Essential Reading For Future Leaders
Accomplished women of character and grace
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – W. Fusselman
“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Something that will stretch their imaginations – something that will help them make sense of their
own lives; and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their
own.” – Katherine Patterson
In TKGS, we believe that reading is an essential aspect of leadership development. It improves our
command of the English language, stretches our imagination, broadens our perspectives and sharpens
our thinking skills. Reading helps us to make sense of our own lives; and it is a powerful catalyst for
ideas and actions that can transform lives.
Indeed, from history and experience, we know that many life-transforming ideas
that have benefited society have come to leaders through books.
The TKGS Library Board have put together a reading guide of favourite titles for
teenagers. In the following pages you will find all sorts of books from thrilling
adventures to startling mysteries. You can find titles from award-winning authors
as well as hot-picks from favourite movies.
We hope that you will enjoy the recommended books in this guide and continue
to use it time and time again.
Mrs Phyllis Lim
Principal of TKGS
Award-winning or critically acclaimed titles that should not be missed
Exciting tales of fantastic journeys and harrowing adventure
Stories about some of your favourite creatures and critters
Timeless classics that have been enjoyed by many generations
Family and Friendships
Stories about life, love and the bond between friends and family
Whimsical tales that dive into the fantastic world of the imagination
Touching novels that explore the trials and tribulations of being a child
Intriguing pieces that open the door to the world of facts and knowledge
Fun stories that will tickle your funny bone along the way
Puzzling tales full of Secrets, sleuthing and sneaky villains
Gripping narratives that will take you into outer space and beyond
Stories about sports, recreation and the love of the game
Thrilling page-turners that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat
"Dream as if you "The man
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gives access today "
to whatever further once
~ James Dean "Wheresoever
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is the man with all your
to the end of discovered
who will heart."
your rope, tie a by others. ―
knot and hang ~ Abraham win."
Lincoln ~ Roger
on. " Bannister
~ Franklin D.
"Reading gives us
―The things I the habit of
someplace to go
want to know reading is to
when we have to
are in books; construct for "No matter how
stay where we are "
my best friend ~ Mason Cooley yourself a busy you may
is the man refuge from think you are ,
"There is more who‘ll get me you must find time
almost all the
treasure in a book I ain‘t for reading, or
books than in read. " life." surrender yourself
all the pirate’s ~ Abraham ~ Somerset to self-chosen
loot on Treasure Lincoln Maugham ignorance."
Island. " ~ Confucius
~ Walt Disney
---- quotes about reading
1. A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already
been discouraged by others.
2. The things I want to know are in books ; my best friend is the man who'll
get me a book I haven't read.
3. The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you
lean, the more thing you'll go.
4. We read to know we are not alone.
5. In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived
more than people who cannot or will not read.
6. To acquire the habit of reading is not to construct for yourself a refuge
from almost all of the miseries of life
Barack Hussein Obama Jr.
Barack Hussein Obama was born on August
4, 1961. Obama is a graduate of Columbia
University and Harvard Law School. He is the
44th and current President of the United States.
He is the first African American to hold the office.
He loves reading very much, and he also likes
playing basketball. His favorite books are Song
of Solomon (Toni Morrison), Moby Dick,
Shakespeare's Tragedies, Parting the Waters,
Gilead (Robinson), Self-Reliance (Emerson),
The Bible, Lincoln's Collected Writings.
If you're walking down the right path and you're
willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make
The carefully crafted film series is based on the
best-selling Harry Potter novels written by J.K.
Rowling. The series tells the exciting story of a
young boy wizard and his two best friends, and
their various adventures, as they enter early
teenage years. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone was Emma's first debut into the realms of
Emma Charlotte professional acting.
is an English actress
and model who rose to
prominence playing one
of three starring roles in I wanted to help People
the Harry Potter film Tree produce a younger
series. range because I was
excited by the idea of using
From 2001 to 2010, she fashion as a tool to alleviate
starred in seven Harry poverty and knew it was
Potter films alongside something I could help
Daniel Radcliffe and make a difference with.
Rupert Grint -----Emma
Romeo and Juliet is probably the best known piece of
literature in the world. Countless movies and books have been
based on it, and the theme is classic: two star-crossed lovers from
different backgrounds meeting and falling in love.
Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers whose families are fighting.
The title characters meet and fall in love at a dance. They agreed
to get married secretly the next day. But right after the marriage,
Romeo gets in a fight and kills Juliet’s cousin. Hence, he is
banished from the city and be apart from Juliet.
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Award-winning or critically acclaimed titles that
should not be missed
The Five People You Meet In Heaven The Wish List
Mitch Albom Eoin Colfer
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The story starts and ends with the death of an 83-year
old man named Eddie, who dies tragically on his Meg Finn is forced to help criminal Belch
birthday. He is told, as he transitions from life to death, Brennan rob an old man Lowrie McCall and ends
that heaven is ‗not a destination‘ - ‗it‘s a place where up dying. But her perfect balance between good
your life is unfolded back to you by five people‘, some and evil means she gets a chance to redeem
whom he knew, and some strangers. Each soul has a herself by being sent back to help Lowrie
story to tell, a secret to reveal, and a lesson to share. complete his ―Wish List‖, things he feels will
Through them, Eddie understands the meaning of his correct the many mistakes he made in life. Will
own life even as his arrival brings a closure to theirs. Meg be able to get to Heaven?
The Time Traveler’s Wife
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Henry DeTamble wishes he did not travel through
time. He does so involuntarily, and when he does, he
wakes up in another place and time, naked,
nauseous and ravenously hungry. Henry's time travel
drives the story, but is not really what the story is
about. The Time Traveler's Wife is about love. It is
not, however, a romance novel, or anything close to
it. The novel pushes on philosophical questions of
meaning and purpose. Niffenegger describes the
world so realistically that you will find yourself
believing that some people are actually plagued with
involuntary time travel. If you are like me, you'll also
wish Henry and Clare were your friends.
Three Cups Of tea
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
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Three Cups of Tea is a truly inspiring story and also a very
readable action-adventure! Many climbers have passed through
the same areas of Pakistan as Mortenson, and made the same
promises to the local people - to help them in some way or
another; but the difference between Greg and so many others is
that he followed through. He didn't set out to be a hero, he didn't
even set out to 'make a difference' - he just set out to fulfill a
promise that would have been so easy to forget. Despite the many
obstacles in his way he raised the money and returned to
Pakistan, but it took a further two-years, more money and many
road-blocks, to build that first school.
Tuesdays with Morrie
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This novel tells the true story of retired sociologist professor Morrie
Schwartz and his relationship with his students. On his graduation,
Mitch Albom, the narrator, tells his favorite professor, Morrie
Schwartz, that he will keep in touch. However, Mitch hears nothing
of his old professor until one night on T.V. when he sees Morrie
being interviewed. It turns out that Morrie has developed ALS, a
terminal disease, and is on a wheelchair. Mitch begins to visit his
professor and soon realizes that, though he has grown remarkably,
he still has a lot to learn from Morrie. The book chronicles the
lessons about life that Mitch learns from his professor.
Exciting tales of fantastic journeys and harrowing
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Dangerous Games Roald Dahl
Joan Aiken Call no : DAH
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Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka, the unforgettable
heroes of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,"
Dido Twite is needed in London by King Henry to search for a
return for a second magical adventure. We last
cure for his illness. Dido's search has taken her to Aratu. She
glimpsed them inside the Glass Elevator, soaring
soon learns of a plot to overthrow the island's king, who lives--
through the Chocolate Factory. Now, as in all the
deaf and sick--at his palace on the Cliffs of Death. Will Dido and
best sequels, the action moves into a new orbit
her friends be able to reach him in time?
(quite literally!) as the Great Glass Elevator zooms
into Space with Mr. Wonka, Charlie and the entire
Bucket family inside. A crazy adventure ensues in
which our travellers encounter Vermicious Knids, the
President of the United States and some miracle
The Rainbow Factor
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A dead college professor's diary leads two
students to an uncharted Caribbean island, a
hidden cache of gold, and a band of ruthless
Artemis Fowl Series
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Artemis Fowl is a young-adult adventure novel written by Irish author Eoin Colfer. The first book in the series, Artemis Fowl, followed by Artemis Fowl:
The Arctic Incident, is described by its author as "Die Hard with fairies―, it follows the adventures of its 12-year-old title character, a criminal mastermind,
as he kidnaps a fairy for a large ransom of gold.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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In the aftermath of the events of the novel Dracula, a now disgraced and divorced Mina Harker (née
Murray), is recruited by Campion Bond on behalf of British Intelligence and tasked to assemble a league
of other extraordinary individuals to protect the interests of the Empire. Together with Captain Nemo,
Mina travels to Cairo to locate Allan Quatermain, then on to Paris in search of Dr. Jekyll; finally in London
she forcibly recruits Hawley Griffin, The Invisible Man, who completes this incarnation of the League.
Meeting with Professor Cavor, the League are sent against Fu Manchu in his Limehouse lair, who has
stolen the only known example of cavorite and plans to use it to build an offensive airship, against which
Britain would have little defence. Having eventually retrieved the cavorite, the League deliver it into the
hands of their employer — none other than Professor Moriarty (arch nemesis of Sherlock Holmes), who
plans to use it in an airship of his own, with which he will bomb his adversary's Limehouse lair flat, taking
large parts of London and the League themselves with it. An aerial war above London commences, and
the League eventually triumphs. Mycroft Holmes replaces Moriarty as the League's employer, and the
extraordinary individuals are tasked to remain in service to the Crown, awaiting England's call.
Stories about some of your favourite creatures
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This book is a giant metaphor for the Soviet
Union and their deadly rule/impact of their
nation. The story is based on animals who live
on a farm, who decide to force the humans out
and rule the farm themselves. The story tells
the struggles of power hungry rulers, and how
one simple idea can morph into a complete
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Charlotte‘s Web opens the door to a magical
world, which a young girl named Fern finds
herself a part of. Fern spends her free time
with Wilbur the pig, whom she loves, and the
Grasshopper and The Unwise Owl
other barn animals who play a large part in the Jim Slatter
life of Wilbur. Charlotte A. Cavatica, the large Call no : SLA
grey spider, befriends Wilbur and helps him
deal with the shocking news that his life will Magic candy which causes him to shrink and the
end as bacon on someone‘s plate. Charlotte help of new animal friends makes it possible for a
goes as far as coming up with an interesting
plan that only this spider could carry out with
boy called Grasshopper to save his mother's
the help of Templeton the rat (who never does cottage from an unscrupulous landlord.
anything unless there is something in it for
himself) to help Wilbur escape death.
Allen and Linda Anderson
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With a well-earned reputation as man's — as well as woman's —
best friend, dogs have an uncanny ability to sense exactly what their
human friends need. Thousands of stories that Allen and Linda
Anderson have received, as well as some of their own experiences,
demonstrate that dogs are not only faithful companions but also
spiritual guides. Stories include the four-legged speech therapist
who helped a scared boy find his voice; the dog who came "special
delivery" through the mail at just the right moment in a family‘s life;
the dog who helped guard Air Force One; dogs from the canine
corps; service dogs; and many others. The book also details new
scientific findings on how dogs can save lives, sniff out cancerous
tumors, and warn epileptics of impending seizures. Each story is
followed by a short meditation that helps readers focus on the
messages of love that dogs bring to their lives.
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Grade 8 Up-Mokie, an orphan, lives with a mean-spirited
couple and their loutish son, Dommel; her only
companionship comes from the pigs she herds, especially
from her pet runt, Apple. Mokie's lonely life leaves her
vulnerable to a gang of village boys who overpower her while
Dommel brutally rapes her. Distraught and horrified, Mokie
flees into the forest with Apple and lives off the land until she
encounters a strange trio, two men and a woman. She meets
them again at the other side of the forest, performing as
gypsies at a country fair, and as they befriend her, she learns
more about the mystery of her own growing and changing.
Timeless classics that have been enjoyed by
Around the world in Eighty days
Call no : VER
The story begins in England. We are introduced to Fogg, a very precise man who regularly goes to the
Reform Club every evening. At one such visit to the club to play cards, he gets into a conversation with his
fellow card players as to whether it is possible to go around the world in eighty days or not. He believes that it
is and is challenged to complete the adventure. This is the beginning of the entire plot and from then on we
see how Fogg goes around the world and we witness the amazing adventures that he has with his
companions. The main plot is based on Fogg‘s travels, while other plots support the central theme, like Fix the
detective following Fogg all over the world, mistaking him to be a bank robber; or a beautiful Lady from India
who joining them mid-travel.
Anne Shirley’s Series
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The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was
followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems.
Because many of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Canadian province became literary landmarks.
The Call of The Wild
Jack London Romeo and Juliet
Call no : LON William Shakespeare
Call no : SHA
The Call of the Wild tells the story of a dog
named Buck. He is stolen from his home in
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud
the Santa Clara Valley of California, and
between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the
taken to Alaska to be a sled dog. This story
city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and
tells Buck‘s life as he is passed from owner
Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the
to owner. He eventually finds a kind master,
young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate
John Thornton. Read The Call of the Wild to
causes them to commit suicide in despair. Contrast and
discover Buck‘s adventure when the master
conflict are running themes throughout Shakespeare's
he loves is killed.
play, Romeo and Juliet — one of the Bard's most popular
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Fast-moving and true to life, the story of Huck Finn‘s
voyage down the Mississippi with Jim, a run away
slave, captures all the bustle and excitement of that
mighty river. This book inspired controversy with its
rich local color and often scathing examinations of
racism. The story of Huckleberry Finn abounds with
enduring lessons and images and is one of Mark
Twain's greatest novels.
Stories about life, love and the bond between
friends and family
My Sister’s Keeper
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My Sister's Keeper tells the story of 13-year-old Anna, who litigates her parents for medical
emancipation when she is expected to donate a kidney to her sister Kate, who is dying from
leukemia. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike
most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a
decision that for most would be unthinkable. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to
be a good parent, a good sister, a good person.
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Khaled Hosseini's best-selling debut novel is a tale of betrayal and redemption that
rises above me and place while simultaneously remaining firmly anchored against
the tumultuous backdrop of modern Afghanistan. This is a page turner with complex
characters and situations that will make you think hard about friendship, good and
evil, betrayal, and redemption.
The Bone People
Call no : HUL Danny, the Champion of the World
Three people who struggle very hard to figure out what CalL no : DAH
love is. The first major, involving the characters
interacting together, and the second half involving their Danny, since his mother's death, has lived
individual travels. Even paired, any pairing, they would with his father in a Gypsy vardo, where the
have been nothing more than people by themselves. father operated a filling station and
But all together they become the heart of something Automobile repair shop. This book describes
perilous ,something strange. All together, they are the his relationship with his father and the special
instruments of change. adventure they share together.
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The Watson family moves to Stoney-gate, an old coal-
mining town, to care for Kit‘s recently windowed
grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy
whose family has both worked and died in the mines,
Askew invites Kit to join him in a game called Death. As
Kit‘s grandfather tells him stories of the mine‘s past and
the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the
mines, where the boys look for the childhood ghosts of
their long-gone ancestors.
Whimsical tales that dive into the fantastic world
of the imagination
House of Night
Kristin and P.C. Cast
Call no : CAS
The House of Night follows the adventures of
Zoey Redbird, a sixteen-year-old girl who has
just become a fledgling Vampyre and is
required to attend the House of Night boarding
school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Chloe has been recaptured by The Edison Group, a team of supernatural scientists responsible for
manipulating her DNA, therefore enhancing her necromantic abilities. The novel starts after fifteen year old
Chloe Saunders has been moved to an unknown location. She realizes that her Aunt Lauren, who works as a
doctor for The Edison Group, has betrayed her. She is visited by the spirit of her friend, Liz Delaney, and is
now certain that her belief that Liz was killed by The Edison Group is correct. Liz, who is unaware of her
death, takes the news badly and disappears.
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Princess Aurore has had an unusual
childhood. Cursed at birth, she is fated to
prick her fingers at age sixteen and sleep for
one hundred years-until a prince awakens
her with a kiss .However she finds out that
her curse will not only harm her but the
whole kingdom as well. Thus she embarks
on a quest to end the evil magic. Mary Norton
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The Borrowers is a series of children's fantasy novels by Mary Norton about tiny people who live in
the homes of big people and "borrow" things to survive while keeping their existence unknown.
The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Anderson
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"The Little Mermaid" is a fairytale by Hans Christian
Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life
in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human
soul and the love of a human prince.
Touching novels that explore the trials and
tribulations of being a child
Cousins in the Castle
Barbara Brooks Wallace
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Melvin Burgess Amelia Fairwick, 11, is a motherless child of comfortable
Call no : BUR means living in Victorian London. When her father
purportedly dies on a business trip, she must go to
11 year-old second son Billy takes girls-only- America to live with her closest relatives, distant cousins
attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, in New York. The journey is Amelia's first introduction to
encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the Cousin Charlotte, a cold, strict chaperone who has come
teacher, who judged him talented enough for to collect her. The shipboard passage is brightened,
private lesson, to train and try out for the world- however, by Amelia's acquaintance with sprightly
renowned Royal Ballet audition. Will he pursue Primrose, an orphaned singer in the employ of two
his dream? grasping rogues slated to perform their musical comedy
routine in New York.
Boy : Tales of Childhood
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In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up
in England - from his years as a prankster at boarding school
to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's,
from the public school system at the time, to how his
childhood journey led him to writing as a career.
A Child Called “It”
Call no : 362.76 PEL
One of the worst child abuse cases in California's history came to an
end on March 5, 1973 when Dave Pelzer entered foster care. Dave
begins his incredible story as an abused child with his rescue in part
one of a series, A Child Called "It". Calling this book a "page turner"
doesn't give it justice. Easy to read, but difficult to comprehend how
any mother could treat her child this way.
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Born in New York, Frank McCourt was the eldest son of Malachy and
Angela McCourt. His family moved back to Ireland, where the twin
brothers, Oliver and Eugene, died within a year of the family's arrival
and where Frank's youngest brothers, Michael and Alphie were born.
The family lived in a dilapidated, unpaved lane. Although Frank
McCourt's father taught the children Irish stories and songs, he was an
alcoholic and seldom found work. The father would often pick up and
spend the welfare payment before Angela could get her hands on it to
feed the starving children. For years, the family was always living in
anticipation of when the next real meal would be. Frank's father
eventually found a job at a defense plant in Coventry, England, yet he
sent money back to his struggling family in Ireland only once. As there
were few jobs for women at the time, their mother was forced to ask for
help from the Church and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Frank
spent most of his life without his father to teach him about the real
world and everything a young boy needs to know in order to succeed in
life. The story ends with Frank's sailing into Poughkeepsie, New York,
ready to begin a new life at age nineteen.
Intriguing pieces that open the door to the world
of facts and knowledge
The Fall of Singapore
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The searing truth of Britain‘s most crushing military disaster-
inadequate defences, undertrained troops, and unprepared leaders.
Yet the tragic is redeemed by superb examples of gallantry-among
the doomed rearguards, in the self-sacrifice of many brave British,
Australian, and Indian fighting-men, and the conduct of the men and
women who suffered the hell of Japanese prison camps.
Lee Kuan Yew : The Man and His Idea
Han Fook Kwang
Call no : R959.5 HAN
Based on 13 fresh and exclusive interviews with Lee, this book
chronicles Lee‘s life and ideas, and tells the story of his life. It
also delves into the choices that he made, the political turnings
he took, the insights gained and lessons learnt. Those who
want to understand what makes this country tick should find
this book an invaluable guide.
Hitler and The Nazis
David F. Crew
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This book presents a history of the rise and fall of
Hitler and Nazism through original source
documents, including Nazi party records and
propaganda and documents from witnesses,
Holocaust survivors, and individuals who resisted
the Nazi regime.
Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew : The Impressions of the Goh Chok Tong Years
Singapore Story in Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew Goh Chok Tong
Call no : R959.5 LEE Call no : R959.5 IMP
Lee Kuan Yew, the long-time leader of Coming after a long period of growth and stability, the
Singapore, has been called, Visionary, years 1990-2004 brought to office a new generation of
authoritarian model for the West and more. political leaders who faced the task of sustaining and
In this book, Lee takes a look back at the building upon the previous policies. There were social
events that led to Singapore's independence and cultural initiatives and challenges to the economy
and shaped its struggle for success. And, as from the 1998 Asian crisis and SARS outbreak. This
always, he lets the chips fall where they book examines the changes that took place during the
may. Goh premiership and assesses its legacy.
Fun stories that will tickle your funny bone along
Garfield Gains Weight
Call no : 741.5 DAV
He sleeps late and wakes up grouchy. He hates joggers, beats up dogs, and shreds his owner. He's
cynical, witty, urbane, and sometimes downright mean. But best of all, he's back, better than ever, to
delight cat-lovers and cat-haters alike. This is probably the best Garfield collection.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
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A popular humour series about a boy named Greg who is going through a hard time in school and his
life, and how he deals with his older brother, Rodrick, who has made his life miserable.
James and The Giant Peach
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James‘s aunts, Spiker and Sponge, are always
mistreating James. They beat him, starve him, and
make him do all their dirty work. But one day he meets
a queer little man who gives him a bag of magical
crocodile tongues that will grant him just about any
wish. But he drops the bag in front of a miserable tree
and the tongues disappear into the Earth. James feels
devastated, but his adventures have just begun!
Title: Tintin in Tibet
Call no : 741.5 HER
The plot of the book revolves around the boy
reporter Tintin who, aided by his faithful dog
Snowy, friend Captain Haddock and the Asterix and The Goths
sherpa Tharkey, treks across the Himalayan René Goscinny
mountains in the Chinese province of Tibet Call no : GOS
in order to look for Tintin's friend Chang
Chong-Chen whom the authorities claim had
Asterix and obelix, nervous about Getafix traveling
been killed in a plane crash flying over the
alone to the annual druid' conference in the Forest of
mountains. Convinced that Chang has
the Carnutes, decide to accompany him on his journey,
somehow survived, Tintin continues to
provided that, as non-druids, they remain outside the
search for him despite the odds, along the
forest during the conference. Meanwhile, two
way encountering the giant Himalayan ape,
legionaries are ambushed by a band of Goths.
Puzzling tales full of Secrets, sleuthing and
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
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Christmas, the time of good will and of family reunion-
except for the Lee family. This year will be different.
Millionaire twice over, tyrannical and ruthless- has
Simeon Lee become sentimental about his children in
his old age? Or does he have a more sinister motive for
bringing them together?
In a brilliantly created atmosphere, a brutal murder is
committed. Hercule Poirot will need all his mastery and
his brilliant mind to solve this audacious crime.
In the Middle of the Night
The Outsiders Call no : COR
S.E. Hinton On Halloween, eight years before Denny
Call no : HIN Colbert was born, his father was involved in a
terrible accident. And somebody out there can‘t
The Socs‘ idea of having a good time is beating up forget. The phone calls start every October.
Greasers like Ponyboy, the rough, tough, long-haired kids But this year, Denny does something his father
from the ‗other‘ side of town. Ponyboy knows what to has forbidden him to do: He answers the
expect and knows he can count on his brothers and on his phone. Soon Denny finds himself drawn into a
friends-until the night someone takes things too far. potentially deadly relationship with the mystery
caller, who haunts his days and nights.
The Da Vinci Code
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Investigating the murder of a Louvre curator, Harvard
symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie
Neveu find clues painted into a Da Vinci work, inadvertently
uncovering a plot involving the Holy Grail and the secret
society known as the Priory of Sion.
Angels and Demons
The Headless Cupid Call no : BRO
Zilpha Keattey Snyder In a breathtaking race against time, Harvard professor
Call no : SNY Robert Langdon must decipher a labyrinthine trail of
ancient symbols if he is to defeat those responsible-the
When the four Stanley children meet Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for
Amanda, their new stepsister, they‘re nearly four hundred years, reborn to continue their deadly
amazed to learn that she studies witchcraft. vendetta against their most hated enemy, the Catholic
When strange things start happening in their Church. An explosive international thriller, Angels &
old house, David suspects Amanda of Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark
causing mischief, until they learn that the truths as the battle between science and religion turns to
house really was haunted a long time ago. war.
Gripping narratives that will take you into outer
space and beyond
Star Trek – The Next Generation
Call no : DEW
The Next Generation (TNG) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc
Picard aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). This incarnation of the famous starship
is much larger than the one captained by James T. Kirk a century earlier, and, accordingly, it
carries a larger crew complement: 1,012 men, women…and, surprisingly, children. This
era‘s Starfleet Command believes that men and women are more likely to sign up for long-
term exploratory missions if they think of their ship as home.
Citizen of the Galaxy
Robert A. Heinlein
Call no : HEI
Thorby is a slave, who is bought by a handicapped beggar, Baslim. Baslim starts Thorby on the path to
determining who he is and what he wants to do even as Thorby is willing to accept his lack of a past and
live for the present. Thorby travels throughout the galaxy. As Thorby moves from one society to another
to escape his slave past and make his own way in a galaxy. As Thorby's position changes, his
understanding of ethics also changesThorby's guidance.
Star Sapphire The Invisible Man
Han May H.G Wells
Call no : MAY Call no : GRE
Set in the 23rd century, Star Sapphire is about a
young Asiatic scientist and her adventures as a It describes the events surrounding a mad scientist,
crew member of a massive intergalactic Jack Griffin who develops a procedure that will render a
passenger starship called the Star Sapphire. person invisible. In an unfortunate series of events,
Griffin‘s scientific notes and papers are damaged or
lost. He was able to develop a potion to become
invisible, but until he could produce a cure, he was to
be permanently invisible.
Call no : ASI
The earliest tales here, written from 1940 to 1960,
remain among the most-loved in the field, the best
being "Little Lost Robot," about a robot who obeys an
order to "get lost." "The Bicentennial Man" about one
robot's desires and efforts to be first free, then equal,
is the quintessential robot-as-man's-mirror story.
Stories about sports, recreation and the love of
Deeper Than Blue
Call no : HUC
Amy is a champion swimmer who has just broken the
800 meter freestyle record for her county but when a
terrible accident happens and she loses her best friend
and a leg, her life takes a turn for the worst. Deeper Than
Blue tells Amy's story through her eyes after the accident
to coming to terms with what has happened and realising
that she can still fulfill her dreams.
Table Tennis – Steps to Success
Call no : 796.3 HOD
The book combines the knowledge and The Winner’s Guide to Optimist Sailing
experience of master teacher Larry Hodges
with the latest developments in learning how
to become a proficient player. It is a unique Call no : 796.1 JOB
guide designed to maximize your table
tennis progress. It is a breakthrough in sport The book introduces the complete training manual
skill instruction through its development of for young sailors, and the step-by-step information
complete learning progressions—the steps they need to rig, sail, and race their boats safely.
to success. As you approach the top of your Written by two of sailing‘s foremost authorities, this
climb to success you will have gained book covers every aspect of beginning sailing and
confidence in your table tennis ability and offers useful tips and winning tactics for
experienced the satisfaction of becoming an competitive racing-an important part of most
accomplished player. sailing programs.
Call no : GRI
Fifteen years have gone by and Neely has come home to
Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the
Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, as Coach
Rake‘s ―boys‖ sit in the bleachers, they replay the old games,
relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether
they love Eddie Rake – or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a
man who must finally forgive his coach – and himself – before
he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.
My Favourite Ballet Story
Call no : GRE
An anthology of favourite stories from the world of ballet and modern
dance, evoking the lives of the great dancers and the magic of
performance on stage. The great Karsavina looks back to the school-
girl who that night emerged from the long, rigorous training of the
Imperial Ballet School to make her début as a dancer. The story of her
school years, told with characteristic verve and freshness, opens this
splendid selection. Sacheverell Sitwell's glorious evocation of the
Imperial court reflects the lucent world of the Sleeping Princess which
ballet creates on stage; Richard Buckle shows how the crowded
fairground 'set' of Petrouchka reflects in its turn the world of the
theatre's audience, caught up in the puppet's tragedy.
Thrilling page-turners that are sure to keep you
on the edge of your seat
Call no : KEL
Close to a Killer Jonah encounters a man holding a knife over
a woman who has been repeatedly stabbed.
Realizing she may die without immediate
Call no : QUA medical attention, he fends off her attacker
who is accidentally stabbed with the knife and
Two prominent city residents have been murdered, and dies. Jonah soon finds he's being sued by the
Barrie knew both of them. But does she know their killer? dead man's family. To deal with the stress of
The police have connected both victims to her mother's his medical studies and the pending lawsuit,
hair salon, and the obvious focus has become Barrie's he turns to Eve Gones, the woman whose life
mom and the other stylists, all of whom happen to be he saved. But later, he realizes that she can
convicted killers who met in prison vocational school. only complicate his life. When he tries to end
their relationship, he finds she will do
anything to prevent him from doing so.
Title: The Pelican Brief
Call no : GRI
Darby Shaw, a law student, wrote a brief explaining
her theory about how a Supreme Court Justice was
murdered. It got into the wrong hands and whoever
killed the Justice was after Darby. Her objective--who
Call no : GRI
Mark Sway, age 11, but years wiser thanks to a drunken dad who abused his mom, is out in the woods
behind his Memphis trailer park teaching his kid brother, Ricky, how to smoke Virginia Slims heisted
from Mom's purse. He's a pretty upright kid--he's determined to protect his brother from drugs, and he
once defended his mom with a baseball bat. But all goes wrong when he witnesses a man, lawyer,
Jerome, comminting suicide. Before he dies he tells Mark a deadly secret about the recent of a
Louisiana senator whose accused killer, a Mafia thug, is about to go to trial. Mark hires a lawyer,
Reggie Love, a 50ish divorcée who has just turned her life around by becoming a lawyer. Does she
have what it takes to help Mark beat the system? The life-or-death chase is on!
Call no : MAC
Col McCann's family is notorious in its small Scottish town because both his father and his older
brother, Mungo, have run afoul of the law. So when Col saves wealthy young Dominic Sampson from
drowning, his heroism brings a new sort of fame to the McCanns and he is pleased by the unexpected
positive attention. But why is Mungo so angry about Col's fame? Then Col has nightmares and
remembers the terrifying things he glimpsed underwater while saving Dominic. He finds that his act of
heroism has uncovered Mungo's dark secret. This is a fast-paced, exciting tale with lively characters
and realistic family friction among both the wealthy Sampsons and the impoverished McCanns. A
powerful and moving story about family, friendship, and loyalty, it is a must-read.
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