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It might’ve felt like it was never going to arrive but it’s finally here: say hello to the end of term four and a well-deserved summer break. It’s time to recuperate, re-energize and reflect. And now that the lessons are almost over and exams are through, everybody can take some time for themselves and read whatever they want. It’s been another huge year for Off the Shelf, so we figured why not keep that ball rolling and take 2015 out with a bang. In this issue: we have limited success in getting Ickypedia creators The Listies to stay on topic; teacher Rebecca Johnson talks about a new approach to primary school science; we look at an exciting digital innovation in picture books; and John Boyne gives some insights into the creation of The Boy at the Top of the Mountain.
Thanks for your ongoing support of Penguin Teachers’ Academy. We have a lot of fun delivering such diverse content throughout the year, and we’ve loved getting your feedback at various festivals, conferences and events. We can’t wait to welcome you back in 2016, and we look forward to an even bigger and more exciting year ahead.