What’s New in November!

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!

November librarycook – pretty in pink?

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?

Picture books are Awesome

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

THIS IS CRAAP! Evaluating Websites with Year 9

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