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Fiction for ELC to year 4, including picture books, early readers, and novels.

Fiction for years 5 - 12, spanning across all genres.

Fiction with mature themes, only for years 9 - 12

Adult fiction across all genres.

Non-fiction for Prep - year 12, separated into Junior and Middle Non-fiction collections.

Genre

Genre is the category that a book fits into based on its plot and main themes. While knowing which genres you like helps you to choose books faster, reading widely across genres is a great way to discover unexpected interests.

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Family & Relationships

Stories about friends, family, and the complexity of human relationships.

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Romance

Stories centred around the protagonist's romantic relationship.

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Sci-Fi

Stories about the effect of science and technology on the future or alternate present.

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Historical Fiction

Stories about the actual or imagined past. This often overlaps with Romance and Fantasy.

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Mystery

Stories about seeking the truth behind either a crime or strange happenings.

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Dystopian

Stories about overthrowing oppressive systems in a speculative future. This often overlaps with Sci-Fi.

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Horror

Stories intended to shock, scare, and disgust the reader.

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Fantasy

Stories set in a fantastical world with magic, mystical creatures, and quests.

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Classic

Stories deemed to be essential or of high literary merit, generally commenting on the time in which they were written.

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Animal Stories

Stories in which animals are either the companion to the main character, or the main character themselves.

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Comedy

Funny stories intended to entertain through humour.

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Adventure

Stories about exploring new places and trying new things.

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Contemporary

Stories about real modern-day life and the pressures that come with it. This often overlaps with Romance and Family & Relationships.

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War Stories

Stories set during a real or imagined war. This can overlap with Historical Fiction and Romance.

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Paranormal

Stories about paranormal activity, generally including ghosts, werewolves, vampires, or a combination. It often overlaps with horror.

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Biography

True stories of notable people's lives.

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Graphic Novel

Stories told in images and words, where the pictures are necessary to the story. This can overlap with any other genre.

Dewey Decimal System

The non-fiction collection is organised by a number system that tells us what the book is about. This lets you find all the books available on your topic of interest in the same place.

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