Staff Book Breakfast

2021 Term 4

Relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with some great holiday reading. Browse our blog post to discover how to digitally access newspapers, magazines, eBooks and audioBooks.


To access our fantastic new range of digital MAGAZINES click here to open the SORA website then click on switch schools. If you can’t see AHS in the tiles click on My school isn’t listed type in All Hallows’ and follow the instructions. When you’re logged in, click on Preferences and Format to choose to browse Audiobooks, eBooks or Magazines.

Library staff recommendations

Watch BOOKS THAT MADE US on ABC ivew for a great selection of books that have made an impact on the Australian Literary landscape.

Erin recommended

Exploring our death rituals – and those of other cultures – Caitlin Doughty pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. (Booktopia)

Anne recommended

The award-winning Number One bestseller and Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid carves out a stunning psychological thriller. The past is behind them, but what’s still to come will tear them apart…

Anne recommended

The Enola Holmes series is available via SORA click on Switch schools. If you can’t see AHS in the tiles click on My school isn’t listed type in All Hallows and follow the instructions.

Anne recommended

Perfect for readers aged 10+ this marvelous middle grade mystery series doesn’t necessarily need to be read in order. Ten books in the series.

Erin recommended

 Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life….

Erin recommended

On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as “The Long Walk.” If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying. (book cover)

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Ruth recommended

Inspired by a personal moment of profound love and generosity, bestselling author – and one of Australia’s finest journalists – Trent Dalton spent two straight weeks sat at a desk with a sky-blue 1960s Olivetti typewriter, on the bustling corner of Adelaide and Albert streets, Brisbane, with a sign saying, ‘Sentimental writer collecting love stories. Do you have one to share?’

Mel recommended

12 Summers ago: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they’ll never speak again. 11 Summers ago: They’re forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together. 10 Summers ago: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver. Poppy holds his hand the whole way. 7 Summers ago: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans. 2 Summers ago: It all goes wrong. This summer: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives. (Goodreads)

Mel recommended

It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact. (Booktopia)

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New York Times Notable Book (2020)
Best Book of 2020: GuardianFinancial TimesLiterary Hub, and NPR

Drawing on Maggie O’Farrell’s long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare’s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child. (Goodreads)

First Nation Resources

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Click on the image to take you to our Library Topic Guide on First Nations culture resources. This guide includes links to books, films, interview and websites.


Apps Download via the app on your Phone Login & password (only need once) More information 
EPlatform  Image result for eplatform logo Same login and password used for your school device Wheelers ePlatfom  
SORA Image result for sora logo Staff: swipe card number for both login and password Students: school device login number for both login and password Overdrive: SORA  

Newspapers and Magazines

Full digital copies of The Australian, The Courier Mail and other newspapers are available in digital format via the Library website or click here.

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Online copies of CHOICE magazine head to the Library website or click here 

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