Library News | Preparatory School

Library News | Preparatory School

Book Week LEGO Challenge

During Book Week we asked students to join our LEGO Challenge and build any book title or scene from a book made entirely out of LEGO. Thank you to all of the boys and the families that got involved. These are the creations made, see if you can guess what book they may be from…

Scholastic Book Club Issue 6

The Scholastic Book Club Issue 6 is now out and available for parents and students to purchase their favourite books. You will be only able to order Home Delivery (for $7.50) for any new Book Club Order you place. If you are using the LOOP App, you need to update to the latest version to receive the delivery options.

Log on and order now, orders close on September 9, 2021.

Browse the catalogue here: Scholastic Book Club Issue 6

Place your order here: BookClub ordering for parents


We know that ordering books is not for everyone right now, but having the opportunity to read new books is always for everyone! We are pleased to announce that there is a new platform for our online library where you can listen to audiobooks and read eBooks. Students are encouraged to visit and browse the titles we have available. When you reach the log in site, as shown below, please click ‘sign in’. If you are on a school device, this should happen automatically. If you are on your own device, just try your school login details.

If you want a book and can’t find it, please email the book title and author that you would like added and we would be more than happy to add it to our collection.

Author Spotlight – Colin Thiele

Colin was known as an environmentalist, Thiele wrote several books about endangered Australian locations, including Coorong (1972) and Range Without Man: The North Flinders (1974). Many of his books have been translated and published abroad. In 1977 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his services to literature and education. Thiele was known as a faithful correspondent: he received and answered thousands of letters from children, kept at the National Library and the University of South Australia.

Storm Boy is a 1964 Australian children’s novel written by Colin Thiele, about a boy and his pelican. The story, set in the Coorong region of South Australia, focuses on the relationships the boy has with his father Hide-Away Tom, the pelican, and an outcast Australian Aboriginal man called Fingerbone.

Abigail Nel | Inquiry Learning Integrator

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