St Michael's Primary School - Kaleen
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Tyrrell Circuit
Kaleen ACT 2617

Phone: 02 6241 4022

Library News - Erin Hardwicke

Chief Minister's Reading Challenge 


It is wonderful that so many of our students are taking part in this year's challenge. Remember that listening to an audio book counts as one book towards your total. Writing a book review also counts as an additional book/entry. Keep up the great work!


We have created our own St Michael's account within SORA so we can purchase additional titles that our students are currently enjoying reading. These tiles are available only to our students. When logging in to SORA students will not need to do anything different. The titles appear in the catalogue seamlessly so there is no need to do anything differently when searching or borrowing.

All Harry Potter titles are on unlimited loan, so no wait times, until the end of this month. 

Coronavirus: A book for Children 


Axel Scheffler (illustrator of the Gruffalo) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. It is free for anyone to read as an ebook or print out.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

  • What is the coronavirus?
    • How do you catch the coronavirus?
    • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
    • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
    • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
    • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
    • What can I do to help?
    • What’s going to happen next?

Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.