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 the primary libraries the arrival of Term 3 means one thing above all: Book Week. Each year across Australia, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. Book Week kicks off on the third Friday in August when the CBCA Book of the Year awards … Continue reading Book Week is Awesome
"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
Every year in Australia in the lead up to both ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, there is a wave that rolls through Australian society. It is not a tidal wave, destroying everything in its wake, nor is it merely a ripple that goes ignored by all but the most sensitive of souls. It is a … Continue reading How should we remember them?
Hot Fuzz is the perfect parody of every cop action movie ever made. It works on many levels with its flawless, fast-paced editing and writing. What director Edgar Wright amazingly achieved with a measly budget of 8 million pounds, was a film that sends up every action movie cliché in the genre while still delivering … Continue reading Movie Society Review: Hot Fuzz (2007)
Last week the Arthur Holt Library hosted some activities for Year 7 and Year 8 during Science Week. Since we're all about reading, research, writing and creativity, we decided to pull together expertise from different areas and offer several sessions for our boys to attend. Our library staff ran reading workshops and a scientific curiosities … Continue reading #ScienceWeek in the AHL