Monthly Archives: June 2011

Review: What Happened to Goodbye

Anne Sim from Dromana Secondary College has sent us this review for What Happened to Goodbye. This was the first Sarah Dessen book I have read, but it won’t be the last.“What Happened to Goodbye” is the story of McLean, … Continue reading

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Professional Development Days in Sydney

In June we held two Professional Development Days at the State Library in Sydney.  Being based in Melbourne, we always relish the chance to meet and chat to teachers in other states and we were delighted to have over 150 … Continue reading

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How to respond to that time-old question: why should I read?

Bec Kavanagh has worked in the book industry for almost a decade, during which time she founded A Thousand Words Festival, a festival celebrating children’s books. Bec is a freelance writer and reviewer and speaks as a curriculum specialist for … Continue reading

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Review: Boris

Carmel Turner, lecturer at the School of Education (Australian Catholic University) has sent us her review for Boris, our new series for young readers. Andrew Joyner has written a series of four easily accessible jaunty reads for children around the … Continue reading

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New Books July 2011 – Secondary

Alaska by Sue Saliba When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart … Continue reading

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New Books July 2011 – Primary

Grace and Glory by Sofie Laguna It’s 1808 and Grace has arrived at a bark hut on the edge of a river to start her life as a servant.  But even though she tries hard, nothing she does for her … Continue reading

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Sneak peek extract from Alaska by Sue Saliba

mia’s heart made a sound that no one heard except for mia late one night when she woke from dreams into darkness. ethan was asleep beside her, and em was a forest away. outside it was night and dark and … Continue reading

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