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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: 18/08/2020

Hey, Kiddo: How  I Lost my Mother, Found my Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett J Krosoczka is a graphic memoir and tells the story of Jarrett’s growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art

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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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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/05/2019

Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award, We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is an achingly beautiful YA novel about the power of friendship, loss, grief and family secrets. We recommended it for our older readers. Graphic Book Review

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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

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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The Bogan Mondrian

Date Published: 15/10/2018

The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick is a powerful YA novel about grief, domestic violence and making sense of the world by one of our favourite authors.  Dealing with big issues in a sensitive and nuanced way, this is recommended

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 18/06/2018

See you at Harry’s by Jo Knowles is a highly recommended read for our Middle School students. It deals with an unthinkable family tragedy and explores the themes of identity, acceptance and healing. The journey through grief is a raw

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/05/2018

Our Book of the Week is If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman, a leading voice for young LGBTQA+ voices in Australia. It is a contemporary, heart-wrenching romance and debut novel about identity, love, loss and being brave enough to

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