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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/08/2020

The January Stars by Kate Constable is a delightful read for students in the middle years.  It deals with the importance of family and how the grandparent/grandchild relationship can survive and even thrive despite the devastation of a stroke and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2019

Dear Sweet Pea is the first middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy. It is a delightful story about a 13-year-old girl and her emotional journey as she navigates her family’s changing shape after her parents announce

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/08/2019

Tamara Ireland Stone’s novel Click’d is an engaging, fun and empowering story about friendship and coding and is ideally suited for our younger readers, especially Year 7s. Teacher Notes are available and it would be a great addition to Literature

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/05/2019

You Must Be Layla by writer and public-speaker Yassmin Abdel-Magied, is an engaging and heart-warming story for our younger readers. Dealing with the migrant experience in Australia, the story has a strong Muslim central character who is a literary role-model

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A Wonder of a Read

Date Published: 04/02/2019

This term our Yr 8 classes will have the pleasure of reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. The Book Wonder is a story about Auggie, a ten year old boy who has been born with a craniofacial difference. He has been

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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 23/01/2019

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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#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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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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