We were recently asked for some reading ideas for students in Years 7 - 9. This list from Children’s Books Daily - the website of inspiring (and award-winning) teacher librarian, Megan Daley - provides reading suggestions for children aged 11 – 15 years. While you are there, have a look at the rest of the website; it is both fascinating and a great resource!

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Megan’s book, Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child’s Love of Books (University of Queensland Press, 2019), is a valued addition to our Teacher Reference collection but would also be a wonderful source of information for parents or others interested in encouraging children to love books. The chapters, on a wide range of topics, include recommendations of relevant titles. If your child enjoys books of a particular genre, or you wish to broaden their reading by trying a different genre, then Chapter 8: A Balanced Literary Diet – A Feast of Genres is for you. Each genre list has reading suggestions for ages eight to fourteen years.
Every person is different, so titles should always be assessed for suitability for that individual and their circumstances.

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We were delighted to find that many of the books from Megan’s genre and online lists were already in our collection and available for students to borrow, so we included some of them in our latest display. Some of the titles are also available as eBooks or Audiobooks via ePlatform.

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Students can sign in to both Destiny (our library catalogue) and ePlatform by following the links from the SEQTA splash page and using their Single Sign-On details for verification.

Mrs Lesley O'Connor & Mrs Susan Taylor

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