Giraffe Problems – Youth Services Book Review

Giraffe Problems– Jory John, Illustrated by Lane Smith. Random House, 2018. 9781524772031. Format: Hardcover. Rating:1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the book? Edward the Giraffe is very self-conscious about his neck. He admires the necks of his fellow animals (the lion’s neck is “adorned with a […]

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Book Review – Angry Cookie ~ Red Reading Hub

Angry Cookie

Angry Cookie Laura Dockrill and Maria Karipidou Walker Books Who can resist the words of the chief protagonist on the back cover: “Don’t even think about opening this book, you nosy noodle. I’m warning you. I am very angry.” Of course, like me you will immediately open the book and discover that Cookie IS angry, […]

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Why experience matters in teaching — Education & Skills Today

By Francisco AvvisatiAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsPhoto credit: KT King/FlickrIt often takes years of reflective practice to master complex, non-routine jobs. And few jobs today are more sophisticated and complex than teaching.As parents and citizens, we expect students to leave schools not only with a solid foundation in reading, mathematics and other subjects; we…

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Book Review: Valdemar’s Peas — Red Reading Hub

Valdemar

Valdemar’s Peas Maria Jōnsson Gecko Press This deliciously funny tale of fussy eating lupine style stars young Valdemar, devourer of fish-fingers; hater of peas. When Papa strikes a bargain: “The peas go in the tummy. Then ice cream. Chocolate ice cream!” the wily little wolf comes up with a clever ruse that gets the peas […]

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Book Review: What Does the Crocodile Say? — Red Reading Hub

What does crocodile say

What Does the Crocodile Say? Eva Montanari Book Island A really smashing ‘starting nursery’ book is this one from author/illustrator, Eva Montanari starring a little crocodile on his very first day at nursery. Mama wakes him, baths him, dresses him; they eat breakfast together and off they go. At the door, teacher elephant greets parent […]

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All Are Welcome — Youth Services Book Review

All Are Welcome – Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, Alfred A, Knopf, 9780525579656, 2018 Format:Hardcover Picture Book Rating: 1-5: (5 is an excellent or a Starred Review) 4 What did you like about the book? Colorful, fun artwork shows children of every nationality playing and working together. I love the way this book portrays the […]

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Higher education and the “new model of learning” — Education & Skills Today

By Amar ToorCommunications and Digital Officer, Directorate for Education and SkillsImage credit: Nathan Dumlao/UnsplashIn an article published in 2017, University of Sydney professor Colm Harmon argues that the challenge facing today’s university students is one of “ambiguity”.“They have more options on many fronts, but face a world that is closing in around them,” Harmon writes.…

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