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Stories That Matter

Date Published: 26/06/2018

Stories That Matter is a discussion about contemporary realistic YA novels that deal with big issues like mental health, sexuality and self-discovery. It poses the question of whether we should shelter our students from these novels or use them to

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Read Like a Girl with your Dad

Date Published: 04/06/2018

Read Like a Girl Father Daughter Event Attention Dads of students in Year 7 & 8. We invite you to play a part in your daughter’s reading journey. You can do this by participating in our Read Like a Girl

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FREE Shine for Girls Magazine

Date Published: 14/05/2018

Shine for Girls is a FREE inspirational digital magazine which celebrates everyday girls. It’s a great read for all ages but is especially meaningful for 7-12-year-old girls. It was launched in October 2017 by two women who are passionate about empowering young

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 20/03/2018

Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan is the perfect novel for readers aged 11-14 years who are looking for a feel-good, laugh-out-loud read about a loveable 15-year-old girl who has a passion for science and wants desperately to be an

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New Podcast for Teens

Date Published: 12/03/2018

Rebecca Sparrow has launched a new podcast for teens called Ask Me Anything.  She created it so teachers and students can listen to it together in class and then discuss the important issues raised such as  friendship, first crushes and

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 11/03/2018

Missing by Sue Whiting is a contemporary middle-grade mystery novel for readers 12+yrs.  It has a challenging and inherently sad topic about ‘missing persons’ which has been sensitively written about so as to make it accessible for younger readers. They

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A Book About Sporty Women

Date Published: 04/03/2018

Women in Sports : 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win, our inspiring Book of the Week for all ages, was written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky and highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from 1800s

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A ‘wundrous’ Book of the Week for the Middle Years

Date Published: 26/02/2018

Step boldy and read this ‘wundrous’ new novel for the Middle Years. The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend is a an imaginative, quirky, charming, magical fantasy novel for Harry Potter fans. It’s an absolute treat to read and is

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/02/2018

The Harper Effect, by Sunshine Coast based author Taryn Bashford, is a coming-of-age novel and tennis romance. The author is passionate about teenage girls seeing themselves in a wide range of representations in fiction, and she uses sport as her example. In the novel, Harper

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An Inspiring Story for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 04/02/2018

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai is the inspiring true story of her childhood and life and how she found the magic in her voice. Told in picture book format, it is accessible to younger readers and she hopes that

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