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!
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 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!
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
Sydney 18 and 19 September Melbourne 20 and 21 September HarperCollins Childrens Book’s are offering schools a FREE author visit opportunity From the award-winning author of The Princess and the Foal and The Island of Lost Horses comes a heart-warming new novel about the unbreakable bond between a young girl and her beloved animals. Inspired by real-life … Continue reading Bestselling New Zealand author Stacy Gregg visits Australia with new novel
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
It's Refugee Week this week, from Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June, a week dedicated to raising awareness across Australia about the issues affecting refugees. The week's theme, taken from the national anthem, "with courage let us all combine" is a call for unity – so in the spirit of the event, we've chosen some truly powerful … Continue reading 9 Powerful Stories to Read During Refugee Week
Would you and your students like to review books? This is a chance to get the kids excited about reading! The MAGIC BOOK Project! We will send you a copy of your choice of the 4 books promoted, accompanying teachers’ notes, plus 25 chapter samplers for your students to read. Reviews We would like students to … Continue reading The Magic Book Project