Younger Readers.  In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars.  Teacher's notes and sample chapter.

Fishpond Australia, Light Horse Boy by Brian Simmonds (Illustrated ) Dianne Wolfer. Buy Books online: Light Horse Boy, ISBN Brian Simmonds (Illustrated by) Dianne Wolfer

Younger Readers.  Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, My Life as an Alphabet is a delightful novel about an unusual girl who goes to great lengths ...

Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.

Free Sample unit of work on  Yoko’s Diary: The Life of a Young Girl in Hiroshima during WWII Author Paul Ham 2014 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Free Teacher Resource

Free Sample unit of work on Yoko’s Diary: The Life of a Young Girl in Hiroshima during WWII Author Paul Ham 2014 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Free Teacher Resource

Meet Captain Cook By Rae Murdie and Chris Nixon 2013.  Short List 2014, Eve Pownall Information Books.  Check it out here http://encore.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1211421__Smeet%20captain%20cook__Orightresult__X5?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

Meet Captain Cook, Rae Murdie - The 'Meet.' series are a great resource for teaching students about influential Australians.

Create jigsaws from pages of the bookweek books (either picture books or novels) and see if kids can put the puzzle together and guess which book it is from.

3938 is the number of sliding puzzle positions that require exactly 11 moves to solve starting with the hole in a corner.

Older Readers.  For Fin, it’s just like any other day – racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe. Only it’s not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated. Links to teacher's notes and a downloadable sample.

For Fin, it's just like any other day – racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe. Only it's not like any other day because, on the other side of the world,

Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton 2013.  Short List 2014, Eve Pownall Information Books.  Check it out here http://encore.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1200383__Sjandamarra__Orightresult__X5?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

Jandammara by Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton. CBCA Shortlist 2014 Information Books. Unit of work, PETAA members only resource

Younger Readers.  Monsters have been infesting London’s dark places for centuries, eating every child who gets too close.

Booktopia has A Very Unusual Pursuit, City of Orphans Book 1 by Catherine Jinks. Buy a discounted Paperback of A Very Unusual Pursuit online from Australia's leading online bookstore.


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