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Audio books for all ages

July 13, 2018

Sharing an audio book with your child or teen, can be one of the most rewarding ways to spend time together. These July releases will point you in the right direction. Funny Kid: Prank Wars #3 by Matt Stanton | read by Matt Stanton For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kidand Tom Gates, Funny […] - Read more


Life and Death Beyond Scythe: Read an extract from Thunderhead the sequel to Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Start reading now (Spoiler Alert – If you haven’t read Scythe yet you may want to read this extract when you have.) The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It’s a perfect system – until it […] - Read more


Dark, Thrilling Sci-Fi: Review of Scythe by Neal Shusterman

July 10, 2018

  In the perfect sci-fi world of Scythe everything is controlled, including death. Disease and natural disaster have been overcome and the human population lives in harmony with one another. The Thunderhead controls everything that occurs in the human world using strategically placed cameras that survey all that takes place in public spaces and accesses […] - Read more


The New Hunger Games: Read an extract from Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Start reading now In the perfect sci-fi world of Scythe everything is controlled, including death. Disease and natural disaster have been overcome and the human population lives in harmony with one another. The Thunderhead controls everything that occurs in the human world using strategically placed cameras that survey all that takes place in public spaces […] - Read more


Go For It!: Read an extract from You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed

July 9, 2018

Start reading now You Are Awesome is a fantastic book all about helping kids turn dreams into something they can really achieve. And who doesn’t want to be awesome? Author Matthew Syed has filled this wonderful ‘how to’ book with strategies, hints and tips on changing your mind set and overcoming fears and anxieties to fulfil […] - Read more


Helping Kids Achieve Their Dreams: Review You are Awesome by Matthew Syed

You Are Awesome is a fantastic book all about helping kids turn dreams into something they can really achieve. And who doesn’t want to be awesome? Author Matthew Syed has filled this wonderful ‘how to’ book with strategies, hints and tips on changing your mind set and overcoming fears and anxieties to fulfil your potential. His […] - Read more


New Footy Series Aims to Tempt Reluctant Readers

July 3, 2018

Champion Charlies author Adrian Beck talks about his favourite reads as a child and his hope that his new series will tempt reluctant readers. Words| Adrian Beck As a kid I went through ups and downs with my reading. My mum and grandfather were very encouraging but there were times I struggled to read regularly. […] - Read more


Kick it to Me! Review The Champion Charlies Series by Adrian Beck

Champion Charlies: The Mix Up Everyone at Jindaberg Primary has seen the front page of the local newspaper, namely because it has been plastered around the school since it appeared last year: Charles ‘CJ’ Jackson and Charlotte Alessi are grinning under the headline ‘Champion Charlies’ after taking out the winning title in the girls and […] - Read more


Stories for Footy Fans: Read an extract from Champion Charlies: The Mix Up by Adrian Beck

Start reading now Everyone at Jindaberg Primary has seen the front page of the local newspaper, namely because it has been plastered around the school since it appeared last year: Charles ‘CJ’ Jackson and Charlotte Alessi are grinning under the headline ‘Champion Charlies’ after taking out the winning title in the girls and boys tournaments. […] - Read more


Five Reasons Primary School Teachers Should Read Aloud in the Classroom

June 30, 2018

Words || Tim Harris If you asked twenty primary school teachers how they implement shared reading in the classroom, you would likely get twenty different responses. Primary education is one of the rare professions that allows scope for personal influence. By this, teachers can promote their own favourite reads and genres, controlling – to an […] - Read more