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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/07/2019

The Rest of the Story, by New York Times best-selling author Sarah Dessen, is a coming of age story about a girl who spends the summer on a journey of self-discovery. By reconnecting with her mother’s family, Emma is able

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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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Breakfast Bookchat and Christmas Crack!

Date Published: 03/12/2018

It’s Breakfast Bookchat time again! We’ve made our Christmas Crack and selected some outstanding books from a range of genres that we’ll be recommending to our staff as holiday reads. Happy reading over the Christmas break from everyone at the

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Tash hearts Tolstoy by Katherine Ormsbee is a contemporary, coming-of-age novel about internet fame and a welcome addition to the growing body of diverse YA literature. Funny and web-focused, this story will appeal to teens while challenging them to empathise with

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/09/2018

Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) by Tracy Banghart is a gripping fantasy romance that has been described as a cross between The Hunger Games and The Handmaid’s Tale for the YA generation. Set in a patriarchal world, this

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 16/07/2018

Truly Wildly Deeply by Jenny McLachlan is a warm inspiring feel-good contemporary romance for our Middle Years’ readers.  It explores the themes of identity, independence, first love, and living with a disability. Graphic Book Review

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Onward If You Dare!

Date Published: 13/04/2018

Unearthed is our Book of the Week for science-fiction and middle years’ readers 12ys+.  It is a fast-paced story of high stakes adventures and running through alien temples on the other side of the galaxy. Collaboratively written by Meagan Spooner

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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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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is his new, long awaited YA novel and is a thoughtful look at adolescent mental illness based on his own lived experience. It’s an honest and, at times, terrifying read for both

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