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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/09/2020

Whisper by Chrissie Perry explores what happens when circumstances over which you have no control impact your life and sense of self.  Demi becomes profoundly deaf after an illness, and her coming of age story is complicated by the fact

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/09/2020

With the presidential campaign well underway in the United States, our grown-up readers will find Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld both a timely and fascinating read.  A fictional tale is woven into historical events and presents the reader with an alternative

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/08/2020

The Man in the Water by David Burton is a coming of age story with a murder mystery that needs to be solved.  Fast-paced and suspenseful, it will have YA readers, including reluctant readers, racing through to the end. The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/08/2020

Hey, Kiddo: How  I Lost my Mother, Found my Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett J Krosoczka is a graphic memoir and tells the story of Jarrett’s growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/08/2020

We highly recommend Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo to our parent and staff readers.  It was the joint winner of the 2019 Book Prize and is a unique read in that the writing is stripped of all capitalisation and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/08/2020

The January Stars by Kate Constable is a delightful read for students in the middle years.  It deals with the importance of family and how the grandparent/grandchild relationship can survive and even thrive despite the devastation of a stroke and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 20/07/2020

In the author’s own words, ‘The Girl with the Gold Bikini is a body-positive detective romp featuring a teenage screwball heroine Olivia Grace’. We think it is ideally suited for those readers who love mystery stories as well as beach

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/07/2020

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhh Lai is award-winning historical fiction. The novel tells the story of 18-year-old Hang who journeys away from war-torn Vietnam and arrives in Texas, USA, to reconnect with her brother, who left six years earlier. It’s a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/06/2020

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein is a thrilling YA mystery that will hook teen readers from the very first sentence. It’s a page-turner with clues, twists and red herrings that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/06/2020

In Young Dark Emu: A Truer History, Bruce Pasco challenges younger readers to see a different version of how Australia was before British colonisation. Some of the themes explored in the book are contested but by reading and engaging with the

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