About Riverbend and Schools
At Riverbend Books we believe that books and reading are central to all of our lives. Libraries provide the heartbeat for schools and Riverbend Books aims to contribute to the efforts school staff put into making libraries and schools vibrant places of learning. We are determined to provide schools with good quality literature for children, representative of both local and international authors.
We offer a variety of services to schools and Teacher-Librarians including:
Bookchats for Teachers, Students and Parents
Bookclubs for Primary and Secondary Teacher-Librarians coordinated by Pauline McLeod
The Whipper Snappers Bookclub run by Jane Sullivan caters to kids in years 5 to 7, with ages varying from 9 to 12
The Bright Young Things Bookclub run by Jane Sullivan caters to teenagers in years 8 to 12, with ages ranging from 13 to 17
OUR Schools TEAM
Pauline McLeod is Riverbend’s Children's and Young Adult Specialist. In 2015 she was awarded the ABA Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children's Bookselling. A Teacher-Librarian and former English and History teacher Pauline worked for over a decade as a coordinator of The University of Queensland Library's outreach program UQL Cyberschool. She has a Master of Arts in Children's Literature and has a special interest in Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer Boyle has loved working with Teacher-Librarians at Riverbend for fifteen years and has acquired an extensive knowledge of the challenges that Teacher-Librarians face in their vitally important roles within schools. What many don't realise is that she is also a talented ceramicist, painter and photographer with successful exhibitions under her belt. Check out her work here: jenniferorland.com.
As well as Patricia Buckley and Lisa Norman, photos and biographies forthcoming.