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"A house without books is like a room without windows". —Heinrich Mann
"A book is a gift you can open again and again." —Garrison Keillor
"I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp". —JK Rowling
"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library". —Jorge Luis Borges
Welcome to the Senior School Book Clubs, the perfect place to discover your next great read and share what you love about books with your friends. Book clubs are held in the Kerferd Library at lunch times. Check out the Activities Page on this guide for the latest information and updates.
Senior School Book Clubs | News
What's the news from the world of books and reading.
Run by the State Library Victoria, Inside a Dog is a community hub for bookish teens where they can share their love of reading and books. With Inside a dog you can: * join online workshops, * be inspired by regular writing prompts, * interact with guest writers in residence, * hear about upcoming events and opportunities, * enter competitions, and * connect and collaborate with people who love books as much as you.
YA Bookshelf love books more than people. They read hundreds of books a month, when they should be working, socializing or doing grown up things like the dishes. They buy all the new releases in young adult and new adult fiction, but are open to reading books in other genres. (YA Bookshelf, n.d.)
YABC has since evolved into one of the largest professional book recommendation sites targeted towards tween and teen readers. You can read book reviews by our staff or write your own! Join discussions about your favorite book. (YA Books Central, n.d.)
A radio programme from the BBC in the UK looking at new fiction and non-fiction books, talking to authors and publishers and unearthing lost classics.
Senior School Book Clubs | Videos
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"Where did YA come from, and how did it get so big?... “Young Adult” fiction is a term whose meaning has varied wildly over the years. It can apply to coming of age tragedies or Serialized adventures of babysitters, or insert really dated twilight joke here. But where did this “young adult” genre come from? And why did it get so big?" (PBS, 2018)
When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker. In text reference / citation: Ellis (2018) or (Ellis, 2018) Bibliography / Reference list: Ellis, L. (2018). The Evolution of YA: Young Adult Fiction, Explained, [eVideo]. PBS, Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Mn3aKZ8ZVFo
Senior School Book Clubs | Overview: Curriculum alignment
This Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.