The Readers Nook

Archive for May, 2009


Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 25, 2009

If you’re in year 12 or doing VCE English this year you might be looking for some articles or information about issues that have been in the paper lately. And of course the library can help you with that.  🙂

I’ve made up a folder in Learning Point which you can find here. There’s a large range of topics you can find information on, the latest addition being about Rugby Players and standards of conduct. Other topics include bullying, sexualisation of children, teenagers and alcohol and many more.

There’s also a great website that I’ve linked to called Act Now where you can find a huge amount of information about many different issues. You can find articles which include links to some great newspaper articles. There are also areas where you can find videos, photos, stories, organisations involved with that particular issue and also how you can get involved.


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Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 14, 2009


The Library is now on Twitter! I’m planning to do lots of quick updates about new books, news, great websites etc for you all to check out, so if you’re on Twitter follow us! Our account is Salesian Library which you can find by searching for us or going to the following site

You can also follow us through this blog. The last few updates will be posted at the side of the page.

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How to Ditch your Fairy

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 11, 2009

larbalestier_fairyWelcome to New Avalon, where everyone has a personal fairy. Though invisible to the naked eye, a personal fairy, like a specialized good luck charm, is vital to success. And in the case of the students at New Avalon Sports High, it might just determine whether you make the team, pass a class, or find that perfect outfit. But for 14-year-old Charlie, having a Parking Fairy is worse than having nothing at all—especially when the school bully carts her around like his own personal parking pass. Enter: The Plan. At first, teaming up with arch-enemy Fiorenza (who has an All-The-Boys-Like-You Fairy) seems like a great idea. But when Charlie unexpectedly gets her heart’s desire, it isn’t at all what she thought it would be like, and she’ll have resort to extraordinary measures to ditch her fairy. The question is: will Charlie herself survive the fairy ditching experiment?

This is a fun book that I’d definitely recommend if you’re in the mood for something light and quick.

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New fiction (April 09)

Posted by rportelli on May 8, 2009

The library has obtained some new books this month, please see the list below.


Marley and me by John Grogan

You may have seen the movie, which is fantastic, but take the time to read the book.  You won’t be disappointed!

secret life

The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd (KID)

This is another book which has recently been at the movies.  The book is just as good as the movie and has received some excellent reviews.

Dinosaur knights by Michael Gerard Bauer (BAU)

Cassandra’s sister by Veronica Bennett (BEN)

3 Willows:  a new sisterhood grows by Ann Brashares (BRA)

The winds of heaven by Judith Clarke (CLA)

Bog child by Siobhan Dowd (DOW)

If I stay by Gayle Forman (FOR)

The donkey who carried the wounded by Jackie French (FRE)

Rumours: a Luxe novel by Anna Godbersen (GOD)

Hunted by Elizabet Kay (KAY)

How to ditch your fairy by Justine Larbalestier (LAR)

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen (MET)

Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith (MUR)

The pact by Jodi Picoult (PIC)

In the shadow of the palace by Judith A. Simpson (SIM)

The reunion by L.J. Smith (SMI)

NIPS go national by Ruth Starke (STA)

The six wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir (WEI)

There is something for everyone in this list of books, come in and borrow one today!

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 7, 2009


We’re now ready to go with the Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2009. You maybe remember my post from earlier letting you know the school would be running the challenge.

Those who are interested in participating should collect their permission slip from the library and then return it as soon as they can. Myself or Mrs Stanislawski will be able to help you set up and account, and then you’ll be ready to start reading your 15 books.

To find out which books are part of the challenge you can use the search monitors. You just need to type in ‘Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge Year 7-8’ or ‘Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge Year 9-10’ and a list of books will come up for your particular year level. You may also browse the shelves and see the books that are part of the challenge have a sticker on them. There is an orange sticker for those in year 7-8 and a blue sticker for those in year 9-10.

Good luck and happy reading!

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Angels and Demons

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 4, 2009

Another book that has been turned into a movie and that’s being released sooner than New Moon is ‘Angels and Demons‘ by Dan Brown. It’s out in cinemas on May 14, so you’ve still got time to borrow the book and read it before you go to see the movie. Here’s the movie poster:


I definitely recommend this one (I haven’t seen the movie but am really excited about seeing it). It’s actually a little bit better (in my opinion) than The DaVinci Code. The book is in the Teacher Reference part of the library so you might have to ask your Librarian for help finding this.

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New Moon Posters

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 4, 2009

Some new posters for the Twilight sequel ‘New Moon’ have been made, believe it or not, by a fan. They’re very well made! This might keep you going in the upcoming months until New Moon is actually released at the movies. 🙂

Thanks again to Skerricks for posting these and sharing the links. You can find all the posters here or here

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