Sunday, 2 December 2018

Rhyming Dust Bunnies: Book Review

The dust bunnies learn about words that rhyme...along with one or two that don't rhyme when Bob tries to tell them something very important!

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Australia Illustrated: Book Review

Australia brought to you in...picture form. Explore the things that make each Australian state special.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Invisible Jerry: Book Review

Jerry feels invisible. No one ever sees him...that is until someone special comes along.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Wild Buildings and Bridges: Book Review

Nature designs - People copy. Take a look at how architects are inspired by the world around them when looking for unique concepts to solve problems.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Girl with the Dragon Heart: Book Review

Can Silkie, a girl with a knack for telling stories that works at a little chocolate shop, find out the secrets of the fairies before it is too late?

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

If I Die Before I Wake: Book Review

Sleep. It lasts longer than the average person for those cursed. A chance encounter - will it end forever?

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The People Awards: Book Review


History is full of people who saw something and then decided to do something about it. Come and met a collection of 50 individuals whose thoughts, ideas, inventions, and accomplishments changed the world.

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Thursday, 9 August 2018

The Princess Curse: Book Review


A curse for only a princess, or two, or twelve. Reveka knows something strange is going on with the 12 princesses and she is determined to solve the mystery and win the reward to fulfil her own dreams.

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Bug Lab for Kids: Book Review

 
Bug Lab. Enter the exciting world of entomology. From how to catch, observe, and keep specimens.

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Step into Magic: Book Review

Shoes that will decide the fate of a kingdom at war. Friendships will be questioned; loyalities will be difficult to determine. And in the middle is Karina - a girl with no idea about the world she has landed in.

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Power to the Princess: Book Review

Power to the Princess by Vita Weinstein Murrow. Read the review at Miss Jenny's ClassroomPower to the girls by changing the way traditional tales are solved. Forget about Prince Charming; these girls take the power to make their own destiny.


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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Undertow: Book Review


Eila has her world turned upside down in an instant. Suddenly nothing and nobody is what they seem. Worse still is that she doesn't know what is coming for her or why.

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Finding Granny: Book Review

Finding Granny - a story of losing and then finding someone you love due to a stroke. Read the book review at Miss Jenny's Classroom.Finding Granny. Edie's fun loving, snuggling, creative, awesome Granny isn't Granny anymore. Will she be able to find her Granny again with time?


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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Pom-Pom Pick-Up Activity

Pom-pom balls, mini-tongs, cups, and a bowl. An activity to develop fine motor skills with your preschooler.

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tug of War: Book Review

Tug of War by Naomi Howarth. A tale of learning about true strength. Read the review at Miss Jenny's ClassroomTug of War - strength and smarts. All Tortoise wanted was to make the already lovely sunny day perfect by making friends. He didn't expect to be turned down.


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Friday, 15 June 2018

Bugs: Book Review

Bugs (Amazing World Series) by LJ Tracosas. Come and read the review on Miss Jenny's Classroom and buy a copy too!Amazing bugs! While bugs have some things in common they can also wildly different. Come and get to know 20 crazy bugs!


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Monday, 11 June 2018

Nonni's Moon: Book Review

Nonni is far away. Nonni is on the other side of the world. Beanie misses her very much and wants to be in contact every day - how will she solve the dilemma?

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

The Starfish Talisman: Book Review

Starfish. Necklace. House on the hill. It all seems a little normal at first...and then it seems a bit strange...and then it seems just a little bit...well, terrifying!

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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Jenny Cooper: Meet the Artist

Jenny Cooper. New Zealand based illustrator. Interview with Jenny Cooper about her work on My Grandfather's War. Read the interview on Miss Jenny's ClassroomJenny Cooper is the guest interviewee for this Meet the Artist post. She has won many awards for her work and has more than 70 books to her name.


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Friday, 8 June 2018

Meet the Author: Glyn Harper

Glyn Harper, author of the recently published picture book 'My Grandfather's War', has kindly agreed to be our very first author interviewee! Glyn offers an intriguing insight into his writing process and thoughts.

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Thursday, 7 June 2018

National Parks of the USA: Book Review

National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber and illustrated by Chris Turnham. Learn all about the features, animals, and nature found in the parks of America. Read the review at Miss Jenny's ClassroomNational Parks might all be about preservation but each park is very unique. Come and explore some of the National Parks of the USA.


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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

If all the World: Book Review

Loss. A little girl who adores her Grandad feels the loss when he passes but finds that he lives on in her through their special bond of memories, stories, and love.


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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Astromouse: Book Review

Join Pip in Astromouse by Steve Smallman. A story of goal setting, determination and problem solving. Read the review at Miss Jenny's ClassroomPip sees a mouse in the moon one night and becomes determined to get to the moon and take a bite to see what it really tastes like.


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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

35 Corks Art Studio: Meet the Artist


Brad is the man behind the art featured at 35 Cork Art Studio. Hailing from Tennessee, USA, come and find out what inspires him to draw!

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Monday, 28 May 2018

My Grandfather's War: Book Review

Unpopular. One word sums up how many feel about the Vietnam War. But what about the men who risked their lives thinking they were doing the right thing? What about their family? A story of a granddaughter who wants to better understand her grandfather.

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Teddy the Shelter Dog: Book Review

Teddy is a stray who loves his life. When he gets the chance to be part of a family he begins to see that life isn't so bad with others. But one night he runs away.

Teddy is a stray who loves his life. When he gets the chance to be part of a family he begins to see that life isn't so bad with others. But one night he runs away.

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Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Chalk Rainbow: Book Review

Black. It's a colour Zane can't stand but it's everywhere. Can a piece of chalk hold the key to helping him?

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

World Turtle Day 2018: Books To Read

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day?
No? That's okay - we've got you covered with a selection of books to read this year.

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

But I'm Using Them! The Battle of Marker Usage

It's the battle of control over the markers...There's only one thing left to do...Find a solution fast!


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Saturday, 12 May 2018

How to Catch a Mermaid: Book Review

How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace and illustrated by Andy Elkerton. A rhyming adventure at the ready. Read the review at Miss Jenny's ClassroomMermaid...Plan...Catch! We need a plan to catch a mermaid but she's very clever. Do you have some ideas to help us out?


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Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Colours of History: Book Review

The Colours of History by Clive Gifford and illustrated by Marc-Etinne Peinte. Read the review and explore the world of colours at Miss Jenny's Classroom.Colour knowledge: Did you know pink was originally yellow? Do you know why royals wear purple? Unlock the mysteries of colours.


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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Grandma Forgets: Book Review

Grandma doesn't remember me but I remember all the great times we had together and I can remember that for both of us.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The Secret Diary of a Naughty Cat: Book Review

The Secret Diary of a Naughty Cat by Daniel Riding. Read the review today at Miss Jenny's ClassroomNaughty Cat here - I'm going to let you in on some secrets about us cats and our humans. Oh, and I'll give you some advice as well about how to be...well, a naughty cat!

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Rodney Loses It!: Book Review

Rodney loves his pen, Penny! But when he sits down to draw one day he can't find her! Oh no, where can Penny be and will he find it before he...loses it!

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Monday, 30 April 2018

Quaky Cat: Book Review

Quaky Cat (a tale of the 2010 Canterbury New Zealand Earthquake) by Diana Noonan and Gavin Bishop. Read about the book at Miss Jenny's Classroom.2010. New Zealand. Tiger is woken by the ground shaking and noises rumbling. He feels from his house and across the city as bricks fall, roads are swallowed up, and hides in a tree with other cats...but will he ever find his Emma and home again?


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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Scaredy Book: Book Review

Book's scared. Book likes his spot on Library's shelf. It's safe. He knows what's happening and where everything is but he wonders if he is actually missing out on something because he's too scared to be brave.

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Friday, 20 April 2018

13Sparrows: Meet the Artist

13Sparrows has a reputation for high quality graphics of wildlife. Hailing from Chicago, USA she has an extensive background in graphic illustration. 

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Hide and Seek: Book Review

Their dog is missing. Poppy and Cy decide to play a game of hide and seek in the woods near their home. It's fun until Poppy can't seem to find Cy either.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Visiting You - A Journey of Love: Book Review

Visiting You by Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg and illustrated by Andrea Edmonds tells the story of the people a young girl meets as she's coming to visit YOU. Miss Jenny's ClassroomA girl and her mother are on a journey in order to visit you. Along the way the girl strikes up conversations with some very different and unique people who all have a story to share if someone is willing to listen.


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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Clare's Goodbye: Book Review

Clare's Goodbye Book ReviewSaying goodbye can be the hardest thing especially when you're leaving the only home you've known. Rosie and Jacob are busy saying goodbye...but Clare decides she wants to say goodbye in a different way.


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Monday, 19 February 2018

Fish-Boy - An Inuit Folk Tale: Book Review

Fish-Boy Book ReviewSea-parrots. A lot of sea-parrots. A boy asks the question: Why are there so many sea-parrots? A wise-man tells him the Inuit tale of the Fish-Boy to explain. 


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Friday, 26 January 2018

Little Passports: Subscription Giveaway

Want to start the school year off with something special and education at the same time? We're giving away a subscription to Little Passports!

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The Patience Song: Book Review

Sometimes having patience can be the most difficult of things - especially when you're a kid...but are they the only ones?

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Yumi's Extraordinary Collection: Book Review

Everyone in Yumi's family collect something...so why does she find it so hard to find something she loves to collect?

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