Library News | Preparatory School

Library News | Preparatory School

Lego Book Scene Competition!

Enter the Prep Library LEGO Competition and you could win a LEGO set! To enter, create your own LEGO scene from one of your favourite books and bring it to the Library to win!

The competition opened this week and closes in Week 6, winners will be announced in Week 7. Good luck to all who enter!

Prep Library Genre Labels

Our Genre labels are changing across both Trinity campuses, Arthur Holt Library, Junior School Library and Prep Library. The Genres labels will be updated so they are uniform and for easy recognition for students.

Author spotlight- Craig Silvey

Recently AHL invited Author Craig Silvey to speak to senior students and parents at books@breakfast.

Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup Western Australia. He now lives in Fremantle, where at the age of 19, he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004. In 2005, Rhubarb was chosen as the ‘One Book’ for the Perth International Writers’ Festival and was included in the national Books Alive campaign. Silvey also received a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award. In 2007, Silvey released The World According to Warren, a picture book affectionately starring the guide-dog from Rhubarb. In early 2008, he completed his second novel, Jasper Jones, with the aid of an Australia Council New Work Grant. Outside of literature, Silvey is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes!

Runt, Craig Silvey’s new children’s novel!

Annie Shearer likes to fix things. She lives in the country town of Upson Downs with her best friend, an adopted stray dog called Runt. The two share a very special bond.

After years evading capture, Runt is remarkably fast and agile, perfect for herding runaway sheep. But when greedy local landowner Earl Robert-Barren puts her family’s home at risk, Annie directs Runt’s extraordinary talents towards a different pursuit – winning the Agility Course Grand Championship at the lucrative Krumpets Dog Show in London.

However, two things stand in her way. There is Fergus Fink, a vain and villainous dog handler determined to prevent Annie from upstaging him.

And a curious predicament: Runt will only obey Annie’s commands if nobody else is watching.

Though she’s used to fixing problems on her own, Annie enlists the help of her quirky family. There’s Susie, her vibrantly fashionable mother, who is the worst baker in the nation. Her father, Bryan, who inherited the family farm and has a hidden passion for flower cultivation. Her teenage brother Max, an aspiring daredevil. And her grandmother Dolly, a one-time champion sportswoman who, years after the death of her husband Wally, is now looking for love. Each make sacrifices and employ their own unique skills to get Annie and Runt to London.

With all eyes on them, Annie and Runt must beat the odds and the fastest dogs in the world to save her farm.

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