Monthly Archives: October 2011

New books for Secondary – November, 2011

The Sending: Obernewtyn Chronicles V6 by Isobelle Carmody THE OBERNEWTYN CHRONICLES – BOOK SIX It came to me then, like a chilly draught from an unseen gap, that I had always known in my deepest heart that it would be … Continue reading

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New books for Primary – November, 2011

Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman STORIES WITH THE LOT! Save ten lives with a paperclip, discover how a big banana can ruin your sister’s holiday, make a new friend with a garbage bin, develop a taste for sheep’s spleen and chips, … Continue reading

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Review – Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Review by Anne Sim from Dromana Secondary College. This engaging book begins a new series set in Richelle Mead’s world of vampires and humans.  The violent Strigoi and the more peaceful Moroi vampires live amongst humans, hiding in plain sight.  … Continue reading

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A special gift from Morris Gleitzman, a story just for you!

From his new collection of stories, Pizza Cake, Morris presents a special story written for all those fabulous teachers out there.  Pizza Cake is not released until November, but Morris wanted you to be the first to read ‘Saving Ms Fosdyke’.  … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Notes – The Jewel Fish of Karnak

Teachers’ Notes are now available for Graeme Base’s The Jewel Fish of Karnak. Download notes here. Have you cracked the code yet?  Head to to meet the Cat Pharoah and test it out!

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Extract – The Sending by Isobelle Carmody

The long-awaited sixth instalment of Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn Chronicles is almost here.  To get you started, an extract of The Sending is now available for your reading pleasure. Read the extract.

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Melina Marchetta on ‘Froi of the Exiles’

Melina Marchetta sat down with Off the Shelf to tell us about her new book Froi of the Exiles, the unlikely sequel to Finnikin of the Rock. Tell us about your new book, Froi Of The Exiles? It’s a family … Continue reading

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