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Historical Fiction

Date Published: 22/02/2022

Historical fiction allows readers to step back in time. It is a way to make connections between then and now and can help us develop a deeper understanding of the present. Famous diarist Anaïs Nin said, “We write to taste

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New in the iCentre 

Date Published: 27/04/2021

It has been an exciting start to the term with many new books arriving in the iCentre.  These books cover a range of genres from fantasy to contemporary issues, to mystery, and historical fiction.  There really is something for everyone.

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/02/2021

The Engima Game by Elizabeth Weir is chronologically the second book in the Code Name Verity series.  It’s a thriller set in the historical period of World War 2, and tells the story of how an Enigma Machine falls into

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Holiday Reads for Grown Ups

Date Published: 02/12/2019

We’ve got your holiday reading sorted with our list of recommendations and Pinterest board suggestions!  Take a look at the new titles we have been sharing with our Staff and Parent Bookchatters this semester. We’re sure there’s something for everyone

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Book of the Week and Future Classic

Date Published: 25/02/2019

The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay is the winner of the Costa Award for 2018 and a future classic. It is a delightful, touching story of a family and the lives they led set against the background of the dark

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 10/09/2018

The Goose Road by Rowena House is a gripping coming of age quest which has been published to coincide with the centenary of the end of WWI. It is the story of a 14-year-old peasant girl and her remarkable journey across

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Staff Breakfast Bookchat

Date Published: 26/06/2018

It’s Breakfast Bookchat time again and we welcome the opportunity of sharing some favourite reads with our staff.  Find out what we’ve been reading across a number of genres, and what we have been watching and listening to as well. 

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Holiday Reading for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

We have assembled a list of the newest #greatreads that we recommend for our Middle Years’ readers to enjoy during the holiday season.  The list includes Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend and The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures

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Book of the Week : The War That Saved My Life

Date Published: 30/04/2017

That War That Saved My Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley is a heart-warming coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2. This historical novel is an inspiring story for middle years’ readers from ages 9+ and is

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