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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/05/2021

#famous by Jilly Gagnon is a contemporary love story. Inspired by the true story of #AlexFromTarget, it deals with online issues like instant viral fame, online trolling and social media frenzies. The story is told with humour and teen readers

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/05/2021

The True Colour of a Little White Lie by Gabriel Bergmoser is a romantic comedy and light-hearted read with an underlying message about honesty and being true to yourself.  It’s a coming-of-age story that teenagers will relate to as it’s

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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: 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: 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 for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 16/07/2018

Truly Wildly Deeply by Jenny McLachlan is a warm inspiring feel-good contemporary romance for our Middle Years’ readers.  It explores the themes of identity, independence, first love, and living with a disability. Graphic Book Review

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/04/2018

Between Us by Clare Atkins is a heart-breaking teenage love story set against the grim reality of life for asylum seekers in an Australian detention centre. It is recommended for YA readers and adults alike and will expand your world views

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Movies Inspired by Books

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Keep an eye in the near future for these movies and TV series that have been inspired by some of our favourite reads.  

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is his new, long awaited YA novel and is a thoughtful look at adolescent mental illness based on his own lived experience. It’s an honest and, at times, terrifying read for both

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