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.comHere’s a new prompt in my series, Creative Prompts for Kids. Sometimes children need a gentle nudge to spark their creativity. Whether they go on to choreograph a dance, create a sculpture from junk or write...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comEarlier this year, I brought you Recommended Books for Older Readers 2016. Here is the second instalment. All would make great gift ideas for a reader near you! Boomerang and Bat was written by Mark G...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Do you sometimes get stuck on what gifts to buy others? Are you so busy with work you have little time for checking out the shops? With gift-giving time just weeks away, here is my LONG list of very special...

reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comDo Not Open this Book was written by Andy Lee, illustrated by Heath McKenzie, and published by Lake Press, 2016. Hardcover. RRP: $Au19.99.From the publisher:This guy will do anything for you not to op...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comI love finding apps that encourage kids to create. The Complete Fairytale Play Theater by developer, Nosy Crow is such an app. I have previously reviewed Nosy Crow’s story app, The Three Little Pigs and thei...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comMany thanks to members of the Australian Teacher Librarian group who helped combine this list of picture books that are about some kind of change. Change can be scary for kids, but luckily books can help prepa...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comHere’s a fun and creative iPad app that’s just right for kids five and under. Farm Story Maker Activity Game encourages children to create scenes with stickers. From the developer:Lily's farm is f...







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