Monthly Archives: August 2012

Melbourne Writer’s Festival and National Literacy and Numeracy Week Wrap Up!

A wonderful week for literacy Australia wide, with so much to see, do and participate in! Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program kicked off with the launch of the National Reading Hour on Saturday evening in BMW Edge. Author Felice Arena … Continue reading

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The Inky’s Shortlist Announcement 2012

It’s that time of year again, the Inky’s Shortlist has been announced and we are proud to congratulate our Authors for their inclusion on the list. The Inky Awards are Australia’s teen-choice awards as voted for online by the readers … Continue reading

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National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2012 ITS HERE!!!!!!!!!

It’s finally here! National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2012 has arrived. National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) is run by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. NLNW gives schools the opportunity to get involved in a range of … Continue reading

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GTAV Resources – Books for teaching History and Geography in your classroom.

Thank you to those who attended the GTAV Conference today and came along to attend Jane Godwin and Penguin Teachers’ session in which we suggested novels and books to assist with the teaching of history and geography in the classroom. … Continue reading

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Teaching Notes for Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon’s gorgeous new picture book Herman and Rosie (available in stores today) has some truly unique applications for the teaching of visual literacy in the secondary classroom. Teaching notes for Herman and Rosie are available for download HERE.

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The Boris series – Andrew Joyner Unit of Work

MEET BORIS! He lives with his Mum and Dad in Hogg Bay. Their home is a bus that once travelled all over the world but now stays put in their garden. Boris wishes the bus would travel again . . … Continue reading

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Congratulations! CBCA Awards 2012

We congratulate our authors and illustrators after today’s CBCA Award Announcement!  Winner – Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award  One Small Island AUTHOR: ALISON LESTER/CORAL TULLOCH Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck … Continue reading

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