Monthly Archives: November 2011

Review – Kill All Enemies by Melvin Burgess

Review by Suzanne O’Connor from St Vincent’s College in NSW. This is a novel that is neither comfortable nor comforting to read.  However, it probably should be read by everyone who has contact with any person under eighteen.  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Christmas books

It is almost that time of year again and as the term draws to a close, it’s nice to share some Christmas stories with your students.  Here are some of our most popular. Mr Men: A White Christmas by Roger … Continue reading

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Review – The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon

Review by Peta Egan from Ormiston College. A picture book is truly an art form and Aaron Blabey’s new offering, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon, certainly fits the bill. From the very first page, the reader is captured by … Continue reading

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Extract – Crossed by Ally Condie

Ally Condie’s Crossed, the much-anticipated squel to Matched, has finally arrived in Australia.  Condie’s dystopian thriller quickly became a favourite with female teen readers, detailing the main character, Cassia’s, struggle to free herself from the rigid society she was raised … Continue reading

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Have your students entered the Morris Gleitzman competition?

Would you like Morris Gleitzman to visit your school?  Morris has a very special competition for your primary students. Dear Young Writers, Would you like me to visit your school with am armful of signed books? Here’s how you can … Continue reading

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Penguin Kids’ TV – Episode 11

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Teachers’ Notes

Teachers’ notes are now available for the following titles: The Perfect Present by Fiona Roberton Henry has the Perfect Pet – a duck call Spot – who thinks he’s found the Perfect Present for Henry’s Birthday.  But when the big … Continue reading

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