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Month: August 2016

Why should you read picture books?

Why read picture books #1 Your child will be exposed to rich vocabulary which in turn will help their reading ability. Picture book writers use a variety of language such as alliteration, rhyme, metaphors and similes. Early exposure to this eclectic mix of language devices will equip your child for their own language development. Even wordless books provide children with vocabulary as they have to think about it and create their own words to match the story.   Why read picture books #2 Picture books expose children to world issues… Read more Why should you read picture books?

Books that link to animals

Quoll Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect by Rohan Cleave & Coral Tulloch One Less Fish Mad Magpie Verdi Circle by Jeannie Baker Pandamonia Welcome Home Out of the Blue At the zoo I see Yucky Worms The hairy nosed wombats find a new home Hello to you moon Soon Wendell the Narwhal Millie Loves Ants Rhino in the House Where is bear?  Rock Pool secrets 101 collective nouns The family hour Crabbing with Dad A-Z of endangered animals Animals in my garden One small island Lots: Diversity… Read more Books that link to animals

Books that link to outside play

Imagine by Alison Lester The magnificent Tree by Nick Bland Leaf by Stephen Michael King Bogtrotter by Margaret Wild Fuzzy Doodle by Melinda Szymanik Incredibilia by Libby Hathorn Snail and turtle rainy day by Stephen Michael King      

Books that link to sustainability

The Seagull Munkle Arvur Last tree in the city Milo and the magical stones My Green Day The Very Hungry Bum The Lorax Uno’s Garden A river Mechanicas by Lance Baldachin Crusts by Danny Parker Sydney of  Antarctica Bee by Patricia Hegarty Spark by Adam Wallace Amelia Elliott’s garden  All I want for Christmas is Rain  Ada’s Violin Welcome Home Out of the Blue The windy Farm Compost Stew Florette The Hairy Nosed wombats find a new home. The ABC book of Food One less fish  A forest My Green… Read more Books that link to sustainability

Books that have Indigenous links

The Legend of Moonie Jarl Walking with the seasons in Kakadu Colours of Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft. Thirst WELCOME TO COUNTRY by Aunty Joy Murphy At the Zoo I see Our Island Say Yes Mrs White and the Red Desert Crabbing with Dad On the way to Nana’s Stories for Simon Animals in my Garden by Bronwyn Houston Mad Magpie by Gregg Dreise Shapes of Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft (To be reviewed soon!) Waterlilies by Diane Lucas Shallow in the Deep End by the Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga Kookoo Kookaburra… Read more Books that have Indigenous links