Monthly Archives: July 2012

Teachers’ Notes for Things A Map Won’t Show You – Pam MacIntyre & Susan LaMarca

An unforgettable collection of short fiction, poetry and comic art from Australia and beyond . . . A boy who tries to fly, a cricket game in a refugee centre, a government guide to kissing, the perils of hunting goannas, … Continue reading

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New Books for School – July/August 2012

Books for Early Years / Middle Years Too Many Elephants in this House – Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner In Eric’s house there were too many elephants – in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! … Continue reading

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Student Reviews – After by Morris Gleitzman and The Rumpelgeist by Fiona McIntosh

After – Morris Gleitzman Felix is a thirteen year old Jew in World War II. His parents and best friend Zelda have been murdered by the Nazis. Now he hides in a barn, looked after by a man called Gabriek. When … Continue reading

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The great eBook debate – A remarkable collection of essays.

In our visits to schools and conferences, we are always inevitably asked questions about eBooks. What is happening with them? How many of our titles are available? When will picture books be available as eBooks? How do we see them affecting … Continue reading

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When We Were Two had been brewing in my head for a while. I’d always liked the idea of a road trip story. I liked the idea of the journey itself lending a certain pace or tempo to the narrative,…

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A Forest – Marc Martin

With Sustainability being an important cross curricula priority for the new Australian Curriculum, we will be highlighting here at Penguin Teachers’ Corner Blog, titles in our list that lend themselves to teaching and learning activities for these priorities. A Forest … Continue reading

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Have you met Boris yet?

All teachers’ will testify to having a student just like Boris in their classrooms. He is the student who means well and tries hard but sometimes gets the message a little confused in the delivery… Andrew Joyner has managed to … Continue reading

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