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Rock and Roll Elephants
Rock and Roll Elephants is a trunk full of verses that is sure to tickle the funny bones of poetry lovers young and old. This is a book laden with wit and word play, lively rhymes and lopsided logic that will make you think and feel, and most definitely, will make you smile.
$10 per copy.
Here is an 11 book fictional series about wild and wacky bushrangers in Australia's gold-fields history. The books are full of outrageous characters, tall tale humour and much word play. They are highly illustrated by Stephen Axelsen and Caroline Magerl and are very popular, especially with reluctant readers. Ideal for readers aged 7 to 12 years.
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Bushrangers Series Teacher Sourcebook, Dianne Bates $40.00 (inc. p&p)
Containing blackline master exercises, this book presents a range of activities such as comprehensions, character studies, writing activities, dictionary use, vocabulary study, research, plot development etc.
Wordgames: Activities for Creative Thinking and Writing
This book contains 150 prose, poetry and wordplay activities ideal for use by writers and teachers in the classroom for ages ten to adult, or as a fund-raising (team games) activity.
Highly recommended by author/teacher Libby Gleeson in her book
Its cost is $20 which includes p&p.
How to Self Edit (to improve writing skills)
With 500 editing exercises (and suggested revisions), this book is ideal for a writer wishing to increase his or her chances of publishing success or for use in workshop situations – or for use by writing teachers.
Cost is $22 which includes p&p.
Crossing the Line
by Dianne Bates
Orphaned then abandoned by long-term foster carers, teenager Sophie lives with Amy and Matt. For a long time and unknown to others, Sophie has been self-mutilating: more recently she has been in therapy. Concerned about Sophie's increasing depression, the doctor admits her to a hospital. There Sophie is placed in an adolescent ward where she forms tentative relationships with other troubled teenagers and begins sessions with psychiatrist, Helen Marshall. However, the doctor crosses the patient-therapist line, but so too does Sophie ...
This is a moving and sensitive story on the topic of self-harm which is
"A profoundly sensitive exploration of emotional agony . . . an engrossing read." Elizabeth Fensham
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