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Book of the Week

Date Published: 16/11/2021

The benefits of being an octopus by Ann Braden is an inspiring book that examines poverty, domestic violence, gun ownership, challenging stereotypes and finding the inner strength to deal with challenging situation. Delve into the book trailer or the graphic

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 02/11/2021

Published in July of this year, Exit through the gift shop by Maryam Master is a wonderful read. This zine-style novel is receiving many positive reviews and is sure to engage any student who picks it up. Although the protagonist

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 12/10/2021

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland is a gothic read.  Get drawn into the world of the very glamorous Hollow sisters.  There are few gothic novels for YA readers of this calibre.  We highly recommend this page turner for young

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Classic Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/10/2021

Sienna Anning, who worked with us here in the iCentre, recommended some classic reads that she thinks both students and teachers will enjoy.  A classic is a book which, with each rereading, offers as much of a sense of discovery

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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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