Monthly Archives: November 2012

Literature Circles with Cathy Snowdon

November 22nd saw us host the very first workshop for our newly graduated Penguin Teacher Academy, here in our Melbourne office. 30 educators gathered for a whole day intensive professional learning, focussing on Literature Circles with Cathy Snowdon. Participants spent time work-shopping, … Continue reading

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Enhanced eBook of Today We Have No Plans by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker

A busy week, a slower day brings time to dream and time to play. From the creators of the much-loved All Through the Year comes a journey through a week in the life of an Australian family, celebrating those precious … Continue reading

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Celebrating 200,000 Copies – Our Australian Girl!

We are delighted to announce that the Our Australian Girl series has now sold 200,000 copies! We know that many teachers and librarians have been using the OAG series in their classrooms and libraries, to support the teaching of Australian … Continue reading

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New Books for Secondary – November 2012

Reached – ALLY CONDIE Cassia’s journey began with a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait … Continue reading

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New Books for Primary – November 2012

The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – JEFF KINNEY The wait is over! You can finally reply yes when your students ask if its available yet! Book 7 in the Wimpy Kid series has arrived! In The Third Wheel, love … Continue reading

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Literature Circles – Cathy Snowdon shows us how.

Penguin Teacher Academy is excited to announce a special workshop, focused entirely on Literature Circles in your classrooms and libraries – facilitated by guest speaker Cathy Snowdon. This workshop has places for 30 people and is a full day, hands on professional development session … Continue reading

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A Girl Like Me – Penny Matthews

Their lives couldn’t be more different, but Emmie can’t help liking Bertha Schippan. She’s funny and knowing and wild, and she distracts Emmie from the monotony of farm life in their tiny, isolated community. But, as Emmie soon discovers, Bertha … Continue reading

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