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CBCA  Logo Hi ResGreetings, readers!  We are very excited to announce that next week is CBCA Book Week!  We have a range of great activities happening in the library to celebrate, so stay tuned for details.  Meanwhile, you can enter our special Book Week edition of the Library Quiz!

How to enter:  Fill in the form at the bottom of this post with your name, email address and the correct answers to all ten questions.

Entries which answer all questions correctly will go into the draw to win a book voucher from our literary friends at Readings book shop.  This competition will close at 10am on Friday November 30th and winners will be announced on the blog later that day.  You must be a Uni High student to enter this competition.  Good luck!

Quiz questions:

  1. What is the theme of this year’s CBCA book week?
  2. Vikki Wakefield is the author of short-listed book Friday Brown.  Which Australian state does she come from?
  3. Short-listed book The Ink Bridge is about a young boy who travels to Australia from Afghanistan.  What is his name?
  4. The Wrong Boy, which is in contention for the CBCA Older Readers Award, is the story of a young Jewish musician named Hanna who is sent to Auschwitz.  What instrument does she play?
  5. In Gus Gordon’s book Herman and Rosie, which is up for the CBCA Picture Book Award, what kind of animal is Herman?
  6. Another contender for the Picture Book award is The Coat, written by Julie Hunt.  Who illustrated this book?
  7. Sonya Hartnett, whose book Children of the King has been short-listed for the Younger Readers Award, has already won a CBCA Award with one of her previous books!  What was the title of her winning book, and in what year did it win?
  8. Doug MacLeod, author of the short-listed novel The Shiny Guys, suffered a catastrophic health event just after he finished writing the book.  What happened to him?
  9. Margo Lanagan, author of Sea Hearts, has also written a bunch of books using different names!  Tell us one other name that she has used to publish a book.
  10. Who is the author of the short-listed book Creepy and Maud?

Hello everybody!  We were delighted to be absolutely inundated with votes over the last couple of weeks as the Year y book covers battled it out for the prestigious People’s Choice Award.  Competition was fierce but when the votes were finally tallied one winner emerged victorious, taking out the award by a very slim margin!

We are very pleased, therefore, to present the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award:  Lily Chen of 7S3, who created a beautiful cover for Spirit Bound, the fifth book in Richelle Mead’s popular Vampire Academy series.  Feast your eyes of Lily’s artwork below:

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 The librarians also got involved, as we do each year, and had a wonderful time looking at all of the book covers before finally selecting three of our favourites for the Librarians’ Choice Awards.  Our awards went to: Rachel Seng of 7S2 for her colourful cover of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland; Ruby Edwards-Smith of 7B3 for her wittily zoological cover of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals; and Vanessa So for her kawaii but slightly blood-spattered take on Jackie French’s A Rose for the Anzac Boys.

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downloadAll of our clever Year 7 students have been hard at work designing covers for their favourite books, and our visiting illustrator Sue de Gennaro is going to pick the first and second prize winners as well as a list of Notables.   There will also be a Librarian’s Award for the design that the librarians like the best.

The most exciting part of the competition, though, is the People’s Choice category, and this is where you get to choose the winner!  Every Uni High student and teacher has the right to vote for their favourite book cover.  The design with the most votes will win a highly-sought-after prize and lots of critical acclaim.  Voting time is limited, so get in quick!

Voting is now closed!  Thanks for your votes everybody!

Library Blog Quiz Winners!

Posted: March 12, 2013 in Competitions

And-the-winner-isGreetings, bookworms!  We are a little late in announcing the winners of our International Women’s Day Library Blog Quiz due to this crazy weather melting our brains, and for that we apologize.  However, allow us to make amends by announcing that this week’s lucky (and smart) winner of a Readings book voucher is none other that Ms Emma Fehmel of Year 12.  Yay Emma!  Please come to the library and see Mr Castles to collect your prize.

Correct entries were also submitted by Long Xia Xu, Darcy Mitchel-Boxshall, and Rebekah Wu, all of whom should be congratulated for their book knowledge.  Runners-up are also eligible for a slightly less lavish but still very desirable prize, and should present themselves to the librarians to collect it (chocolate frogs may be involved).

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The start of March is an exciting time of year here at the library, because we are getting ready to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday March 8th.  International Women’s Day, which has been observed across the world since the early 1900’s, is a special day that celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future.  Obviously we at the library are particularly interested in celebrating women’s contribution to literature, and so the focus of our very first Library Blog Quiz for 2013 is on women and books.  Have a go at our quiz to test your knowledge of great women writers and strong female characters!

How to enter:  Fill in the form at the bottom of this post with your name, email address and the correct answers to all ten questions.  Entries which answer all questions correctly will go into the draw to win a book voucher from our literary friends at Readings book shop.  This competition will close at 10am on Friday March 8th and winners will be announced on the blog later that day.  You must be a Uni High student to enter this competition.  Good luck!

Quiz Questions
  1.  Name the Footscray-born Australian woman who is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter.
  2. What is the title of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel which follows the struggles of a young woman with anorexia?
  3. One of the most famous young women in literature is Anne Frank, whose diary is an important and heartbreaking record of the holocaust.  What country did she live in?
  4. What is the title of the latest novel by young Australian author Lili Wilkinson?
  5. And what animal is pictured on the cover?
  6. Famous Australian writer Melina Marchetta wrote an epic fantasy novel in 2008.  What was the title?
  7. Libba Bray is the author of many great novels, including the Gemma Doyle trilogy of historical fiction for young adults.  What is her real first name?
  8. What is the name of the Australian woman who wrote the novels Losing It and Chess Nuts?
  9. Name three books written by Australian author Randa Abdel-Fattah.
  10. How old was Australian author Isobelle Carmody when she started writing her first novel, Obernewtyn?
Competition closed!  See above for winners.

Library Blog Quiz Winner!

Posted: December 3, 2012 in Competitions

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Hello bibliophiles, and welcome to Monday!  Today we are super jazzed to (somewhat belatedly) announce the winner of our recent Library Blog Quiz.  This week’s winner, with an impressive knowledge of modern Young Adult literature, was Jackie Li.  Congratulations!  You can come to the library any time to claim your winnings.  Thanks and well done!

Ni hao, bookish folk!  It was recently pointed out to us by a commenter that we have not had a Library Blog Quiz for quite some time.  ‘Hmmmm,’ we thought, ‘You might have a point there’.  We checked back over our extensive archive and found to our horror and embarrassment that our last quiz was in Term 2!  We therefore rushed straight away to our secret library blog headquarters and cooked up some tricky questions for you.  As the year is starting to draw to a close, we are going to have a retrospective quiz to see how much you know about the YA hits of 2012.

How to enter:  Fill in the form at the bottom of this post with your name, email address and the correct answers to all ten questions.  Entries which answer all questions correctly will go into the draw to win a book voucher from our literary friends at Readings book shop.  This competition will close at 10am on Friday November 30th and winners will be announced on the blog later that day.  You must be a Uni High student to enter this competition.  Good luck!

Quiz questions:

  1.  This year saw the arrival of quite a few literary sequels.  Can you name Melina Marchetta’s third instalment in the Lumatere Chronicles, released this September?
  2. Okay, what about Isobel Carmody’s latest volume of the post-apocalyptic Obernewtyn Chronicles?
  3. And finally, what is the name of Leanne Hall’s awesomely dark and surreal sequel to her debut novel, This is Shyness?
  4. Which Australian YA novel, released in April of this year, features main characters called Abbie and Kane?
  5. Which book features a female protagonist named Tiff who says, excellently, “If you can’t get a boy, get a book, that’s my motto.”?
  6. Which award-winning Aussie YA psychological thriller of 2012 was authored by a Melburnian writer who now lives in Germany?
  7. The author of Beatle Meets Destiny published a new book this year.  What was it called?
  8. Which totally amazing YA novel of 2012 features two teenaged main characters who are both living with cancer?
  9. Which Australian novel, released in February of this year, features a girl who is trying to track down her favourite graffiti artist?
  10. Which illustrated novel, published in December 2011 (close enough!), was written by Lemony Snicket under his real name?

COMPETITION CLOSED: SEE ABOVE FOR WINNER!