Library Corner

Book & English Week 2021 - The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 

Last week we celebrated Book Week with lots of fun competitions and activities including an online cartoonist/illustrator talk to our Junior School from Mandy Ord. Find out more about Mandy’s fantastic work here. During Book Week the CBCA Book of the Year award winners were held. Julia Gillard AC announced the winner in the Young Adult category, ‘The end of the world is bigger than love’ by Davina Bell. This is available both in print and eBook(sign in with GEC Google account) at the GEC library. Information about all the winners and awards can be found at 


Student Book Review

Wings of Fire: An Autobiography Of Abdul Kalam by Arun Tiwari & Abul Kalam
A really captivating biography, with details that would have rarely been heard of before. It contains information from the legend himself APJ Abdul Kalam and also from other writers. The book contains a lot of factual information alongside accounts of what Abdul Kalam thought of events.
Review by Bhrugu P Year 10

Online Resources

Check out the library’s website for information about our online resources available to all students. Digital books are available through the Wheelers platform at and students can request, borrow, reserve items using their GEC Google account. Contact the library if you have any questions or would like to know more at

Glen Eira Council – My Brother Jack Awards 

The Awards recognise the outstanding literary achievements of people who live, work or study in Glen Eira. Prizes are awarded for short stories and poetry in the categories of Primary; Junior Secondary; Senior Secondary; and Open. More information can be found here. The My Brother Jack Awards are a celebration of local writing talent and the stories that shape our community. We would love to see as many entries as possible from students at GEC. There are some fantastic prizes to be won! Students can talk to their English teacher or library staff if they’d like to know more.

Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

Well done to those students who have completed the challenge and to those that have been reading and logging their books. The challenge only has a few weeks to go and will end on September 17th, so students please log all your books before that date.


Wear It Purple Day

On Friday 27 August, GEC celebrated Wear It Purple Day online. The GEC library has a great range of diverse books both in print and online. Borrow one of these great books on our Wheelers platform at

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Library Links

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Digital books:


Clare Murayama