So you do not like to read yet? Surely there are good books you will enjoy in the library.
What are YOU interested in? Hunting? Skateboarding? Dating? Humorous or Scary? Extreme? Type one word in the library catalogue. Or try to type the words “reluctant” or “easy”.
Scroll the list of results to find a book that you may like, open the record details and read the Subjects, Notes and keywords to decide if you will like it.
How to find a book for you in the shelves:
Find narrow books, or book published by Barrington Stoke.
Look for large fonts and short chapters.
Read the blurb on the back of the book. Open the book. Read one paragraph. If there are more than two words you do not read or know, then find an easier book.
Browse the Graphic Novels and Breezy reads (picture books area).
Or pick a book from the lists below or ask your librarian 🙂
When you have chosen, always record your book at the issue desk.
|A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E.||Malorie Blackman||Elliot’s Mum is arrested for breaking into a giant pharmaceutical company…||BLA|
|The Last Boy||June Colbert||When Ben emerges from his hiding place, he is the last person on Earth…||COL|
|The wish list||Eoin Colfer||Meg dies perfectly balanced between good and evil… Can she save her soul?||COL|
|Fifteen Love||Robert Corbet||Told from two perspectives, about daily life and a burgeoning relationship||COR|
|Shelf Life||Robert Corbet||Short stories of people in charge of different supermarket aisles||COR|
|A Good Keen Man||Barry Crump||NZ yarn||CRU|
|Bruises: Boys don’t cry||Archie Fusillo||Hard hitting novel dealing with teen culture in schools||FUS|
|Touch Me||James Moloney||Boy/girl relationship||MOL|
|Trash||Andy Mulligan||Kids survive on a dump, until they find a purse…||MUL|
|Holes||Louis Sachar||Stanley Yelnats is sent to a detention centre for a crime he did not commit…||SAC|
|Milkweek||Jerry Spinelli||Street children innocently surviving the Holocaust. Poignant!||SPI|
|To Die For||Mark Svendsen||A thrilling fishing story||SVE|
|The Underdog||Marcus Zusak||‘Boys are like dogs – ready to bite, bark, and beg to be given a chance to show their value.’ (Back cover)||ZUC|
|2Much4u, Boyznbikes||Vince Ford||Funny, real life stories||FOR|
|Boy Overboard, Once…||Morris Gleitzman||Great easy to read war stories||GLE|
|Burnt, Groosham Grange…||Horowitz||Quick reads – Horror, creepy stories||HOR|
|Uncanny (and others)||Paul Jennings||Humour||JEN|
|Hatchet, and sequels: the Return, the River…||Gary Paulsen||Brian, stranded alone in a crash in the wilderness, survives with just a hatchet…||PAU|
|Rani & Sukh, Dream on||Bali Rai||Real life stories, of street kids, family, soccer…||RAI|
|Cherub||Robert Muchamore||Kids are trained to spy and survive in dangerous missions||MUC|
|Hunger Games||Suzanne Collins||TV reality game, to death…||COL|
|HIVE Higher Institute of Villainous Education||Mark Walden||Full of baddies, action and lashing of humour||WAL|
|Animorphs||K. A. Applegate||Friends are given the power to morph…||APP|
|My Story Examples:
The Mine’s Afire (BAT)
Sitting on the Fence (NAG)
|Various authors||Based on true stories, a young person writes a diary of the time or event…|
|Saga of Darren Shan||Darren Shan||Plenty of horror and macabre…||SHA|
|World of Adventure||Gary Paulsen||Action-packed, danger, excitement in those Breezy reads||PAU/B|
|Alex Rider||Anthony Horowitz||Perfect spy and action hero chasing all criminals and surviving the worst situations||HOR|
|Tomorrow series||John Marsden||When Australian teenagers see the war coming…||MAR|
Good Knowledge books
|Personal Life issues||Chicken soup for the teenage soul
A child called It
|Relationship issues||The courage to be strong||302.5|
|War stories||The secret agent and other spy kids
|Sport stories||Legs on Everest||796.52|
|Hunting stories||Deer were their lives||799.2|
|Biographies : real person’s lives||Willie Apiata, the reluctant hero||92 API|
|History stories||True stories of D-Day||940.54|