This week we’ve chosen Bertie’s Gift by Hannah Coates. Bertie is all alone: his beloved sister and fellow beagle Molly has been adopted, leaving him behind. But when Bertie is taken in by the Green family, it seems he's finally found a place to call home. Yet he swiftly realises that the kind and loving Green family is in crisis. After a tragedy two years ago, they've never recovered - and as Christmas approaches, grief is pulling them apart.
Never has a four-legged friend been more in need - and brave, warm-hearted Bertie must rise to the challenge. Can he find Molly and bring the Green family back together again...all in time for Christmas Day? We have a copy of Bertie’s Gift available to borrow from the library. This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot! ... See MoreSee Less
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Dynasties by Stephen Moss The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: the autobiography 101 tips for coping with M.E by Hayley Green Bringing in the sheaves by Richard Coles Basics of Buddhism by Pat Allwright Counselling skills and studies by Fiona Bannatine Dykes, Traci Postings & Barry Kopp Writers: their lives and works by James Naughtie The world’s most dangerous secret societies by James Jackson Dramatic exchanges by Daniel Rosenthal What your ADHD child wishes you knew by Dr Sharon Saline Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, autism spectrum, tourette’s, anxiety and more by Martin L. Kutscher The stranger in my life by Janet Holt & Helen Parker Murder by the book by Claire Harman Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming by Paul Hawken
Louisiana’s way home by Kate DiCamillo Artemis Fowl and the last guardian by Eoin Colfer Witch tricks by Sibeal Pounder My mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson Rose Rivers by Jacqueline Wilson The clockwork crow by Catherine Fisher Zoom, zoom, zoom! Sleeping bunnies The wheels on the bus Round and round the garden Winnie and Wilbur tricks and treats Professor Astro Cat’s solar system by Dr Dominic Wallian & Ben Newman Professor Astro Cat’s space rockets by Dr Dominic Wallian & Ben Newman Professor Astro Cat’s frontiers of space by Dr Dominic Wallian & Ben Newman Professor Astro Cat’s human body odyssey by Dr Dominic Wallian & Ben Newman Professor Astro Cat’s atomic adventure by Dr Dominic Wallian & Ben Newman The element in the room by Mike Barfield 100 dogs by Michael Whaite I need a new bum by Dawn McMillan & Ross Kinnaird The wonky donkey by Craig Smith Mr Penguin and the fortress of secrets by Alex T. Smith
Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman Breaktime & Dance on my grave by Aidan Chambers
Manx phrases by Adrian Cain A Manx alphabet by Vicky Webb Crescendo by Maria Darnoult Good clean fun by Jill Drower
The conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick A nightingale Christmas promise by Donna Douglas A family affair by Katie Flynn ... See MoreSee Less
This week we’ve chosen Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain. When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition.
A confirmed ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas, Anna is amazed to find herself quickly immersed in the eccentric household, and when youngest son Jamie unexpectedly arrives home it soon becomes obvious that her personal feelings are going all out to compromise her professional persona.
Jamie, struggling to come to terms with life back in the Fens, makes a pact with Anna – she has to teach him to fall back in love with Wynthorpe Hall, while he helps her fall back in love with Christmas. But will it all prove too much for Anna, or can the family of Wynthorpe Hall warm her heart once and for all...?
Join Anna for a festive journey festooned with sleigh rides and silver bells and help her discover her happy-ever-after. We have a copy of Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair available to borrow from the library or download as an eBook from the library website (www.douglaslibrary.im). This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot! ... See MoreSee Less