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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/09/2021

The Inheritance by Armin Greder is a picture book for older readers and is suitable for mid primary to lower secondary readers and classes. The author says that the subject of his book is about what we are permitting to

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 30/08/2021

Are You There, Buddha? by Pip Harry is a funny and contemporary take on puberty, periods, relationships and fitting in. We follow the story of Bee who has just started Year Seven, and has yet to find her ‘tribe’.  The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 23/08/2021

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk is a romantic, emotionally-driven YA novel perfectly suited for readers 12 – 18 years and lovers of ballet. It gives the reader plenty to think about issues such as the nature of

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Narrative Non-Fiction Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/08/2021

Shackleton’s Endurance: an Antarctic Survival Story is a narrative non-fiction account of Ernest Shackleton’s polar expedition and survival story written by polar historian Joanna Grochowicz. Fast-paced and tense, it brilliantly brings to life this story of perseverance and endurance for

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/08/2021

The Inheritance Games is the first book in the planned The Inheritance Games series. Written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, this is a fast-paced thriller for YA fans of novels with mystery, plot twists, and puzzles to solve. It’s totally addictive

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/07/2021

The Gaps by Leanne Hall is a contemporary realist YA novel about a crime, rather than being a crime novel. It is a thought-provoking story about Yin who is abducted and the subsequent impact of this on the girls at

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/07/2021

One Hundred Days by award-winning writer Alice Pung is literary fiction at its best.  This mother-daughter drama and fractured fairytale explores the faultlines between love and control and throws up issues for the reader to reflect on.  It is an

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/07/2021

Elsewhere Girls is a first collaboration novel between authors Emily Gale and Nova Weetman, with each choosing a character to write about and give voice to. It’s a story about two girls, living lives a century apart, who one day

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/06/2021

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss is a story that everyone should read. It raises awareness of First Nations’ perspectives on the early days of white settlement and introduces the reader to the Wiradyuri language. Based on true events, it’s a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 07/06/2021

Can’t Say It Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer is a warm-hearted novel about the end of schooling and the dreams of spending the perfect week at Schoolies after the intensity of the Yr 12 year.  The author captures the

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