The Wellington launch of the Summer Reading Club is coming up at 3.30pm until 4.30pm on Wednesday December 2.
All children are welcome to join in the fun and take home a free kit with all you need to begin your reading log and start winning prizes.
The Summer Reading Club is an initiative to encourage children to read during the summer holidays, when reading levels typically drop, resulting in children being behind when they return to school.
By providing encouragement, the library can help your children to continue enjoying books at each stage of their lives.
Teen fiction written by a teen
Dove Arising is the debut novel from Karen Bao, who wrote it at the age of 17 while she was avoiding doing her homework in high school.
Set on a colony on the moon, this science fiction novel tells the story of Phaet Theta, who has been mute since the death of her father, as she negotiates friendships and threats to her family’s safety in the brutal lunar world.
Tight government security claims to protect the lunar colony, however with the promise of protection comes compromises of freedom, which can turn nasty.
Although she tries to stay out of trouble and off of the government’s radar, Phaet cannot hide forever and when she attracts trouble it spells disaster for not only herself, but her mother and siblings.
Surviving North Korea
Not many souls live to escape the mysteriously guarded North Korea, which has long had reports emerge of the horrors committed against its citizens in terms of human rights violations, food shortages and excessive control.
Yeonmi Park is one of the few exceptions who managed to escape the regime with her family and flee across a frozen river into China.
From there, life got even more brutal for them as they were captured by human traffickers and another escape was made out of terrible conditions and across the Gobi Desert to freedom.
This is Yeonmi’s amazing story from the unique perspective of a girl who grew up thinking it was normal to walk past dead bodies on her way to school.
Her autobiography, In Order to Live, is available for loan at Wellington Library.
Shaun Tan is weird
The weirdness and brilliance of Shaun Tan has few rivals. Famous names like Pullman, Burton, Miyazake or Gaiman may be among his nearest companions on the thrones of weirdness, pulling all with a streak of non-compliance into their orbit.
If you enjoy your tales with 10 tails, told inside out under the flicker of an ear wax candle and your amusements more acidic than sugary, this is the illustrator for you.
Mr Tan has produced his latest offering with a new take on some ancient fairy tales, which are faithfully described in sculpture by the artist, photographed and bound into The Singing Bones.
As intelligent as any adult book you may find on the shelves, and as beautiful as any art you might find in a gallery, this is a masterful retelling with plenty of strangeness and a hint of cute.
You will find it at Wellington Library.
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