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April: School Holiday Reading Recommendations

by Ashlee Simpson on 2023-04-03T08:51:00+10:00 | 0 Comments

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Prepare your pumpkin spice lattes, because snug season is falling upon us!

As we welcome on the Easter holidays, don’t forget to take home some of the newest books in our library collection! Here’s seven new titles to add to your autumn reading list: 

My Dream Time by Ash Barty

Tennis champion, First Nations woman, family-orientated, and remarkably talented; Ash Barty reveals all in her new memoir. After her retirement, her commitment to creating equal sport and education opportunities for Australian youth has inspired her to write this inspiring text of passion: ‘It’s a tennis story. It’s a family story. It’s a teamwork story. It’s the story of how [Ash Barty] got to where and who [she] is today’ (2022).
Available from the City Campus library. 





Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian women inventors and their extraordinary cycle wear by Kat Jungnickel 

Kat Jungnickel explores an illustrated evolutionary history of British women’s cycle wear and how the progression of sportswear was a vehicle of women’s liberation. Referred to as ‘a missing chapter in the history of feminism’, little was previously known about the revolutionary development of cycle wear for early feminists – working against conventional fashion such as skirts and dresses – this illustrated text demonstrates the remarkable development of women’s fashion (Google Books). 
Available from the City Campus library. 




The Practice of Qualitative Research: Engaging students in the research process by Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Qualitative research is a key element in the applied research process, where Hesse-Biber uses this text to guide readers step-by-stop through the process of collecting, analysing, designing, and interpreting qualitative research. This text is student-centered and uses mixed method research to encourage readers to undertake their research in the most effective manner. 
Available from the City Campus library.




Head and Heart: The Art of Modern Leadership by Kirstin Ferguson

Combining studies from leading thinkers in the field with her own research, Kirstin Ferguson illustrates the eight key attributes of a head and heart leader in leadership and business fields and provides the tools to measure your own approach. Thought-provoking and encouraging leaders to develop and refine their skills, Ferguson’s leadership approach has been tailored towards the new era of leadership.
Available from the City Campus library.





The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric: Techniques, Tutorials & Inspiration for the Innovative Designer by Laurie Wisbrun

A comprehensive handbook on the process of designing and printing fabric, this text walks readers through the entire fabric design process – from finding inspiration to how to design a pattern – and the different methods of printing on fabric. With simple step-by-step tutorials and leaning towards affordable, accessible methods of printing (Google Books), this is a must-read for aspiring designers.
Available from the East Campus library.



The Boy from Boomerang Crescent by Eddie Betts

The true account of Port Lincon and Kalgoorlie local-turned AFL star, Eddie Betts opens up about how the destructive legacies of colonialism affected his childhood, and how he turned it around to chase his footballing dreams. Playing 300+ games, kicking 600+ goals, Eddie Betts’ legacy has been penned in his latest biography.
Available from the City Campus library.





Inventors and Inventions by Duncan McCorquodale

This text provides an encyclopedic survey of the history of inventions. With chapters exploring early inventions, to inventions in domestic, entertainment, communication, engineering and transport, medicine, warfare, exploration, and agriculture/food, this is a comprehensive, refreshing guide to 'how some of today’s greatest inventions came about; whether by accident or chance' (Google Books).
Available from the City Campus library.



Words by Ashlee Simpson, Digital & Library Engagement Officer. 

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