Monthly Archives: April 2012

Night Beach – Kirsty Eagar

Imagine there is someone you like so much that just thinking about them leaves you desperate and reckless. You crave them in a way that’s not rational, not right, and you’re becoming somebody you don’t recognise, and certainly don’t respect, … Continue reading

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Eoin Colfer is coming to Melbourne!

Puffin Books presents Eoin Colfer – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – - Tuesday 15th May, 2012 12:30pm session The … Continue reading

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Great Opening Lines… In Historical Fiction

In my previous role in a school library, Teachers’ would ask me for great opening lines of novels or books to share with their class. Over time I began to collate them according to genres and themes. Once a week I will … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Notes for The Shiny Guys – Doug MacLeod

The Shiny Guys by DOUG MACLEOD ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if they were real?’ ‘Shiny red men?’ ‘What if I were the sane one and everyone else was mad?’ One night, the shiny guys visit fifteen-year-old Colin Lapsley.  They don’t speak, … Continue reading

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The CBCA 2012 Notable Australian Children’s Books and CBCA Award Short List

The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced it’s annual Notable Australian Children’s Books and Award Shortlist today and we are delighted to see many of our wonderful Authors and Illustrators on the list. We thought it might be a good … Continue reading

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April New Books for Secondary

Losing It – Julia Lawrinson To avoid Losing It in the bushes with some random guy in a heavy-metal T-shirt after too many tequila shots, four best friends make a bet: to lose it before schoolies week – and preferably … Continue reading

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