Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west of Scotland. The island was so small it remained nameless. There were no roads, houses or electricity on this small island. In Summer, Cressida's family stayed on the island for four weeks and in the Spring they stayed on the…
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Easter 2019

You may be wondering… What’s on for Easter at the library? What am I going to do with all this chocolate? Are there healthy chocolate recipes? Are there any new Easter stories I can share with my family? Well, this is your go-to guide! Upcoming events: Regularly scheduled themed storytimes will be happening across our…
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Jacaranda Snow

For more than eighty years, Jacaranda trees have been a living symbol of Australian children. In the 1940s and 1950s maternity hospitals like Jacaranda Maternity Hospital in Caringbah, New South Wales, sent new mothers home with a baby and a Jacaranda seedling. "Mrs Haxton would carry the baby to the car followed by a nurse…
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Doggy Profile: Tezza

Reading Dog: Tezza Branch: Watsonia When: Tuesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm (during school term) Breed: Labrador  Age: 12 Why a reading dog: Tezza was training to be a guide dog but developed a skin complaint so he decided he'd like to hear stories and help kids read. He enjoys being at the library and listening to stories…
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47 Degrees Book Review

Black Saturday affected the lives of many borrowers here at YPRL and I cannot begin to imagine how devastating and life altering that may have been.  Author Justin D’ath does, and he has captured the impact it had on him through his most recent Junior Fiction book, 47 Degrees. On the 7 February 2009, it was…
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