Books are a great gift for Christmas, here are a few suggestions…
*The sky so heavy by Claire Zorn
*Slated by Teri Terry
*The fault in our stars by John Green
*Cry blue murder by Kim Kane & Marion Roberts
*Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer
*See you at Harry’s by Jo Knowles
*This is not a test by Courtney Summers
*The whole of my world by Nicole Hayes
*The way of the warrior by Andrew Matthews
*How I live nowby Meg Rostoff
*Divergent by Veronica Roth
and the old favourites
*Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
*Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowlings
*Specky Magee Series by Felice Arena
Have a wonderful Christmas and New year, and see you in 2014.
Congratulations to the 52 Beaumaris students who completed the 2013 Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Students in Years 7,8,9 and 10 read at least 15 books to meet the requirements of the Challenge. Students frequently recommended books to each other and read widely, often choosing a genre they had not attempted previously. Celebrations were held in the Library where students were presented with their certificates and then enjoyed a morning tea.
Beaui Book Club and students on Beaumaris Campus are being encouraged to read the shortlisted books for the Inky Awards.
The Inky Awards are run by the State Library of Victoria.
These awards are international awards for teen literature, voted online by teens.
The panel shortlisting the books is made up of six teenagers and two authors.
*GOLD INKY is for a book written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. SILVER INKY is for a book written by a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than Australia. Previous winners include
*’The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green (2012)
*’Clockwork Angel’ by Cassandra Clare (2011)
*’Stolen’ by Lucy Christopher (2010)
*’Shiver’ by Maggie Stiefvater (2010)
*’The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins (2009)
*’Looking for Alaska’ by John Green (2007)
*’Notes from a teenage undergound’ by Simmone Howell (2007)
This years books are all highly entertaining, with a few that have been stand out favourites with students…
‘Cry Blue murder’ by Kim Kane & Marion Roberts seems to be the favorite in the Gold Inky category (Be prepared for a heart stopping twist in this novel set in Melbourne)
and ‘See you at Harry’s’ by Jo Knowles is the favorite in the Silver category (make sure you have your tissues ready if you read this one)
I would encourage you all to read these books they are truly enjoyable reads.
Not only did Beaumaris Campus students get to dress up in footy gear or as their hero today, but members of the Beaui Campus Book Club had a an amazing morning tea to celebrate the completion of the Readers Cup. Students have read two books, Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan and Legend by Marie Lu. They have completed a quiz on each book and have created a jigsaw puzzle.
For their reward they feasted on party pies, sausage rolls, cakes and watermelon while listening to each member discuss their favorite book.
Well done on a fantastic term!!!
21 book club members are currently competing in the 2013 Beaumaris Campus Readers Cup. Book club members have read the books Legend by Marie Lu and Birth of a killer by Darren Shan. 3 teams of 7 have just completed quiz question relating to the two set books. The teams are now working on their creative piece, which they will present to the other members at a special literary luncheon.
Book club is well and truly underway on the Beaumaris Campus. Students are working on The Readers Cup. They have been given two books to read: Legend by Marie Lu and The saga of Larten Crepsley: Birth of a killer by Darren Shan. Once they have read these books they will form teams to compete in the cup. The first part will be answering trivial pursuit type questions based on both books. The Year 10 students in the club will be making these up. They will then be asked to create a piece of work based on one of the books, it could be a poster, a book trailer a picture book, it is up to their creative and imaginative minds. We will then celebrate with a literary lunch.