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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/07/2020

How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry-Jones is a heart-warming coming of age story about what family and home really mean. Drawing on her background in psychology, the author authentically deals with issues of addiction, trauma and assault

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Stargirl: The movie and the book

Date Published: 25/05/2020

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli has long been a beloved book by the students of Mount Alvernia, and when we learned that it was being made into a movie on Disney+ we were very excited! See our review of the book and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/05/2020

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting is a powerful thought-provoking read for Middle Years’ students which will challenge them to think about and discuss how do young people distinguish between what is true and what is not in today’s

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/05/2020

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by ‘own voices’ author Anna Whateley is a powerful novel for older readers.  It explores a character who is neurodivergent as she goes through a difficult year of change.  It is a moving story that encourages

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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: 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: 16/07/2019

Making Friends with Alice Dyson is a sweet, tender story about friendship, first love and discovering who you really are. Set during the roller coaster ride of Year 12, it explores themes of self-discovery and identity, and is the perfect

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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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Fantasy Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/02/2019

Step boldly and start reading Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. You’ll love this imaginative, highly anticipated sequel in the Nevermoor series which follows the adventures of Morrigan as she joins the mystical Wundrous Society. This is

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 13/11/2018

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a funny, feel-good YA novel and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Read the book before 7th December when it will be released as a Netflix movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald, with a

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