Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia?
The Australian Script Centre promotes and distributes some of Australia's best performace writing to a variety of markets. This collection profiles the best scripts from the 2005-6 program. It includes major prize winners, critical and popular successes and yet to be produced gems.
Some kids refuse to read, others won’t stop – not even at the dinner table! Either way, many parents question the best way to support their child’s literacy journey. When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? What can you do to keep your tween reading into their adolescent years? Award-winning teacher librarian Megan Daley, the passionate voice behind the Children’s Books Daily blog, has the answers to all these questions and more. She unpacks her twenty years of experience into this personable and accessible guide, enhanced with up-to-date research and firsthand accounts from well-known Australian children’s authors. It also contains practical tips, such as suggested reading lists and instructions on how to run book-themed activities.Raising Readers is a must-have resource for parents and educators to help the children in their lives fall in love with books.
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
An achingly insightful coming-of-age novel about discovering sexuality and selfhood. Hungry Creek runs out over mudflats and curves around to a tidal beach. Hungry Creek is where everything is put that nobody wants: a dump, a zoo, a loony bin. It is also a magical place. 'I'm two bits of mismatched bikini. M doesn't seem to belong to E . . .' Jamie is eleven, on the threshold of discovery. But he can't find the map that will explain where he fits in or who he is. His parents are away and he is staying with family friends. The sea is rising towards high tide, and he is a boy overboard.
Enriching the Curriculum with Children's Literature
Author: Suzanne Eberlé
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
"What's a good book for me to read next?" In this brand new guide, two experienced school librarians set out to answer that question by providing a selection of books â?? for librarians, teachers, and parents â?? from which to choose the most appropriate book for a child to read. The Fiction Gateway is an essential resource that supports individual, group, and social reading programs. The book provides an instant guide to matching children's interests with suitable reading material. Each entry contains a brief synopsis of the plot, publisher details, theme correlations, concepts, appropriate reading level, questions for discussion, an excerpt of the book, and a range of post-reading activities. The Fiction Gateway contains a variety of entries, including many familiar childrenâ??s literature titles, such as: Are You There God? Itâ??s Me, Margaret â?¢ Ark in the Park â?¢ The Bamboo Flute â?¢ Bridge to Terabithia â?¢ Buzzard Breath and Brains â?¢ Catastrophe Cat â?¢ Charlotte's Web â?¢ Deep Water â?¢ Donâ??t Call Me Ishmael â?¢ The Gizmo â?¢ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone â?¢ Hating Alison Ashley â?¢ The Incredible Journey â?¢ The Invention of Hugo Cabret â?¢ Island of the Blue Dolphins â?¢ The Jungle Book â?¢ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe â?¢ The Little Prince â?¢ Macbeth and Son â?¢ The Mostly True Story of Matthew and Trim â?¢ My Side of the Mountain â?¢ Pigs Do Fly (Itâ??s True!) â?¢ The Quicksand Pony â?¢ Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes â?¢ Secrets of Eromanga â?¢ Spaghetti Legs â?¢ The Twenty-seventh Annual African Hippopotamus Race â?¢ When the Tripods Came â?¢ and many more.
Play is a paradox. Why would the young of so many species--the very animals at greatest risk for injury and predation--devote so much time and energy to an activity that by definition has no immediate purpose? This question has long puzzled students of animal behavior, and has been the focus of considerable empirical investigation and debate. In this first comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of what we have learned from decades of research on exploration and play in children and animals, Power examines the paradox from all angles. Covering solitary activity as well as play with peers, siblings, and parents, he considers the nature, development, and functions of play, as well as the gender differences in early play patterns. A major purpose is to explore the relevance of the animal literature for understanding human behavior. The nature and amount of children's play varies significantly across cultures, so the author makes cross-cultural comparisons wherever possible. The scope is broad and the range multidisciplinary. He draws on studies by developmental researchers in psychology and other fields, ethologists, anthropologists, sociologists, sociolinguists, early childhood educators, and pediatricians. And he places research on play in the context of research on such related phenomena as prosocial behavior and aggression. Finally, Power points out directions for further inquiry and implications for those who work with young children and their parents. Researchers and students will find Play and Exploration in Children and Animals an invaluable summary of controversies, methods, and findings; practitioners and educators will find it an invaluable compendium of information relevant to their efforts to enrich play experiences.
The Rover Boys were precursors to the Hardy Boys -- three brothers who solved mysteries and had adventures at boarding school, on vacation, and abroad. Twenty volumes (all included here) were published. A second series, chronicling the adventures of the original Rover Boys' sons, followed. Six volumes of the second series are included. If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!
The Admirable Crichton; Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up; What Every Woman Knows; Mary Rose
Author: J. M. Barrie
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
As well as being the author of the greatest of all children's plays, Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie also wrote sophisticated social comedy and political satire. The Admirable Crichton and What Every Woman Knows are shrewd and entertaining contributions to the politics of class and gender, while Mary Rose is one of the best ghost stories written for the stage.