Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Books for Secondary – October, 2011

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta Blood sings to blood, Froi . . . Those born last will make the first . . . For Charyn will be barren no more. Three years after the curse on Lumatere was … Continue reading

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New Books for Primary – October, 2011

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle ‘I am an artist…’ begins Eric Carle’s vibrant tribute to the creative life. And just like an imaginative child, this is one artist who paints the world as he sees … Continue reading

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Rick Riordan’s ‘Son of Neptune’ trailer

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Art Spiegelman’s ‘metaMAUS’

25 years ago, Art Spiegelman published the ground-breaking graphic novel Maus.  A complex, personal and raw account of the relationship between a father and son, Maus is also considered to be one of the difinitive narratives on the Holocaust and … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Notes and Trailer for ‘The Accidental Princess’

Teachers’ notes are now available for Jen Storer’s delightful The Accidental Princess.  Download them here. Inside the lilac hedge, two sets of glittering emerald eyes observed Matilda through the heart-shaped leaves.  ‘It is the princess!’ whispered a tiny voice . … Continue reading

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Dystopia – barren, bleak and disturbing or is there room for hope?

Danielle Binks is a graduate of the RMIT Professional Writing and Editing program and has spent three years as a book reviewer for major Australian publishers. You can find Danielle’s blog at alphareader.blogspot.com. Dystopia – an imagined place or state … Continue reading

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Review – Strike a Pose, Daizy Starr

Review by Jeff Jackson from Pender’s Grove Primary School. Anyone who has dreamed of what they wanted to be or compared themselves with their talented peers would see themselves in Daizy, an eleven year old working out who she wants … Continue reading

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