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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 17/09/2019

Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading. We recommend that you put any of this term’s Book of the Week recommendations on your reading list to borrow in whatever format you prefer – book, ebook or

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/09/2019

Sensitive by Allayne Webster follows the journey into adolescence of SJ who suffers from severe chronic eczema and allergies that are at times life-threatening. Based on the author’s own childhood and adult experiences with these conditions, it is an important

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/09/2019

It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood is a tender, funny coming of age novel about first love and the awkwardness of teen romance. Winner of the 2018 Text Prize, it has a relatable voice and laugh out

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Become a Young Reviewer Today

Date Published: 27/08/2019

We are encouraging our students to take up this opportunity offered by Riverbend Books. Read the information below to get started. Riverbend Young Reviewers Here at Riverbend we think it’s important that books get reviewed by someone close to the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/08/2019

The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe is a riotously funny read and is highly recommended for anyone who needs a laugh, has ever been an outsider and who embraces their own ordinariness. Funny, easy to read and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/08/2019

Tamara Ireland Stone’s novel Click’d is an engaging, fun and empowering story about friendship and coding and is ideally suited for our younger readers, especially Year 7s. Teacher Notes are available and it would be a great addition to Literature

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Book of the Week for Grown-Ups

Date Published: 12/08/2019

The Chain by Adrian McKinty is being touted as the thriller of the year for 2019 and has been hitting all the bestseller lists. It’s a gripping psychological thriller about a mother who literally goes down into hell and a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/08/2019

Love Your Body was written by Melbourne social worker Jess Sanders to empower girls, many of whom struggle today with society’s unrealistic expectations of ‘beauty’, to develop a positive body image. The book aims to encourage girls to see their

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/07/2019

The Rest of the Story, by New York Times best-selling author Sarah Dessen, is a coming of age story about a girl who spends the summer on a journey of self-discovery. By reconnecting with her mother’s family, Emma is able

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/07/2019

Toffee by Sarah Crossan is a thought-provoking and moving YA verse novel that tells the story of a teenager who runs away from an abusive home and befriends an elderly woman. It is character-driven and will appeal to readers who

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