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Summer 2021 Senior Reading Suggestions: Home

A list of new books held at the Senior School Library for your reading pleasure

A lot of awesome crime books have come out in 2021.  I always eagerly await my fix of new books by my favourite crime authors including Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Michael Robotham, Mark Billingham, C.J. Box, Karin Slaughter, Val McDermid and Kathy Reichs to name but a few.  However, I also love finding new crime authors, particularly Australian ones. I have discovered quite a few good ones this year and below is a list of 5 of my favourites.  Best of all we have their books in our collection:

We can gather together suitable books, magazine articles, videos and websites for any topic outline you give us. So just ask! Recent examples include:

ClickView is handy even over the holidays. Firstly it may fill in gaps where you have missed a series and even has limited Foxtel content. You also have access to a workspace where you can save up to 20G of video content to watch later. Below are some suggestions of television programmes and films that are on ClickView for you to watch.  Click on the image and you will be taken straight through to it.  Sign on using your school email and your normal laptop password.

ABC introduced us to this wonderful 3 part series about a ground breaking pilot program designed to provide school children aged 9 to 11 with the tools to identify racial bias and make positive change.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope the program becomes more widespread across Australia.  They were such a sweet bunch of kids from Sydney, with diverse cultural backgrounds, and they all had the same goal, to end racism.

If you missed the Stan Grant special on the Glasgow Climate Conference and are interested in what our leaders discussed when looking at solutions to saving our planet, please click on the link above.

If you are after a great Christmas movie, look no further than the brilliant 80's movie Gremlins.  Some classify it as a horror movie, but I think it's hilarious.  I absolutely love Gizmo the Mogwai and Stripe the Gremlin.  There is nothing funnier than seeing the Gremlins running amok on Christmas Day at the local bar breakdancing in their leg warmers to the Flashdance soundtrack.  Ok, so maybe it's not for the real little ones to watch, but I was 12 when I first watched it, and I haven't been scarred for life.

Check the TV Guide:

The ClickView TV Guide brings you the best recommendations for educational programmes from free to air television, saving you time and energy. Every fortnight the ClickView Curation Team will look ahead in the free to air broadcasting schedule and find programmes that are relevant to your classroom. If you've requested a programme, it will automatically be added to your Workspace with the ads removed when it airs. You can even browse by channels.

How often do you find a great author and read all of their books really quickly and then think "I want to read more books like that!"  Well, this website does exactly that.  Who Else Writes Like is an established reference web resource and reading promotion tool.  It is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read.  Users can browse by genre or go straight to an author of interest, check up on characters or series and follow the links to author's websites.

We also encourage you to create a Cambridge Library eMembership as this will give you access to online resources, digital audio and emagazines. Just fill out a membership application form available at the front desk of Forrest Library and we will do the rest on your behalf.

For example:

Forrest Library has a collection of online databases that provide access to:

  • Popular magazines and scholarly journals
  • Current newspapers and newswires
  • Television and radio transcripts
  • Audio and video clips
  • Photographs and pictures

From Rudyard Kipling read by Ralph Fiennes to Late Night Tales read by Benedict Cumberbatch. Search for many more collections. For example: