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Book of the Week

Date Published: 30/08/2021

Are You There, Buddha? by Pip Harry is a funny and contemporary take on puberty, periods, relationships and fitting in. We follow the story of Bee who has just started Year Seven, and has yet to find her ‘tribe’.  The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/07/2021

Elsewhere Girls is a first collaboration novel between authors Emily Gale and Nova Weetman, with each choosing a character to write about and give voice to. It’s a story about two girls, living lives a century apart, who one day

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/06/2021

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss is a story that everyone should read. It raises awareness of First Nations’ perspectives on the early days of white settlement and introduces the reader to the Wiradyuri language. Based on true events, it’s a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 07/06/2021

Can’t Say It Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer is a warm-hearted novel about the end of schooling and the dreams of spending the perfect week at Schoolies after the intensity of the Yr 12 year.  The author captures the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/05/2021

Tiger Daughter is the story of growing up in Australia as a first-generation migrant child, told from the point of view of a Chinese/Australian girl.  It was written by OwnVoices author Rebecca Lim, whose aim was to build empathy in

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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: 08/03/2021

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney is a YA psychological thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Set in 1982, it is about two teenagers who are recruited by the FBI (at

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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: 31/01/2021

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord is a contemporary YA rom-com inspired by You’ve Got Mail. It’s a fresh funny read with a spot-on teen voice and characters that you will find adorable.  We think readers 14+ years will enjoy this lighthearted

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