There are lots of different kinds of books that children can choose to engage with. For most kids, particularly younger ones, the most engaging books will be those specifically written for them. Sometimes, however, they will find books written primarily for adults more appropriate. With this in mind, for this month’s blog I have chosen … Continue reading Books for All!
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
As a secondary English teacher, I've long been exposed to the war around the usefulness of creative writing in the classroom, particularly as students head into their last years of school. However, there is a great deal of research to suggest that giving children the time, space and tools to engage in meaningful creative writing … Continue reading Time to Get Creative
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
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP ... On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more going on than Ben could ever have imagined. An enchanting new collection of fully illustrated … Continue reading WIN a copy of The Magic Bookshop!
A captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about the magic of books and the power of the imagination. Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly's adventures become very real. … Continue reading WIN a copy of Pages & Co.
Beck and Matt Stanton’s best-selling Books That Drive Kids Crazy! series aims to make reading fun and encourages reading as play so that kids can enjoy themselves while learning valuable literacy skills. These books create an engaging read-aloud experience in the classroom or at home, and are guaranteed to delight adults and children alike with … Continue reading WIN a set of Books That Drive Kids Crazy! series
Jackie French has advocated for matching a child with their 'magic book' for a long time. She speaks about the concept of the 'magic book' as the one that turns non-readers into readers. You know you've found it when a child holds it close to them and doesn't want to let it go. When … Continue reading WIN a collection of Jackie French primary books!