Gayby Baby (2015)

"A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the lives of families who are needlessly politicised" - Benjamin Law Meet Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham, 10 to 12 year-olds, each coping with growing up. As they navigate challenges of school, sport, friends and their futures, they do so within loving homes and with caring parents …
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Cimabue

Cimabue, original name Bencivieni di Pepo, born before 1251 died 1302, painter and mosaicist, the last great Italian artist in the Byzantine style, which dominated early medieval painting in Italy. Almost nothing is known of the life of this legendary medieval artist. He worked together with other artists on mosaics, decorating churches in Florence, Rome…
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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west of Scotland. The island was so small it remained nameless. There were no roads, houses or electricity on this small island. In Summer, Cressida's family stayed on the island for four weeks and in the Spring they stayed on the…
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Jacaranda Snow

For more than eighty years, Jacaranda trees have been a living symbol of Australian children. In the 1940s and 1950s maternity hospitals like Jacaranda Maternity Hospital in Caringbah, New South Wales, sent new mothers home with a baby and a Jacaranda seedling. "Mrs Haxton would carry the baby to the car followed by a nurse…
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Sensitive Santa

At this time of year, things can get hectic, a little louder and brighter. Santa's ho ho ho's and bell ringing bring delight to the nearby children in the shopping centres. Everything is blingy, noisier and the chaotic rush of present buying, grocery shopping and the endless activities from morning to night, permeates the air…
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What We Discussed: The Wondrous Society of Reading

GENRE (a style or category of art, music or literature)  At The Wondrous Society of Reading the top five genre's favoured by our members were: Horror Fantasy Adventure Mystery Thriller The Wondrous Society of Reading Book Club encourages children to read for pleasure, however, we would like to gently introduce children to other genres such as Historical, Dystopia…
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Lets Party Like It’s 1988

November is a month-long party at Watsonia Library. Like Marty McFly we are going back - Back to the Future with a movie night of course - complete with popcorn and jaffas! Back to the Future The fun starts with Watsonia Library's Annual Craft Fair. There will be a range of locally made craft items and…
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