The Book Chook

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Blog Tags:tips for parents, kids reading, kids writing, creating stories, technology for kids, book reviews, free online resources
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.comI have been using Listly to curate my reviews and others’ recommendations of children’s picture books. For example, I have:Picture Books about Change Picture Books that Celebrate DiversityWordless Picture...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com With all my heart and mind, I believe that the gift of reading makes the best gift of all. While I also believe in giving children ownership of their own reading for pleasure by encouraging them to choose a b...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comMy creative prompts often suggest a specific kind of creating but these suggestions are fine to change or ignore. Creative prompts are designed to nudge kids in the direction of creating something - the someth...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comIsn’t it a joy to find new children’s picture books? Today I want to share a range of books with you, and encourage you to seek them out so you can share them with the young readers in your life.

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comSome of us know how to write, but getting started can be tricky. We’re the ones found chewing a pencil while gazing out the window. Having a prompt to nudge us in a certain direction often helps. Try these w...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comThe Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse is a children’s picture book by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen and published by Walker Books (2017.) RRP: $Au 24.99 HB. I have previously reviewed Barnett a...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comAt the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa is a children’s iPad app by Fairlady Media. I have previously reviewed Grandpa’s Workshop by the same developer. From the developer:Do you know what a Malayan t...







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