YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

“SUCCESSFUL READING is, in some respects akin to successful detective work.” (Cramer, 1970) The essential element of making predictions while reading is exquisitely portrayed by Cramer (1970) in his article ‘Setting Purposes and Making Predictions: Essential to critical reading’. He describes the way Sherlock Holmes instructs his close friend Watson in the ‘art of deducing … Continue reading YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

The librarycook springs into action

With spring almost with us, the librarycook had a revelation, and a dilemma.  Recipes for warmer weather don’t usually meet the librarycook’s requirement for reading time. Despondently, the librarycook rifled through the pages of the September Delicious magazine, becoming ever more despairing.  Almost all the recipes required constant attention – attention that should more reasonably … Continue reading The librarycook springs into action

A Lesson in Listening

Of course a library these days is more than just books, but did you know that the Arthur Holt Library subscribes to the Bolinda Digital eAudiobook platform on behalf of our students and staff? eAudiobooks are narrated books that you can listen to on your smartphone, iPod, tablet or any device with an MP3 player. … Continue reading A Lesson in Listening

Movie Society Review: Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz is the perfect parody of every cop action movie ever made. It works on many levels with its flawless, fast-paced editing and writing. What director Edgar Wright amazingly achieved with a measly budget of 8 million pounds, was a film that sends up every action movie cliché in the genre while still delivering … Continue reading Movie Society Review: Hot Fuzz (2007)

An Inky Review! In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

"The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the long-list and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book." - Insideadog.com.au This review was written by … Continue reading An Inky Review! In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

An Inky Review! Turtles all the way down by John Green

"The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the long-list and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book." - Insideadog.com.au Alexander Scott (12ST) was challenged … Continue reading An Inky Review! Turtles all the way down by John Green

#ScienceWeek in the AHL

Last week the Arthur Holt Library hosted some activities for Year 7 and Year 8 during Science Week. Since we're all about reading, research, writing and creativity, we decided to pull together expertise from different areas and offer several sessions for our boys to attend. Our library staff ran reading workshops and a scientific curiosities … Continue reading #ScienceWeek in the AHL

The Reason for Book Week

This week hundreds of thousands of children across Australia are celebrating their love of books with Book Week. Book Week is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and has been running since 1945. The CBCA mission statement is; “to achieve positive social impact by engaging the community with literature for young … Continue reading The Reason for Book Week

Think | Play | Discuss

Think  To direct one's mind towards someone or something; use one's mind actively to form connected ideas. Play To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than serious or practical purpose. Discuss To talk or write about a topic in detail, taking into account different issues and ideas. As a librarian... I am … Continue reading Think | Play | Discuss