Category Archives: Resources

March 2014 Off The Shelf – Out Now!

Our brand new edition of Off The Shelf has hit our Newsstand! Not using an Apple device? Never fear, you can download our PDF version HERE. In this issue we celebrate Jeff Kinney’s ability to engage such a diversity of … Continue reading

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10 Minute Film Festival – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

March 20th, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s much loved and globally celebrated book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There is no doubt this gorgeous book has become a timeless and well known classic. To help you celebrate, … Continue reading

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Off The Shelf Magazine – December 2013

The very last edition of Off The Shelf for 2013 is now live in the iTunes store, ready for free download in your Newsstand. If you already subscribe to Off The Shelf in Newsstand, simply check in and download the … Continue reading

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Too Many Elephants in this House!

In Eric’s house there were too many elephants – in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when … Continue reading

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Great Read Aloud Books for Children

We are huge advocates of reading aloud to students, children, adults, pets, furniture, (anyone who will stand still or happens to be passing by…) and we are pretty sure you are too. Ask most adults if they had a teacher, … Continue reading

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Off The Shelf October 2013 – Sick-Lit by Bec Kavanagh

Our latest edition of Off The Shelf is out now and available through Penguin Teachers’ Academy Newsstand in the iTunes store. For those of you without access to Apple devices, we will be sharing the articles in this edition of Off The Shelf right here on … Continue reading

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Penguin Teachers’ Academy now on Newsstand

  We are delighted to announce that Penguin Teachers Academy will now be delivering our teaching notes, units of work and our quarterly magazine – Off The Shelf, through Newsstand, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store. The … Continue reading

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New books for school September 2013

Starting School by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker  Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are all off to school for the first time.  Would you like to meet them and see how they go?  There are new friends to make, … Continue reading

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Teaching Notes for Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman

Written by Dr Pam MacIntyre – we are delighted to share with you all a comprehensive set of free, downloadable teaching notes for Morris Gleitzman’s fantastic new novel – Extra Time. Download teaching notes HERE.

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Teaching Notes for The Wishbird by Gabrielle Wang

Written by Erin Wamala – we are delighted to share with you all a comprehensive set of free, downloadable teaching notes for Gabrielle Wang’s beautiful new middle years novel, The Wishbird.  Download them HERE.

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