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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/06/2020

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein is a thrilling YA mystery that will hook teen readers from the very first sentence. It’s a page-turner with clues, twists and red herrings that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and

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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/01/2020

Sick Bay by Nova Weetman is a delightful novel for Middle Years’ readers about the unlikely friendship that develops between two girls who meet in the school sick bay. They are both at the point in their lives when they

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 26/11/2019

What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume is a delightful YA novel that will have you both laughing and crying and is a perfect read for those who loved Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. Written in diary form, it follows

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 17/11/2019

Wai Chim describes The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling as ‘a contemporary YA novel set in Sydney that explores the difficulties, frustrations and emotional roller coaster that comes with having a parent with mental illness.’  Readers will love the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/09/2019

Sensitive by Allayne Webster follows the journey into adolescence of SJ who suffers from severe chronic eczema and allergies that are at times life-threatening. Based on the author’s own childhood and adult experiences with these conditions, it is an important

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/07/2019

The Rest of the Story, by New York Times best-selling author Sarah Dessen, is a coming of age story about a girl who spends the summer on a journey of self-discovery. By reconnecting with her mother’s family, Emma is able

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/04/2019

Set in Brisbane at the University of Queensland, The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer is a coming of age story which is both humorous and heart-breaking at the same time. It is highly recommended for our

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 26/03/2019

The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer is a tender and heart-warming story about a dog, the runt of the litter, her many owners and her adventures during a time of war. This novel will appeal to our younger

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/03/2019

A Song Only I Can Hear by award-winning author Barry Jonsberg is a beautifully moving comedy-drama coming of age story. It is one of the first novels to deal with LGBTQ themes and issues for younger teens and middle years’

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