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Christmas Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 23/11/2020

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: 16/11/2020

The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai, is a picture book for readers of all ages. It is a fable with a lesson about climate change and standing up for what you believe in at

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/11/2020

If you’re looking for a great YA summer romance to read in the coming holidays, then grab a copy of Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett.  Set in a small, historic New England harbour town, the chemistry between Joise and Lucky

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 02/11/2020

Strap yourself in for the breakneck ride through the pages of The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson where seven strangers are trapped on a deadly bus trip and no-one has any autobiographical memory! It has been erased. These characters are

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 26/10/2020

Diary of a Young Naturalist by 15-year-old Dara McAnulty has recently been awarded the 2020 Wainwright Prize for nature writing. It is an extraordinary book about a boy with autism and his intense connection to the natural world. It has

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/10/2020

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff is a languid coming of age read about a family and a life-changing summer. It’s a story about growing up and having relationships, and about the life lessons one learns along the way. The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 12/10/2020

Flowers in the Gutter: the true story of the Edelweiss Pirates, teenagers who resisted the Nazis is the true story of the teenage Edelweiss Pirates and the efforts of these young anti-Nazi activists who not only resisted but fought passionately against

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/10/2020

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore is a tender, own voices story about a girl who has a magical view of the world and her search for identity.  The reader accompanies Dylan on her journey, both physical and emotional,

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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 12/09/2020

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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Holiday Reading Recommendations for Staff and Bookchatters

Date Published: 12/09/2020

The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall is one of this year’s most hyped Australian novels and it won’t disappoint lovers of the literary thriller genre. At its heart, it is a novel about motherhood and what a mother will do

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