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Hills Library Top reads for kids these school holidays:

• The Jeweller’s Apprentice by Axel Scheffler
• Sensational Australian Animals by Stephanie Owen Reeder
• Leo and Ralph by Peter Carnavas

Top reads for mums, dads, grandparents and carers these school holidays:
• Body of Lies by Sarah Bailey
• Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan
• The Revenge Club by Kathy Lette
The Jeweller’s Apprentice is an animal fairy tale by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, with a heartwarming message about learning from your mistakes.

When Mr Peacock hires a shy little chicken as a new apprentice in his jewellery shop, he has no idea what awaits him: a royal visit from the Lion Prince, a mysterious robbery, and a miraculous discovery!

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Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize
Entries are now open for the Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize, with the theme “Over the line…?”. You can submit a short story, poem, or essay. Winners and highly commended entrants will receive a cash prize and have their submission published. Submissions close on May 6, 2024. Submit your entry at

Hills Voices Online Podcast
The Hills Shire Library Service is releasing the Hills Voices Online oral histories series as a podcast. The latest episode features the late Ron Smith OAM, a former Castle Hill and District sub-branch vice president and naval officer, who speaks about life in Castle Hill during wartime, the development of Castle Hill RSL Club, and its ANZAC Day celebrations.

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