The Flywheel: Book Review

Title: The Flywheel
Author: Erin Gough
ISBN: 9781742978178

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

Suri's Wall: Teaching Ideas

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...


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

Cloudwish: Book Review

Title: Cloudwish
Author: Fiona Wood
ISBN: 9781743533123

Classification: Fiction
Themes: love, magic/wishes

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas: Book Review

Brian isn't like other piranhas. He isn't into meat and all that. What Brian loves is fruit and veg...but can he convince his friends of the tasty food they haven't tried?


A Single Stone: Book Review

The chosen few works in the tunnels collecting the mica but is are they chosen by chance or design? And what of the rest of the world?

Freedom Ride: Resources

Preparing to use this book in your classroom as an integrated studies unit? Need some resources and teaching ideas to get started? Read on..

Freedom Ride: Book Review

Robbie does as he's told. He doesn't argue...much...just goes with what is easiest. Then Robbie meets Barry who is full of new ideas and ways of looking at the world and the people in it. But what happens when Robbie's own family don't agree?

Inbetween Days: Book Review

Title: Inbetween Days
Author: Vikki Wakefield
ISBN: 9781922182364

Classification: Fiction
Themes: confusion, small town living

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...

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!

Ride, Ricardo, Ride!: Book Review

Riding through the streets. A family happy and close. Then the Shadows come...will the bicycle ever be ridden again?