Sandy 7-10 Book Club


Sandy 7-10 Book Club students have decided on two books for the Readers’ Cup.  They are


The young elites by Marie Lu   young elites   and  The book of lies by James Moloney  book of lies

Students are now busy reading the books.  During term two they will form teams to compete, by answering questions on each book, and presenting a creative piece on one book.  The creative piece could be a poster, a video clip anything that portrays the book.

Book Club takes place once a week during reading.



Sandy 7-10 Book Club 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASandy 7-10 Book Club held its first meeting for 2015 last week.  Students meet every week to discuss books, compete in Sandy Readers’ Cup and participate in fun activities based around YA fiction.  Students were lucky enough to meet Jack, an original member of book club run by Mrs Holmquest.  Jack completed Year 12 at Sandringham College last year and will continue his studies at Deakin University, he was an avid reader during his time at the college.

During the first meeting students discussed World War I fiction, new books are being released regularly to coincide with the 100 year commemoration of the landing at Gallipoli.   Popular titles amoung students are

  • The year it all ended by Kirsty Murray
  • When the guns fall silent by James Riordan
  • The trenches by Jim Eldridge

2015 book club members are in the process of deciding which two books to read for the Sandy Readers’ Cup. Students have so far recommended

  • The young elites by Marie Lu
  • Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Michael Vey the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Book of lies by James Moloney

Holiday Reading

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOver the past week students at Sandy 7-10 have been borrowing books for their holiday reading. Students have been allowed to borrow as many books as they feel they can read over the break.

The Sandy 7-10 Book Club have also put together a suggested list of books to buy for Christmas they are…

* Shiver series  by Maggie Stiefvater

*Zac & Mia by A.J Betts

*We were liars by E. Lockhart

*Any book by John Green

*Drama by Raina Telgemeir

*The sky so heavy By Claire Zorn

*Divergent series by Veronica Roth

*Michael Vey:the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

*Agent 21 series by Chris Ryan

* The incredible here and now by Felicity Castagna

*Messenger of fear by Michael grant

*Writing Clementine by Kate Gordon

*Run by Gregg Olsen

*Why we took the car by Wolfgang Herrndorf

*All the truth that’s in me By Julie Berry





Beaumaris Campus book Club members have been enjoying creating poems from book titles held within the library.

Here is Chip’s creation…


The RESISTANCE  is dying

and the CITY OF GLASS  has fallen

THE DEAD I KNOWroam the streets

And it’s time to BURY THE DEAD  because

the DEATHBRINGER  has come.



Students in the Beaui Book Club are reading books shortlisted for The Children’s Book Council of Australia  book of the year  to determine which book they believe should win. 

They are also busy  creating a book trailer, students are organising scripts, filming, costumes and make-up.  The book trailer will be based on The Enemy by Charlie Higson. Watch this space as Beaumaris Campus is taken over by Zombies.     

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Book Club at Beaumaris Campus

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Students at Beaumaris Campus enjoy being members of The Beaui Book Club.  Members meet once a week and participate in a range of fun activities.  Last years activities included competing in the Beaumaris Readers Cup, creating book trailers, posters and reviews, talking about books, literary lunches and a day out at the Melbourne writers festival to listen to Young Adult Authors speak.

This year students are busy creating a book trailer to enter into the National Year of Reading, teen competition.  They need to nominate a book they think teens should read and pitch it to the judges in a highly creative way.  Beaui Book Club decided on ‘The Enemy’ by Charlie Higson. 

 Students are also busy reading books shortlisted for the  ‘Childrens Book Council of Australia,  Book of the Year’, to decide which book they think should win.