Let's take a look at what books people have been borrowing from Westmeath Libraries in the first quarter of 2023, and see what is top of the charts.
Very few people get the opportunity to stay here. And some don't get to leave.
Zoey doesn't remember anything about last night. But she knows something went badly wrong. For she is no longer in New York. She's woken up in the desert, in a white building she doesn't recognise, and she's alone. When she discovers she's been admitted to The Sanctuary, a discreet, mysterious, isolated refuge from normal life, to avoid jail, she is stunned. She knows she has secrets, troubles, but she thought she had everything under control. But as she spends more time with other residents, she begins to open up about what she's running from. Until she realises that not everyone in The Sanctuary has her best interests at heart, and someone might even be a killer.
Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots -- and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day...
1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.
With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot... Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!
The third and final thrilling book in the bestselling, award-winning A Good Girl's Guide to Murder trilogy.
Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she'll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her... and this time it's all about Pip.
Pip is used to online death threats, but there's one that catches her eye, someone who keeps asking: who will look for you when you're the one who disappears? And it's not just online. Pip has a stalker who knows where she lives. The police refuse to act and then Pip finds connections between her stalker and a local serial killer. The killer has been in prison for six years, but Pip suspects that the wrong man is behind bars.
As the deadly game plays out, Pip realises that everything in Little Kilton is finally coming full circle. If Pip doesn't find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears.
Do you want to believe in yourself and your ability to be content with who you are? If the answer is yes, then 'A Manual for Being Human' is the book you need to read.
Do you want to understand how your childhood affects who you are today? How it affects your relationship with yourself and others? How school, bullying, gender expectations and even the social media you consume each day affects your emotional wellbeing? Do you want to know what your emotions actually are, where they come from and how to manage them when they threaten to overwhelm you?
In this practical and insightful guide, Dr Soph will help you to understand why we all feel anxious, stressed, insecure and down from time to time.
Watch our world come to life amid bubbling volcanoes and electrical storms in this vibrantly illustrated account of life on Earth before humans. It's time to discover What the Dinosaurs Saw.
Our whole universe began as a tiny dot, smaller than this full stop. Smaller than anything you've ever seen in your life. This dot was filled with so much hot, dense energy that it burst and created the biggest event of all time -- the Big Bang!
From life's earliest beginnings 3.5 billion years ago in a violent atmosphere to the mighty dinosaurs who roamed Earth 250 million years ago, find out how life adapted, evolved and survived exploding stars, flying meteoroids and natural disasters. Find out about awesome prehistoric creatures.
See how the Earth transformed into the separate continents and seas we recognise today. And what about those dinosaurs? Discover what we know about their bodies, diet, habitats and learn their family tree.
A comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour.
Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two.
Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression.
The revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information on mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain.
As these are our most popular books at the moment you may not spot them on the shelves of your local library but you can request them. This means that you will be added to the waiting list and when your turn comes these books will be held for you. You can request books online (click here) or talk to any member of staff in our libraries.
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This article was published on: 8th April, 2023
Filed under: Library blog
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