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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/03/2020

Unplugged is an action-packed novel and the first in The Wired trilogy. Science fiction and dystopian fans will love these thrilling and thought-provoking stories set in both an App World and the Real World.  If you enjoyed The Hunger Games

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Paris Museums Give Access to Artworks

Date Published: 24/02/2020

It is exciting news to hear that Paris Museums have put 100,000 images online for unrestricted public use. Paris Musées announced yesterday that it is now offering 100,000 digital reproductions of artworks in the city’s museums as Open Access —

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 24/02/2020

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 and is partly based on the author’s true-life experiences in the Yukon. Set in Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, this is an adventure story of a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/02/2020

A New Kind of Every Thing by Richard Yaxley is a YA novel that simmers with tension and challenging themes but which delivers a powerful and moving story about navigating the challenges and traumas of growing up and of making

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 17/02/2020

In 2019, a new film version of Little Women has been released and is getting rave reviews. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film brings to life the iconic story of the March family and their lives and struggles during the

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The Squiz Kids News Podcast for Kids

Date Published: 17/02/2020

Teachers and parents wanting to discuss what’s going on in the world with young children will be interested in The Squiz Kids – a news podcast designed particularly for 8 – 12-year-olds. It’s such an important skill that our kids

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 17/02/2020

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a futuristic space adventure and page-turning thriller that explores the themes of courage, teamwork, and perseverance.  This is the first book in a sci-fi trilogy by the

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International Women’s Day Literary Breakfast

Date Published: 09/02/2020

It is with great pleasure that we invite students and friends of Mount Alvernia College, together with their mothers or significant women in their lives, to attend a literary breakfast in celebration of International Women’s Day. This year we are

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Queensland School Library Week 2020

Date Published: 09/02/2020

This week is Queensland School Library Week and the theme for the week is School Libraries Build 20/20 Vision.  This theme invites us to look to the past, celebrate the present and create a vision for the future of Queensland

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Safer Internet Day

Date Published: 09/02/2020

On Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 11 February, millions of people around the world unite to raise awareness about online safety issues and inspire positive change.  This year it is organised around the theme “Together for a better internet”, encouraging everyone

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