Monthly Archives: October 2012

Meet Alison Lester and Marc Martin

Penguin Teachers’ Academy is delighted to present the chance to attend a workshop, demonstrating a plethora of ways to use the delightful books of these two very talented author/illustrators. Not only will we be showing you ways in which you can best … Continue reading

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Evil Belly Button Fluff?!? Aaron Blabey confronts lint behaving badly.

From the award-winning author of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Sunday Chutney and The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon comes  The Dreadful Fluff. Quirky, imaginative and irrepressibly funny, Aaron Blabey’s newest picture book is the perfect read aloud book to share with … Continue reading

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100 Story Building: A Brighter Future for Marginalised Young Writers

The 100 Story Building responds to social needs in the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne. Our social purpose is to improve wellbeing and opportunities for socio-economically disadvantaged children and young people. We will do this by engaging these children and young people (aged … Continue reading

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Gobbledygook is Eating a Book! – Justine Clarke, Arthur Baysting and Tom Jellett

Something is coming. Can you see? It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be? Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledygook! It’s ripping up pages and eating a book!   Justine Clarke, Arthur Baysting and illustrator Tom Jellett have created the perfect … Continue reading

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eBook and resources for Blueback – Tim Winton

Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he’s ever seen. When … Continue reading

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2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards announced

The winners of the 2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced. Congratulations to Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo for winning Book of the Year in the category – Young Children – for the book Come Down, Cat! (Viking) This … Continue reading

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Teaching Notes – Battle of the Jade Horse by Alison Lloyd

Teachers’ notes by Dr. Susan LaMarca Battle of the Jade Horse is the sequel to The Year of the Tiger and, as such, it continues the story of two boys living during the Han Dynasty in Ancient China. It offers an accurate insight … Continue reading

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