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DOWNTOWN ABBEY Director Brian Percival to Adapt THE BOOK THIEF - Collider.com

DOWNTOWN ABBEY Director Brian Percival to Adapt THE BOOK THIEF - Collider.com | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Fox 2000 optioned Markus Zusak‘s young adult novel The Book Thief a few years ago. The project is moving forward now that the studio hired Brian Percival to direct.


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J3T9 Are books dead

Judy and Tara asks the provocative question: Are books dead? They explore the role of platforms - analogue and digital - in carrying information to specific ...
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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Celebrating Maurice Sendak

Google celebrates Maurice Sendak's birthday!


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Free PDF, Ideas for Children’s Book Week Australia 2013

Free PDF, Ideas for Children’s Book Week Australia 2013 | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
This year I was asked by the Children's Book Council's Anticipate Appreciate Applaud Sub Committee (NSW) to create a presentation on online resources for librar

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BookChook's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:43 AM

Ideas and activities to support engaging kids with literature - especially for Children's Book Week. 

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30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries

30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
We want everyone to take advantage of the resources at their local library. From the American Library Association's Campaign for America's Libraries. Atyourlibrary.Org is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

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KOALA Awards NSW (KOALAawards) on Twitter

KOALA Awards NSW (KOALAawards) on Twitter | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Kids from New South Wales judge their own literary awards each year - Australian books that inspire, amuse, terrify, enlighten and engage them most."

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Marita Thomson's curator insight, December 19, 2012 11:07 PM

Get thinking about your favourite Australian books. Kids up to Year 9 nominate theirs in Term 1, read from the shortlist and vote by the end of Term 3. This is an excellent structure for a school or library book group (we did it with years 7 & 8 in 2012), or a class focus. Disclosure: I'm on the committee!

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Books That Support the Australian Curriculum | Library 2.0

Books That Support the Australian Curriculum | Library 2.0 | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Allen & Unwin have developed a comprehensive list of their books that support the Australian Curriculum.  Categories include: History, English,

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Now available: Suggested texts for the English K-10 Syllabus

Now available: Suggested texts for the English K-10 Syllabus | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Chief Executive of the Board of Studies, Carol Taylor, recently visited Russell Lea Infants School, Five Dock to launch the Suggested texts for the English K­–10 Syllabus. In developing the list of texts, the need to provide teachers with a range of choice was an important consideration. The result is a variety of genres, perspectives and themes with good representation of Australian and international authors, the classics, poetry and plays as well as films, picture books, graphic novels, media and multimedia texts.

 

 


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Fiction Factor - Creating Characters

Fiction Factor - Creating Characters | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Articles to help you design and create realistic characters for your novel or short story, creating characters and villains for your novel
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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

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Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

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We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
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Ally Condie's 'Reached' hits best-seller list - USA TODAY

Ally Condie's 'Reached' hits best-seller list - USA TODAY | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Author Ally Condie says a "casual conversation about marriage" with her husband, an economics professor at Brigham Young University, triggered the most popular series of books for teens.


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iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says

iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

IPADS and laptops will soon replace books in school libraries, a northern suburbs principal says.


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Turn off Google and go to the library

Turn off Google and go to the library | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Librarians are pathologically helpful. Google could care less.


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Book Trailers

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Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books."


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Anne McLean's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:41 AM

Books provide refuge, release, fantasy, support and wonder in a world of their own.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:03 PM

"May books be always with you" Lisa Bu

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PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator

PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
PULP-O-MIZER: the retro sci-fi custom pulp magazine cover generator for web meme graphics, blog illustrations, coffee mugs, posters, notebooks and iPad covers
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Great for Book Week 'Read Across the Universe' Displays.

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Children's Book Week 2013: Send Us Your Shout-Outs! |

Children's Book Week 2013: Send Us Your Shout-Outs! | | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
CBW-Poster-400 The annual celebration of the children's books, Children's Book Week is here. Sponsored by the Children's Book Council and Every Child A Reader, includes events across the U.S., downloadable resources ...

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Petra Pollum's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:39 PM

Some good ideas for book week activities

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Books To Read Before You See The Movie This Summer - Huffington Post

Books To Read Before You See The Movie This Summer - Huffington Post | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Books To Read Before You See The Movie This Summer
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By Shannon Hale Sometimes you think a book was written just for you. And sometimes you know it was.
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Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review

Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults’ recreational reading tastes. Based on the notoriously choosy reading interests of today’s older young adults.


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Marita Thomson's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:36 PM

I look forward to getting my hands on this volume for some inspiration.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:27 PM

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Australian Curriculum Lessons - Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities and Games for Teachers Teaching in Australia

Australian Curriculum Lessons - Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities and Games for Teachers Teaching in Australia | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

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shm's curator insight, February 2, 2013 5:45 PM

South Australia based but has application within NSW too.

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Does It Matter What Books Your Library Has? — @lizb A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy

Does It Matter What Books Your Library Has? — @lizb A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year | The Daring Librarian

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year | The Daring Librarian | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

I'm usually not one for new year's resolutions. If I decide to do something the calendar doesn't matter & I've blown too many good resolutions to believe an arbitrary day will make a diff. BUT...there are a few things that are easily done & feels great for a SUPER GEEKY SAFE....errm Aware! New Year. (There is no *safe* on the Interwebs, only Aware!)


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I love the Daring Librarian. She works in Washington D.C. and her social media stuff is fabulous. This is a scoop that she posted and I rescooped it.

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Great Books for Boys | Kidsreads

Great Books for Boys | Kidsreads | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Founder Carol Fitzgerald frequently has been told by mothers how difficult it is to get their sons to read. Some are busy participating in sports and other extracurricular activities, watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet, while others simply don't like to read, no matter how much free time they may have.

This inspired her to enlist her son Cory, an avid reader, to compile a list of books that he thinks are great reads for boys. Included are series titles and stand-alone fiction that cover a variety of genres: fantasies, mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure novels and historical fiction. While many of these selections also will appeal to girls, they especially will capture the attention of boys, who often are much more reluctant readers."


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140+ Books for the Boys of YA

140+ Books for the Boys of YA | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."


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Storybird - Artful storytelling

Storybird - Artful storytelling | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Recommending this one to the teacher librarians out there: Storybird http://t.co/E0SpmAG4...

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