Monthly Archives: April 2011

New Books May 2011 – Primary

Too Small to Fail by Morris Gleitzman What do you do when your mum, your dad and sixteen camels are in trouble and only you can save them?  The sometimes sad but mostly funny story of a boy, a girl, … Continue reading

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Q&A with Between Shades of Gray author Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray author, Ruta Sepetys has very generously given us some of her time to answer our questions… Many Holocaust survivors do not like to talk about their experiences – did you find it difficult to coax people … Continue reading

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New from the author of Percy Jackson

The Percy Jackson series is phenomenally successful with middle readers.  Lucky for those kids, Rick Riordan is a prolific writer!  As well as Percy Jackson, Rick has two other series on the go.  Check out the trailer for the second … Continue reading

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Cloudstreet trailer

Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet is an Australian favourite that has been a popular class text since its publication.  Now it’s coming to the small screen as a mini-series.

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Have you checked out the Specky Magee website yet?

http://www.speckymagee.com.au – everything you need to know about the Specky series and the authors Felice Arena and Garry Lyon!

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A brand new series for Australian girls everywhere!

Hear what some real Australian girls think about the new Our Australian Girl series!

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Tony Palmer talks The Valley of Blood and Gold

  Halfway between the Yarrowe Creek and the Eureka Monument in Ballarat there is an aging steel and iron footbridge across the railway line. It’s a bleak place, but I like it.  ‘Dad, how far is it?’ says my youngest … Continue reading

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