Category Archives: Watch

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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Teaching notes for This Star Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl

Diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of twelve, Esther (Persian for ‘Star’) Earl was an exceptionally bright and talented – but very normal – teenager.  She lived a hope-filled and generous, outwardly focused life as she navigated her physical … 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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New books for school – November 2013

We have some absolutely gorgeous books for you to share with students and friends this month, including a brand new book from the beloved Mem Fox and a very young edition of the Australian classic, Animalia! My First Animalia by GRAEME … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Augmented Reality is a fun and engaging way to teach students a vast array of subjects and is becoming an increasingly popular tool for teachers. With this is mind DK will release the first of two augmented reality titles in … Continue reading

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Andy Roid HQ is LIVE

Just in time for school holidays! Andy Roid HQ, the brand new interactive website designed to support the phenomenally successful series by author Felice Arena is live. Truly innovative in its design andyroidhq.com has an interactive comic strip with multiple choices options, … Continue reading

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The Fifth Wave – Rick Yancey

The 1st Wave Took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave Put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead. In the 4th Wave , You can’t trust that people are still people. … Continue reading

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Enhanced eBooks

The enhanced eBook market is growing daily and teachers and librarians are familiar with the engagement benefits found in the use of an enhanced eBook with students of all ages. Enhanced eBooks can be a fun introduction to a physical or paper book and … Continue reading

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