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The Book Nut, Episode One

Hosted by Tehani Wessely

Guest Alex Pierce

Recorded Monday 12 September 2011

Alex’s favourites

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (studied with Year 10)

The Outsiders by SE Hinton (studied with Year 8 )

(she also sneaks in a reference to her Pirates of the Caribbean unit – for more information on that, check out the Swancon EduStream page!

Books Alex would love to teach

Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Liar by Justine Larbalestier – Tehani would love to do this one too! Warning, if you plan to read this one, just do it – don’t find out ANYTHING about it first!

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Tehani’s favourites

Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden (studied with Years 9 and 10)

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (studied with Year 10)

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare (studied with Year 10) – Alex dislikes it!

Books Tehani would love to teach

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman

The Changeling by Sean Williams

Pearl versus the World by Sally Murphy (illustrated by Heather Potter)

Other books mentioned

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne/p>

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Pagan’s Crusade by Catherine Jinks

Riddle of the Trumalar by Judy Bernard-Waite

Troubletwisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

Mister Monday, (Keys to the Kingdom series) by Garth Nix

Tehani semi-regularly updates her page of recommendations of spec fic for school libraries, which might be of interest.

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