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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Written on May 28, 2018 at 9:34 am, by

The Someday Birds by Sally J Pla is a madcap road trip, a coming-of-age story for an autistic boy who feels he doesn’t understand the world, and an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis. It is a stunning and highly recommended debut novel for middle years’ readers containing suspense, mystery, tragedy and humor, and perfect for fans […]

Office of the eSafety Commissioner

Written on May 27, 2018 at 9:51 pm, by

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is a valuable government resource which is committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online by providing the opportunity for everyone to stay up to date with online issues, new resources, and the latest research. As a one-stop-shop for online safety, the Office a highly recommended resource for both our students and […]

I’m Australian Too

Written on May 25, 2018 at 2:13 pm, by

I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox and illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh is one of the 2018 CBCA shortlisted picture books for Book of the Year: Early Childhood. Celebrating our multicultural heritage, this story illustrates the richness we find in diversity and reminds us that no matter where we come from or what we look like, […]

CBCA Shortlisted Book of the Year for Older Readers

Written on May 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm, by

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with the tough issues that girls face growing up in today’s digital world.   Graphic Book Review […]

FREE Shine for Girls Magazine

Written on May 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm, by

Shine for Girls is a FREE inspirational digital magazine which celebrates everyday girls. It’s a great read for all ages but is especially meaningful for 7-12-year-old girls. It was launched in October 2017 by two women who are passionate about empowering young girls with articles that focus on love, kindness, the importance of building each other up, […]

Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Written on May 13, 2018 at 7:18 am, by

Review by Krystal Gagen: I read Murder Most Unladylike because we’ve had an increasing number of students in years 7 and 8 asking for “murder mysteries.” I have no real idea as to why these types of stories are becoming popular again, but as an avid reader of Agatha Christie in my early teens, I cannot complain! […]

YA Book of the Week

Written on May 13, 2018 at 6:53 am, by

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman is a heartwrenching, poignant, contemporary YA novel about three very different teens who are lost, but who together find their way. It deals sensitively with some big issues that our older readers are faced with today, and Gayle Foreman fans won’t be disappointed. Graphic Book Review   […]

Whisper by Lynette Noni

Written on May 6, 2018 at 3:12 pm, by

It’s here!  Whisper (Whisper #1) by Lynette Noni has just been released and we’re all excited to start this new series by one of our favourite authors.  A blend of fantasy and thriller with a dystopian edge, Whisper is a riveting read with appealing characters, a plot with twists and turns, and a cliffhanger ending which will […]

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Written on May 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm, by

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? Edited by Anita Heiss, this anthology of 52 unique and diverse stories articulates what it has been like for people on the ground who have grown up Aboriginal in Australia. Designed to support the curriculum in Yr9 to Yr 12 classrooms, these stories of country, family, […]

YA Book of the Week

Written on May 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm, by

Our Book of the Week is If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman, a leading voice for young LGBTQA+ voices in Australia. It is a contemporary, heart-wrenching romance and debut novel about identity, love, loss and being brave enough to live your life, even when that life is terrifying.  It is recommended for our Senior […]

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