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Caught Read Handed book club offers a weekly retreat into books. It’s an opportunity to talk about books, films, TV shows, comics or anything literary related. We talk about alternate endings, sequels, paradoxes, inconsistencies, favourite characters, mythology, fan fiction, canon in literature and more. The latest book club news is that we now have an anime/manga sub group. Book club meets in the library classroom during Friday lunchtimes. For more info please contact Emma Pollock in the library.
The Carter Kane Series by Rick Riordan Review by Daniel G, Year 7
I’d like to recommend Carter Kane series. They are action-packed book filled with adventure, drama and magic. They are written by Rick Riordan who also wrote the Percy Jackson Series, the Heroes of Olympus Series and the Magnus Chase series. I’d recommend this book to people around 12-16 and people who like magic, comedy and Egyptian mythology. the first book has over 500 pages so I wouldn’t recommend this book to people who don’t read books that long (e.g early readers.) The FCC Library has all three books in the series. Please Read!!! #CarterKane #RickRiordan (Make it a thing)
Secret Army (3rd book in the Henderson’s Boys series) by Robert M Review by Hamish Drummond, Year 8
This an action book, perfect for children, and also really good for getting children interested in reading. The book’s context only makes sense if you read the books before it, as it is the third in a series. The book is about children, in a world of adults, with lots of action, adventure, romance, and even crime. It is about CHERUB’s fight to stay alive from a dismissive government and is a historic, cultural, and human marvel, with everything in the right place. The book explores 1939 France, survival during the Second World War, and how the Germans took over France. I won’t spoil it, but it involves using children as spies. If you read CHERUB, this is just as good (CHERUB may be a bit better, sorry!) and sets up the story line about how CHERUB was built. This book is a little bit of everything with war, crime, violence, love, and action involved in the theme. I recommend this book for anyone in the 11-16 age group who has read CHERUB or likes action books.
We’re very excited about the recently released Melbourne Writers’ Festival program. We look forward to attending in August. The schools’ program can be viewed here
We’re happy to report that once again, our library is offering two excursions to the MWF at Federation Square. For just $20 you will receive a whole day of specialist talks from renowned national and international authors. The first will be on Tuesday 30 August. We will be hearing Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff talk about their novel Illuminae in their session “World Building”, Magda Szubanski with “Being Magda : Identity”, Rainbow Rowell and Amie Kaufman speaking about fan fiction in their session “The pleasures of fandom” and then witnessing the Poetry Out Loud grand final hosted by Emilie Zoey Baker. The second excursion on offer is for Wednesday 31 August. We’re booked to hear Bernard Caleo and Nicki Greenberg talking about Graphic Storytelling, David Astle covering the language of Shakespeare, Amie Kaufman’s guide to space, and then reading challenge book club with Simmone Howell, Jay Kristoff and Lili Wilkinson. If you would like to attend one of these days please speak to the library staff as soon as possible.
Emma Pollock – Teacher-librarian