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Category Archives: Book Review

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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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/02/2019

Girl Running, Boy Falling by Kate Gordon is a contemporary YA coming-of-age novel dealing with teen issues which will best suit our older readers (15+ yrs). Teen life has been expertly portrayed by the author and difficult topics are explored with understanding and

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A Wonder of a Read

Date Published: 04/02/2019

This term our Yr 8 classes will have the pleasure of reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. The Book Wonder is a story about Auggie, a ten year old boy who has been born with a craniofacial difference. He has been

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Fantasy Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/02/2019

Step boldly and start reading Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. You’ll love this imaginative, highly anticipated sequel in the Nevermoor series which follows the adventures of Morrigan as she joins the mystical Wundrous Society. This is

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 23/01/2019

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will

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#holidayreads for Students

Date Published: 03/12/2018

We are so lucky to work with Pauline McLeod (@pollyblog) from Riverbend Books who is an expert in YA and Middle School fiction.  She provides us with recommendations of the latest suitable novels to include in our collection.  Recently she shared her recommendations

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Breakfast Bookchat and Christmas Crack!

Date Published: 03/12/2018

It’s Breakfast Bookchat time again! We’ve made our Christmas Crack and selected some outstanding books from a range of genres that we’ll be recommending to our staff as holiday reads. Happy reading over the Christmas break from everyone at the

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Everything I’ve Never Said

Date Published: 26/11/2018

This week we welcome author Samantha Wheeler to our iCentre Campfire and Author event where we introduce the 2019 Yr 7 students to our literature promotion program and share reading recommendations for everyone. Her novel, Everything I’ve Never Said,  is a highly recommended

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Book of the Month

Date Published: 26/11/2018

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will

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