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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/10/2018

The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson is a delightful and positive story about female friendship set against a dizzying array of European cities. A light read for all ages, it explores how friendships can evolve, change and survive even

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The Confidence Code for Girls

Date Published: 15/10/2018

Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.  It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls

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The Bogan Mondrian

Date Published: 15/10/2018

The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick is a powerful YA novel about grief, domestic violence and making sense of the world by one of our favourite authors.  Dealing with big issues in a sensitive and nuanced way, this is recommended

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Genius Hour Inspiration

Date Published: 09/10/2018

What Do You Do With An Idea?, written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom, is an award-winning picture book that can be used to inspire students who are embarking on Genius Hour projects.  It’s a story for anyone,

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/10/2018

After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson is a perfect YA read – it’s gripping, fast-paced, thought-provoking and will appeal to fans of the thriller genre.  Set in a post-disaster world, it’s a survival story about the daughter of

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Crime Fiction for Grown-Ups

Date Published: 18/09/2018

A new generation of Australia crime fiction writers is taking the bestseller lists by storm. Women are emerging as the strongest of the current writers with gritty stories of regional and outback Australia, and many have been optioned for both

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Holiday Reads for our Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 18/09/2018

Holidays are meant for reading!  We’ve got plenty of recommendations for our younger readers to add to their holiday reading lists and to borrow in whatever format they prefer – book, ebook or audio – depending on availability. This term,

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YA Holiday Reads

Date Published: 18/09/2018

Holidays are meant for reading!  We’ve got plenty of recommendations for our YA readers to add to their holiday reading lists and to borrow in whatever format they prefer – book, ebook or audio – depending on availability. This term,

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/09/2018

Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) by Tracy Banghart is a gripping fantasy romance that has been described as a cross between The Hunger Games and The Handmaid’s Tale for the YA generation. Set in a patriarchal world, this

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 10/09/2018

The Goose Road by Rowena House is a gripping coming of age quest which has been published to coincide with the centenary of the end of WWI. It is the story of a 14-year-old peasant girl and her remarkable journey across

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