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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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Vic Premier’s Reading Challenge

Posted by SalesianLibrary on February 18, 2009

Years 7-10 students!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read 15 books. No it’s not mission impossible! You have until August to complete your mission. In return will receive a certificate from the Premier of Victoria, John Brumby and of course you will get to read some fantastic books!

There is a list of books in the Library, of which you must read at least 10 of (or 5 if you’re in year 10) and then the rest of the books can be of your choosing. Or for an easier way of choosing books, just browse the shelves for books with the Reading Challenge stickers on them. There are different stickers for the different age groups so if you’re in years 7-8 you should look out for the orange stickers and if you’re in years 9-10 you should look out for the round blue stickers.

Also if you’re planning on getting involved in the MS Readathon, you can add these books to your Premier’s Reading Challenge tally.

See the Library staff for more information!

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Royal Diaries: Anastasia

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 18, 2008

Anastasia By Carolyn Meyer
Given to Anastasia by her grandmother as a keepsake, this diary begins on the day after the Winter Ball, January 3, 1914. The 12-year-old is the youngest daughter of the last tsar of imperial Russia, yet beneath the surface of her royal life full of wealth, prominence, and opulence, readers find a typical preadolescent who misses her father when absent. Youngsters will worry over younger brother Alexei’s hemophilia, experience concern as Russia comes under German attack, and feel fear and uncertainty during the family’s captivity. Anastasia writes of plans for the future, but her diary abruptly concludes on May 18, 1918. Through careful research, the author successfully provides interesting glimpses into daily events, family relationships, and growing up royal. Russian terminology, unobtrusively explained, is carefully blended into the narrative. Entries are simply written, brief, and sometimes unexciting. Lulls occur in some of the everyday events; yet little expressions, mini-tantrums, and exasperation reveal Anastasia’s personality, her temperament, and feelings. The epilogue details events leading to the family’s assassination. Black-and-white pictures, a bit grainy in quality, pique readers’ interest in the Romanovs. Additional information on life in Russia in 1914, historical notes, a family tree, information about the Russian language and calendar, and a list of characters all provide wonderful background information.

This book is listed for the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge for years 7-9. There are two other Royal Diaries books in our library too, ‘Eleanor’ and ‘Victoria’.

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Displays & Premier’s Reading Challenge

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 6, 2008

For those of you in years 7 to 10, don’t forget to grab your information pack from the Library to sign up for the Premier’s Reading Challenge. You get to read 10 books from a special list, and 5 of your own choice. The books are marked so they’ll be easy for you to find. The books for years 7-8 have a blue sticker saying Years 7 – 8 and the books for years 9-10 have a blue dot. Those involved can also earn points for their house groups!
Happy reading!
Go here for more information

While you’re in the library take a look at our new China display. There’s lots of fiction books based in China that you can borrow as well as some interesting and funny facts. You can also find out what your Chinese Zodiac Sign is and a little bit about your sign’s personality. There’s also a small display of some new short stories and short reads that you might like to borrow for the short holiday that’s coming up.

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