The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer The Land of Stories is a series of adventure and fantasy books written by American author, actor and singer Chris Colfer. The series follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairy tales! However they soon realise that … Continue reading Must Read Fantasy Series for Yrs 7-9!
MANGA Noun: Japanese stories presented in a comic-strip format and published as a book. More often than not, page to screen blog posts feature our favourite books that have been adapted for the big screen! However, this post is a little different. Instead of books, the spotlight will be shining on the Arthur Holt … Continue reading Page to Screen: Manga
Last week I took a trip to the Melbourne Museum where I had the opportunity to check out the Revolutions: Records & Rebels exhibition. The exhibition "looks at the late 1960s as a moment when youth culture drove optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question the establishment across every area of society" (Melbourne Museum, 2019). … Continue reading Books that #shook the world! A visit to the Melbourne Museum
"Mrs Nolan, where is Diary of a Wimpy Kid?" "F KIN." "Mrs Nolan, where is Captain Underpants?" "F PIL." "Mrs Nolan, where is Deltora Quest?" "F ROD." "Mrs Nolan, where is Harry Potter?" "F ROW." "Mrs Nolan, where is Matilda?" "F DAH." via GIPHY We needed to genrefy the Prep Library Collection. Desperately. Those of … Continue reading The case for Genrefication
Monday, May 27 started early. Very early. Barely 6.30am, and the entire library team was assembled, preparing for books@breakfast, this time featuring Stan Grant, Wiradjuri man, journalist and anchor, and currently Indigenous and International Affairs Analyst at the ABC, and professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University in Queensland - and author of several books, including … Continue reading Stan Grant : books@breakfast
The Y7 Readers Club has been meeting every Tuesday at lunchtime since the beginning of 2019. It's convened by me and Mrs Weber from the junior school library. This was initially conceived of as a way of supporting the transition of some of our newer students to the senior school library spaces and collections, and … Continue reading The Year 7 Readers Club is up and away
What are you reading now? This is a question I am asked by (and ask of) students and staff regularly. And, yes, I have the New York Public Library tote bag to match! According to author, entrepreneur and journalist, William Schwalbe, this question can change lives, creating a shared universe for people who are otherwise … Continue reading What are you reading now?
"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
"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
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