by Isla Huffadine

Library News

There’s a change in the air. Autumn is upon us and Term One is drawing to a close. With school holidays fast approaching, it’s time to pop into the library and select your holiday reading! There are some fabulous titles on display in the library foyer, each one thoughtfully selected with a range of interests and abilities in mind. Whatever lights your fire, there is something here for everyone!

Image by: Isla Huffadine

Meanwhile, ANZAC day (April 25) will come and go over the school holidays this year, so I’ve taken the opportunity this week to dig down into our collection in search of some literature to mark the occasion. The recounts, poetry and photography provided in this collection paint a picture of adventure, patriotism, love and loss. Despite the passing of time, stories of human experiences of The Great War and its aftermath continue to reflect contemporary themes with which we are all able to connect.

Mrs Ranby recommends…

When Our Jack Went To War by Sandy McKay — Image by: Isla Huffadine

A fictional account of a real life tragedy, When Our Jack Went To War is based on the author's research into the death of her own great uncle, who died in 1917. Told through letters written between two brothers, Jack and Tom, Sandy McKay conveys how war affects everyone – it's a superb meditation on war and its devastating effect on soldiers and their families.

A powerful, moving story for young teenagers, set in World War One.