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Testing 3,2,1: What Australian Education Can Learn from Finland: a Teachers Perspective by Michael Lawrence
"Finnish teachers looked at me as if I was a child molester when I described the NAPLAN tests given to children as young as eight. When they suggested that the results of these tests would lead to increased funding and assistance for those students and schools that did not do well, it was difficult to e ...Show more
Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook The Complete Middle School Study Guide by Workman Publishing
It's the revolutionary science study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Science . . . takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Tab≤ forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space ...Show more
Let the Children Play - Why More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive by Pasi Sahlberg; William Doyle
Play is how children explore, discover, fail, succeed, socialize, and flourish. It is a fundamental element of the human condition. It's the key to giving schoolchildren skills they need to succeed - skills like creativity, innovation, teamwork, focus, resilience, expressiveness, empathy,concentration, ...Show more
The Black Stallion (#1) by Walter Farley
THE SOLE SURVIVORS of a devastating shipwreck, Alec Ramsay and the Black Stallion must learn to rely on each other to survive. As a strong bond develops between them, Alec gains the trust of the magnificent beast and eventually the Black allows Alec to ride. Finally, they are rescued, but will Alec and ...Show more
Refugees and Displacement by Shalini Vallepur
Have you ever wondered how the movement of people has shaped the world around you? People have always moved around the world, whether to build a new home or flee from a natural disaster. This book covers asylum seekers and refugees, The Vietnam War, The Syrian Civil War, refugee camps, life as a refugee ...Show more
Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child's Love of Books by Megan Daley
Some kids refuse to read, others won?t stop - not even at the dinner table! Either way, many parents question the best way to support their child?s literacy journey. When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? How can you tell if a book is a ...Show more
First love. Death. Secrets. Food. Since its inception in 2011, The Voices Project has been cultivating the talents of the best young Australian actors and writers. Every year, twenty young Australian writers are chosen to each write a seven minute monologue for a young actor, bringing audiences the cutt ...Show more
Voices Project 2016 : All Good Things by Australian Theatre for Young People
ATYP's (Australian Theatre for Young People) annual production of seven-minute monologues has changed the landscape for young writers and performers in Australia. But all good things must come to an end. This final season explores the theme of departures. Always surprising, tender, shocking and funny, T ...Show more
Public Sociology - An Introduction to Australian Society 4th Ed (2019) by John Germov; Marilyn Poole
The fourth edition of the most widely used introduction to Australian sociology. Designed as a flexible learning tool, it takes an applied approach, demonstrating the value of a sociological perspective on contemporary Australian life.
Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston
Award-winning author Tony Johnston and illustrator Melissa Sweet create a joyful story about the first day of kindergarten! "I'm off to kindergarten now.I'd better take my bear.He likes to sit beside me soI'll take a little chair. . . ." So begins the long list of things Bill absolutely needs for his fi ...Show more
Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-To-School Smarty-Pants by Elise Primavera
Louise the Big Cheese is determined to make the grade in school this year and that means straight As. But she's stuck with the toughest teacher ever. Will Louise make the grade?