Author Archives: PTC

Books and Resources for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is an important event for students and teachers and there are some fabulous resources available for use in the classroom and the library. We have collected our favourites to share with you. The Soldier’s Gift ILLUSTRATOR: JANE TANNER / AUTHOR: … Continue reading

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 – The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

It’s that time of year again, the month we all look forward to because it means we have a brand new story in the phenomenally bestselling  series, responsible for engaging reluctant readers world wide. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid … Continue reading

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Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

Winner of the Readings New Australian Writing Award 2014 Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human. The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories … Continue reading

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Inspiring True Stories

When visiting a secondary school recently, we overheard a group of students discussing the fact that one of the students chose only to read inspiring true stories to help keep their ‘first world problems’ in perspective. It was a heartening conversation … Continue reading

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New books for Secondary School – November 2014

Atlantia AUTHOR: ALLY CONDIE Published:06/11/2014 Rio dreams of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia and living in the world Above. But all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, leaving Rio stranded … Continue reading

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New books for Primary School – November 2014

Tim and Ed AUTHOR: URSULA DUBOSARSKY/ ILLUSTRATOR: ANDREW JOYNER By the much-loved storyteller Ursula Dubosarsky comes this bouncing story about two cheeky koalas brought to life by Andrew Joyner’s classic artwork. Here is Tim. And here is Ed. Same ears, same eyes, … Continue reading

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Stuff Happens – Student Reviews

  Our brand new series Stuff Happens has been a huge hit with parents and teachers who are looking for contemporary reads that have the added bonus of subtly teaching emotional literacy and empathy. With four titles in the series … Continue reading

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