Monthly Archives: March 2013

RUN by Tim Sinclair Book Trailer

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Teacher Review for Song in the Dark by Christine Howe

Song in the Dark – Christine Howe Anyone looking for a gripping and gritty read for young adults should look at this extraordinary novel with its themes of love, betrayal, forgiveness, addiction and especially hope. Paul is a teenager who … Continue reading

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Teaching notes available for download…

We are delighted to share with you free teaching notes for the following two new titles, Song in the Dark by Christine Howe and Runaways by Sherryl Clark. Song in the Dark by CHRISTINE HOWE Where do you end up when … Continue reading

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New books for School – April 2013

I’m a Dirty Dinosaur ILLUSTRATOR: ANN JAMES AUTHOR: JANEEN BRIAN From award-winning author Ann James and illustrator Janeen Brian comes this gorgeous rhyming picture book about a naughty little dinosaur who loves to get dirty. Bright simple illustrations and rounded corners perfect … Continue reading

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Somerset Literature Festival 2013 – A pictorial

The Somerset Celebration of Literature is a three day festival on the Gold Coast, bringing literature alive for students from Prep to Year 12. Over 30 authors from around Australia run interactive sessions and workshops for both students and adults. It’s a great … Continue reading

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Resources Great Expectations Film – Teaching Notes

Great Expectations will screen on March 7th 2013. For those of you teaching Great Expectations in your classrooms, the film promises to breathe further life into an already well loved novel. ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) and Metro Magazine in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Creating a Dirty Dinosaur… Ann James

Later this month we will be able to share with you all a delightful new picture book from author Janeen Brian and illustrator Ann James. I’m A Dirty Dinosaur is a charming and fun romp of a picture book, perfect for read aloud … Continue reading

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