Reading to your child

Reading books aloud to children helps to stimulate their imagination and expands their understanding of the world around them. It helps to develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. … Even after children learn to read by themselves, it’s still important for you to read to them.

We are always buying beautiful picture books that are perfect to read with your children.

Students are allowed to borrow two fiction books each week in their library lesson .

Did you know that parents can borrow an additional six books?

Here are some books that have recently been added to our library.

Why not come in and take a look ?

Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord

On New Year’s Eve Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning. They killed your father. They’ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days! Hurled into a life on the run, with a price on his head, the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious death and a history-changing secret. Who can he turn to, who can he trust, when the whole world seems to want him dead? 

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A great action and adventure series that will keep you guessing!

For ages 10+

Isle of the Lost

This is a series of books by Melissa De La Cruz,

The first book is a prequel to the Disney TV show “The Descendants”

“Legend has it that long ago, the most infamous villains were imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, cut off from the rest of the world as punishment for their misdeeds. In this dark and dreary place, the likes of Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, and the Evil Queen reside and evil reigns supreme. Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos are their descendants, teenaged sons and daughter of the Isle’s most villainous characters, and they are coming of age on the Isle of the Lost.

BOOK 1 Isle of the Lost

BOOK 2 Return to the Isle of the Lost

BOOK 3 Rise of the Isle of the Lost

BOOK 4 Escape to the Isle of the Lost

For ages 10+

Meet some great Australians

From Ned Kelly to Nellie Melba; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet… series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia’s history.

This series of books are beautifully illustrated and well-written.

Easy reading for ages 8 +

Located on the “Picture books for Older Readers ” shelf.

A talented Australian


May Wirth was an Australian circus performer who was once described as “the greatest lady bareback rider of all time”

We have 2 great books that tell her very interesting story in our library.

So She Did: The Story of May Wirthby

by Simi Genziuk, illustrated by Renée Treml

At a time when girls weren’t encouraged to be bold and daring, Australian circus rider May Wirth lived by her own rules.Instead of just looking pretty on a fancy circus pony, she longed to do thrilling stunts that would amaze crowds with her courage and skill . . . So she did.

For younger readers 5-8 years

Marvellous Miss May

by Stephanie Owen Reeder

In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May’s horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost both her family and her crowning glory! But this feisty, talented and determined little girl did not give up. Despite many setbacks, including a horrific accident, she kept fighting to fulfil her dream of becoming the best bareback rider in the world, performing the same dangerous acrobatic feats as male riders-only better!

For readers 8 years +

Love Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

If you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, you might like this series published by Scholastic


by Jeffrey Brown and Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school–all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away…

It’s an easy to read, graphic novel style series for young readers 8+


Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is a real favourite with our students.

Book 1 in the new series by the same author is now available in our library!

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Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson! Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his “biography” of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world—one fans won’t want to miss!

Ages 8+

How are you reading?

It;s always great to see students in the library reading for pleasure!

Just a reminder that the Word Up Literacy Pro Challenge finishes this Friday. I wonder which grades will have read the most words?

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has been rolling along since the start of the year and many students from Kindergarten to Year 9 have already read the number of books required to complete it. That’s awesome!

Keep up the great work everyone!