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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/05/2020

The Girl with the Louding Voice, a New York Times bestseller, is the story of a courageous fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who dreams of getting an education as she sees it as her only road to a better life. She realizes

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/05/2020

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting is a powerful thought-provoking read for Middle Years’ students which will challenge them to think about and discuss how do young people distinguish between what is true and what is not in today’s

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/05/2020

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by ‘own voices’ author Anna Whateley is a powerful novel for older readers.  It explores a character who is neurodivergent as she goes through a difficult year of change.  It is a moving story that encourages

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/05/2020

The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte is a page-turning YA fantasy mystery thriller that centers around two young women and their sibling bond. With 24 hours for them to uncover the truth they are looking for, the novel takes the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/04/2020

Wink by Rob Harrell is a heart-warming and uplifting story for Middle Years’ readers (10+ yrs) and is based on the author’s own experience as a child with rare eye cancer. As it is a multi-modal text, it can be

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 20/04/2020

In our book of the week, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, author Charlie Mackesy offers the readers hope and inspiration in these unsettling times. The book explores the unlikely friendship of the four characters and the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/03/2020

We cannot recommend Somebody Give This Heart a Pen highly enough. It’s a compelling collection of poems that explores the emotions and experiences of growing up as a mixed-race woman. From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful new

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/03/2020

What is a Refugee? by Elise Gravel is a picture book that explores the refugee experience in simple terms for younger readers.  As such, it is an excellent introduction for readers of all ages to gain an understanding of the

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