Large print fiction is featured on this week’s New Materials display, with titles by Jack Higgins, John le Carre, Val McDermid and Kathy Reichs.

Large print fiction is featured on this week’s New Materials display, with titles by Jack Higgins, John le Carre, Val McDermid and Kathy Reichs. There are also several nonfiction titles. “The Barefoot Investor” promises to be “the only money guide you’ll ever need”. (I did wonder why in that case he couldn’t afford shoes but...) “Route 66 Road Trips”, a Lonely Planet guide, may whet your appetite for travel in a scenic part of the world. And a generous local donated a copy of Bill Robertson’s book on “Origins of the Australian Kelpie” – his theories are a bit controversial so have a look and see what you think. At the request of the donor the book is classified Reference, meaning it can only be read in the library. A reminder that “Knit, Natter and Nibble” returns next month with the first session on Wednesday July 5. All knitters and crocheters are invited to come to the library on Wednesday mornings from 10am to create squares for the Wrap With Love charity. You only need size 8 needles or hook and some 8 ply wool. There is some donated wool available and if your knitting skills are a little rusty tutors are on hand! Printed instructions for producing the squares are also available. One member is completing her seventh wrap and the librarian is assembling her sixth at the moment, based on donated squares, and has enough squares on hand for three more, so there’s a good base to build on. Note that you can knit one or twenty squares, it’s up to you.

Our Summer Reading Club reviewer for this week is Alex Moore who wrote about “The Invaders”, Book 2 in the Brotherband series by John Flanagan. “The hero of this book is called Hal, a boy aged sixteen who is chosen to lead a Brotherband, which is a team of boys trying to learn seamanship and how to fight. Hal must try and get the valuable treasure of Skandia the Andomal out of the hands of Zavac the Pirate who has taken refuge in Limmat. Together the heroes must get the Andomal away from him. I really enjoyed this book because there is a lot of adventure, fighting and weapons.”

JPB FLA  John Flanagan “The Invaders: Brotherband 2” Sydney: Random House, 2012.