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YA Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 12/09/2021

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

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Holiday Reads for our Younger Students

Date Published: 12/09/2021

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

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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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Classic of the Month

Date Published: 17/08/2021

Sienna Anning, who has been working with us here in the iCentre, has 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

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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/07/2021

One Hundred Days by award-winning writer Alice Pung is literary fiction at its best.  This mother-daughter drama and fractured fairytale explores the faultlines between love and control and throws up issues for the reader to reflect on.  It is an

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