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Sunday, 12 November 2017

From the blog: Jeannie Baker - Circle Exhibition

Jennie Bales shares her recent visit to the travelling exhibition of Jeannie Baker's artwork for Circle, her latest picture book on the migratory journey of the godwits.

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Imagine if ...

This week is a visual treat and provides a glimpse into the gallery at the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature. Join the Director, Belle Alderman, as she outlines a two-month exhibition and event celebrating Australian illustrators of children’s literature. A unique bringing together of outstanding art works from two prestigious collections.

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

From the blog: Literature circles

Pennii introduces a literary technique to encourage students to read and respond to a diverse range of books through group engagements and roles that encourage discussion from multiple perspectives.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

From the blog: Enter Cello – A fantasy world with a difference

This week, discover the fantasy word of Cello crafted by young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty. Jackie deftly shares her love of this trilogy and provides plenty of hooks as she details the nuances of an alternative world and the trials and tribulations of teenagers displaced between Cello and Earth.

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

From the blog: On my TBR pile

With some inspiration from past posts, Maureen Mann has returned to Australia to access and read some great Australian picture books that were sitting in her To Be Read pile. She shares her discoveries in this week's post.

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

From the blog: Nothing beats a good book!

Jenni Connor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to argue a case for the value of reading aloud to children. This week's post is a fitting follow up on sharing favourites, to explore the joys of oral reading to build a love of literature and language.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

From the blog: Some well-loved picture books

Patsy has found some gems on her bookshelf and shares ‘six of the best’ picture books worthy of hunting out – for both revisiting and discovery purposes.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

2017 Reading Challenge continues...

Earlier this year, Nella posted her personal reading list for the year covering a range of genres and types. She continues to challenge and encourage us to read outside our comfort zones and broaden our horizons. If you can't identify a title for each criteria then read on for some tasters from Nella's selections. There are some excellent leads for  further great reads from early childhood through to older teens to cap off the year. Are you up to the challenge?


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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Creativity with Nature

From the blog: Join Coral Tulloch, Tasmanian illustrator and children's book creator, on her mission to bring students and the natural world together through an innovative Natural Pedagogy program in Western Australia.

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

From the blog: All the Light We Cannot See

Leanne Rands has recently finished reading a book that she enjoyed so much that she had to write a blog post. Enjoy the post, find out about Anthony Doerr and All the Light We Cannot See and be inspired to dash out and get hold of a copy to read yourself.

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