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.comApart from providing us with a means to Escape to Everywhere (the theme for Children’s Book Week Australia, 2017), books also make wonderful prompts for other forms of creativity. Here are some ideas to...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comI am compiling a list of children’s picture books that encourage kids to use their imaginations. You’ll find that list embedded below, but before that a review, and then some questions to nudge kids’ thi...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comThere are some excellent free resources online that help young writers. Some are in the form of tools and interactive gadgets that generate a prompt in the form of an image or a structure, something that might...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comI’m Australian Too is a children’s picture book written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh and published by Scholastic (2017.) RRP: $Au19.99 HB.From the publisher:I’m Australian! How about...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comDid you know World Emoji Day is on 17/7? What a great day to have kids explore and create with emoji! Emoji are ideal as prompts to creativity. They are visual, so it doesn’t matter what grade or reading abi...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comThere’s not long now until Children’s Book Week takes place in Australia - August 20 - 26, 2017. You can find loads of ideas to help parents, teachers and librarians tease out the theme, Escape to Everywhe...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comA regular feature on The Book Chook is where I look at popular posts from previous months and years. Today my focus will be on posts from April, May and June of 2016. Don't forget you can use the right si...







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