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Category Archives: Book Review

Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/10/2019

White Bird by R J Palacio is an unforgettable read! Branded as a Wonder story, this graphic novel continues and expands on a story in the author’s Auggie & Me about Julian’s grandmother and the tale of her childhood in German-occupied France. The story

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 14/10/2019

I Am Change by Suzy Zail is a moving story about one young Ugandan girl’s struggle to get an education by challenging the restrictive expectations of the traditional way of life for girls in her small Ugandan village. The novel

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/10/2019

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg is currently in the news and our Book of the Week is an easy to read account of her background and how she she came to begin the global School Strike 4 Climate movement. A timeline and

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Holiday Reads for Grown Ups

Date Published: 17/09/2019

We’ve got your holiday reading sorted with our list of recommendations and Pinterest board suggestions!  Take a look at the new titles we have been sharing with our Staff and Parent Bookchatters this semester. We’re sure there’s something for everyone

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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 17/09/2019

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

Date Published: 15/09/2019

Sensitive by Allayne Webster follows the journey into adolescence of SJ who suffers from severe chronic eczema and allergies that are at times life-threatening. Based on the author’s own childhood and adult experiences with these conditions, it is an important

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/09/2019

It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood is a tender, funny coming of age novel about first love and the awkwardness of teen romance. Winner of the 2018 Text Prize, it has a relatable voice and laugh out

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Become a Young Reviewer Today

Date Published: 27/08/2019

We are encouraging our students to take up this opportunity offered by Riverbend Books. Read the information below to get started. Riverbend Young Reviewers Here at Riverbend we think it’s important that books get reviewed by someone close to the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/08/2019

The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe is a riotously funny read and is highly recommended for anyone who needs a laugh, has ever been an outsider and who embraces their own ordinariness. Funny, easy to read and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/08/2019

Tamara Ireland Stone’s novel Click’d is an engaging, fun and empowering story about friendship and coding and is ideally suited for our younger readers, especially Year 7s. Teacher Notes are available and it would be a great addition to Literature

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