The school year has started (Already?! Wasn't Christmas only a few days ago?) and schedules are quickly filling up. For parents, there might be nerves about the first day of school for young ones, or the hectic last year of school for teenagers. For students, this might not be their favourite time of year at all. … Continue reading Get the right start to the year with these resources!
At a certain point during every round of school holidays, parents have exhausted all interesting ideas and children are bored beyond belief. That point might be now, or it might be approaching rapidly. Fear not – we’ve got a wonderful list of school holiday activities that will entertain a wide range of ages. Whether your … Continue reading Reclaim the School Holidays with These Awesome Activities
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Creative writing isn't the easiest for all students. We interviewed superstar children's author, Stacy Gregg, and asked for her best writing tips for young writers. Based on her new novel, The Thunderbolt Pony, Stacy shares her insight on: What makes her characters memorable? Why is place and setting important in her stories? How to get … Continue reading Creative writing tips for your students with Stacy Gregg
Looking for a new series to recommend to your child or students? You have to check out Darkmouth, a monstrously funny debut from the new star of middle-grade adventure, Shane Hegarty. Shane Hegarty was the Arts Editor of the Irish Times, but left to be a full time writer after Darkmouth sold in a frenzied auction … Continue reading Darkmouth
To celebrate Reading Hour on Thursday September 14, we are giving you the chance to win one of two special edition Dr Seuss Beanbags & “The more that you read” decal perfect for that special reading corner . PLUS a copy of What was I Scared Of ? By Dr Seuss A very special, spooky … Continue reading WIN one of two special edition Dr Seuss Beanbags!
Finding Your Path is a handbook for the transition from school to adulthood. "One of the greatest advantages of this day and age is the range of opportunities at your fingertips. But this also means an overload of information and choice! Not to mention the different pressures from either school or parents. The daunting question “What … Continue reading Would you like Amba Brown to talk to your graduating students?
MAGIC BOOK PROJECT REVIEWS DUE 8 SEPTEMBER 2017 HOW TO SEND YOUR REVIEWS Please scan hardcopy reviews and email firstname.lastname@example.org All electronic reviews to be emailed to email@example.com VIDEOS Send your videos in the following formats: mp4 or m4a (usually this is the format from a smart phone, iPad or computer camera). Clearly label your … Continue reading The Magic Book Project: What Next?
The Shop at Hoopers Bend is a story with a distinctively Australian flavour, infused with eucalyptus smells, cicada sounds, and nostalgia for simpler times. Written by Emily Rodda, one of Australia’s premier storytellers, having authored or co-authored over ninety books for children, this atmospheric tale centres around a forgotten country shop and the serendipitous events which bring it … Continue reading Reviews: The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda
The Centre for Youth Literature is a national leader in the sphere of youth literature programming, this year they held their 12th Reading Matters Conference. It was an invigorating two days where the audience celebrated literature and storytelling, while discussing topics as diverse as activism, personal identity, the fantastic, relationships and much more. HarperCollins authors Alison … Continue reading Recap: Reading Matters Conference 2017