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Movie Week

Many students from Kindergarten to Year 9 were involved in The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge earlier this year.

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. 

As a reward, all students in Kindy-Year 6 who completed the Challenge will be invited to the Library next week( Week 5) for a movie, a drink and popcorn. We call it “Movie Week” in the Library.

Parents you would have received a note about this. Please return it if you have any concerns or questions.

Recently all High School students who completed the Challenge received a free Canteen lunch from Mrs Smith.

 

 

In the next few weeks, all students who completed the Challenge will also receive their certificates from The Premier’s Office.

Congratulations to all who took up the Challenge and completed it!

 

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Have you tried Graphic Novels?

What is a Graphic Novel?

Your parents and grandparents might have called them “Comics”

A Graphic Novel is a novel in comic-strip format. Graphic novels can be fiction, non-fiction, history, fantasy or anything in between.

We have a display of Graphic Novels in the Library ranging in suitability from Primary age to High School.

If you haven’t seen the shelves where they are yet…ask someone in the library to point you in the right direction!

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Do you like Minecraft?

Zack Zombie and Steve are two best friends experiencing all of life’s wild and crazy adventures together! Laugh with Zack and Steve in the Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series as they experience some of life’s craziest moments! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Minecraft Zombie or character? Jump into the Diary of a Minecraft series and read about all the fun Zack and Steve have by starting a new school year, going on family vacations, over-coming sibling rivalry, trying to fit in, and so much more!

 

For ages 7+

 

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More from Anh Do

Hot Dog!

A new series from comedian Anh Do, the author of the “Weirdo” series.

This is a great series for young readers. The text is easy, the illustrations add interest and the stories are funny!

Hotdog : The Hotdog Series: Book 1 - Anh DoParty Time : The Hotdog Series: Book 2 - Anh DoCircus Time! : The Hotdog Series: Book 3 - Anh Do

Meet Hotdog , the sausage dog, and his friends!

Theres Kev, the goofy cat, whos always dressed up in some silly costume, and Lizzie, the gutsy lizard, who eats bug burgers for breakfast!

Together theyre going on a mad adventure to help a baby bird find its missing mum!

Hotdog and his friends will go to any lengths, and dizzying heights, to find her!

But can they handle dirty nappies and karate-chopping roosters along the way?

For ages 6+

 

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Meet Henrietta

9781760290245.jpgHello everybody, it’s me. Henrietta the Great Go-Getter, and I’m having a big think. Right now I’m thinking I’d like a baby sister, so I can dress her up in different sorts of hats. But Mum says we’ll have to wait and see. I’m terrible at waiting.

Meanwhile, I’m an explorer of life, and that includes trees, bugs, animals and all mysteries. I’m going to school for the very first time, which means I might have to go as a spy so that I can have a secret peep inside…

When Henrietta sees Olive Higgie crying in the classroom, she goes on a rescue mission and finds that you only need one friend in a room full of strangers to feel perfectly happy.

Henrietta’s stories are full of funny thoughts and discoveries, and maybe the best are the ones that take a long time to come.

Other books in this series:

 

Suitable for newly independent readers ages 6+

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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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A new series by David Lawrence….Ball Stars!

 

 

A fun-filled junior fiction series written in partnership with Basketball Australia

Meet the Bench Warmers – Danny, Crystal, Angie, Omyr, Leanne and Cody. They’re the new basketball players at Robdale Primary and according to hot shot Greg ‘The Goat’ McGriffin, they don’t have a chance of winning a lunchtime game. But when the gang are picked as part of the school squad things start to look up.

SWISH!

Can the newbies shake off their name in the upcoming interschool comp, or will it be just another reminder of where they really belong?

 

For Ages 8+

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A new “Diary of..” Series.

 

A new, funny sports series for newly independent readers  by Shamini Flint. Marcus is a Maths Wizz and is not really good at sports. However, his Dad believes he can achieve anything if he puts his mind to it! Enjoy these hilarious adventures as Marcus tries his hand at different sports. Will he be successful? You’ll have to read them and find out for yourself!

9781760290887.jpg9781760111502.jpgDiary of a Rugby Champ

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A new series- The Selwood Boys.

 

The Selwood brothers are four of the AFL’s favourite sons.

Troy Selwood played for the Brisbane Lions from 2005 to 2010 and his twin brother, Adam Selwood, was a Premiership player for the West Coast Eagles.

Joel Selwood is a three-time Premiership player, five-time All-Australian, four-time AFLPA Most Courageous Player and the current captain of the Geelong Cats. Youngest brother, Scott Selwood, was vice-captain of the West Coast Eagles and their 2012 Best and Fairest, before joining Joel at Geelong in 2016.

Tony Wilson is the author of The Princess And The Packet Of Frozen Peas, The Cow Tripped Over The Moon, Emo The Emu and many more.

This is a series based around the lives of these brothers growing up in Victoria. It’s largely about football, family and good times. You don’t even have to love AFL to enjoy this series!

 

 

 

For ages 7+   Available in our library now.

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“You Choose” series by George Ivanoff

A brand-new series of interactive novels for the highly adventurous. Read if you dare! Mistakes will cost you dearly!

YOU CHOOSE is a series of interactive books where the reader gets to make key decisions about how the story progresses. Numerous intertwining story paths and a plethora of different endings (many of them resulting in certain death), combined with a variety of genres and an odd assortment of really weird characters should provide a roller-coaster ride of a reading adventure.

Although aimed at mid to upper primary level, these books can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Each book is a stand-alone story. They do not need to be read in any particular order.

 

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