Monday, 19 February 2018

WAYRBA 2018 shortlists announced!

The shortlists for the 2018 West Australian Young Readers' Book Award have been announced!

You can check out the Older Readers, Younger Readers and Picture Books shortlists and see if the book(s) you nominated made it.

Click here to borrow any of these books from the SIDE Library Resource Centre and don't forget to cast a vote for your favourites!

Friday, 16 February 2018

New Australian Children's Laureate

The new Australian Children's Laureate was announced earlier this week - it's legendary author Morris Gleitzman!

For more than 30 years Morris Gleitzman has been writing stories for young people, including Two Weeks with the Queen, Boy Overboard, Toad Rage, and Blabber Mouth. In 2016 he won the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers award for Soon.

The theme for Morris Gleitzman's term as Children's Laureate is Stories Make Us - Stories Create Our Future.

Click the links above for more information on the position of Australian Children's Laureate and on Morris Gleitzman himself.

Click here to borrow Morris Gleitzman's books from the SIDE Library Resource Centre.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Welcome back!

Welcome back to SIDE for 2018!

It's been a busy first few weeks here in the SIDE Library Resource Centre but now things are starting to calm down a little we've found some time to keep you updated about all our exciting news!

Keep an eye on the blog for announcements about our Authors Online program, book awards like the CBCA Book of the Year, competitions like Make Your Own Story Book, and any other news and events that are going on in our library.

Best of luck for the year ahead from the SIDE Library Resource Centre team!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Happy summer holidays (& reading!)

Today is the last day of the school year for all SIDE students. Phew, you made it!

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and participation in this year's SIDE Library Resource Centre programs including our Authors Online series, CBCA Book Week and our Wide Reading sessions.

We would also like to remind you that if you are returning to SIDE next year you are more than welcome to borrow books to read over your long break.

You can use our catalogue to browse and search for books, eBooks, audio books or audio eBooks, or check out our news page to access lists of books recommended for summer reading by our teacher librarians.

Wishing you all 
a fun-filled, relaxing, safe and happy summer holidays from all of us here at the SIDE Library Resource Centre!

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Star Wars in the SIDE Library

If you, like millions of others around the country, can't wait for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to come out in Australian cinemas this Thursday, you can get yourself ready to re-enter a galaxy far, far away by borrowing any of our Star Wars-related resources.

We have DVDS of the first two trilogies as well as novelisations of those films, and a variety of spin-off novels that focus on secondary characters and locations within the Star Wars universe. We also have visual dictionaries that give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how the movies were made.

Click on the link above to check out our collection and then either request a book via the catalogue or send us an email. We will send it out to you in less time than it took the Millenium Falcon to complete the Kessel Run!

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Returning resources to SIDE

It's nearly the end of the school year - HOORAY!

However, before you celebrate too much we would like you to ensure you have returned all the resources you borrowed from the SIDE Library Resource Centre this year.

You should have received an email containing a list of the items you have on loan from us. Please try your best to locate these items and bring them in or, if you can't make it to SIDE in person, mail them to us.

If you can't find any items, or you aren't able to return them until next year please send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate your circumstances.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Red Room Poetry Object winners!

The 2017 Red Room Poetry Object winners were announced this morning!

Congratulations to the writers of the winning and highly commended poems - you can read them, along with the judge's notes, by clicking 

Although there were no winning entries from SIDE, we would still like to thank and congratulate each and every SIDE student who submitted a poem for judging in this year's competition - all your poems were winners in our eyes!

The Poetry Object is a fantastic initiative to be involved in and we are going to encourage even more of our students to enter next year!

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