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MacKillop College E-Book Libraries

Source: pdfconverter.com

Choose from one of our two E-Book libraries:

Option 1: Overdrive

For laptops follow this link:

https://stpaulsmacau.libraryreserve.com/

Sign in with your library card number (see library staff) and use your normal internet password.

 

For iPads follow the steps below:

Step 1 - Download the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store.

Step 2 - Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in.  If you are under 13 years you will not need to follow this step, just select I am under 13 years.

Step 3- In the OverDrive app, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu. Then, tap Add a library to find your library's OverDrive website. (search for 2444)

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

Step 4 - Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.  Use your library card number (for juniors it is an 8 digit number starting with 50 and for seniors it is an 8 digit number starting with 45),then enter your internet password to borrow a title.  

For a video overview of how to get started with an iOS device, check out our help videos.

For laptops and desktop computers

Go to the link below to access the Overdrive E-book library.  Use your library card number (for juniors it is an 8 digit number starting with 50 and for seniors it is an 8 digit number starting with 45),then enter your internet password to borrow a title.  On your bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title.

http://pmaclism.lib.overdrive.com

 

For iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Kindle Fire HD, and NOOK®HD/HD+.,you will need to download the app from the following link below and then search the app for our library.

http://app.overdrive.com/

 

Option 2: Wheelers

Image result for wheeler ebook app store

https://pmmaclism.wheelers.co/

To access the E-book library go to the link above.  You will need to be logged into your school email (school intranet).

To access the platform via an app, go to either of the following links (for Android or Apple devices) 

iOS devices – Apple Appstore:  http://goo.gl/dVe5ke

- go to find your library

- search for Mackillop College Port Macquarie

- tap on sign in and select login via SSO and enter your usual username and password

- select the book you wish to borrow and select loan now

- select read now

To read titles through your browser follow these steps.

  1. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  2. Select ‘Read Now’ to read desired titles via your web browser
  3. Add the title to your Favourites when the book is open to access it offline
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading again

To download and read titles (including all PDF titles) you will need to obtain an Adobe ID and download additional reader software, as follows.

  1. Obtain a free Adobe ID
  2. Visit the Apple App Store and install the Bluefire Reader or DL Reader app
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password to authorize the app
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  5. Select ‘Download’ to download desired titles, then select ‘Add to Reading List’
  6. Select 'Open in Bluefire Reader' or ‘Open in DL Reader’ to begin reading
  7. Add the title to your Favourites when the book is open to access it offline
  8. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading again, or follow steps 3-6 to borrow and download further titles

Android devices – Google Play: http://goo.gl/KS0U4L

Aaron Blabey

Aaron Blabey

Source : http://betterbuddies.org.au/bb-news/interview-with-aaron-blabey-for-book-week.phps

Interview with Aaron Blabey - a transcript on Aaron's ideas about books and reading

Author focus on Aaron Blabey - blog post about Aaron's achievements

Aaron Blabey in the writers studio - Aaron talks about his writing environment and inspiration 

 

Aaron's book "The brothers quibble" was read at this years National simultaneous storytime.

 

Aaron talks about they characters in his book "Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley"

Aaron talks about the ups and downs of illustrating his books.

Aaron Blabey pinterest board - You need to be a member of Pinterest to access this board

Sunday Chutney reading notes

Pearl Barley and Parsley Charley teaching notes

The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon reading notes

The brothers Quibble teaching notes

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Stanley Paste classroom activities

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The last Rangers Apprentice book - The Royal Ranger

John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger's Apprentice - but what has happened since you last saw Will and his friends might shock you! 

Will took an oath when he joined the Ranger Corps. Does it mean nothing to him now?

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible – even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path.

It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone – and it's a request Will cannot refuse. 

Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie – finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives? 

The final book of the Ranger's Apprentice series raises the stakes higher than ever. Is Will on his last mission for the Ranger Corps?John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the world of Ranger's Apprentice - but what has happened since you last saw Will and his friends might shock you! 

Will took an oath when he joined the Ranger Corps. Does it mean nothing to him now?

After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible – even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path.

It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone – and it's a request Will cannot refuse. 

Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie – finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives? 

The final book of the Ranger's Apprentice series raises the stakes higher than ever. Is Will on his last mission for the Ranger Corps?

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