The Under Age

For those interested in journalism as a career, or in seeing the news through the eyes of young writers, check out The Under Age – a version of the news written and edited by 12 young adult writers.Image


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Life of Pi – Yaan Martel

The holidays are a great time for catching up with movies – especially if you have enjoyed reading the book on which the mocie is based. The Life of Pi was an amazing story which has been beautifully filmed and remains true to the essence of the novel. This is not a film for children, however it has been promoted, and you will need to be able to suspend disbelief and go along with the storyline. The cinematography is, at times, quite breathtaking!

For those of you who may be confused about the ending, or the choice of endings, check out this website [a spoiler if you haven’t read the book – so be careful!]

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Welcome to 2013 – a great year for reading!

ImageWelcome back to Woodleigh School! We hope that you enjoyed a fantastic holiday with lots of time for reading…a whole variety of things. Please let us know what you have enjoyed so that we can share it with others. Remember to check here for information about book and reading events during the year, and great websites and book trailers. Happy reading!

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The Reading Hour – National Year of Reading

One of the big events for National Year of Reading 2012 is the Reading Hour to take place on Saturday 25th August between 6.00-7.00pm. Families are encouraged to take some time out (or another hour in the week if this is inconvenient for your family) to sit down together and share some reading time. This could be books, magazines, newspapers, poetry – whatever it is that your family loves!

“Our aim will be to establish the idea that everyone will benefit from reading for at least an hour a week and we will ask our National Year of Reading ambassadors to act as high profile role models.”

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2012

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards is the nation’s richest literary awards, offering prizes in a range of categories including Young Adult Fiction and Fiction. The winner of each award wins $80,000.

The short list for Young Adult and Fiction are as follows.

Young Adult Fiction

A straight line to my heart Bill Condon

Being here Barry Jonsberg

Pan’s whisper Sue Lawson

When we were two Robert Newton

Alaska Sue Saliba


Sarah Thornhill Kate Grenville

All that I am Anna Funder

Foal’s bread Gillian Mears

Autumn Laing Alex Miller

Forecast: Turbulence Janette Turner Hospital


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After The Hunger Games

Are you looking for more speculative or dystopian fiction?

The Book Smuggers is a great site for information about books in these genres. Great for reviews and recommendations. there is a new Garth Nix book out which is really worth looking at.

Check it out here  for information about Garth Nix and the Keys ot the Kingdom series.


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No Flying No Tights

For those of you interested in graphic novels athere are some interesting websites available with book reviews and information about new series.

Check out No Flying No Tights

Comics worth reading

The International Catalogue of Superheroes

 [American Library Association]

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May 29, 2012 · 1:43 am