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#holidayreads for Students

Date Published: 03/12/2018

We are so lucky to work with Pauline McLeod (@pollyblog) from Riverbend Books who is an expert in YA and Middle School fiction.  She provides us with recommendations of the latest suitable novels to include in our collection.  Recently she shared her recommendations

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Vardaesia Book Launch

Date Published: 03/12/2018

Fans of Lynette Noni are invited to join us to celebrate the launch of the final book in The Medoran Chronicles.  This is the first event in our calendar of book events for our Read Like a Girl program in 2019.  Riverbend Books

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Everything I’ve Never Said

Date Published: 26/11/2018

This week we welcome author Samantha Wheeler to our iCentre Campfire and Author event where we introduce the 2019 Yr 7 students to our literature promotion program and share reading recommendations for everyone. Her novel, Everything I’ve Never Said,  is a highly recommended

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Book of the Month

Date Published: 26/11/2018

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 29/10/2018

Everything I’ve Never Said by Samantha Wheeler is a highly recommended middle-grade novel. It is a tender first-hand account of a young girl living with Rett Syndrome. Trapped inside her body with no way of communicating, Ava’s journey to find

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Welcome Campfire

Date Published: 16/10/2018

On Monday 26th November, while their parents are at the information evening, the 2019 Year 7 Mt Alvernians are invited to attend an iCentre Campfire and Author event with Samantha Wheeler.  This will introduce the students to our literature promotion

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Holiday Reads for our Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 18/09/2018

Holidays are meant for reading!  We’ve got plenty of recommendations for our younger readers to add to their holiday reading lists and to borrow in whatever format they prefer – book, ebook or audio – depending on availability. This term,

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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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2018 Inky Award Shortlists

Date Published: 27/08/2018

Judges aged between 12 and 18 from all over the country have shortlisted the best YA books of the year for the annual Inky Awards.  Two awards are up for grabs – the Gold Inky for a novel by an

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CBCA 2018 Award Winners

Date Published: 27/08/2018

Congratulations to the talented Australian children’s authors and illustrators who are the 2018 Book of the Year award winners. Professor Margot Hillel OAM, Chair of the CBCA National Board says, “This is our 72nd Book of the Year Awards and

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