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#holidayreads for Students

Date Published: 03/12/2018

We are so lucky to work with Pauline McLeod (@pollyblog) from Riverbend Books who is an expert in YA and Middle School fiction.  She provides us with recommendations of the latest suitable novels to include in our collection.  Recently she shared her recommendations

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Breakfast Bookchat and Christmas Crack!

Date Published: 03/12/2018

It’s Breakfast Bookchat time again! We’ve made our Christmas Crack and selected some outstanding books from a range of genres that we’ll be recommending to our staff as holiday reads. Happy reading over the Christmas break from everyone at the

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Everything I’ve Never Said

Date Published: 26/11/2018

This week we welcome author Samantha Wheeler to our iCentre Campfire and Author event where we introduce the 2019 Yr 7 students to our literature promotion program and share reading recommendations for everyone. Her novel, Everything I’ve Never Said,  is a highly recommended

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Book of the Month

Date Published: 26/11/2018

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/11/2018

Wildcard by Marie Lu is the much-anticipated sequel to the extremely popular Warcross and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s another addictive, fast-paced, sci-fi, cyberpunk virtual reality thriller that will have you hooked to the very last page while also prompting you to think

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 13/11/2018

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a funny, feel-good YA novel and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Read the book before 7th December when it will be released as a Netflix movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald, with a

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Tash hearts Tolstoy by Katherine Ormsbee is a contemporary, coming-of-age novel about internet fame and a welcome addition to the growing body of diverse YA literature. Funny and web-focused, this story will appeal to teens while challenging them to empathise with

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 29/10/2018

Everything I’ve Never Said by Samantha Wheeler is a highly recommended middle-grade novel. It is a tender first-hand account of a young girl living with Rett Syndrome. Trapped inside her body with no way of communicating, Ava’s journey to find

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/10/2018

The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson is a delightful and positive story about female friendship set against a dizzying array of European cities. A light read for all ages, it explores how friendships can evolve, change and survive even

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The Confidence Code for Girls

Date Published: 15/10/2018

Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.  It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls

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