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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: 13/07/2020

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhh Lai is award-winning historical fiction. The novel tells the story of 18-year-old Hang who journeys away from war-torn Vietnam and arrives in Texas, USA, to reconnect with her brother, who left six years earlier. It’s a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/05/2020

The Girl with the Louding Voice, a New York Times bestseller, is the story of a courageous fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who dreams of getting an education as she sees it as her only road to a better life. She realizes

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 24/02/2020

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 and is partly based on the author’s true-life experiences in the Yukon. Set in Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, this is an adventure story of a

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ABC Social Media Series

Date Published: 19/11/2019

We recommend the ABC series Social Media Me to help students understand and navigate the social media world they live in. The series follows the experiences of characters in an unfolding fictitious dramatisation focusing on identity, self-esteem and ethical behaviour

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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: 10/06/2019

Turia Pitt has written The Good Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens To Nail Life for teenagers. It offers tips, tools and practical advice in an accessible style that can be dipped into when needed. It is a collection of

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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 for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 26/03/2019

The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer is a tender and heart-warming story about a dog, the runt of the litter, her many owners and her adventures during a time of war. This novel will appeal to our younger

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/02/2019

Girl Running, Boy Falling by Kate Gordon is a contemporary YA coming-of-age novel dealing with teen issues which will best suit our older readers (15+ yrs). Teen life has been expertly portrayed by the author and difficult topics are explored with understanding and

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