The Riverbend Schools' Teacher-Librarian Bookclubs are coordinated by Pauline McLeod, our Children's and YA Literature Specialist. They meet once a month on a Thursday night. Dates are sent out at the beginning of the year. The Book Clubs run from March to October and participants receive a Certificate for 8 hours of Professional Development.
Primary Schools Teacher-Librarian Bookclub is held from 5-6pm. Members read one picture book and one primary fiction each month.
Secondary Schools Teacher-Librarian Bookclub is held from 6.30-7.30pm. Members read one secondary fiction each month.
More about Riverbend & Schools can be found here.
Our discussions can be found here.
Expression of Interest
Please register your interest below and Riverbend staff will notify you when space opens up in one of the groups you've selected.
Please note: joining our bookclubs requires an annual membership fee of $100, to be paid before you start in order to secure your place.
Secondary Teacher-Librarians Reading in March 2017
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
Primary Teacher-Librarians Reading in March 2017
I'm Going to Eat This Ant by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant. Seared like steak or squished in a sausage ...sundried, salted or sliced ...But watch out, anteater! While you're salivating, this sneaky ant has got an escape plan up its sleeve ...Take one starving anteater and one slippery ant, and you have the super ingredients for a hilarious, stylish story. Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Chris Haughton and Steve Antony - minimalist illustrations with tonnes of humour.
Operation Rhino by Lauren St John
The fifth African adventure in Lauren St John's bestselling THE WHITE GIRAFFE series. When Sawubona's white rhinos are attacked, the poachers leave behind a terrified calf. Devastated but determined to help, Martine and Ben agree to take the rhino baby to a sanctuary near the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. But the sanctuary is hiding a precious secret - one that must be guarded from the poachers at all costs. When the secret gets out, Martine and Ben find themselves in the fight of their lives to save one of the rarest animals on earth. But who can they trust? A magical and heartwarming adventure about saving endangered species.