Monthly Archives: March 2014

Teaching notes for This Star Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl

Diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of twelve, Esther (Persian for ‘Star’) Earl was an exceptionally bright and talented – but very normal – teenager.  She lived a hope-filled and generous, outwardly focused life as she navigated her physical … Continue reading

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Do You Dare Series – Student Response

We are big fans of student artwork in response to reading here at Penguin Teachers’ Academy, so we had to share with all of you this gorgeous photo of a diorama for The Bushranger’s Boys by Alison Lloyd, from a year … Continue reading

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10 Minute Film Festival – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

March 20th, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s much loved and globally celebrated book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There is no doubt this gorgeous book has become a timeless and well known classic. To help you celebrate, … Continue reading

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Tigerfish – David Metzenthen Book Trailer

From best-selling and award-winning author David Metzenthen comes a powerful new novel. Better in here, they think. Safe and sound. No shocks and no surprises. Twenty-one degrees Celsius all year round. But outside Sky Point Mall, no one is safe. … Continue reading

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Resources for Cultural Diversity Week 2014

Cultural Diversity Week  this year will run from 15 to 23 March 2014. You can find fantastic resources for school activities HERE Below is a list of just some of our books for both primary and secondary students that might assist … Continue reading

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New Books for School – January, February, March 2014

We apologise that it has been some time since we shared some of our beautiful new books with all of you! We thought we might wait and round them all up in one easy to find post for you all. … Continue reading

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Penguin Teachers’ Academy Day – March 5th 2014 RESOURCES

Thank you to those of you who joined us for our Professional Development Days for Teachers and Librarians at The Wheeler Centre on March 5th 2014. Many of you have asked us to share resources from the day and we … Continue reading

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