone and caused a total frenzy with teens all over Australia, many of you are anticipating the 2013 World Tour.
September 2013 is a long wait, so to ease your suffering the Library has purchased two copies of the One Direction: Forever Young : X Factor story.
This book is packed with personal snaps, unseen photographs shot especially for the book and backstage footage. This is the story of their time on the X Factor.
Visit us at the library to reserve your copy!
Don’t despair the loan period for this book is one week instead of two, this will ensure the reserve queue runs more efficiently.
Happy reading!

Ms Ambrosini
(Mother of a screaming 1D fan!)


A single shard by Linda Sue Park

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Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters’ village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter’s craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated–until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labour of digging and hauling clay, Min’s irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself–even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min’s work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard. (goodreads.com).

What I enjoyed most about this book was learning about the laborous process of celadon pottery making. The careful selection and gathering of the grey-brown clay, intricate detailed incisions and finally firing of the vessel that would later transform into a delicate green glaze.

I thought I would share with you the magnificent craft of twelfth century Korean Celadon pottery.

Every page was an absolute pleasure to read! Suitable for all ages.

Ms Ambrosini.

About the author:  Linda Sue Park is a Korean American author of children’s fiction. She has written six children’s novels and five picture books for younger readers. She received the prestigious 2002 Newbery Medal for her novel A Single Shard.