Monday, 30 April 2018

TheTsunami Countdown by Boyd Morrison

Kai Tanaka works for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Honolulu.  Kai is the first person to identify the possible imminent threat of a Mega Tsunami hitting Hawaii in under an hour.  Kai must make the decision whether or not to raise the alarm - if he's wrong his job is at risk, but if he is right he has just one hour to save not only his family but the people of Hawaii too.

If you enjoy natural disaster stories this is a gripping read from start to finish.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Book of dust : La belle sauvage by Phillip Pullman

The prequel to "The dark materials" series : A subtle knife, amber spyglass, golden compass. An amazing series
La belle Sauvage recounts Lyra's birth and dramatic early life; Malcom and Alice become her protectors as even when she is but a baby she faces threats. So exciting to be find out about  the people and how the organisations began that existed in the other series. There are so many gaps to fill in yet, glad he writing more. A young adult book but also an adult book if you ever heard of Paradise Lost or the Fairie Queen.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

438 days by Jonathan Franklin

Best book I have read. Gripping - teaching how to cope with emotions, life, disaster, hopelessness and death; worthwhile reading.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo

Senior Fiction for ages 9+

Will and his mother are in Indonesia on holiday after Will’s dad dies. 
This story begins on Boxing Day 2004.  Will is riding Oona (the elephant) along the beach when strange things happen with the sea, and Oona begins to behave oddly.  A massive tsunami (the dramatic and devastating Boxing Day Tsunami) comes crashing in, and so begins the amazing story of the partnership of a boy and an elephant alone in the jungle. 
Another brilliant example of Michael Morpurgo’s ability to bring historical events to life for children.


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

One second after by William R. Forstchen
How would you survive if you lost all of your technology?  
This book takes you to a time following an EMP (electro magnetic pulse) which causes the failure of all of the high-tech electronic devices in the USA and parts of Europe. 
Set in the Black Mountains of North Caroline, John Matherson tries to save his family and his community in the face of disaster. 
It is a story of rediscovering lost skills, of survival and the rebuilding of communities following an apocalyptic event and the collapse of society. 
The first book in a trilogy, it will make you consider your ability to survive the loss of the things that we all take for granted.

Book Two – One year after
Book Three – The final day


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