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Safer Internet Day 2018

Date Published: 04/02/2018

“This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. The 2018 theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/02/2018

Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell will particularly resonate with readers in their last year of high school who are experiencing confusion and the pressure of expectations as they begin moving to a new phase in life.  Addie shows them in

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An Inspiring Story for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 04/02/2018

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai is the inspiring true story of her childhood and life and how she found the magic in her voice. Told in picture book format, it is accessible to younger readers and she hopes that

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#RLaG Graevale Launch in the iCentre

Date Published: 29/01/2018

Graevale Launch Photo Gallery The setting was magical, the cake was on display, the fans arrived in unbelievable numbers, and the mood was one of great excitement especially for the group of girls on the Launch Committee who had organised

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An Adventure Fantasy for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 29/01/2018

The Wonderling by Mira Bartok is a delightful read for younger readers 9 yrs +.  It’s an illustrated book, an adventure fantasy, and a coming of age story.  You’ll fall in love with Arthur, the one eared groundling, and his

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A Cautionary Tale for YA Readers

Date Published: 29/01/2018

Our YA Book of the Week, My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of life for teens living in the digital age where trolling and public shaming on social media platforms illustrate

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#LikeaGirl Mindset for 2018

Date Published: 21/01/2018

Start the new school year with a powerful mindset that will allow you to embrace failure as fuel to build your confidence.  Be inspired by the wisdom gained from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Fueled by Failure Summit and the Always #LikeAGirl campaign  held in response to

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 19/01/2018

Middle Years’ readers will laugh out loud at Shaun Micallef’s Tales from a Tall Forest, a riotously funny retelling of some of your favourite fairytale adventures. Enjoy the highly-entertaining stories and marvel at Jonathan Bentley’s brilliant black and white illustrations

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/01/2018

Our first YA book recommendation for the year is Wreck by Fleur Ferris. It’s a fast paced murder mystery thriller set in Australia.  A heart-pumping easy read, this will appeal to our YA readers who love suspense and will send

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Holiday Reads for Grown-Ups

Date Published: 28/11/2017

If you love crime fiction and page turners, then put these novels on your holiday reading list.  Emerging Australian crime fiction writers have produced award winning, high octane, debut novels and their sequels which will keep you on the edge

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