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A Cautionary Tale for YA Readers

Date Published: 29/01/2018

Our YA Book of the Week, My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of life for teens living in the digital age where trolling and public shaming on social media platforms illustrate

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#LikeaGirl Mindset for 2018

Date Published: 21/01/2018

Start the new school year with a powerful mindset that will allow you to embrace failure as fuel to build your confidence.  Be inspired by the wisdom gained from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Fueled by Failure Summit and the Always #LikeAGirl campaign  held in response to

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Holiday Reading for YA Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

There’s plenty on the shelves and in ebook and audio book formats to tempt our YA and Senior Fiction readers to borrow for their holiday reads. We’ve chosen some for you that will make you think, let you walk a mile

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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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5 Novels That Explore Mental Health

Date Published: 07/11/2017

Article author:  Helen Stower This post started partly because I have just finished John Green’s new novel, Turtles all the way down and partly because at a meeting at school, our Principal reminded us that mental health and wellness must

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Save The Date

Date Published: 21/10/2017

If you are a fan of Lynette Noni’s The Medoran Chronicles, you are going to be very excited to hear the iCentre is hosting the launch of Graevale, the fourth book in the series, on Thursday, 25th January, 2018. Will

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Stay Safe Online

Date Published: 17/10/2017

Females are identified as being at the greatest risk of harm on the internet, so it is important to be informed by resources to ensure positive, safe experiences online. Find websites we recommend under the Quick Links tab, then Digital Citizenship

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/10/2017

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian is a thought provoking read dealing with some hefty, young adult issues and is recommended for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Graphic Book Review   Claire Christian talks about Beautiful Mess   Slider image: Kintsugi: the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 28/09/2017

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with

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5 Instagram Accounts to Follow

Date Published: 04/09/2017

Instagram is a social media network that gets a lot of negative press. However, used in a smart, safe and responsible way, teens can have a positive experience with this super popular photo and video sharing app. We recommend that

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