Each week our friendly library staff and special guests review their latest YA reads. Head over to our Instagram account @librariesinwyndham to see all of our recommendations.

YA Book of the Week: The Assassin's Blade, by Sarah J. Maas

If you are a fan of YA Fantasy, kickass heroines and exquisitely crafted plots, then you MUST read The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas!

YA librarian Emily holds a copy of Assassins Blade

Education and Youth Librarian Emily is obsessed with this series: “I am so in love with these characters and the world they inhabit. Celaena is the most admirable action hero – I love how she will be kicking butt one minute and then fawning over pretty dresses the next.”

The Assassin’s Blade is a collection of five novellas that serve as prequels to the Throne of Glass series. The story follows Celaena Sardothien, a young assassin who carries out dangerous missions on behalf of a ruthless guild. If you have already started the Throne of Glass series and not yet read this prequel, fear not – Emily thinks that it slots in well between Heir of Fire (#3) and Queen of Shadows (#4).

Recommended for ages 13+. You can follow this link to start reading The Assassin’s Blade now.

NAIDOC Week 2020 

Always Was. Always Will Be. NAIDOC 2020 Poster. Tyrown Waigana, Shape of Land


To celebrate NAIDOC Week, we’ve put together a list of titles on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and biographies.

NAIDOC Week is a time for all of us to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year's theme is 'Always Was, Always Will Be'

Image credit: Tyrown Waigana, Shape of Land. Waigana is a proud Noongar and Saibai Islander, and Perth based artist and designer. Waigana was named this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.



Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss (book version; eBook version)

Welcome to Country: An Introduction to our First Peoples for Young Australians by Marcia Langton

Riding the Black Cockatooby John Danalis

Stolen by Jane Harrison

Maralinga's Long Shadow: Yvonne's Storyby Christobel Mattingley

Cooking With the Oldest Foods on Earth: Australian Native Foods Recipes and Sources by John Newton

Australia's Original Languages: An Introduction by Robert M.W. Dixon

Art + Soul: A Journey Into the World of Aboriginal Art by Hetti Perkins

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta

Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today by Alison Whittaker

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