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Introducing Kensy and Max

What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in the blink of an eye and you had no idea what was going on?

Twins Kensy and Max Grey’s lives are turned upside down when they are whisked off to London, and discover their parents are missing. As the situation unfolds, so many things don’t add up: their strange new school, the bizarre grannies on their street, the coded messages they keep finding and the feeling that, all around them, adults are keeping secrets . . .

Things can never go back to the way they were, but the twins are determined to uncover the truth!

Breaking News is the first book in a new series by author Jacqueline Harvey. It’s described as an action-packed spy adventure for boys and girls. In our library now.

Disappearing Act ,Book 2 will be available in September this year.

After discovering a life-changing secret, our favourite 11-year-old twins Kensy and Max Grey are adjusting to their new life in England. There’ll be more twists and turns, a new villain, spy training and even a dash to Rome to save the day!

For ages 8 +

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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Illustrator


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2018 Shortlisted Books CBCA- Information Books


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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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CBCA What is it?


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In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

Their aim is to promote quality Australian literature for children.

This year, judges considered 444 books from a variety of Australian authors and illustrators.

The categories are:

CBCA Book of the Year : Older Readers

CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers    

CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood

CBCA Book of the Year: Picture Book of the Year.                                

CBCA Book of the Year : The Eve Pownall Award                                      


Over the next week, I will share the books that made the Shortlist this year in each category.

The winners will be announced on Friday 17th August.

There will also be an award for new illustrators called “The Crichton Award” announced at this 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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