Pets and Animals
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by SLAV Connects
3d ago
Huge thanks to everyone who joined us for our SLAV online Book Club on Wednesday May 15th, 2024, to discuss the topic: Pets and Animals. There are so many iconic books featuring animals that we were absolutely inundated with book recommendations from many attendees, which is always a good sign! We had everything from pet dogs, to horses and wolves, to dingoes and whales, and pirate’s parrots. We even had some pets join our session; two cats and four dogs. Our lovely members really brought their all with a flood of recommendations, with many new texts suggested alongside some classics and littl ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club – March 20th, 2024 – Award Winners.
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by SLAV Connects
2M ago
Our thanks to those who were able to join us for our SLAV online Book Club on Wednesday March 20th, 2024, to discuss the topic: Award winners. We all purchase award winners for libraries but what are the titles that really work with young people? We asked our members to share relevant Award Listings they have found to be successful in helping them choose titles for their libraries. As always, you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us and we had a great deal of fun! This was our second book club meeting for 2024, and we want to say a very special thank you to all who attend and c ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club February 15th, 2024 – Books Worthy of Reconsideration
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by SLAV Connects
3M ago
Our thanks to those who were able to join us for our SLAV online Book Club on Thursday February 15th, 2024, to discuss the topic: Books Worthy of Reconsideration. We asked members to share with us titles we may have forgotten or overlooked and as always, our members had so many wonderful contributions to share with us and we had a great deal of fun! This was our first book club meeting for 2024, and we want to say a very special thank you to all who attend and contribute to these informal and informative meetings. We cannot wait to see you all at our next meeting, your generosity is greatly a ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club – September 7th, 2023 – New Adult
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by SLAV Connects
8M ago
Our thanks to those who were able to join us for our SLAV online Book Club on Thursday September 7th, 2023, to discuss the topic: New Adult. We absolutely encourage you to reach out to the wonderful Jenny at The Younger Sun as an invaluable resource in this area, for further information and recommendations. The staff at The Younger Sun are incredibly knowledgeable! As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated. Join us again in term four where our topics will be: Thursday October 12 – Topic: Promotional Tactics T ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club – August 8th, 2023 – Fantasy.
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by SLAV Connects
10M ago
Our thanks to those who were able to join us for our SLAV online Book Club on Wednesday August 8th, 2023, to discuss the topic: Fantasy. We absolutely encourage you to reach out to the wonderful Jenny at The Younger Sun as an invaluable resource in this area, for further information and recommendations. The staff at The Younger Sun are incredibly knowledgeable! As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated. Join us again on September 7th, 2023, to discuss the topic ‘New Adult’. This was our fifth book club meeting for 2023, and ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club – June 15th, 2023 – Fiction to Enrich Curriculum Areas.
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by SLAV Connects
11M ago
Our thanks to those who were able to join us for our SLAV online Book Club on Thursday June 15th, 2023, to discuss the topic: Fiction that enriches a curriculum area. Fiction related to a curriculum area can enrich a student or a teacher’s understanding. What fiction explores, explains or develops the readers insight into an area – history, science, art – there are lots of possibilities. Both Tye and Jenny focussed on General Capabilities for this meeting, but if you need more suggestions, we absolutely encourage you to reach out to Jenny at The Younger Sun as an invaluable resource in this a ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club May 17th, 2023 – Horror.
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by SLAV Connects
1y ago
Our thanks to those of you able to join us for our Wednesday May 17th online book club meeting to discuss the topic: Horror. We asked – What constitutes horror? Why does it work? Is it just shock value (look at what I am reading!) or are these stories that truly resonate? When is it just too much for young readers? As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated. We were also delighted to be joined, once again, by the fabulous and knowledgeable Jenny from The Younger Sun Bookshop in Yarraville. This was our third book club meeting ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club – March 22nd, 2023 – Graphic Novels.
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by SLAV Connects
1y ago
Our thanks to those of you able to join us for our Wednesday March 22 online book club meeting to discuss the topic: Graphic Novels. Graphic novels offer so much – award winning, artistic, meaningful they are a broad and inviting genre but they can also be confronting and culturally inappropriate. We asked – What are the best and what are the worst to be avoided? Where do you source them?Where are they kept in your library? As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated. We were also delighted to be joined, once again, by the fabulous ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club – February 16th, 2023 – Book to Film Adaptations
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by SLAV Connects
1y ago
Our thanks to those of you able to join us for our February 16th, 2023 online book club meeting to discuss books that have been made into films. As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated. We were also delighted to be joined by Jenny from The Younger Sun Bookshop in Yarraville. The Younger Sun have created a beautiful window (pictured above) to celebrate our first book club meeting! Jenny’s List can be downloaded here.  This was our first book club meeting for 2023, and we want to say a very special thank you to all who have ..read more
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SLAV Online Book Club – November 17th, 2022 – Sport
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by SLAV Connects
1y ago
Our thanks to those of you able to join us for our November 17th, 2022, online book club meeting to discuss sport titles. As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated. This was our last book club meeting for 2022, and we want to say a very special thank you to all who have attended and contributed to these informal and informative meetings. We cannot wait to share the Topics we have planned for 2023 and look forward to welcoming you all back to SLAV Online Book club next year! Disclaimer: The lists generated as a result of Book Club ..read more
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