Category Archives: Historical

SBS Online releases first-ever interactive graphic novel

As part of SBS’s multi-platform recognition of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and 40 years of Vietnamese resettlement in Australia, SBS has released an interactive graphic novel based on the acclaimed story The Boat by Nam Le.  … Continue reading

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2015 Penguin Teachers’ Academy Catalogue

  We are delighted to announce that our Penguin Teachers’ Academy Educational Resource Catalogue for 2015 has arrived and is ready to be shared with all of you. This year our team have created a catalogue that features a selection … Continue reading

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#notsilent

On Tuesday 14 April, Penguin Random House will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death alongside The Anne Frank Trust. Anne Frank’s story offers us a poignant insight into one of the darkest periods of history, yet also … Continue reading

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Books and Resources for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is an important event for students and teachers and there are some fabulous resources available for use in the classroom and the library. We have collected our favourites to share with you. The Soldier’s Gift ILLUSTRATOR: JANE TANNER / AUTHOR: … Continue reading

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Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

Winner of the Readings New Australian Writing Award 2014 Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human. The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories … Continue reading

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New books for Primary School – November 2014

Tim and Ed AUTHOR: URSULA DUBOSARSKY/ ILLUSTRATOR: ANDREW JOYNER By the much-loved storyteller Ursula Dubosarsky comes this bouncing story about two cheeky koalas brought to life by Andrew Joyner’s classic artwork. Here is Tim. And here is Ed. Same ears, same eyes, … Continue reading

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New books for school – August/September 2014

We have some beautiful new books to share with you, suitable for all ages, for the months of August and September. We hope you enjoy sharing them with your students. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get … Continue reading

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