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Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup Western Australia.
He now lives in Fremantle, where at the age of 19, he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004.
In 2005, Rhubarb was chosen as the 'One Book' for the Perth International Writers' Festival, and was included in the national Books Alive campaign.
Silvey also received a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award.
In 2007, Silvey released The World According To Warren, a picture book affectionately starring the guide-dog from Rhubarb.
In early 2008, he completed his second novel, Jasper Jones, with the aid of an Australia Council New Work Grant.
Outside of literature, Silvey is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes!
Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers and the home of Inky, the reading wonder-dog. Here you can:
Everyone's different, so nobody is normal. But it can be tough if that makes you feel left out or alone. However weird you feel inside, you're not alone.
This holiday season, dare to fall in love. Official trailer for Dash & Lily, based on the New York Times bestseller "Dash & Lily's Book of Dares," Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City.
When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down.
THE SECRET GARDEN starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx is a new take on the beloved classic novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England during a new time period in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all– are mysteriously mailed out.
At lunchtime on Tuesday we had a group of students involved in our Refugee and Asylum Seeker Week events participating in writing activities in the IRC Collaborative Space, where they were able to write short stories in response to pictures of children in detention center's or write letters to children in detention.
Colouring in is an easy way to calm the mind and occupy the hands Mark Robert Waldman explaines that active meditation focuses attention on simple tasks that require repetitive motion. Concentrating this way replaces negative thoughts and creates a state of peace, and many people who have a difficult time with concentrative meditation can find this easier. This gentle activity where you choose the colours to create your picture and the repetitive action of colouring it in focuses the brain on the present, blocking out any intrusive thoughts.
Mount St Benedict College currently have a successful team of girls who have qualified for the International Future Problem Solving Championships to be held in the USA in June. They are part of the Community Problem Solving Team and the focus of their project 'Mind Your Language' has been to educate the College and wider community about the language used by politicians and the media to describe, and often demonise, asylum seekers. The painting below is on display in the IRC and represents what the girls want to change in the language people use towards asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. Along with the painting the girls have provided a pledge you may wish to sign. The Community Problem Solving Team can be followed on their Twitter handle @Mindur_Language and on Facebook at communityproblemsolving
Looking for something new to read? Not too sure where to begin? Then come and check out the new Wide Reading suggestion boards in the Reading Area!
The girls were delighted to host acclaimed Australian writer Claire Zorn to Bennies last term where she spoke to them about her life as a writer and where she get he writing inspiration from. Claire recently wrote about her visit to Bennies on her blog All The Kings Horses where she also attached 3 of our year 8 girls' book trailers for her book 'The sky so heavy'
Ella meets Will Kostakis and his YiaYia
What Brings You Joy
Christmas Cooking and Craft
LibGuides are a helpful online aid that students can use to support their research especially for assessments. They offer the ability for the IRC Staff to integrate a diverse range of information sources and instructional support materials in an organised manner that students are finding easy to navigate.
Libguides are a great place for students to start their assessments providing them with a ‘springboard’ for their academic research. The guides contain listings of recommended resources for finding information such as books, eBooks, databases, or recommended websites and can be embedded with relevant documents, images, widgets and media files. LibGuides can be created for a specific subject, subtopic or even specific class assignments. LibGuides provide an effective and attractive support for learning which is interactive, engaging, Web 2.0 friendly and available 24/7.
Margaret Windeyer - 1866-1939 Australian Librarian, feminist and women's suffragist
Head to the 972 section to check out books about The Aztecs