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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Picture Books



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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Older Readers


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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Early Childhood


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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Younger Readers






As promised, over the next few weeks I will be letting you know the books that have made it to the Children’s book Council of Australia  final Shortlist for 2018. Copies of most of these books are available for loan now.

Winners will be announced in August.

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Welcome Back to Term 2

Welcome Back to Term 2 Everyone!  

We hope you enjoyed your holidays and caught up on lots of Reading.

However, you’ve had your books since before the holidays now, so ………………


You are allowed to keep your library books for a 2 week loan period.  If you find that you haven’t finished with your books after that period, please come and see one of our library staff and we can renew ( extend ) your loan for you. This will prevent you from getting an Overdue Notice.

If however, you do receive an Overdue Book Notice, please return your books as soon as possible, come to the library to renew your loan or come and talk to the library staff about why you can’t return the books at that time.


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A new series from the author of “Exploding Endings”….Tim Harris

Book 1 in a new series by Tim Harris….Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables.

When Mr Bambuckle arrives, laughs, thrills, silliness
and imagination are guaranteed to follow!
He’s the only person who isn’t afraid of Canteen Carol.
I heard he swam in piranha-infested waters in the
He lets us use our phones in class!
Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?
I heard he drank yak’s milk in Mongolia.
My mum says he used to be in the circus.
He’s the only teacher who cooks us breakfast.
The class in Room 12B has a new teacher, and
nothing is ever going to be the same . . .

Book 2  is now available in our library…………..Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back!

I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back.
Who will cook us breakfast now?
Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question.
Mr Bambuckle said I’m about to discover magic – but how?
There are some pretty strange things going on.
It’s almost as if Mr Bambuckle could hear us . . .

Miss Frost says discipline is the new order, but not if the class in room 12B has anything to do with it . . .



Tim Harris taught as a Primary School Teacher for 15 years and understands what kids like to read. These stories are very funny….why not give one a try ?


For ages 8+

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Book Tasting Cafe

Weeks 6 & 7 were great weeks in the Library for Years 5 & 6!

The students were involved in a “Book Tasting” at our Carey Cafe.

What is a Book Tasting?

Our primary classroom in the Library was set up as a Cafe with checked tablecloths, placemats, relaxing music and platters of books.

There were 11 Genre “Tasting Tables”.

Over a two week period, students were given 5 minutes at each Genre Table to “taste” the books on their platter and to keep a running record of any books they might be interested in reading in the future.

This was a great opportunity for students to become familiar with a wide variety of books that are in our library.

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Students now have quite substantial future reading lists and many students discovered that they quite liked some books in Genres they didn’t think they’d be interested in.

Overall, it was a fun two weeks and a great success!

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STEM Solves Fairytales

STEM Solves Fairytales: A new series in our library by Jasmine Brooke.

Fix fairytale problems using STEM Thinking (Science ,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ).


Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! This fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.

Read the story, try out the fun experiments and use your STEM skills to work out innovative ways to solve fairytale problems!

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For children aged 7+.

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The rabbits are in trouble! Meet me at the land of Lost Hats.-P

When Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, receives a mysterious note, he discovers the evil two-headed King’s terrible secret. The King has locked up all but a few of the rabbits of Magicland in the Royal Zoo.

And tonight, he is going to have a marvellous feast. Everyone in Silver City is invited for a dinner of . . . ROLLED ROAST RABBIT! Cos needs the help of his friends to pull off this rescue!


A new book, following the first, very popular book by Cosentino & Jack Heath……..


In our library now!

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A new exciting series by Mac Park

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