This month sees both Children’s Week and International Day of the Girl Child. With these in mind, I thought I’d look at books told from the point of view of children, particularly girls. Many of you will be familiar with The Girl, the Dog and the Writer series by Katrina Nannestad, and this month the … Continue reading Through the Eyes of a Child
This month, in honour of Science Week, our focus is all things science. I absolutely loved science at school, and as a teacher one of my favourite subjects to take as an ‘extra’ was science. In my experience, people of all ages are fascinated by ongoing discoveries about the way the world – and the … Continue reading A Moment of Science Please
And, before you know it, it’s Term 3! Having been a secondary teacher in NSW, just the thought of Term 3 makes me feel tense. Hopefully you’re feeling on top of things and all set for a great term. This month I wanted to highlight a few books that may have slipped under your radar. … Continue reading There goes the first half of the year!
Whenever you start a new job there’s always a wealth of material to get on top of. Even when you’re experienced in an industry, there’s always new processes to learn & people to meet. But transitioning from one industry to another is whole other level of learning curve; a parabola if you will, where I … Continue reading Hello! from the new Education Manager
Frances Watts and David Legge have been collaborating on children's books for years. They've gotten so used to working alongside each other that, when working together on their most recent book, David Legge said 'the line between writer and illustrator was well and truly blurred to the point where I’m not sure where some of … Continue reading The story behind It’s a Story, Rory!
Australians across the country will rejoice at the news that the beloved children's book, Diary of a Wombat, is coming to the stage - again! In 2017, over 50,000 people saw this stunning production based on the multi-award-winning picture book by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and illustrator, Bruce Whatley. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest … Continue reading Diary of a Wombat set to entertain schoolchildren during the July school holidays
If I Was Prime Minister, by Beck and Robin Feiner WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER? The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups weren't in charge? What … Continue reading WIN a copy of If I Was Prime Minister for your class!
Welcome to The Great Tiger Tea Party, a chance for everyone to experience the magic of the tiger at teatime! Host your own Tiger Tea Party, we will send you a Great Tiger Tea Party Kit, a copy of The Tiger Who Came to Tea Party Book plus a copy of The Tiger Who Came … Continue reading Host your own Great Tiger Tea Party
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington, the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru, with this brand new picture book Paddington at St Paul’s, along with the reissued anniversary-edition collection. Scroll down to see the full list of delightful new Paddington covers. For your chance to go into the draw to win a copy of Paddington … Continue reading WIN the Paddington 60th Anniversary collection
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss With the school holidays ahead, we thought we’d take the time to remind you why reading a book can be one of the best boredom-eliminating activities for children (and a welcome … Continue reading School Holiday Reading Recommendations