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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/09/2018

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson is a powerful coming of age story of an African American girl trying to find her place in the world by fitting together the hundreds of conflicting pieces of her life. The novel was a

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2018 Inky Award Shortlists

Date Published: 27/08/2018

Judges aged between 12 and 18 from all over the country have shortlisted the best YA books of the year for the annual Inky Awards.  Two awards are up for grabs – the Gold Inky for a novel by an

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CBCA 2018 Award Winners

Date Published: 27/08/2018

Congratulations to the talented Australian children’s authors and illustrators who are the 2018 Book of the Year award winners. Professor Margot Hillel OAM, Chair of the CBCA National Board says, “This is our 72nd Book of the Year Awards and

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How to Borrow an iCentre Audio Book or eBook

Date Published: 16/08/2018

Do you know how to borrow an iCentre Audio Book or eBook? A recent survey suggests that some of our students need a refresher on how to do this, so we’ve created the following cheat sheet for you. The iCentre

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 16/08/2018

The Darkest Minds is the first novel of a psychic thriller series by Alexandra Bracken. Set in a near-future dystopia where most children have died and those who have survived have super powers, this story is for those readers who loved The

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 06/08/2018

Sweet Adversity by Sheryl Gwynther is a fun, historical adventure story about a feisty young girl of great spirit who triumphs over immense pressures and overwhelming odds. Our younger readers will love this feel-good and character-driven story of an irrepressible

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/08/2018

Found by Fleur Ferris is another tense and thrilling page-turner from a master of suspense.  It’s fast paced and once you start reading it, you won’t be able to put it down! It will send you looking for other great

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Student Book Reviews

Date Published: 20/07/2018

This week we have our Yr 8 students recommending books for us to read. Students from Mrs Donohue’s Yr 8 class are our guest reviewers this week and they have produced some great graphic book reviews to share.  Take a look

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 18/06/2018

See you at Harry’s by Jo Knowles is a highly recommended read for our Middle School students. It deals with an unthinkable family tragedy and explores the themes of identity, acceptance and healing. The journey through grief is a raw

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 04/06/2018

Book Review by Ms. Gagen Book cover design by Shelby Peace, Yr 7 When I first started at Mount Alvernia College in 2016, I was asked to take over the Readers’ Cup team. One of the books that year was Fuzzy

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