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Activity 5 – Interview with a Teacher Librarian

Activity 5:      Interview with teacher librarian at a public school

Topic:             Censorship

I interviewed the Teacher Librarian (TL) at a local public school to discuss censorship in school libraries. Continue reading

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Book Review – The 65-Storey Treehouse

Activity 4:      Book review – The 65-Storey Treehouse written by Andy                                            Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton      

Topic:             Children’s book awards

65storeyFor this activity, I wrote a book review of The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Appendix A), and explored how the Treehouse series* has been received by Australian book awards. This book is on the notables list for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards for 2016, in the Younger Readers category (Notables, 2016). Continue reading

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Bi-lingual Story Time

Activity 3: Attend bi-lingual story time at local public library

Topic: Diversity

To explore the topic of diversity in public libraries, I attended a bi-lingual story time for pre-schoolers at Wallsend District Library in Newcastle. Continue reading

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BorrowBox App

Activity 2: Learn to use BorrowBox App

Topic: Mobile technologies

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This post will explain my experience in installing and using the BorrowBox app by Bolinda recently made available through my local library. Continue reading

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Newcastle Writers Festival

Activity 1: Attend Newcastle Writers Festival Children’s Program

Topic: The value of children meeting authors and illustrators

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In April this year, I had the opportunity to attend the Newcastle Writers’ Festival with my 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter. The children’s program focused on presentations for primary school children by Australian authors and illustrators. Continue reading

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