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Boy eBooks and girl eBooks?

I know that boys are different to girls but I prefer not to generalize. I personally bit the head off my sister’s Barbie and had a farm set. So not all girls like pink and are sweet and not all boys are trouble and like noise! Regardless of what your personality is like there are eBooks and downloadable audiobooks to suit all tastes on OverDrive. I have added some images of new OverDrive titles for you below –  lines of eBooks aimed at girls,  lines aimed at boys and then lines for those who  feel neither blue nor pink! See if you can pick which line belongs to whom!

Snake attack!

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Need Something To Read?

I’ve just read a good book and I’d like to share it with you.

2wolvesTwo Wolves by Tristan Bancks

An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between two wolves. One wolf is bad – pride, jealousy, greed. The other wolf is good – kindness, hope, truth. The child asks, ‘Who will win?’ The grandfather answers simply, ‘The one you feed.’

One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver’s front door. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive home. Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the car and told they’re going on a holiday. But are they?

This book races at such a breakneck speed, I was hanging on for dear life! Midnight came and went, then 1am, then 2am. Still I kept reading, because I just had to know how it would end, and which wolf 13-year-old Ben Silver would choose to feed.

James Patterson (a famous author) said that when he writes a book he makes sure to leave all the boring bits out, and I think Tristan Bancks does the same. There are no boring bits in this book, which makes it an especially good choice for any reluctant reader.

I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a thrilling book that will keep you reading long after you should have turned out the light!

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Kids’ Books: picks from our March newsletter

Some fun new book picks from our March Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Children's Book of Mythical Beasts & Magical MonstersCover of The Ghosts of Tupelo LandingCover of Ophelia and the Marvelous BoyCover of The Lego MovieCover of Ice DogsCover of Canterbury QuakeCover of The Monster Fun Joke BookCover of The Sea of MonstersCover of The Pirate's Eye

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Gorgeous eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive

Oh I just love fresh reading ideas and here is a selection just for you at OverDrive!

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Kids’ Books: picks from our February newsletter

Looking for something fun to read? Our Kids’ Books newsletter has some great suggestions.

I particularly want to borrow iDinosaur, which, with the magic of Augmented Reality, lets you bring dinosaurs roaring back to life from the book page, by using your smartphone or tablet.

Cover of Cool Optical IllusionsCover of Sophie Hartley and the Facts of LifeCover of Survive!Cover of iDinosaurCover of School Made EasierCover of ChickadeeCover of The Forbidden StoneCover of Escape from Ice Mountain

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Kids’ Books: picks from our January newsletter

Princesses, pirates, explorers, mysteries and tyrannosaurs – check out some of the great picks from our January Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Princess TalesCover of Secrets at the Chocolate MansionCover of Explorer: The Lost IslandsCover of Tracking TyrannosaurusCover of It's Raining Cats and DogsCover of Magic Marks the SpotCover of Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger LabCover of The London Eye MysteryCover of The Twistrose Key

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Battle Bunny

Have you ever got a book as a present that is a little bit too young for you? Alexander did. His Gran Gran got him Birthday Bunny, and a story about a cute bunny who receives thoughtful gifts from his friends is not exciting enough for Alex. So he decides to make some modifications to turn Birthday Bunny into Battle Bunny!Battle Bunny

Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett (and Alex!) have created a book where cute Birthday Bunny, through Alex’s drawings and changes to the book, transforms into Battle Bunny, an evil genius who wants to rule the world! Featuring appearances from Barack Obama, megatron bombs, the Robot Police Force and a monster zombie rocket, Battle Bunny is an awesome book! One of the best things about it is that once you’ve read it, you can print out your own copy of Birthday Bunny to scribble over and change into whatever story you want.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our December newsletter

Looking for something to read during the school holidays? Check out these great picks from our December Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Is That A Word?Cover of The Runaway DragonCover of RooftoppersCover of From Mud Huts to SkyscrapersCover of Handbook for Dragon SlayersCover of From Norvelt to NowhereCover of Even My Ears Are SmilingCover of Where the Mountain Meets the MoonCover of The Abominables

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For more great reads, check out our Fun to Read page – it links you to reading lists, if you likes, interactive quizzes and lots more.

Don’t forget also to take part in the Summertime Reading Club to be in to win some great prizes!

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Kids’ Books: picks from our November newsletter

Check out these great picks from our November Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of The Adventures of BeanboyCover of Zombie Baseball BeatdownCover of Counting by 7sCover of Sure Signs of CrazyCover of The Screaming StaircaseCover of Listening for LuccaCover of Down to EarthCover of ChopChop

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For more great reads for kids, check out our Fun to Read page – it links you to reading lists, if you likes, interactive quizzes and lots more.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our October newsletter

Some picks from our October Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of My Tourist Guide to the Centre of the EarthCover of Mister Max: The Book of Lost ThingsCover of A Cat Called ElvisCover of Lego Minifigures Character EncyclopediaCover of FishtalesCover of Cave of WondersCover of Flora & UlyssesCover of BoomCover of Only You Can Save Mankind

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Kids’ Books: picks from our September newsletter

Check out some of the great new titles in our September Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Art DetectiveCover of Bo at Ballard CreekCover of The Dragon's ToothCover of LEGO Man in SpaceCover of The  Name of This Book is SecretCover of The Mouse with the Question Mark TailCover of Romeo BlueCover of Smells Like TreasureCover of The Glitch in Sleep

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Fancy Nancy Super Sleuth is our Big Library Read!

Fancy Nancy Super Sleuth is available for download as an e-book or an audiobook right now.

Fancy Nancy Super Sleuth

Until 30 September 2013,  this book is available as part of a ‘global book club’ –  parents and children can read together.

Big Library Read sees 6500 libraries around the world offer the chance for thousands to read the same book at the same time!

Jane O’Connor’s Nancy Clancy titles are great fun so get Fancy Nancy Super Sleuth now!

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Take ten titles from OverDrive!

OverDrive is where library members can go for thousands of free and delightful  e-books and downloadable audio books.  Since the collection has grown we have decided to increase the number of e-books and audio books you can have out at one time from 5 to 10!

The loan periods are set by OverDrive and can not be extended. The loan periods are still 7, 14 or 21 days.

Here is a list of new titles you could possibly borrow….

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Check out some of the great new titles in our August Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Pi in the Sky Cover of The Hero's Guide To Storming The Castle Cover of I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail Cover of Life of Ty Cover of Space Blasters Cover of Fly Guy and the Frankenfly Cover of Follow Follow Cover of When Is a Black Hole not a Hole?

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Fresh and free e-books and audiobooks for kids!

OverDrive is our e-book and downloadable audiobook platform. It is free to use for library members. All you need is your library card number and PIN. It contains lots of fun books for kids to read. Here are some examples!


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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Our July Kids’ Books newsletter has some great new titles:

Cover of The Natural World.Cover of A Tangle of KnotsCover of ThornspellCover of Breadcrumbs.Cover of FroggedCover of Wildwood.Cover of Life Below the City.Cover of Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Check out the great picks in our June Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover: Best Friends ForeverCover: FearlessCover: The Secret TreeCover: Write This BookCover: Ophelia Wild, Secret SpyCover: The Silver DreamCover:  Art Lab for KidsCover: Sneaky Art

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Here are some great picks from our May Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover: Information EverywhereCover: The Wrath of the GodsCover: Hold FastCover: My Grandma's KitchenCover: White Fur FlyingCover: Mistakes Were MadeCover: Little Kitchen Around the WorldCover: Eat Your Math Homework

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Here are some great picks from our April Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover: Twelve Dancing PrincessesCover: Where's the Meerkat?Cover: If the Shoe FitsCover: JinxCover: Inside the TitanicCover: TitanicCover: Story of the TitanicCover: All Stations! Distress!Cover: It's Our Garden

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Hey kids, looking for some great new books to read? Check out these cool titles from our March Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover: Treasure on Superstition MountainCover: A Hero for WondLaCover: Face BookCover: The Secret Order of the Gumm Street GirlsCover: Aladdin and the Enchanted LampCover: Three Times LuckyCover: Return to the WillowsCover: The Annotatated Phantom Tollbooth

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