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Look here for articles from newspapers, journals, websites, encyclopedias and more.


eBooks and AudioBooks

Look here for over 1000 digital books!


Veronica Roth
Author of the Divergent series
2018 Brisbane Writer's Festival

Cally Black
Author of In all the dark places
2018 Brisbane Writer's Festival

Mark Smith (author) spoke to Year 9s and ran workshops for Year 8 classes. His writing has won a number of awards.  

Popular author Michael Gerard Bauer (with his book 'Don't Call Me Ishmael!') visits BBC for World Read-Aloud Day

Tristan Bancks spoke to Middle School students

Brisbane author James Moloney visits BBC

The Road to Winter' and the sequel 'Wilder Country' are very popular novels by Mark Smith - visiting author.

Jessica Townsend, author of 'Nevermoor' speaking at the the Brisbane Writer's Festival

Oliver Phommavanh, author of Thai-riffic speaking at the Brisbane Writer's Festival

Activities in the Library

Harry Potter Quiz

Harry Potter Quiz

Students selecting new Graphic novels from Zombster

Reading 'The Hobbit'

Mr Paul Brown (Headmaster) and Mr David Bell (Head of Middle School)

'The Hobbit'  Quiz

AR Pizza Party and 'Barnaby Brocket' Quiz

Semester 1

Audible Audiobooks - Special Free Access During School Closure!

Audible has given all its stories free to stream on desktops, laptops, phones or tablets while schools remain closed, so you  might like to enjoy an audiobook with them while you’re at home.

These are the categories of audiobooks:

40 Tweens

69 Teens

27 Literary Classics

33 books in French

69 books in Japanese

These last 2 categories could be useful if you want to practice your language skills!

There are more audiobooks and ebooks available to you if you click on the 'ebooks and audiobooks' picture to the left!


The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can now be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.

Books into Movies


Artemis Fowl 
by Eoin Colfer

Expected release date:
 May 29, 2020

What it's about: The sprawling sci-fi universe of the Artemis Fowl series —begins with our wacky prodigy of a lead, Artemis, kidnapping a beloved elf-fairy with the help of his bodyguard and holding her hostage for a hefty ransom.  A story full of action, often referred to as “Die Hard” with fairies!

Who's Starring:  Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad, and Judi Dench

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Expected release date:
August 2020              

What it's about:  A young silver dragon teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy on a journey through the Himalyas to search for the rim of Heaven

Who's starring:  Freddie Highmore, Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Expected release date:
To be confirmed              

What it's about:  Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his life turned upside down on discovering that his late uncle wasn't a mild-mannered banker, but instead a field agent for MI6. Soon, Alex himself is dragged into the world of espionage and intrigue.

Who's starring:  Otto Farrant in the lead role, with a supporting cast including Line of Duty's Vicki McClure, Broadchurch's Andrew Buchan and Game of Thrones' Stephen Dillane. 

About Us

Library Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 7.30 am to 4.30 pm


Library Email

Library Phone
07 33093621


Book Week: Find Your Treasure

2018 Book Week
Theme:  Find your Treasure

Holiday Reading

Book to Film Adaptations

Whodunnit - focus on crime fiction

Happy Birthday Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published 20 years ago.

Book Week 2017 - Escape to Everywhere

Photo Competition to celebrate
Queensland School Library Week 5 - 9 March

Reading Initiatives



Literary Excursions

2019 Kids' Lit 

2019 Kids' Lit

 Year 8 CBCA Readers Cup

Year 7 CBCA Readers Cup

2019 Brisbane Writer's Festival

Jessica Townsend - Nevermoor

2018 Brisbane Writer;s Festival

Veronica Roth - Divergent

2018 Kids' Lit

2018 CBCA Readers Cup

2018 CBCA Readers Cup

Year 7 Network Readers Cup

Year 8 Network Readers Cup

Year 9 Network Readers Cup

Year 9 Network Readers Cup

Year 10 Network Readers Cup