The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781443455886
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Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

The Midnight Library
  • Author : Kazuno Kohara
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781447298182
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When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book. But with a noisy squirrel band, an upset wolf and a slow-reading tortoise to help, they could all be in for a very busy night . . . A beautiful, big-hearted book about the joy of reading and the importance of libraries. Stylishly designed and produced, this is the perfect gift for anyone of any age that simply loves books.

Liar by Damien Graves

Liar
  • Author : Damien Graves
  • Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2007-05-01
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0756983223
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Lauren discovers that the truth hurts when a very big lie comes back to haunt her. Craig and Brian board a train without buying tickets. Their final destination may prove TOO final. Alexis attends a dangerous drama class in which the drama is no act. Read. Scream. Repeat. Welcome to The Midnight Library.

Voices by Damien Graves

Voices
  • Author : Damien Graves
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007-05
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 0545010357
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Kate hears voices in her head that reveals a terrifying future; Justin fears for his life when his sneakers begin chasing him; and, Tim wants an apple from his neighbor's perfect orchard--no matter what the cost.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Categories : Books and reading
  • ISBN : 1444846191
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When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: What is the best way to live?

The Radleys by Matt Haig

The Radleys
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781451610338
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Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

Evie and the Animals by Matt Haig

Evie And The Animals
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781786894304
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WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.

Midnight at the Library by Ursula Dubosarsky

Midnight At The Library
  • Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
  • Publisher : National Library of Australia
  • Release Date : 2018-11
  • Categories : Books
  • ISBN : 9780642279316
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In Midnight at the Library, critically-acclaimed author, Ursula Dubosarsky, and award-winning illustrator, Ron Brooks, traverse space and time, telling the story of a book throughout history. Dubosarsky and Brooks piece together the story of a book that was opened and loved, given and taken, closed and lost, found and forgotten before being discovered, uncovered and preserved at the library. Beautifully written and splendidly illustrated, this is a story about the inception, creation and preservation of books and culture. This enchanting children's book has vast educational potential and is sure to captivate the hearts of book-lovers across the nation, encouraging them to find their own book of wonder. Brilliantly evocative and exceptionally engaging, there is something undeniably magical about Dubosarsky and Brooks' timeless and ageless story, Midnight at the Library. Teachers's notes available here

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

How To Stop Time
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780525522881
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“A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —The Washington Post “She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.” Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages—and for the ages—about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Notes On A Nervous Planet
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9781443455909
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The instant #1 international bestseller from the beloved author of How to Stop Time and The Humans The societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness. When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.

The Humans by Matt Haig

The Humans
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781476727929
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The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly). When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. Praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent,” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

The Gulliver Giant by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

The Gulliver Giant
  • Author : Thomas Kingsley Troupe
  • Publisher : Stone Arch Books
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781496578945
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When library page Jordan Young falls asleep in the children's section of Sir Mitchell Nightingale City Library, she misses the initial transformation of the library and wakes up to find herself in the land of Lilliput, where the tiny people are fighting over how to crack an egg, and a friendly giant from Brobdingnag is looking for his giant mischievous monkey.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

The Impossible Lives Of Greta Wells
  • Author : Andrew Sean Greer
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780571295418
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It is 1985, and Greta Wells wishes she lived in any time but this one: she has lost her brother to AIDS, her lover Nathan to another woman, and can not seem to go on alone. To ease her sadness, her doctor suggest an unusual procedure, one that opens doors of insight into the relationships in her life, her conflicting affections, and the limitations put on a woman's life. Throughout, Greta glimpses versions of war, history, herself, and the people she loves, and as the procedures come to an end, she realizes she must make a choice: one which will close every door but one, forever.

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Us Against You
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781501163166
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Can a broken town survive a second tragedy? The follow-up to the international bestseller Beartown, from #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Fredrik Backman. After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local junior hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. As the tension between the two towns simmers, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to try to save the Beartown club. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more heated. As the big game between Beartown and Hed approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt grows deeper. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they’ve been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent. Us Against You is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that form and color our communities. Compelling and heartbreaking, it’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions and a showcase for “Fredrik Backman’s pitch-perfect dialogue and unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness).

Ordinary Matter by Laura Elvery

Ordinary Matter
  • Author : Laura Elvery
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780702263996
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In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. Since 1901 women have been honoured with Nobel Prizes for their scientific research twenty times, including Marie Curie twice. Spanning more than a century and ranging across the world, this inventive story collection is inspired by these women whose work has altered history and saved millions of lives. From a transformative visit to the Grand Canyon to a baby washing up on a Queensland beach, a climate protest during a Paris heatwave to Stockholm on the eve of the 1977 Nobel Prize ceremony, Ordinary Matter explores the nature of ingenuity and discovery, motherhood and sacrifice, illness and legacy. Sometimes the extraordinary pivots on the ordinary.

The Cat Lady by Damien Graves

The Cat Lady
  • Author : Damien Graves
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007-06-28
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 1435207270
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Chloe hears some ghastly rumors about the neighborhood Cat Lady which could be true; Mark and Calvin are impressed by a new friend who doesn't play by the rules; and Alice finds out why she is told not to wake the baby.

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

Father Christmas And Me
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781443454209
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A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS—SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Let the battle for Christmas begin . . . It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, elf school can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day—even in July—and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also, it can get very, very cold. When a very jealous Easter Bunny and his Rabbit Army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it’s too late . . .

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

The Girl Who Saved Christmas
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781443450867
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If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask—Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has things other than impossible wishes to worry about: upset elves, reindeer dropping out of the sky, angry trolls—and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled. Amelia isn’t just any ordinary girl, though. And as Father Christmas is going to find out, if he’s going to save Christmas, he might just need some help . . .

My Real Children by Jo Walton

My Real Children
  • Author : Jo Walton
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2014-05-20
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781466800793
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It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War-those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles? Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton's My Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan's lives...and of how every life means the entire world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

End Game by Alan Gibbons

End Game
  • Author : Alan Gibbons
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-09
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781780621791
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A real-life thriller about memory loss, arms dealing, and fathers and sons from million copy selling, prize-winning author, Alan Gibbons. 'He was here again last night, the man with the dead eyes. He was in my room and in my head.' There are not many things Nick Mallory knows for sure. He knows there was a car crash. He knows he is in hospital. And he knows he feels furious with his father. What he doesn't know is why. As his memories start to return, Nick finds himself caught in a net of secrets and lies - where truth and perception collide and heroes and villains are not easy to tell apart.

Blood and Sand by Damien Graves

Blood And Sand
  • Author : Damien Graves
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 0756983258
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John and Sarah cross paths with a sand sculptor whose creations are shockingly real -- a little too real. . . . Ben inherits a seemingly ordinary pocket watch from his grandfather. It may be his only hope against a bird with a taste for blood. . . . Jessica and Robbie have been left in Laura's care for the evening. But tonight Laura doesn't quite seem like Laura. . . . Three stories. Three more reasons to beg for morning to come. Welcome to The Midnight Library.