SpineOut

SpineOut – express yourself. A place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site for teenagers.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The annual Premier’s Reading Challenge aims to promote a love of books and reading, and is aimed at students from Prep to Year 10. The PRC website has information about how to join the Challenge and find books lists.

Search the catalogue for titles from this year’s and previous year’s book lists: Year 7-Year 8, Year 9-Year 10.

Books in the Library’s collection from the Premier’s Reading Challenge are marked with a gold spot, to help you find them on the shelves.

Inside a dog

A website for young people about books – share book reviews, recommendations, creative writing and explore what is happening in YA publishing.

‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Young Australians Best Book Awards

The YABBAs are awarded by young Australians themselves. Children and young adults recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books, culminating in the annual Awards ceremony for the ‘Best Book’ in each age category.

The Conversation

An independent source of analysis, commentary and news from the university and research sector. Our team of professional editors work with more than 2,600 academic authors from 180 institutions.

Ergo

research, resources, results – a resource site for planning and writing essays, and research and study skills, with links to State Library of Victoria online historical resources.

Free Learners Practice Tests

Based on the official 2020 VIC Road to Solo Driving Handbook, the practice tests will give hints and explanations to help you through questions on road safety, traffic regulations, road signs and rules, and fines and limits, all of which you’ll see on your exam.

Other useful sites are:

VicRoads – Licences

Safer P-platers

Action Reads

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

When fourteen-year-old Alex Rider’s guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, he soon turns from schoolboy into superspy. Recruited into M16, he undergoes gruelling training. Then armed with secret gadgets, he is off on his first mission. Ages 10+

I am number four

Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore

Three are dead. Who is number four? John Smith is an extraordinary teen who has hidden on Earth for ten years masking his true identity to elude a deadly enemy sent to destroy him. He will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet Lorien. John encounters unexpected life-changing events, his first love, powerful new abilities, and a secret connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Chaos walking series by Patrick Ness

Todd Hewitt lives in a world in which all women are dead, and the thoughts of men and animals are constantly audible as Noise. Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

Conspiracy 365 series by Garbielle Lord

On New Years Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning. They killed your father, they’ll kill you — you must survive the next 365 days. Hurled into a life on the run, the 15-year-old fugitive must somehow uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious death and a history changing secret. Cal’s enemies will do anything to make sure he doesn’t see his sixteenth birthday.