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 Author Visit from Sue Whiting

Junior School and Senior School students and staff look forward to the annual Author visit. Later this year both Junior and Senior school will welcome Author Sue Whiting to present her books and writing process.

Sue Whiting is a local author who writes for both young adults and children. Sue is a former primary teacher who worked in the publishing industry before leaving to write full-time. She is a highly experienced speaker who loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages. We encourage students to borrow and read Sue’s books ready for her visit.

Look out for Sue’s new books coming soon to the library – Portraits of Celina a Senior School read and picture book Good Questions a Tale Told Backwards. Check out the below Sue Whiting books!

Mrs Helen Luke – Teacher Librarian 

Kindergarten to Stage One

Beware the Deep Dark ForestSue’s award-winning picture book sees main character Rosie over come obstacles and challenges to rescue her pup from the deep dark forest.

Platypus This picture book is part of the Nature Story series which combines story with factual animal information. Mrs Luke strongly recommends this picture book for Australian animal fans like herself.

A Swim in the SeaA Swim in the Sea is all about Bruno’s first day at the beach. Bruno soon discovers that the beach is full of wonder and fun.

A Strange Little MonsterThe Aussie Nibbles series found in the Junior Fiction section is a great series for beginning Stage 1 chapter book readers. Sue’s book about Sasha the monster that is a little bit different is very heart-warming.

 

 

Stage Two 

Freaky As you know, Mrs Luke does not like scary books but she really enjoyed this scary adventure story. Mrs Luke does not want to give away too much but the combination of a dangerous plant and spiders kept her reading to the end.

Stage Three 

Missing Mrs Eagleton and Mrs Luke both read this book last year and couldn’t put it down. A book for Stage Three and up, it is full of mystery and adventure.

The Book of ChanceMrs Luke devoured this book over the weekend and desperately wanted to discover the family mystery that Chance the main character discovers. The story is set in Wollongong so locals will love recognising many known landmarks as they enjoy this story.

 
 
Senior School

Get a Grip, Cooper Jones Cooper’s dad is a mystery to him and he want to know more. When Abbie arrives in town Cooper discovers he’s not the only one with problems. Cooper must face his fears to save his friend. This is a fast paced adventure.