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Game Time!

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Game Time!

The latest book in the “Hot Dog” series by comedian Anh Do is available in our library now.

A very funny, simple series for young readers.

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A princess who wears black ?


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Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret — she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.


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For young readers just starting out with chapter books.

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Premier’s Reading Challenge


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We’ve had a great start to The Premier’s Reading Challenge this year!

Many students have been seen reading before school, at lunch times and after school in the library to get ahead with their reading for The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge…….awesome!

This is just to remind everyone that all students in K-6 will be encouraged to complete this challenge before the end of August this year. Incentive Charts with student progress are on display in the Library. As students in K-6 have weekly Library lessons, we will be encouraging the students  to keep reading until completion and monitoring their progress.

High School students in Years 7-9 who have completed the challenge in the past will also be encouraged to continue. However, monitoring, recording and handing in completed challenge sheets to library staff will be their own responsibility.

Many students ask if they can count books they have read at home towards their challenge. The simple answer is …YES!

Below is a link to the official NSW Premier’s Reading Website which has Booklists available , the rules and other information relating to this year’s challenge.



I have also included a link to a video that briefly explains how to check if a book a student has read at home might have a PRC number and could be included.


Don’t forget that students can include 5 books that do not have a PRC number on their challenge as “Free Reads”.

Also, books that adults or siblings read to students can also be included.

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D-Bot Squad by Mac Park

Just landed in our library!

A super-exciting series about DINOSAUR ROBOTS for first readers … from Mac Park, the creators of the bestselling Boy vs Beast series.

D-Bot Squad is written to get kids reading – and keep them reading. Combining un-put-downable content with success-reading readability, D-Bot Squad will have even the most reluctant readers devouring all eight books.

A world kids will love, using words they can read.



Ages 7+

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Weirdo 8…..Really Weird


The latest book in Anh Do’s “Weirdo” series is now available for borrowing in our library.Hurry in and ask at the Library Desk as this series has been VERY POPULAR!

Grandma Do is visiting, just in time for Grandparents Day, a trip to the farm AND the school dance! Life is about to get REALLY weird for Weir Do… because Grandma Do is the weirdest one of all! It wont be easy… but it will be funny!


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Claude is no ordinary dog – he leads an extraordinary life! When his owners ,Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work , Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day.

We have 3 books from the series that have just arrived at the library….Claude at the Circus, Claude on Holiday and Claude at Sea.

Great for young readers just getting into simple chapter books with larger text and pictures.

Great for young readers aged 6+

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A new series by Linda Chapman

Everyone’s favourite world-famous fashion icon, HELLO KITTY, is starring in her very own fiction series!  Hello Kitty and her friends is a series all about fun and friendship!

Follow Hello Kitty and her friends on 12 fabulous adventures that take them to the beach, the stage, the summer fair and much more, each collectible Hello Kitty book in this fabulous series is filled with important lessons of fun and friendship.

For young readers aged 5+.

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A new Early Readers Series by Shannon and Dean Hale



Do princesses really wear black?

By day, Princess Magnolia, the main character of The Princess in Black, is your typical, run-of-the-mill, royal pink princess. But when her glitter ring starts to chime, she makes a secret transformation into the “Princess in Black,” and is off to save her kingdom from monsters.

We have this new series of Early Chapter books for young readers aged 5+ in our library now.

I’m sure you’ll love them!


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Especially for First Time Readers- Ginger Green



Ginger Green loves playing dress-up and make-believe, she loves dancing and doing gymnastics. Most of all, Ginger likes playing with her friends. Ginger Green is the Play Date Queen! A new series of very easy first chapter books . For ages 5+

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CBCA Short-listed Books 2016

The Children’s Book Council of Australia is a not for profit organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards for books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature.

Over the coming weeks, I will post information about the books that made the CBC Shortlist this year .





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