The Book Chook

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Country:Australia
State/Province:New South Wales

The Book Chook is where children's literacy and literature collide. Read tips for parents to encourage your kids to read, write, create and learn. Find reviews of great children's books. Grab links to free online resources.



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by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comCreating puzzles is a wonderful way to combine creative and critical thinking with kids. When you create picture puzzles, there are also opportunities for learning, and practising visual and digital literacy s...

Children's Book Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comGuinness World Records 2018 is a large book and it’s chock-full of information about the accomplishments, stunts, natural facts and achievements that have warranted record-setting. It...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comToca Life: City is an iPad app that encourages kids to explore, and tell stories about a city. I have previously reviewed Toca Life: Town, and Toca Band by the same developer.From the developer:F...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comMalala’s Magic Pencil is a children's picture book by Malala Yousafzai, illustrated by Kerascoët, published by Penguin Books Australia (2017.) RRP: $Au 24.99 HB. From the publisher: As a child in...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comIn today’s prompt, we start with the idea of a creature. These prompts will hopefully spark some kind of creativity in your kids. The choice of activity is up to them. I have made suggestions within prompts...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comThe Ugly Five is a children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and published by Scholastic (2017.) RRP: $Au 24.99 HB.  I have previously reviewed Donaldson’s What...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comCreature Garden by Tinybop is a digital toy style of app that encourages kids to play and explore. From the developer:The Creature Garden is No. 6 in Tinybop's Digital Toys series which let kids creat...







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