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Children's Book Council announces 'stronger' shortlist for awards 2014 - Sydney Morning Herald

Children's Book Council announces 'stronger' shortlist for awards 2014 - Sydney Morning Herald | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
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Children's Book Council announces 'stronger' shortlist for awards 2014
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The quality, however, is better than ever.
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An award short list to keep an eye on! should inform book choices in the classroom, and will as a parent also. Interested to see baby bedtime mentioned as love reading that with my son! Historical fiction for younger readers seems to be a category to watch?!

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Jon C's curator insight, May 16, 6:42 PM

Children's book council always have some challenging texts nominated for awards. Picture books and novels here 

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10 picture books that teach important life lessons | The Art of Simple

10 picture books that teach important life lessons | The Art of Simple | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
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A unique parenting idea for teaching your children about larger "life" topics.....using the books as a tool to teach these hard topics....something for me to keep up my sleeve as my own little one grows and begins to ask the harder questions about life!

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SAN JACINTO: Author emphasizes grit in children's book - Press-Enterprise

SAN JACINTO: Author emphasizes grit in children's book - Press-Enterprise | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
Press-Enterprise SAN JACINTO: Author emphasizes grit in children's book Press-Enterprise “Now that I'm about to be a father for the first time, I started revisiting children's literature and gathering books that I will one day read to my daughter...
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There's a story inside us all...a new book to check out! 

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My Books - Picture Story Books- Libby Hathorn

My Books - Picture Story Books- Libby Hathorn | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
Libby Hathorn is an international author of young adult and children's books. Come and explore Libby Hathorn's World of story and poetry.
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Great author used her THE GIFT for stage 3 year 6 class. Very well received and engaging unit of work....

 

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Australian children's books | australia.gov.au

Australian children's books | australia.gov.au | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
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'Children's books, perhaps more than any other print media, reflect social change', says Maurice Saxby, expert on children's literature.

Great books to use to look at Australia's history and teach children with quality children's literature

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The Golden Age of Children's Literature - YouTube

Peter Hunt, author of 'An Introduction to Children's Literature', discusses the golden age of children's literature, starting in the 1860s with Charles Kings...
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A journey from childhood classics through to the modern day take on quality children's literature

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Jon C's curator insight, May 16, 6:40 PM

Some history of children's literature and books 

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Good Writing Honors the Reader - Huffington Post

Good Writing Honors the Reader - Huffington Post | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
Good Writing Honors the Reader
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What does reading comprehension have to do with the quality of the writing? ...
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Sometimes we don't have to look at books! Different sources, relating to students every day are quality sources to aid reading! 

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8 Tips for Choosing Children's Books - Stories and Children

8 Tips for Choosing Children's Books - Stories and Children | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
Choosing quality children's books is easy once you know what to look for. Here you'll find the list of essential elements to look for in children's books.
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A concise list that could be made into an interesting lesson on helping kids pick their own quality books and what to look out for. 

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Teach with Picture Books: Holocaust Picture Books

Teach with Picture Books: Holocaust Picture Books | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
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Specific to teaching about war (here WW2 and the Holocaust) - useful link for current English assignment on comparing Pennies for Hitler and using a picture book as a companion to the topic 

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What makes a good book for young kids - School A to Z

What makes a good book for young kids - School A to Z | Great reads for children | Scoop.it
Books with vivid imagery, exciting stories and strong characters will not only entertain your child but set them up to enjoy reading for the rest of their lives.
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Great tool for parents and teachers on how to pick a good quality book! Links to premier of NSW reading challenge and lots of great books to choose from

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Genres of Literature - YouTube

Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry
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Quick overview to literary genres - useful to show kids in school class to discuss text types & purposes.

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