BOOK GROUP REPORT

BOOK GROUP MARCH 2016 REPORT

Amazing! This was the first time I was able to get to the Book Group and what a marvellous experience it was. There were 7 participants who each brought along one or more books to discuss. Over two hours we talked about twenty-six different books. And now I have even more books that I want to add to my already long list of books to read! I spent most of the time listening and trying to take notes but have decided that Reading Time and Booktopia have very good reviews which will be more comprehensive than my hasty scratchings.

All members are welcome to come along to the next meeting of this group which is held at the Holdfast Hotel Glenelg on 9th May at 7pm.

 OLDER READERS

The way we roll by Scot Gardner

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-way-we-roll-scot-gardner/prod9781760290399.html

Suggested for upper secondary.

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-sidekicks-will-kostakis/prod9780143309031.html

The Hired Girl by Amy Schlitz

http://readingtime.com.au/the-hired-girl/

One Thousand Hills by James Roy

http://readingtime.com.au/one-thousand-hills/

It was thought that this book could be read to classes with care by a sensitive teacher due to the atrocities that occurred. Students will have questions about this book.

Camel Rider by Prue Mason

A fast paced story about survival and friendship.

http://www.booktopia.com.au/camel-rider-prue-mason/prod9781580893152.html

The yearbook committee by Sarah Ayoub

A committee is formed of students with different backgrounds to create the private school yearbook.

Similar to ‘The breakfast club’. An interview with the author can be found at

http://readingtime.com.au/meet-sarah-ayoub/

This raging light by Estelle Laure

An American teenager tries to survive without her parents and look after her younger sister at the same time as coping with normal school life.

http://www.booktopia.com.au/this-raging-light-estelle-laure/prod9781408340271.html

Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel

16 year old girl is struck by tragedy when lightning strikes her and she requires a face transplant. This is the story of her recovery and discovery of herself.

http://www.booktopia.com.au/faceless-alyssa-b-sheinmel/prod9781910655191.html

OLDER READER / YOUNGER READER

The Dreaming Tree by Jo Oliver

http://www.booktopia.com.au/dreaming-tree-jo-oliver/prod9781925059489.html

Includes atmospheric images of Australian Poetry.

YOUNGER READERS

The family with two front doors by Anna Ciddor

http://readingtime.com.au/family-two-front-doors/

This story is based on the life of the author’s grandmother and her very generous and charitable Jewish family in Poland pre-war.

Teresa: A New Australian by Deborah Abela

http://www.booktopia.com.au/teresa-deborah-abela/prod9781742990941.html

Teresa is a 1950’s immigrant from Malta.

Shatterbelt by Colin Thiele

This book was used with good results with a year 5 class which liked the tension involved. Discussion was generated around the vocabulary.

PICTURE BOOK

 A soldier, a dog and a boy by Libby Hathorn

http://www.booktopia.com.au/a-soldier-a-dog-and-a-boy-libby-hathorn/prod9780734416377.html

How to be famous by Michael Shalev

http://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-be-famous-michal-shalev/prod9781776570300.html

Reminiscent of Mo Willems pigeon books

Reflection by Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg

http://www.booktopia.com.au/reflection-rebecka-sharpe-shelberg/prod9781922179050.html

Each double spread shows two different meanings to the text - a modern day journey to a Remembrance Service and an historical image of war.

The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

A non-fiction Picture book which is useful for getting facts about whales for JP classes.

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-blue-whale-jenni-desmond/prod9781592701650.html

wednesday by anne bertier

http://www.booktopia.com.au/wednesday-anne-bertier/prod9781592701520.html

This is a useful book for Harmony Day as it has the theme of playing together.

Stick and stone by Beth Ferry

Another book recommended for a friendship and getting along theme.

http://readingtime.com.au/stick-and-stone/

Bob the railway dog by Corinne Fenton

http://readingtime.com.au/bob-the-railway-dog/

Highly recommended picture book of an historical story.  Peterborough has a bronze statue dedicated to Bob.

ADULT

The Hindi-Bindi club by Monica Pradhan

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-hindi-bindi-club-monica-pradhan/prod9780553384529.html

The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-sleepwalker-s-guide-to-dancing-mira-jacob/prod9781408841174.html

Another book about Indian migration

The Physician by Noah Gordon

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-physician-noah-gordon/prod9781453271100.html

Us by David Nicholls

A husband plans a trip of a lifetime to try to keep his family together. Written by the author of ‘One day’

http://www.booktopia.com.au/us-david-nicholls/prod9780340897010.html

A year of marvellous ways by Sarah Winman

http://www.booktopia.com.au/a-year-of-marvellous-ways-sarah-winman/prod9780755390939.html

By the author of ‘When God was a rabbit’.

The disclaimer by Renee Knight

http://www.booktopia.com.au/disclaimer-renee-knight/prod9780062362261.html

A psychological thriller

Sheila: the Australian beauty who bewitched British Society by Robert Wainwright

http://www.booktopia.com.au/sheila-robert-wainwright/prod9781760113087.html

This is the fascinating story of a little known Australian woman.

 

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