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Category Archives: Graphic Book Review

Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/05/2019

You Must Be Layla by writer and public-speaker Yassmin Abdel-Magied, is an engaging and heart-warming story for our younger readers. Dealing with the migrant experience in Australia, the story has a strong Muslim central character who is a literary role-model

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/05/2019

Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award, We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is an achingly beautiful YA novel about the power of friendship, loss, grief and family secrets. We recommended it for our older readers. Graphic Book Review

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/04/2019

Set in Brisbane at the University of Queensland, The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer is a coming of age story which is both humorous and heart-breaking at the same time. It is highly recommended for our

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Holiday Reads

Date Published: 01/04/2019

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 for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 26/03/2019

The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer is a tender and heart-warming story about a dog, the runt of the litter, her many owners and her adventures during a time of war. This novel will appeal to our younger

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/03/2019

From Karen McManus, the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us is Lying, comes another YA must-read thriller and murder mystery that will have readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page! Official book

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/03/2019

A Song Only I Can Hear by award-winning author Barry Jonsberg is a beautifully moving comedy-drama coming of age story. It is one of the first novels to deal with LGBTQ themes and issues for younger teens and middle years’

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/03/2019

Zenobia by Morten Durr and Lars Horneman is a powerful, heart-breaking graphic novel about a young Syrian refugee fleeing her war-ravaged country. Boarding an overcrowded boat, this all-too-real story for readers of all ages will stay with you long after

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Book of the Week and Future Classic

Date Published: 25/02/2019

The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay is the winner of the Costa Award for 2018 and a future classic. It is a delightful, touching story of a family and the lives they led set against the background of the dark

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/02/2019

Dry written by Neal Shusterman and his son, Jarrod Shusterman, is a timely disaster novel dealing with what could happen if millions of people were struggling to survive without water. A gripping and page-turning read, this novel is suitable for readers 12yrs+,

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