Author profile: Cassandra Clare

Everyone has a favourite author and genre and Cassandra Clare is one of mine. She is the author of the well known Shadowhunter and Mortal Instruments series, and other fantasy titles. Check out Cassandra’s bio: Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with…

Please wipe your feet before entering library

Now that winter is upon us with the cooler weather, morning frosts and rain, there is a big increase in the amount of sand, soil and wet grass appearing on the new carpets and furniture in the library. Library staff kindly ask that all students WIPE THEIR FEET before coming in. We take pride in…

New title: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Check out this fantastic new title, which is now available for loan. If you would like to borrow Shoe Dog please contact library staff. ‘A refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like … It’s an amazing tale’ Bill Gates ‘The best book I read last year was Shoe Dog, by…

New title: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Check out the following fantastic new title that has also been made into a movie. If you would like to loan this new title please contact library staff. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love…

New activities: Yoga and Relaxation

Are you feeling stressed? Would you like to learn new techniques to help you relax? We have some new library lunchtime activities that may interest you. On Monday lunchtimes Ms Reddall will be running yoga sessions for students in the Library Viewing Room. There is a limit of 10 places only. On Tuesday lunchtimes Ms…

New title: The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth

Check out the latest title by Veronica Roth, now available for loan. If you would like to borrow please contact library staff. Synopsis: On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most…

New activity-Chess club on Mondays

  Ms Potter will be running Chess club in the library at lunchtime on Mondays. There will also be opportunities to participate in inter-school competitions. You can also play with our gigantic chess set-see library staff. Nicole McDonagh, Library Officer  

New library genres for fiction

In the new library you will notice a big difference in the way the fiction collection is shelved and organised. Rather than just organising the books alphabetically, using the first three letters of the author’s surname, the fiction has been arranged into genres. The different genres have a picture sticker on the spine. Underneath the…

New shelving and new books update

Check out the beautiful new shelving we have for our new library.  Black steel shelving, white bayends and canopies, all on wheels for maximum flexibility. Our new book collection is not all delivered yet, and we have left gaps for titles still coming. I recommend you check out the new graphic novel and manga collection,…

New library opening Term 2, 2018

At last! Atwell College Library and Resource Centre will be open when students return on Tuesday, 1 May 2018. Please be patient as we add the finishing touches and allow for some small disruptions if you have classes in the library. We are excited for all staff and students to see the amazing new library,…

91 Storey Treehouse / Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

The latest installment of the Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths has just been released. If you would like to borrow it please email nicole.mcdonagh@education.wa.edu.au Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world’s most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert…

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

This book received Honours in the Older Reader category for Children’s Book Week. If you would like to loan it please email nicole.mcdonagh@education.wa.edu.au Subhi’s imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he’s spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. THE BONE SPARROW…