Secondary Book Club


Secondary Book Club

The Kids’ Bookshop x VATE


Join with Erin, owner of The Kids’ Bookshop and teacher librarian, and Emma, VATE’s Education Officer, as they unpack and explore a diverse assortment of YA texts suitable for use in the English classroom and for recommending to high school students. With an emphasis on diverse Australian voices, Erin and Emma will lend their insights and experience to celebrating the ways the texts can be best applied in the classroom to engage reluctant readers and whet the reading appetite of the most voracious readers, as well as complement or substitute novel studies being undertaken in your school. Come along and add your voice to the discussion or simply tune in to hear how you may like to employ the texts in your classroom.

In the second meeting of the book club, the texts in focus will be Take a Bow Noah Mitchell by Tobias Madden and The Raven's Song by Zana Fraillon and Ben MacDibble.

Event Information

The cost for the Secondary Book Club is $55. The cost of this professional learning activity includes copies of the titles discussed (mailed to the listed address) and access to the Zoom event and recording.

Thursday 10 November, from 4 - 5pm live on Zoom. A meeting link will be sent to you prior to the event.

VATE members can register through the online event portal here.

Registrations close Tuesday 11 October.


For more YA text recommendations, check out VATE's podcast, YA Book Stack.


Mailing address (for any books to go to)


Once you have filled out and submitted this form you can then contact the VATE office to arrange payment for this event. The cost to attend this event is $55.

The VATE office is available to contact via telephone from Tuesday - Thursday, 9am - 4:30pm on (03) 9411-8500.