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.comEarlier this month I reviewed Inventioneers, which I recommended to children 9+. Today’s app, Pettson’s Inventions, is aimed at younger kids. It’s available in iOS and Android and is by the same develope...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comGreat Goal! Marvellous Mark! was written by Katrina Germein, illustrated by Janine Dawson, and published by Ford Street Publishing ( 2017.) This is a great new picture book by the author of Thunderst...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comWhat is it that makes The Reading Hour special? To me, even though I’m a reader who manages to carve out time for my reading almost every day, it really is something special. It’s a time when lots and lots...

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comI Want to Be in a Book is a children’s picture book by Narelle Oliver, published by Scholastic (2017.) RRP: $Au 24.99 HB From the publisher:Cecil is only a sketch, but he has a name and he wonders i...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comInventioneers is an iOS and Android app made by Swedish company, Filimundus. From the developer:BE CREATIVE!In this game you can create your own crazy, fun inventions! With the help of the Inventioneers, our...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comLooking for some wonderful recently published children's picture books? Let's go! Guff by Aaron Blabey, published by Penguin Random House (2017.) RRP: $Au 16.99 HB From the publisher: This is my Guff.He’s r...

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comBusy Shapes is an iPad puzzle app for kids. From the developer:Busy Shapes helps children improve their ability to handle simple objects through a series of puzzles, in which they must change simple shapes and...







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