Monday, February 18, 2019


The nominations for WAYRBA have been selected.

Please see below the books that were nominated and encourage everyone to read them all and vote at the school library.

Voting is simple.
Not for me.

2019 Shortlists

Picture Books Shortlist 2019

A Bag and a Bird by Pamela ALLEN
Message in a Sock by Kaye BAILLIE illustrated by Narelda JOY *
Pig the Star by Aaron BLABEY *
The Very Sleepy Bear by Nick BLAND *
This Book is Out of Control! by Richard BYRNE
The Day War Came by Nicola DAVIES illustrated by Rebecca COBB
Was Not Me! by Shannon HORSFALL *
A is for Australian Animals by Frané LESSAC *
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan SANTAT
Cicada by Shaun TAN *
Room on Our Rock by Kate TEMPLE; Jol TEMPLE; Terri Rose BAYNTON *
The Sloth Who Came to Stay by Margaret WILD; Vivienne TO *
*Australian Author
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Younger Readers’ Shortlist 2019
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss BERTMAN
To the Lighthouse by Cristy BURNE *
The Missing Ace (Mysterious World of Cosentino #1) by Jack HEATH and illustrated by James HART *
Ninja Kid by Anh Do *
Dungzilla by James FOLEY *
104-Storey Treehouse by Andy GRIFFITHS; Terry DENTON *
Kid Normal (Kid Normal #1) by Greg JAMES; Chris SMITH
Clockwork War by Adam KLINE; Dan WHISKER
The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12) by Jeff KINNEY
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn MORIARTY and illustrated by Kelly CANBY *
Lintang and the Pirate Queen (Lintang #1) by Tamara MOSS *
Camp Castaway (Pippa’s Island #4) by Belinda MURRELL *
Quark’s Academy by Catherine PELOSI *
Amal Unbound by Aisha SAEED
Never Fear (Friday Barnes #8) by R.A. SPRATT *
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica TOWNSEND *
Bad Dad by David Walliams
The 1000-year-old-boy by Ross WELFORD
The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert WHITE
*Australian Author
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019


MALLEE SKY BY Jodi Toering and illustrated by Tannya Harricks

is a timely and very beautiful picture book about the impact of drought in the Mallee. Books+publishing recently awarded it a four-and-a-half star review, saying Toering's language is both lyrical and accessible; the narrative dips into first person, helping children connect to the descriptions of landscape, but largely rests in careful, poetic prose. Complementing the textual imagery of the broad, wide stillness of the drought-stricken region, Harricks' oil painting are sure, rich, and full of motion. 

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Monday, February 4, 2019


TWIN SPIN by Adam Cece

is  light hearted story about identical twins Anna and Steph.  Although they look the same, the two girls have completely different personalities. When they are forced to go literally walk in the others shoes for a week, a new found respect and love for each other emerges.  There are themes of family, commitment, artistic integrity and personal values in this story.

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This is the fifth book in Jackie French's Secret Histories series. While the story features characters from previous books it can be read as a stand-along title. Set in 1804, this is the story of young Irish orphan, Frog who lives on the streets of Paramatta and who became part of the Castle Hill Rebellion, led by Irish Convict Philip Cunningham.

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Happy New Year and welcome back Richmond Primary school 2019.
I hope you had a restful break and are looking forward to year filled with books! books! books.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Hot dog Circus time by Anh Do

The story is about...

A dog called Hot dog, and a cat called Kevin and a lizard called Lizzy.  They are all happy together until Lizzy filled in to do trapeze for her sister who broke her arm.

My favourite character is...

Kevin because he loves food he is blue.  That's an unusual colour for a cat.

My favourite part of the book...

Was when Lizzy was falling from the very high platform and landed in the paddling pool after screaming and when she popped her head out of the water she said,
"nailed it".

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Hotdog! #4: Game Time!

Catch your death by Lauren Child

The story is about...

A girl called Ruby who does camp and she goes to this place to look for somebody who looks suspicious and she found somebody who might have been robbed.

My favourite character is...

Mrs Digby because he knows everything about mushrooms.

My favourite part of the book...

was when Ruby was trying to concoct a stew out of some unappealing roots and some ugly looking fungi.

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My new best friend by Meredith Constain

The story is about...

Olivia has moved house away from her best friend Lucy.  In the new school find a new friend called Matilda. Then it turns out they are next door neighbours.

My favourite character is...

Olivia because she says funny things about her sister. She makes me laugh.

My favourite part of the book...

My favourite part of the book is when they move house.  Especially the part where Olivia and her dad decide what things to keep.

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Operation Merry Christmas by Meredith Constain

The story is about...

They could not go to their holiday place so Ella made a snow machine and had fun with it

My favourite character is...

Ella because she is so smart

My favourite part of the book...

Is when they placed in the snow.

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