Here Are the Library Team’s Top 5 Recommendations! The Nancys by RWR McDonald Funny, dark and above all, heart-warming, The Nancys is a murder mystery set in a small New Zealand town with 11-year-old Tippy Chan as its protagonist. Tippy loves her uncle's old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones where Nancy was sixteen years … Continue reading What’s New in November!
By William Jones Year 12 The film 127 hours is a classic. Starring James Franco, just as he came into the Hollywood scene, the movie is well filmed and a timeless joy to watch. The movie manages to hold the audience on the edge of their seats and as well as grabbing their empathy. Through … Continue reading Caught between a rock and a hard place
"As soon as I fell asleep, the nightmare started. I saw........." This was the starting point for our Spooky Stories activity held in the Arthur Holt Library for the Year 7 Orientation last Friday. The boys worked in groups of four to five and each had 45 seconds to come up with one sentence before … Continue reading Spooky stories from our new students
by Lachlan Lee Year 12 On Monday November 11, as part of movie society, the young men watched the original Fast and Furious which was first released in 2009. The movie was very good to watch as a group because in years 10, 11, and 12 there were many car enthusiasts. We all enjoy watching … Continue reading Great movie for car enthusiasts
The November issue of Delicious arrived with a burst of pink. A huge, hundreds-and-thousands-in-shades-of-pink-and-red decorated cake. A sparkler. Roses. And an invitation to celebrate 18 years of Delicious. The librarycook, however, must have been in a contrary mood. She flicked through the no doubt exquisite cake recipes. Past the almost-too-beautiful-to-eat bowl and salad recipes. Kept … Continue reading November librarycook – pretty in pink?
Today we watched 'Spy' a comedy/action movie starring Melissa McCarthy in the main character role. This movie was quite enjoyable and really touched upon my sense of humour, with actors like Jason Statham playing a role I would not expect him in. It incorporated a good story line along with a comedic relief, however … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye….
In our first movie society meeting, we decided to watch something more modern than we had previously seen, so we screened the 2013 film "The Heat" featuring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The film is about two police officers from very different precincts being put on the same case and needing to overcome their dislike … Continue reading Opposites put The Heat on criminals
What do the following sentences have in common? “She just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich?” “I look incredible. I wear your Granddad’s clothes” “I’m lightning on my feet.” “Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace.” “I’ve been reading books of old, the legends and the myths.” Give up? These – and many more … Continue reading Could you be the AHL Music Champ?
We often associate picture books with children’s books, but as we wrap up celebrations for Australian Reading Hour this year I have had the pleasure of debating this ideal with readers (young and not so young). Just as the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words and picture books offer a unique opportunity for … Continue reading Picture books are Awesome
In an age of limitless information, available in under a second, being able to identify relevant, reliable and accurate information is an important skill for any 21st century learner. In preparation for their upcoming science project, all year 9 classes are in the process of having a lesson in evaluating online sources using the CRAAP method. … Continue reading THIS IS CRAAP! Evaluating Websites with Year 9