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The Book Chook · 5d ago

Creating Picture Puzzles - Seek and Find

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comThis is the third in my series of articles that give kids ideas on how to create their own visual puzzles digitally for others to solve. The first was Creating Picture Puzzles - Spot the Difference, and the s...
The Book Chook · 6d ago

Children’s Book Review, K9 Heroes - True Tales of Real Rescues

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comK9 Heroes - True Tales of Real Rescues is a collection of stories written by Dee White, published by Omnibus (2017.) RRP: $Au 9.99 PB. I have previously reviewed White’s Reena’s Rainbow and Letters t...
The Book Chook · 1W ago

Help Kids Detect Fake News

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com“Fake news” is a term that has exploded in popularity recently. It is often used to describe articles and memes that have been deliberately fabricated to manipulate opinion or misinform. Many educators prefer ...
The Book Chook · 1W ago

Finding Picture Book Treasures - Book Week 2018

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comFurther to my articles last week, Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2018 and Book Week Activities for Kids 2018, I’ve gathered a list of picture books I think might suit this year’s Children’s Book Week theme: “F...
The Book Chook · 2W ago

Activities for Kids - Children’s Book Week 2018

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comEarlier this week, I reminded you that Children’s Book Week in Australia will be celebrated from August 17 - 24 in 2018. The CBCA theme this year is: Find Your Treasure! I had suggestions for teachers, librari...
The Book Chook · 2W ago

Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2018

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comChildren’s Book Week in Australia 2018 will be celebrated from August 17 - 24. The CBCA theme this year is: Find Your Treasure! There will be so many opportunities for fun with reading, for learning, and for c...
The Book Chook · 3W ago

Children’s iPad App, Play School Art Maker

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comPlay School is a much loved educational TV show in Australia, aimed at younger audiences. The Play School Art Maker app is associated with the show, and developer is the Australian Broadcasting Commis...
The Book Chook · 3W ago

Let’s Celebrate Screen-Free Week

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comAre you looking forward to Screen-Free Week? It will be April 30 to May 6 in 2018.  I enjoy this annual reminder that life can be wonderful without screens, although if I’m honest, I feel a bit jittery too. Li...
The Book Chook · 1M ago

Children’s iPad App, Puzzle Pop HD by Duck Duck Moose

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comPuzzle Pop HD by Duck Duck Moose is a new puzzle app for kids I discovered recently. I have previously reviewed Draw and Tell HD by Duck Duck Moose, Superhero Comic Book Maker by Duck Duck Moose, and ...
The Book Chook · 1M ago

Children’s Book Review, A Lion is a Lion

Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.comA Lion is a Lion is a children’s picture book by Polly Dunbar, published by Walker Books (2018.) RRP: $Au 24.99 HBFrom the publisher: All li...