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New Podcast for Teens

Date Published: 12/03/2018

Rebecca Sparrow has launched a new podcast for teens called Ask Me Anything.  She created it so teachers and students can listen to it together in class and then discuss the important issues raised such as  friendship, first crushes and

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/02/2018

The Harper Effect, by Sunshine Coast based author Taryn Bashford, is a coming-of-age novel and tennis romance. The author is passionate about teenage girls seeing themselves in a wide range of representations in fiction, and she uses sport as her example. In the novel, Harper

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A Cautionary Tale for YA Readers

Date Published: 29/01/2018

Our YA Book of the Week, My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of life for teens living in the digital age where trolling and public shaming on social media platforms illustrate

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Holiday Reading for YA Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

There’s plenty on the shelves and in ebook and audio book formats to tempt our YA and Senior Fiction readers to borrow for their holiday reads. We’ve chosen some for you that will make you think, let you walk a mile

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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 30/10/2017

Wimmera by Melbourne writer Mark Brandi was awarded the prestigious 2016 UK Debut Dagger Award for crime writing. Published in Australia in 2017, it tells the story of two childhood friends growing up in Victoria in the 1980s. A chilling

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 28/09/2017

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with

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Mt Alvernia Alumnae Invitation

Date Published: 06/09/2017

Movie Night Invitation Bring along family and friends. The message is to “choose kind” by rallying against bullying, social isolation and the petty meanness in our day to day lives. Help children to become their best selves. (RJ Palacio, author) 

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#TeamGirls

Date Published: 08/08/2017

#TeamGirls is a great new initiative which aims to nurture our young girls to become confident women. It originated as a response to the following research : Our Suncorp Australian Youth and Confidence 2017 Research Report revealed that young Australian girls believe

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