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OverDrive e-books and audiobooks

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

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New Books in the Library

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Featured Author - Amie Kaufman

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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Her multi-award winning work has been translated into nearly thirty languages, and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus). Several of her series are currently in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She is the host of the podcast Amie Kaufman on Writing. Amie lives by the sea in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.


Read a Series

Routledge & CRC Press Book Series

Featured Biographies

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TED Talks


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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 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

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Books into Movies/TV Series

Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

Welcome to The School for Good & Evil, where every great fairytale begins... Directed by Paul Feig, The School for Good & Evil follows best friends Sophie and Agatha, who find themselves on opposing sides of a modern fairy tale when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance of good and evil. Based on the International Best Selling Book Series and starring Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie, The School for Good & Evil comes to Netflix this September.

For millions of readers and moviegoers, Wonder is the captivating, inspiring, and uplifting story of the power of kindness – how it can build bridges and change hearts. In White Bird: A Wonder Story, kindness even has the power to save lives, as Julian Albans, the bully who left Beecher Prep, is visited by his Grandmère from Paris and is transformed by her remarkable story of compassion and courage. As a girl in Nazi-occupied France, the young Grandmère goes into hiding with the help of a schoolmate, a young man who risks everything to give her the chance to survive. Together, they find beauty and love in the secret world of their own creation.

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.


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Ngalawadyingun yagu Dharug Ngurrawa.

Bayady'u budyari Dharug warunggad yiyuragu.

Baranyiin yagu baribugu.

Bayady'u budyari Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu.

Yanma muday Ngurrawa.


Acknowledgement of Country Dharug Ngurra.

We are standing (we gather here) today on Dharug Country.

I speak well (I pay respect to) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their homelands.

Walk softly on Country. 


We acknowledge that Mount St Benedict College sits on the land of the Darug Aboriginal people.

The Darug people are the traditional custodians of the land on which our College stands. It has been recorded that the Darug nation had occupied over 1800 km2 of land. The Darug people first came in contact with European settlers in 1788 when Parramatta was being established. They were slowly being pushed off their own land and had to fight for their land rights, but in 1816 the land was overrun by the European settlers. As they lost complete control of their land the Darug people were disconnected from their land and, through this part, of their culture was lost.

We must respect the land and value the heritage of the Darug people. By doing so we are respecting the Darug people and their culture. It is important to recognise and acknowledge the Darug people as they hold vital links to the heritage of the land. The connection they have with the land is precious and needs to be respected and maintained for future generations.

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Book of the Month

Book of the Month: Generation Hope: Youth Can Make a Difference by  Kimberlie Hamilton | thebookactivist

Spineout Digital Magazine



Find your next book here at SpineOut

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


Acknowledgement of Country

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


Inspirational Quote

Karen Cook - Underwriting Manager - Bank of America | LinkedIn

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Christmas Made Merry

Jolly Good Books


My favourite thing is reading!


It's beginning to look like Christmas!



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 Library 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.

Mrs Shiels' Number of the Week

Mrs Shiels' Number of the Week - Tudor Times 942

Mrs Shiels' recommended reads

Featured Graphic Novels

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