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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/03/2021

The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough is a funny, heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel that tells a story about discovering who you are and finding love.  A stunning debut novel, it is funny, honest and beautifully written. Lonesborough

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/03/2021

Catch Me If I Fall by Barry Jonsberg is a thoughtful read for middle-grade students and most suited to the 10 – 14 year age group. Set in a dystopian Australian future, the novel prompts students to think about issues

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/02/2021

Watch Over Me by Nina Lacour is an emotion-packed read about trauma and survival.  It’s an eerie ghost story that deals with challenging issues, but in the hands of this master storyteller, Mila’s nightmare is balanced by the peace and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 16/02/2021

Future Girl by Own Voices author Asyphixia is an imaginative coming of age story about a young Deaf girl who is finding her voice. Set against the backdrop of a challenging near future in inner-city Melbourne, the story is presented

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/01/2021

You’ll fall in love with the story of Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu. Dealing with issues of family, friendships, relationships, and teenage rebellion, this novel also has one of the most memorable YA characters and is an energetic

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/11/2020

If you’re looking for a great YA summer romance to read in the coming holidays, then grab a copy of Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett.  Set in a small, historic New England harbour town, the chemistry between Joise and Lucky

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/10/2020

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff is a languid coming of age read about a family and a life-changing summer. It’s a story about growing up and having relationships, and about the life lessons one learns along the way. The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/09/2020

Whisper by Chrissie Perry explores what happens when circumstances over which you have no control impact your life and sense of self.  Demi becomes profoundly deaf after an illness, and her coming of age story is complicated by the fact

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/08/2020

The Man in the Water by David Burton is a coming of age story with a murder mystery that needs to be solved.  Fast-paced and suspenseful, it will have YA readers, including reluctant readers, racing through to the end. The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/07/2020

How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry-Jones is a heart-warming coming of age story about what family and home really mean. Drawing on her background in psychology, the author authentically deals with issues of addiction, trauma and assault

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