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Michael Morpurgo | Welcome

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TThe official website of Michael Morpurgo, former Children's Laureate and award-winning author of children's books including War Horse and Private Peaceful.
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I love "Warhorse", "The Butterfly Lion", "Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea" and "White Giraffe."

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Armin Greder | The Literature Centre

Armin Greder | The Literature Centre | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
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The Island by Armin Greder is a powerful picture book. It is  a rich classroom resource. The art throughout is very effective and there are many lesson ideas tapping into the study of the rich illustrations. This webpage looks at some other works by Gedder.

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Pauline's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:02 AM

The Island by Armin Greder

Amazing book, definitely powerful in its message about how people treat those who are different to them

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It can be difficult to find books for young readers who do not like reading or struggle to decode text. Try these book suggestions for your young reader….

It can be difficult to find books for young readers who do not like reading or struggle to decode text. Try these book suggestions for your young reader…. | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
    Fred K 's Drawing of BIG NATE !!!!! Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce. Fans of the Wimpy Kids books will love Big Nate. This is a graphic novel that centers on Nate Wright, an 11-year-old who holds hi...
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For the iPad, Books That Respond to a Child’s Touch

For the iPad, Books That Respond to a Child’s Touch | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
Interactive children’s books for the iPad are becoming more engaging and, in some cases, are visually stunning.
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The idea of using interactive books on the ipad is an appealing way to include all learners, regardless of ability, in the classroom environment. I can see it working especially well for special needs learners. This article provides a great starting point for analysying the types of books that are available on the ipad. There is a link to a webpage within this article which provides a detailed list of the best ipad books available.

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Children's books + Children's books: 8-12 years | Children's books | The Guardian

Children's books + Children's books: 8-12 years | Children's books | The Guardian | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
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Another great starting point. This is a list of childrens book rated by The Guardian. This particular list focuses on 8-12 year olds.

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15 of the Best Apps for Improving Reading Comprehension | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

15 of the Best Apps for Improving Reading Comprehension | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it

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A useful list of apps to consider in the classroom. 

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Anni Tokatlian's curator insight, March 23, 2013 5:28 PM

None of these apps are free but there is quite a variety in terms of what is required and the content used. Some familiar lie Sentence Builder and Storybuilder.

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ATN-reading-lists - home

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Welcome to ATN Reading Lists. ATN Reading Lists was started in 1996 as part of a librarian collaborative project, All Together Now, begun by Dale Copps. The intention was that librarians could not only use this resource but contribute to it as well. At that time, there were several of us who began web sites and hoped that we could use this fairly new technology as a place to share and collaborate. As well intended as the goal was, it soon became apparent that the vision was really not viable at that time. Dale handed the list over to Nancy Keane in 1999.

ATN Book Lists has grown significantly since its birth in 1996 and now there are approximately 1,400 lists on the site! This has made keeping the index manageable a cumbersome task. Keeping the lists up to date is even harder. Some of the original lists are now very outdated. But we now enter wiki territory. Our original goal of a librarian collaborative is finally reality. By using Wikispaces, the lists can be updated, added to, deleted from, corrected, etc., by librarians all over the world. How exciting is that!!


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Q & A with Shaun Tan

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Australian author Shaun Tan's newest title, The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook, is a sketchbook-sized volume of rough work and inspiration for his award-winning books and films.

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Teach with Picture Books: Fightin' Words: Using Picture Books to Teach Argumentative Writing

Teach with Picture Books: Fightin' Words: Using Picture Books to Teach Argumentative Writing | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:33 PM

The power of picture books shouldn't be underestimated. This blog has many suggestions on how to develop literacy skills through the use of picture books. I'd love to hear what picture books primary teachers are using in HSIE K-6. Please feel free to add a suggestion or comment.

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Eva Ibbotson

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A bibliography of Eva Ibbotson's books, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability.
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Eva Ibbotson's books come highly recommended. This website gives a brief synopsis of her books and is a great starting point to assess their usability in the classroom.

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Monday musings on Australian literature: Indigenous Australian literacy

Monday musings on Australian literature: Indigenous Australian literacy | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
I feel a little uncomfortable being a white person writing on indigenous issues. It's difficult in situations of such immense power imbalance as currently exists between indigenous and non-indigeno...
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Allen & Unwin - Teachers

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This is a great starting point for teachers. It is a list of books published by Allen & Unwin. 

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Literature to support the Australian curriculum: annotated lists of ...

Literature to support the Australian curriculum: annotated lists of ... | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
Fran Knight is a South Australian children's literature specialist, renowned for her knowledge and experience in book selection and reader guidance. She has been assisting teachers and teacher-librarians for many years.

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Another list of resources. This is useful - although expect to spend lengthy amounts of time browsing lists upon lists.  

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Finding a Balance - Looking at a Child's Reading Level and Maturity When Selecting Books

Finding a Balance - Looking at a Child's Reading Level and Maturity When Selecting Books | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
Storytime Standouts' guest contributor balances a child's reading level and maturity when selecting books...

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Some interesting points to consider in this article regarding appropriate book selection.

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Literacy, families and learning: 2013 Newbery & Caldecott Winners Announced

Literacy, families and learning: 2013 Newbery & Caldecott Winners Announced | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it

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Home | Scholastic International

Home | Scholastic International | Quality children's literature | Scoop.it
Building Language & Literacy Through Play | http://t.co/nb8WUivxcr http://t.co/pPUNcB4UFo
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