World Read Aloud Day in 2017 is on 16 February. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to share their love of stories and take action to promote the right to literacy for everyone.
Like Mary Poppins’ magical carpet bag, this Gecko Press Annual, edited by Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris, is a virtual bag of tricks — you can open the pages and discover, seemingly endlessly, one surprising delight after another.
Marama Keyte, the creative and resourceful librarian at Manaia View School in Whangārei, developed a successful, simple makerspace activity inspired by the picture book – Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts.
Rachel van Riel believes in the power of school and public libraries to engage readers and get books to move. But to do so, we need to borrow a few basic concepts and strategies from our cousin, the ‘Bookstore’.
At the recent IBBY Congress in Auckland, a number of speakers used the analogy of books as both windows and mirrors in various contexts