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SMC Book Clubs are a great way to meet like-mided readers and discuss a range of books in a relaxed, comfy setting.

Visit the student reviews page to see what your peers have loved, or submit your own review.

More book review sites

Inside a Dog

A place for teen readers to find great reads, share their reviews, discuss book news and win prizes.

SpineOut

An online magazine, SpineOut includes student book reviews, author interviews, competitions and more.

ReadPlus Review Blog

Reviews of recently published books for children and young adults.

ReadPlus Database

Search for books by genre, theme and age level. Login at the top of the page using these details and click on the ‘Search’ link on the menu bar.

Premiers Reading Challenge: Booklist for Years 7-9

A list of quality and popular books suitable for students in Years 7-9. Use the menu on the right hand side of the page to browse selected categories.

Goodreads: Young Adult

An online community of book-lovers who read, review and recommend books.

Love2Read: YA Book Blogs

A list of links to blogs covering all aspects of Young Adult books and reading.

E-readers, iPads, smartphones, tablets & laptops can all be used to view our ebooks. See the instructions below for info on how to register, or click on the image above to start browsing if you already have an account.

Register for an eBook account

It’s easy!

Creating an account:

  1. Visit https://smcwa.wheelers.co/account/register
  2. Fill in the Registration Form
  3. Wait for an email from the SMC Library Staff to say your account has been activated.

Borrowing and Reading eBooks:

Visit https://smcwa.wheelers.co/help and read the information under the ‘How do you read eBooks?’ heading.

 

More free eBook sites

Classic Reader – Young Readers

A large selection of classics such as Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book and the Wizard of Oz.

Lit2Go

A huge range of classic stories for children and young adults, including Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty and Great Expectations.

Smashwords

Thousands of free (and paid) ebooks. Select the ‘Young Adult or Teen’ category from the left-hand menu, then click on the ‘Free’ button.

We Tell Stories

Six interactive stories – you -choose the direction the story takes.

Inanimate Alice

A popular digital novel for teens told in episodes.

Free eBooks Online for Teens and YA

A list of links to sites that offer free ebooks suitable for teens.

Project Gutenberg Australia

Browse an extensive list of free ebooks by title and author, or scroll down to find ‘special interest’ lists of ebooks available from the site.

Project Gutenberg Australia – Children’s Literature

Classic children’s literature in ebook format.

Sense and Sensibility

A graphic novel adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.

Open Library

Free ebooks to read online or borrow (sign-in required).

Coming Soon

Recommended books sorted by genre (Action, Fantasy, Humour, Mystery etc).

More recommendations

Australian author websites

Jackie French (Historical fiction)

Belinda Murrell (Historical fiction)

Kate Constable (Realistic fiction, fantasy)

Morris Gleitzman (Humour, realistic fiction)

Sue Lawson (Realistic fiction)

Kate Forsyth (Fantasy)

International author websites

Cathy Cassidy (Realistic fiction)

Scott Westerfeld (Dystopian, fantasy)

Deborah Ellis (Realistic fiction)

Neil Gaiman (Fantasy)

Marcus Sedgewick (Fantasy)

James Patterson (Action/Adventure)

Award Winners

If you are interested in reading books selected by experts in the fields of children’s and young adult literature for their high literary quality, or selected by young readers themselves as being highly enjoyable, you might want to check out the award-winning books on the following sites:

Children’s Book Council of Australia

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards

Young Australians Best Book Awards

Newbery Medal (American) Present winners   Past winners

Keep up to date with events, competitions, new resources and more via the SLRC blog.

Online reading communities

Inside a Dog

A place for teen readers to find great reads, share their reviews, discuss book news and win prizes.

SpineOut

An online magazine, SpineOut publishes a range of student work including book reviews, artwork, photos and more. You can also vote for your favourite books, answer polls on hot topics and enter competitions to win great prizes.

Epic Reads

Created by HarperCollins publishers, this online community allows users to take quizzes, watch videos, and keep up-to-date with the latest book news. Please note this is an American site, so unfortunately Australian residents cannot enter the competitions.

Creating Book Trailers

Digital Storytelling

Young Writer’s Award
Enter the competition, or check out the writer’s toolbox for some great creative writing resources.