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Introducing the 2019 Top Reads team

 

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We’re thrilled to introduce you to the 2019 Top Reads team.

What is the Top Reads team? Members of this team are keen readers who stop by each month to recommend a favourite read for the month, and they’re all kids like you!

INTRODUCING:

Anna, 10, VIC
Anna loves using technology at school and learning about science and the environment, issues she cares deeply about. She likes to read fiction and non-fiction books about animals because she has three pets at home – two cats and one dog. Anna’s hobbies are tennis, swimming and gymnastics.

Nicholas, 10, VIC
Nicholas likes to read most types of fiction. He also reads information books about technology and how the internet is changing, improving and going faster. Nicholas picks up a picture book now and then too because he enjoys using the pictures as clues to work out the meaning, he finds them playful and he can relate to the real-life scenarios that often feature in these texts. He plans to take up tennis as a sporting activity very soon.

Xavier, 10, NT
When he’s not reading, Xavier enjoys riding his bike, swimming and playing soccer. He is obsessed with video games, especially Yo-Kai Watch! When he grows up Xavier wants to be a doctor.

Lewis, 10, WA
Lewis loves reading, particularly entertaining/funny books and adventure stories. When he isn’t reading he loves music, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lego, scooting, fishing, kayaking, and playing with his younger brother.

Matilda, 10, NT
Matilda loves fiction, fantasy and mystery books, and hery favourite series is Harry Potter. She loves all school subjects. She’s into netball, swimming and dance, and she’s also the junior school dance captain.

Céití, 9, WA
Céití loves spending time with her chocolate labrador Flynn. She enjoys all sorts of reading and writing, playing her violin, cooking and playing water polo. Her favourite series at the moment is Harry Potter, and her favourite book is Whimsy and Woe.

Anishka, 9, QLD
Anishka loves writing poems and reading books. She started composing her own poems when she was 4 years old. She is  involved in raising funds for Heart Research and Foundation through ‘Jump Rope for Heart’. She is also involved in a meditation group in the community.

Fergus, 9, WA
Fergus loves to play Lego with his brother, ride his bike, code, play with his dog and read. His favourite genres are action, adventure and magic. He has three favourite series: Ranger’s Apprentice, Brotherband and Harry Potter.

Albie May, 7, NSW
Albie May loves funny books — like Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas (which is about a vegetarian piranha) as well as books with made up words in them. She loves reading funny jokes out loud from The Ha Ha Bonk Book.

Rory, 7, WA
Rory loves to spend his day playing Lego, reading, coding and riding his scooter. His favourite authors are JK Rowling, Sally Rippin, Andy Griffiths and Jack Heath. His best place to read is in his bunk bed. When he grows up, he wants to be an archaeologist.

Look out for the first book recommendations for 2019 on the last day of February!

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TOP READS: November 2018

Welcome to the FINAL Top Reads for 2018! At the end of each month — from February to November — members of our Top Reads team recommend fantastic books.

A huge thank you to everyone on our team for this year*, we’ve loved seeing your recommendations. (Top  Reads will be back in February 2019.)

Add these titles to your Christmas wishlist or visit your local library — settle in for some great holiday reading …

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you’d like even more recommendations, browse all through all our Top Reads ever!

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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TOP READS: October 2018

Where did October go? Here we are staring November down, and our Top Reads Team is back with some recommendations for you. Get into these great stories:

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you’d like even more recommendations, browse all through all our Top Reads ever!

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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Top reads: September 2018

Here we are at the end of September already, and our Top Reads team members have some fabulous recommendations for your holiday reading! Check out these great books:

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you’d like even more recommendations, browse all through all our Top Reads ever!

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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TOP READS: August 2018

Here we are at the end of Book Month. We’ve been hearing about wonderful Book Week events all across the country—dress-up book parades, visiting authors & illustrators, bookish quiz events, book swaps, and so much more.

What better way to round off August than by grabbing a stack of recommended books? Members of our Top Reads team have a great selection for you this month. Try these top titles:

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you’d like even more recommendations, browse all through all our Top Reads ever!

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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TOP READS: July 2018

Here we are at the start of Term 3, and every booky person knows that TERM 3 IS THE BEST TERM. Term 3 includes Children’s Book Week — and for many schools that means a dress-up book week parade, and libraries sometimes have visiting authors or illustrators, and everyone around Australia celebrates good books!

If you need to work on building up your reading muscles before Book Week, our Top Reads team* have some great books to add to your reading list.

This month we welcome a new team member, Matthew (age 10), who joins the team as Vivaan is stepping down. A big thank you to Vivaan for his recommendations this year.

You can read about Matthew here.

And now, here are the must-reads for July:

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you’d like even more recommendations, browse all through all our Top Reads ever!

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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TOP READS: June 2018

It’s chilly at Alphabet Soup — if it’s cold where you are, we hope you have a cosy corner (or a patch of sunshine) and stack of good books …

It’s the last day of the month, and you know what that means? More booky recommendations from our Top Reads team!* Add these titles to your ‘must read’ lists:

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you’d like even more recommendations, browse all through all our Top Reads ever!

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!