RSO September 2021

Welcome to Riverbend Standing Orders for September 2021.

We are delighted to bring to you a great selection of titles.

Kind Regards, Pauline and Trish

Picture Books

Big Dog, Little Dog – Sally Rippin; illus. Lucinda Gifford (3+ dogs, blended families, friendship, learning to get along, flexibility, cooperation, family unit)

Maxine – Bob Graham (4+ family, acceptance, being yourself, heroes, Teacher Notes)

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name – Sandhya Parappukkaran; illus. Michelle Pereira (4+ identity, fitting in, learning new skills, friendship, acceptance, difference, diversity and inclusion, Teacher Notes)

Who’s a Goose? – Scott Stuart (3+ animals, humour, collective nouns, patience)

Primary Fiction

Bailey Finch Takes a Stand – Ingrid Laguna (8+ finding your voice, family, loss, courage, environment, community, Teacher Notes)

Mel and Shell – Julia Lawrinson (8+ Australian history, friendship, conflict, bullying, forgiveness, family, Teacher Notes)

Poison for Breakfast – Lemony Snicket (9+ prequel, cautionary tale, mystery clues, humour, life lessons)

The What on Earth Institute of Wonder – Lisa Nicol (9+ animals, environment, endangered and rare animals, community, cooperation, friendship, family, magical realism)


Middle School Fiction

Always (Felix & Zelda #7)- Morris Gleitzman (10+ the importance of family, racism and persecution, the power of love, the abuse of power, the notion of treasure, narrative structure, narrative voices, Teacher Notes)

Banjo Tully – Justin D’Ath (11+ contemporary, rural communities, farming, environment, climate change, horse-riding, protests, activism, politics, Australian identity, friendships, family, diversity, road trip, Teacher’s Notes)

The Raven Heir – Stephanie Burgis (11+ fantasy, magic, secrets, triplets, family, quest narrative, royalty, adventure, action, twisty)

The Summer We Turned Green – William Sutcliffe (11+ environmental activism and protests, complacency, impassioned call to arms, family drama, humour, social satire)

Secondary Fiction

Defy the Night – Brigid Kemmerer (14+ fantasy, dual narrators, conflict, family, friendship, death and dying, grief and loss, politics, romance, secrets, sickness, survival, suspense, first in a series)

It’s Not You, It’s Me – Gabrielle Williams (14+ contemporary/historical, body swap genre, twists and turns, serial murders of the 80s, family, destiny, second chances, letting go of the past, humour)

My Eyes Are Up Here – Laura Zimmerman (14+ body image, body dysmorphic disorder, friendship, first love, family, sporting, participating in life, standing up to bullies)

Take Me With You When You Go – David Levithan and Jennifer Niven (15+ family violence, contemporary, siblings, missing/runaway teenagers, LGBT characters, friendships, romance relationships, epistolary (via emails), strong language, some violence, dual narrators, two authors)

Adult Fiction

Believe in Me – Lucy Neave

Snow Country – Sebastian Faulks

Primary Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Bailey Finch Takes a Stand – Ingrid Laguna (8+ finding your voice, family, loss, courage, environment, community, Teacher Notes)

Pax: Journey Home – Sara Penny Packer (9+ animals, healing power of love, chosen families, home, war, love, foxes, courage, reliance, bond between humans and animals, sequel)

Poison for Breakfast – Lemony Snicket (9+ prequel, cautionary tale, mystery clues, life lessons)

The What on Earth Institute of Wonder – Lisa Nicol (9+ animals, environment, endangered and rare animals, community, cooperation, friendship, family, magical realism)

Middle School Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Always (Felix & Zelda #7)- Morris Gleitzman (10+ the importance of family, racism and persecution, the power of love, the abuse of power, the notion of treasure, narrative structure, narrative voices, Teacher Notes)

Banjo Tully – Justin D’Ath (11+ contemporary, rural communities, farming, environment, climate change, horse-riding, protests, activism, politics, Australian identity, friendships, family, diversity, road trip Teacher’s Notes)

The Raven Heir – Stephanie Burgis (11+ fantasy, magic, secrets, triplets, family, quest narrative, royalty, adventure, action, twisty)

The Summer We Turned Green – William Sutcliffe (11+ environmental activism and protests, complacency, impassioned call to arms, family drama, humour, social satire)

Secondary School Fiction (Boys Only Pack)

Anything But Fine – Tobias Madden (15+ identity, gay characters, ballet, romance, friendships, secrets, diverse characters, coming out (being outed), sexual references, bullying, toxic friendships, racism, some swearing, underage drinking)

Defy the Night – Brigid Kemmerer (14+ fantasy, dual narrators, conflict, family, friendship, death and dying, grief and loss, politics, romance, secrets, sickness, survival, suspense, first in a series)

The Book of the Baku – R.L Boyle (15+ contemporary (but also) paranormal, family, trauma, mutism, death and dying, secrets, flashbacks, art & artists, horror, scary stories, inspired by myths &legends, violence & swearing, suspenseful thriller, dark themes)

The Upper World – Femi Fadugba (15+ thriller, time-travel, quantum physics, poverty, racism, free will, ability to see into the future, gun violence, Netflix adaptation, Author Article)

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