Monthly Archives: July 2011

New Books August 2011 – Secondary

Whippersnapper by Felice Arena After a terrible accident, Gus can’t believe he’s survived.  But has he?  He’s woken up in the body of an old man and his real body is unconscious in intensive care.  Now he’s got a seventy-year-old … Continue reading

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New Books August 2011 – Primary

One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand.  A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above … Continue reading

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Review: Girl in Translation

Durga Kamte from Scotch College sent us her review of Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok Jean Kwok’s debut novel simultaneously subverts and challenges the stereotypes of migrant experience of young Asians. The transition from rags to riches is not … Continue reading

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Get grubby with dirtgirlworld!

dirtgirl is a gumboot-wearing girl who grows awesome tomatoes, knows cloud names and drives a big orange tractor. dirtgirl’s backyard is full of friends. There’s scrapboy, her best friend, who’s a whiz with junk, grubby with her grub’s eye view, … Continue reading

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Seen the Jane Eyre movie trailer?

This feature film version of Jane Eyre, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) infuses a contemporary immediacy into Charlotte Brontë’s timeless, classic story. Starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) this story continues to inspire … Continue reading

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Robert Newton talks about ‘When We Were Two’

When We Were Two had been brewing in my head for a while. I’d always liked the idea of a road trip story. I liked the idea of the journey itself lending a certain pace or tempo to the narrative, … Continue reading

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Review: The Comet Box

Liza Moss, Teacher Librarian from Kotara High School and Paul Saxby of St Patrick’s School Bundaberg give us their reviews of Adrian Stirling’s The Comet Box.  Review from Liza Moss What is the significance of the name Samantha Collins? And what … Continue reading

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