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
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!
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
With school holidays drawing to a close across Australia, we've assembled some fantastic author interviews to help you start the new term in the right way! For secondary students and modern history buffs comes James Moloney's newest novel, The Love That I Have. James explained the origin of this WWII romance in this letter. For … Continue reading August resource pack
Meet Lottie Perkins! My name's Charlotte, but you can call me Lottie. I'm a movie star. At least, that's my thing this week. Charlotte Perkins is seven years old and can't wait to grow up - if only she could decide what she wanted to be! Emerging readers will fall in love with this … Continue reading WIN a set of Lottie Perkins books for your school library
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!
Dear Teachers & Librarians, Like you, we are always looking for students to discover their perfect book! We are hoping you will take part in our Reading Project commencing Week 1 Term 3, 2018. We will send you a copy of your choice of the 4 books promoted, plus 25 chapter samplers for your students … Continue reading The Reading Project 2018
[os-widget path="/samantha33/4-books-on-offer" of="samantha33" comments="false"] His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda ISBN 9781460756188 August 2018 RRP 22.99 From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery. While on a history excursion, an ill-assorted group of four kids and their teacher … Continue reading The Reading Project 2018: All four books on offer