Monthly Archives: September 2012

Melina Marchetta – Alice Mulvogue shares her thoughts on the crossing of genres…

I was first introduced to a Melina Marchetta novel when I was in year 7, I’d always been a keen reader, however I rarely ever strayed from the fantasy genre, but my mother decided it was time for me to … Continue reading

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New books for Secondary – October 2012

The Boy Who Grew Into a Tree – GARY CREW and ROSS WATKINS A heartbreaking fable about nature and our relationship with it, and about the inevitable cycle of life. This is a stunning book for secondary visual literacy and study, teaching notes written … Continue reading

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New Books for Primary October 2012

Today We Have No Plans –  JANE GODWIN & ANNA WALKER A busy week, a slower day Brings time to dream and time to play. From the creators of the much-loved All Through the Year comes a journey through a week in … Continue reading

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Have you read the latest issue of Off the Shelf yet?

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The Mission Fox Series by JUSTIN D’ATH – SIMPLY AWESOME!

Have you shared the sheer awesomeness that is The Mission Fox Series with YOUR students yet? JUSTIN D’ATH is not only well-known and well-loved by readers, his many books are hugely popular and seem to never fail to be accessible and extremely … Continue reading

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Congratulations! KOALA Awards Shortlist 2012 announcement

“Every year, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own literary awards. By voting in the KOALA awards they can reward the Australian children’s books that have most inspired, amused, terrified, enlightened and engaged them.” We … Continue reading

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It’s Dahl Day!

September 13th is officially Roald Dahl Day!! Generations of us have grown up enjoying the magical writing of Roald Dahl. For many of us, it might have been the very first ‘chapter’ book we ever read. Everyone has a favourite Dahl classic … Continue reading

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