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Little Parachutes: Situation books for young children

Little Parachutes: Situation books for young children | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Little Parachutes is a simple way to find picture books on the situations and challenges that young children experience
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A categorising of books on life topics for young children, linked to themes and life experiences such as new babies, fears, moving house and starting school. 
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Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters

Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
We'll always have a soft spot for minimalist movie posters. (See here, here and here.) But combine classic fairy tales or fables and minimalism and you have something even more special. With just the right amount of cleverness, these posters by Christian Jackson take us back to our own childhood, making us (dare I say) giggle with glee.

Update: After we put up this post, we got in touch with Jackson for the behind-the-scenes scoop. Read that brief Q&A, below.
















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A set of posters that makes you think about what cultural knowledge you immediately use ( or don't have) when working out what an image may mean. These fairytale posters use a single visual  or story element to prompt your thinking. 

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Letters From Schwarzville

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Illustrator Viviane Schwarz collects ideas and examples from picture books to typography in her blog. 

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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

Design - Visual News | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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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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Gus Gordon - books

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Gus Gordon has some wonderful books with many resources for using them in the classroom . Particularly love Herman and Rosie, set in a previous era in New York City. 

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The Arrival Teacher Resource

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A teaching unit for Shaun Tan's The Arrival. Linked to the National Curriculum with helpful activities. 

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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
Sydney Morning Herald
Children's Book Council announces 'stronger' shortlist for awards 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
The quality, however, is better than ever.

Via Emily lamb
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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, 2014 10:24 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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JH

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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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