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OverDrive e-books and audiobooks

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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 - Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly was born on August 16, 1963 in Port Chester, New York. She spent some of her childhood in Lewis County, New York.

Her great grandparents immigrated from Ireland all the way to New York. They settled in Adirondack region.       

She attended the University of Rochester, she majored in English Literature and European History.

Later on she attended Birkbeck College, University in London. At 25 she came back to New York City and she published her first book Humble Pie.

 A Northern Light  Poisoned  Dark Tide (Waterfire Saga, #3)

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

Books into Movies

As Lara Jean Covey prepares for the end of high school and the start of adulthood, a pair of life-changing trips lead her to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.

Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution. Based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu.

SHADOW AND BONE Official Trailer (2021) Sci-Fi, Netflix Series

FINDING YOU Trailer (2021) Katherine McNamara, Vanessa Redgrave, Romance Movie.

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.

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 Collaborative Space in the Library, 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 Library 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

Inspirational Quote

Do the right thing even when no one is looking counseling | Etsy

Current Displays

Once Upon a Crime

Graphic Novels

Oz

“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse

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 - 944

Mrs Shiels' recommended reads

Featured eBooks

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