From fences and murals, to bookshelf portraits and spine poetry, books provide a wonderful and endless source of inspiration.
The 19th World Book Day (WBD) in the UK was on the 3 March this year, so it has been and gone. But, the WBD website is still available and has a cornucopia of resources — for teachers, librarians, students, families and booksellers.
Perhaps for some students, finding the “right book” can be more of a stumbling block than actually reading the book itself. Likewise, maybe for busy teachers, finding the right novel to read aloud as a serial is more of a stumbling block than actually making the time to read the book aloud?
The New Zealand Book Council recently published an article on 50 New Zealand books every kid should read by 12, which highlights the rich variety of New Zealand children’s books that are available.
The link between home and school is even more vital than it ever was. In order to support our tamariki, the connection between whānau at home and the whānau at school needs to be nurtured and strengthened.