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    In the lead up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2016 the Australian Library and Information Association is seeking your help to compile a list of Australia’s top mood boosting books. The list will be released during Australia’s Mental Health Week, and used to support the Books on Prescription program (www.booksonprescription.com.au), which is being trialed in libraries in Central and Far Western New South Wales. Encourage your library staff and members to fill in the ALIA survey nominating their books and tell why those books lift the spirits. You can find the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/moodboost  In the meantime, James Bennett...

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    God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, 'Here I am'. This is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis.  Over the course of three weeks in present-day Washington DC, three sons watch their parents' marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a larger catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. With global upheaval in the background and domestic collapse in the foreground, Jonathan Safran Foer asks us - what is the true meaning of home?...

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    Libraries across Australia will celebrate the works of Roald Dahl throughout September with events aimed at honouring the irreverent stories of one of the world's most beloved authors. The 13th of September 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth. Imaginative, successful and loved by kids and adults alike, Roald Dahl's work has not only endured but is still increasing in popularity. His stories are available in 59 languages with global sales estimated to be more than 200 million. To help celebrate Roald Dahl day we've put together lists of his most beloved Books, Spoken Word CDs and Films. You can...

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    The first copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been catalogued, processed, delivered and are now ready for borrowing from libraries across Australia. Pictured here on the new titles shelves at Warringah Library, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has exceeded demand expectations with reports of many retail stores selling out before midday on the day of release. Set to be the fastest selling title of 2016, a spokesperson from Hachette has confirmed that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has already sold more than 100,000 copies nationally. Despite speculation prior to publication as to whether the script format...

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    MEDIA RELEASE: Bestselling author Stephenie Meyer’s first thriller, The Chemist, will be published worldwide on November 15, 2016. Meyer said: ‘The Chemist is the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross. I very much enjoyed spending time with a different kind of action hero, one whose primary weapon isn’t a gun or a knife or bulging muscles, but rather her brain.’  David Shelley, CEO of Little, Brown and Orion said: ‘We are extremely proud and excited to be publishing The Chemist – a brilliant thriller that holds you in its...

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    We are pleased to announce a new font is now available for readers with dyslexia. www.Dyslexicbooks.com was launched in April 2016 as part of the ReadHowYouWant Accessible Publishing program, which features large print, DAISY and Braille editions. James Bennett is now able to offer titles in this new format which has been designed specifically to help people with reading difficulties like dyslexia. Heavy baselines, varying ascending/descender lengths and semi-italics, among others, assures the Dyslexia Font offers optimal reading comfort. For those parents who seek your advice on how best to encourage a child to read, we hope that you will encourage them...

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