Children’s Book of the Year 2017 – Older Readers
Mar12

Children’s Book of the Year 2017 – Older Readers

Children’s Book Council of Australia – Older Readers Book of the Year 2017 The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announced their Notable list of books for the Children’s Book Council of...

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Feb22

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the incredible movie directed by Tim Burton. Based on the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, written by Ransom Riggs,...

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YA Books Becoming Movies in 2017
Feb20

YA Books Becoming Movies in 2017

Read It Before You See The Movie As with every year in recent memory, we have a new list of books that are going to be turned into movies and if you’re like me and want to read the book first...

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Life and Death: Twilight reimagined
Feb10

Life and Death: Twilight reimagined

Stephenie Meyer is back with a new Twilight novel! Her original Twilight novel was a massive phenomenon, generating a series of books and movies, and millions of fans. However, all was not perfect...

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Ben-Hur: a movie about betrayal and revenge
Jan23

Ben-Hur: a movie about betrayal and revenge

Ben-Hur is the fifth adaptation of the 1880 novel, Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. It is still considered today “the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth...

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50 Most Popular YA Books of 2016
Jan20

50 Most Popular YA Books of 2016

Divergent tops the list of most borrowed Young Adult (YA) books for 2016 from Cockburn Libraries. For the first time in five years,  The hunger games isn’t number one. Veronica...

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100 Most Popular Fiction Books of 2016
Jan12

100 Most Popular Fiction Books of 2016

Crime and thrillers dominate the list of 100 most borrowed fiction books from Cockburn Libraries in 2016, with The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins at #1. After finishing fourth in...

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Book review: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs
Jan05

Book review: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Gladiator meets Clint Eastwood in an alt-historical world where Rome never fell, religious belief has a lot more at stake, and Europe looks more like the Wild West than you’d expect. In...

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New Books by Jeremy Robinson
Jan04

New Books by Jeremy Robinson

Fantasy and Sci-fi series are my jam! I read at least a book a week, so when I have to wait years for an author to release the next book in a series, I get mighty peeved (I’m talking to you,...

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eBook – Risky Undertaking by Mark de Castrique
Dec31

eBook – Risky Undertaking by Mark de Castrique

As a member of the Cockburn Libraries, you have access to over 27,000 eBooks, 2,800 downloadable audioBooks and 350 eMagazines. One of the eBooks available is Risky Undertaking by Mark de Castrique....

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