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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Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comHere’s a tangram puzzle featuring lots of brightly coloured wildlife tangrams for us to solve. It even includes educational facts about various animals. From the developer:Original geometric puzzle...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comDu Iz Tak? was written and illustrated by Carson Ellis, and published in Australia by Walker Books (2016.) RRP: $Au24.99.  I have previously reviewed Ellis’ picture book, Home.From the publishe...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comRebus and other word and image puzzles can be lots of fun for kids. Puzzles help kids think creatively and analytically. Because they are often a little cryptic, it can be very satisfying when they are solved!

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comWe Found a Hat was written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by Walker Books (2016.) From the publisher:Hold on to your hats! From the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of I Want My Hat Back and...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comRecently I discovered that the Toontastic app I reviewed in 2015  has become Toontastic 3D. Google have made it available for free - for tablets, phones and Chromebooks. As far as I’m concerned...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comThey All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel, published by Hardie Grant Publishing Australia (2016.)(Chronicle Books in USA.) From the publisher:The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears and p...

Compiled by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comStudents will have ideas for projects they want to undertake in a Makerspace, and as they get more involved in making, more and more ideas will flow. But it’s a good idea to have some resources buil...







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