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Shaun Tan invites you into his studio - YouTube

Academy Award winner, illustrator and author Shaun Tan takes you through the creative process in the privacy of his studio. Shaun Tan's award winning animati...
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Shows that a quick, messy picture is what this illustrator starts with. It's not all about 'confidently drawing stuff' but having the 'freedom to make mistakes' as you draw. 

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

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Emily lamb's curator insight, April 12, 7:24 PM

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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Rich language teamed with engaging images, but teachers need to know how to engage kids with the multiple meanings and develop informed responses 

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Here I Am by Patti Kim Book Trailer - YouTube

Experience a young boy's journey to a new life in a new country, a new world full of possibility, and a new future of hope. This wordless picture book tells ...
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Book trailer for the wordless picture book Here I am. The story of a child's move to a new land and the challenges, all with no text and a watercolour aesthetic. 

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Design - Visual News

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These are great ideas for dressing up in visual arts. You could use to teach paper folding

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