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Check out Sora—The new student reading app, by OverDrive

Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. 

Get started today,

  1. Download the free Sora app for Android or iOS
  2. In Sora, find your school, then sign in using your Bennies username and password 
  3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away

For more help with Sora, go to help.soraapp.com

New books in the Library

Featured Author - Craig Silvey

Craig Silvey - Wikipedia

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!      

Jasper Jones : A Novel - Craig Silvey  

 

Featured Picture Books

Featured Biographies

TED Talk of the Week

    

Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.

Inside a Dog

 

 

 

Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers and the home of Inky, the reading wonder-dog. Here you can:

  • Find great reads
  • Share your reviews of books you love – or hate 
  • Discuss book news and hot topics on our news blog and in our forums
  • Win stuff!
  • Gain insight into an authors’ thoughts about writing and reading with our Writer in Residence for February - Kylie Fornasier.  
  • Join or create a book club to talk about your reading

What Should I Read Next?

Youngzine

Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner.

Teaching Books

Nobody is Normal Animation

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.

Books into Movies

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.

RB Digital eMagazines through Hornsby Library

Hornsby Library membership required. Please see Library staff for more details.

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Week/Book Week

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.  

#LoveOZYA

Mindfulness in the Library

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.

Future Problem Solvers- Mind Your Language

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

 

Wide Reading Suggestion Boards

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!

Bennie's Welcomes Acclaimed Australian Writer Claire Zorn

 

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'

Photo Gallery

Sydney Writer's Festival 2014

Ella with Will Kostakis and YiaYia

Year 8 Wide Reading Blogs

Sydney Writers Festival

Ella meets Will Kostakis and his YiaYia

Acknowledgement of Country

Warami Mittigar- Good to see you friend (Darug Language)

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Order a Book for the Library

Click on the Book Suggestion Link to request books for the Library- Please make sure to fill in the title of the book and the author. When the book is ordered and arrives you will be sent an email.

Inspirational Quote

7,274 Inspirational Quotes Photos - Free & Royalty-Free Stock Photos from  Dreamstime

Current Displays

NAIDOC Week

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What Brings You Joy

Christmas Cooking and Craft

Holiday Reading

What are LibGuides?

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.

Margy's Number of the Week

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Margaret Windeyer - 1866-1939 Australian Librarian, feminist and women's suffragist

Head to the 972 section to check out books about The Aztecs

Mrs Shiels' recommended reads

Featured eBooks

Fiction Book of the Week

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Read the latest fiction reviews or ask the Library staff how to submit a review yourself

 

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