YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

“SUCCESSFUL READING is, in some respects akin to successful detective work.” (Cramer, 1970) The essential element of making predictions while reading is exquisitely portrayed by Cramer (1970) in his article ‘Setting Purposes and Making Predictions: Essential to critical reading’. He describes the way Sherlock Holmes instructs his close friend Watson in the ‘art of deducing … Continue reading YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

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 This review was written by … Continue reading An Inky Review! In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

An Inky Review! Turtles all the way down by John Green

"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

Think | Play | Discuss

Think  To direct one's mind towards someone or something; use one's mind actively to form connected ideas. Play To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than serious or practical purpose. Discuss To talk or write about a topic in detail, taking into account different issues and ideas. As a librarian... I am … Continue reading Think | Play | Discuss

Which Book Changed Your Life?

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?

Outstanding Readers from the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge – Get Inspired!

The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and please in students...It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Challenge available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and … Continue reading Outstanding Readers from the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge – Get Inspired!

The Traveling Librarian visits Singapore

Earlier this month I was invited to participate as a speaker in EduTech Asia 2018. This event is Asia’s largest education conference bringing together over 3000 attendees from across the globe to learn, be inspired and exchange ideas. Learn My speaker role involved moderating two roundtable discussion on the topic Disruption is the New Black: … Continue reading The Traveling Librarian visits Singapore

Why I love P.G. Wodehouse and you should too -With Ms Herlinger

  Bertie Wooster, Jeeves, Mr Mulliner’s endless stories about his relations, golfing stories about people rich enough to play golf all day, Lord Emsworth and his pig, I mean, who cares? Isn’t Pelham Grenville (Plum) Wodehouse a relic of the past? OK, I know. Wodehouse writes about nothing, really. Highly privileged, upper class twits, and … Continue reading Why I love P.G. Wodehouse and you should too -With Ms Herlinger

Fictional Character on Display: Eren Yeager, Attack on Titan.

  Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (AOT) is one of the hottest anime series on the market right now, with season 2 having just launched. Like many anime shows AOT started off as a manga (comic book) which is available for student browsing and borrowing in the comic book section (down in the lounge, next … Continue reading Fictional Character on Display: Eren Yeager, Attack on Titan.