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World Book Online

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You can now use the Woodleigh subscription to access World Book Encyclopedia online.You can access World Book Student and World Book Advanced. The password is – woodleigh, and the login- library.
On the site you will find a wealth of information, maps, photos, videos, and links to associated sites. World Book Advanced offers research tools such as dictionary, atlas, world newspapers, and primary source documents and letters.There is also an e-books centre with thousands of e-books available for downloading.


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State Library of Victoria – Resources

If you are looking for journal articles or databases of online information the State Library of Victoria has a wealth of information which is available free if you register online for a library card. go to the SLV site, then go to Explore, Research Tools, and join the library  You can nominate to have a card sent to you and once your card arrives all of their digitised material is available for your use – ejournals, databases, maps, pictures, anthing you need to know about the history of Victoria…even digitised copies of the Football Record. Very useful for students of history, science, economics, health,humanities etc.


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2012 National Year of Reading – Story Winners

Thousands of readers across Australia have voted for the most popular reads from each state. The finalists have just been announced:-

The Idea of Home – John Hughes

Jasper Jones – Craig Silver

Listening to Country – Ros Moriarty

Smoke and mirrors – Kel Morrison

Time’s long ruin – Stephen Orr

Wanting – Richard Flanagan

Well done, those men – Barry Heard

The white earth – Andrew McGahan


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Australian Children’s Laureate

Much-loved children’s authors Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor are Australia’s first Children’s Laureates! Both are talented and award-winning storytellers who bring a wealth of experience and creativity to the position – Alison as a renowned author and illustrator, and Boori as a celebrated author, performer, dancer and poet.

As the Children’s Laureates for 2012 and 2013, Alison and Boori will act as national and international ambassadors for Australian children’s literature and will separately visit every state and territory inspiring young people to tell their own stories and be part of an active literary culture for enjoyment, wellbeing and success in life.

This prestigious national honour is the culmination of the work by the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance (ACLA) to promote the transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.


Check out the Laureate website to find out more.

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Spine Out

For those of you who are interested in expressing your own ideas and thoughts and sharing your creativity in words, art, film or music the online magazine Spine Out, by the publishers of Good Reading magazine, could be for you. It is aimed specifically at young adult readership and you are able to upload your own writing and read the reviews and ideas of others. Check here 

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Welcome back to 2012 and a fantastic year of reading. This year people of all ages and backgrounds will be  taking part in an amazing range of fun activities based around books and reading.  At Woodleigh we will be having visiting authors, competitions and quizzes, mass readings and lots of other things – keep an eye on this space.

To find out more check out the National Year of Reading website. National Year of Reading 2012

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February 9, 2012 · 12:38 am

Isobelle Carmody

Woodleigh School is lucky enough to be having a visit from Isobelle Carmody in Term 4. Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia’s best-loved authors of books for young adults and children. She started writing her famous Obernewtyn Chronicles when she was just fourteen, and the serieswill eventually span seven books and more thantwenty years. Her latest book, The Red Wind, has recently won the CBC Book of the Year for Younger Readers.

You can find out more about Isobelle Carmody on her website

There is also a great interview available on the Penguin newsletter, where Isobelle speaks about her life and her feelings about completing the Obernewtyn Chronicles.


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