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Category Archives: Graphic Book Review

Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/08/2020

The January Stars by Kate Constable is a delightful read for students in the middle years.  It deals with the importance of family and how the grandparent/grandchild relationship can survive and even thrive despite the devastation of a stroke and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/07/2020

How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry-Jones is a heart-warming coming of age story about what family and home really mean. Drawing on her background in psychology, the author authentically deals with issues of addiction, trauma and assault

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 20/07/2020

In the author’s own words, ‘The Girl with the Gold Bikini is a body-positive detective romp featuring a teenage screwball heroine Olivia Grace’. We think it is ideally suited for those readers who love mystery stories as well as beach

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/07/2020

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhh Lai is award-winning historical fiction. The novel tells the story of 18-year-old Hang who journeys away from war-torn Vietnam and arrives in Texas, USA, to reconnect with her brother, who left six years earlier. It’s a

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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 19/06/2020

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: 08/06/2020

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein is a thrilling YA mystery that will hook teen readers from the very first sentence. It’s a page-turner with clues, twists and red herrings that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/06/2020

In Young Dark Emu: A Truer History, Bruce Pasco challenges younger readers to see a different version of how Australia was before British colonisation. Some of the themes explored in the book are contested but by reading and engaging with the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/05/2020

The Girl with the Louding Voice, a New York Times bestseller, is the story of a courageous fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who dreams of getting an education as she sees it as her only road to a better life. She realizes

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/05/2020

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting is a powerful thought-provoking read for Middle Years’ students which will challenge them to think about and discuss how do young people distinguish between what is true and what is not in today’s

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/05/2020

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by ‘own voices’ author Anna Whateley is a powerful novel for older readers.  It explores a character who is neurodivergent as she goes through a difficult year of change.  It is a moving story that encourages

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