Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Flywheel: Book Review

Title: The Flywheel
Author: Erin Gough
ISBN: 9781742978178

Classification: Fiction
Themes: choice, friendships, sexuality/sexual identity

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Lennie the Legend: Book Review

Title: Lennie the Legend: Solo To Sydney By Pony
Author: Stephanie Owen Reeder
ISBN: 9780642278654

Classification: Fiction based on an historical event
Themes: history, determination, goals, Australia

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Cloudwish: Book Review

Title: Cloudwish
Author: Fiona Wood
ISBN: 9781743533123

Classification: Fiction
Themes: love, magic/wishes

Sunday, 10 July 2016

A Single Stone: Book Review

Title: A Single Stone
Author: Meg McKinlay
ISBN: 9781406368161

Classification: Fiction
Themes: cult-like towns

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Freedom Ride: Resources

Normally I would do a page of activities and resources for books shortlisted for Book Week but in the case of Sue Lawson's Freedom Ride there are many resources available so I have decided to include a page of online/digital resources as a separate post. 
The majority of these resources are available for FREE.

Please remember that these resources, which included video footage, do contain images of deceased aborigines. Discretion is advised when considering the appropriateness of using the photographs and videos specifically in your classroom. I would recommend sending a note home advising of the content you will be covering.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Freedom Ride: Book Review

Title: Freedom Ride
Author: Sue Lawson
ISBN: 9781925126356

Classification: Fiction based on factual events
Themes: freedom, small town living, 60s, Aborigines, equality

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Inbetween Days: Book Review

Title: Inbetween Days
Author: Vikki Wakefield
ISBN: 9781922182364

Classification: Fiction
Themes: confusion, small town living

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Suri's Wall: Book Review

A wall that hides what's on the other side because the children are too short...until one day Suri can see over the wall and must decide whether to tell the others...


Sunday, 3 July 2016

Activities for Book Week are Coming!

A quick message to let you know that activities will begin appearing in the coming week for books nominated in the Short List for Book Week 2016 - Australia: Story Country. I have found this year it has been more difficult to track down the books but have managed to get hold of more of the older reader books this year so there will be activities for them too. I have almost finished collecting activities for:
* Suri's Wall
* Ride, Ricardo, Ride!
* Freedom Ride

And a few others I am currently working on. Keep an eye out - Book Week is next month!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Ride, Ricardo, Ride!: Book Review

Title: Ride, Ricardo, Ride!
Author: Phil Cummings
ISBN: 9781742990736

Classification: Fiction with historical reference
Themes: family, war, memories
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