'Bogles ain't like pigeons. They don't travel in flocks. So why is this corner o' London crawling with 'em?'
Eleven-year-old Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a canny old crook named Sarah Pickles. Now she's betrayed him, and Jem wants revenge. He also wants to work for bogler Alfred Bunce, who kills the child-eating monsters that lurk in the city's cellars and sewers. But Alfred is keen to give up bogling, since he almost lost his last apprentice, Birdie.
When numerous children start disappearing around Newgate Prison, Alfred and Jem do join forces, waging an underground war. They even seek help from Birdie, dragging her away from the safe and comfortable home she's found with Miss Edith Eames. Together they learn that there's only one thing more terrifying than facing a whole plague of bogles - and that's facing some of the sinister people from Jem's past ... from Goodreads
A Very Unusual Pursuit is short listed this year on the CBCA list.
Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods adopted by woodtrolls, and steps off the path to find where he belongs. He meets myriad peculiar creatures: his wise guardian caterbird, redskin slaughterers, and the vicious, bile-swilling rotsucker. Finally he discovers his roots in the skies, and sets forth with the sky pirates. from Goodreads
Despite a challenging opening chapter spent trying to familiarise myself with this new world - unfamiliar words and concepts, I am glad I persevered. A rollicking adventure was unfolding before me. Sadly It has been snatched from my clutches by a keen year 8 student and Im only a third of the way through. I don't doubt Adam will finish this one quickly and be back for some more instalments. I hope that he will review the series!! Gorto
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I don’t know what’s real and what’s not anymore. The barrier between dreams and reality is more blurred than ever as Sam is drawn into an age-old battle for the Dreamscape. Even more confusing is that the next Dreamer seems to know as much as Sam about the importance of her dreams and the search for the Gears. From the Kremlin in Moscow to the wilds of Siberia, Sam is involved in a race-within-the-race with an old adversary with a sinister way of staying one step ahead. The more Sam and his friends dream, the less they will remember...
For all those who've read book one of the Caster Chronicles - Beautiful Creatures, the next three in the series are now here! Race in now to borrow.
Senior Fiction is denoted in WHS library by a senior sticker on the cover. Borrowing of senior fiction is restricted to students in year 9 and above. Students in years 7 & 8 may be allowed to read senior fiction by providing a note from parents indicating this. Generally the themes, content and language in these texts is more suited to mature readers.
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