"Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create displays, develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading" - Children's Book Council of Australia "This years theme was 'Find … Continue reading Percy Jackson Book Review
While it doesn't provide as much cinematic vibrancy as other Wes Anderson works (in terms of cinematography), 'Rushmore' works near-flawlessly with the use humour and character development, and rewards the audience for paying attention to the plot, allowing the execution for one of Wes Anderson's more unique projects. This is the second film directed by Wes Andersen … Continue reading Movie Society review: Rushmore
Movie Society is a new co-curricular activity, founded and led by Max Norington (11AR). The two goals of Movie Society are to widen our boys' knowledge of film and to support a social experience of film. Max and other students have identified that many of the films most often seen by students are the latest … Continue reading Introducing Movie Society
Last term, during the Trinity Arts Festival, the Arthur Holt Library held a poetry competition with a difference. Students were challenged to write a sonnet (in the Shakespearean style) fold it into a paper aeroplane and throw it across the quad. Prizes were awarded for creativity of composition, the longest distance travelled, and best … Continue reading ARTS ALOFT with the Soaring Sonnets Competition
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!