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Kids Top 50!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 30, 2009

Vote for your favourite book in the Kids Top 50 awards and you could win some great prizes! There are every day prizes like an iPod Shuffle, book vouchers or a book and DVD pack plus each week someone could win a digital camera, guitar hero or a Nintendo DS Lite.

Also, if Salesian has the highest number of votes we will win a complete set of the top 50 books! Put your vote in at by April 29, 2009. You can vote as many times as you like. Each vote is another chance to score a great prize for yourself, and maybe even the school! Good luck!


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Inside a dog

Posted by SalesianLibrary on November 10, 2008


You may or may not be familiar with the website that the State Library has created for younger readers. They have a yearly award called the Inky’s and the winners have just been anounced. The winner of the gold Inky was Town by James Roy, and the Silver Inky went to Before I die by Jenny Downham. The library owns both of these books and can be found by looking on our catalogue or by asking the library staff for help.

Inside a dog is a great website, and has the following for you to do:

  • read and write reviews
  • meet our online author-in-residence
  • win stuff
  • preview upcoming titles
  • read interviews with authors
  • keep up to date with all the latest bookish news
  • listen to podcasts and audio Chapter Ones
  • talk about books on the forum

Plus if you write and submit a review you have a chance of winning a free book!

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ALA 2008 Teen’s top 10 (USA)

Posted by SalesianLibrary on November 5, 2008

The people have voted! Or the teens have anyway. The ALA (American Library Association) Teen top 10 books for 2008 have been voted for and the winners anounced. I’ve put a mark next to the books that we have here in our library. The Australian top 10 are being voted on at the moment and you can see the nominees here. I’ll post the results here on the blog when the winners are anounced.

The 2008 USA Teens’ Top Ten is:

1. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer*
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling*
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney*
4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld*
9. Before I Die by Jenny Downham*
10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

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