When I started in the library in Term 4 last year, Ms Gaspari handed me an Avant Guard postcard with the details of a “Changed My Life” campaign, an initiative of the Copyright Agency. Her words were simply “ To get you into ‘Library land’ I would like to extend the challenge to you to … Continue reading Which Book Changed Your Life?
The Arthur Holt Library staff have been instructed to "read outside our habitual boxes" during the Whitsun term and then to share our adventures on this blog. For me this meant picking up a biography. Though biographies and autobiographies are some of the most popular items bought from Australian book retailers and borrowed from … Continue reading Book Review : RECKONING – Magda Szubanski
A review stuck in reality... In an attempt to get to know the books Arthur Holt Library a little better I challenged myself and the Library Services Team to read and review a book from the collection. The only catch was that the book had to be from a genre that the reader would not … Continue reading Down the rabbit hole (literary)
'Read more YA fiction' they said.... 'It will be fun', they said. When Miss Mileto challenged the Library Services team to read more Young Adult (YA) fiction during Whitsun term 2018, I was the first to put my hand-up and claim the ‘Other Worlds’ genre. For those of you that are not familiar with the … Continue reading A Reading Challenge: YA + Other Worlds
Title: Not Yet Dark Author: Simon P. Clark Where will I find it in the library? HOR F CLAR What is the book about? Danny & Phillipa (aged 15) have been best friends since elementary, but since starting high school Phillipa noticed Danny & her beginning to drift apart. Danny is hanging out with a … Continue reading Book Review: Not Yet Dark by Simon P. Clark
In school today, students are often asked to conduct independent research to answer a question, find out more about a subject, or to inform a presentation to their class. We know that the research process crosses curriculums and subject areas because finding information is necessary in every discipline - in school and long after, and … Continue reading The Research Process: don’t worry, it’s normal to feel this way!
Divergent by Veronica Roth REVIEW BY FARHAN TAMBOLI (YEAR 8) This book is the first book in the Divergent series. It was written by Veronica Roth and published by Harpercollins. This book was released on the 25th of April 2011 and has 487 pages. This book also has a movie which was released in 10th … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW : DIVERGENT by V.Roth
This week we announced the three divisional winners of our Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition. There were so many high-impact and creative pieces it was really hard to choose who would get the prizes but after much consideration we decided on the following: Joshua Butler of Stephenson took the first prize in the Postcard Fiction category … Continue reading Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition Winners!
Micro-Fiction Competition Last week, over two afternoons, the Year 8 cohort (who would ordinarily be jumping, swimming, running or throwing things at their various sports activities) instead came to the Arthur Holt Library to apply the same energy and competitive spirit to the process of writing creatively. The results were quite remarkable, demonstrating once again … Continue reading Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition
THE SCORCH TRIALS BY JAMES DASHNER Review by Ned O'Brien (Year 8) You can tell that this book is set in a desert. This book is aimed at the people that like dystopian worlds. There are around 70 chapters in the book and around 300 pages. This book has dialog and descriptions of each chapter … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW : The Scorch Trials