Masters of Disguise. Camouflaging creatures & magnificent Mimics by Marc Martin. Published by Penguin Books

Now you see them, now you don’t From the Orchid Mantis in South East Asia to the Polar Bear in the Artic Circle, Masters of disguise explores the different insects and animals that survive by surrounding themselves by habitat that looks just like them or being able to change themselves so they can blend in.Continue reading “Masters of Disguise. Camouflaging creatures & magnificent Mimics by Marc Martin. Published by Penguin Books”

Bee Detectives by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall and illustrated by Brenna Quinlan. Published by CSIRO

Well, what can I say? This is my book so of course I love it to pieces! If you are interested in learning more about stingless bees of Australia and would also like to teach children about the various types of native bees we have then look no further – this book is for you!Continue reading “Bee Detectives by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall and illustrated by Brenna Quinlan. Published by CSIRO”

The gentle genius of trees by Philip Bunting. Published by Scholastic

Excellent picture books for Stage 1-4 Science (Living things, sustainability, life cycles, trees – focus study for what they need and why we need them), Visual Art (drawing trees, leaves and their root systems). Sustainability – why we need trees, how they help our environment and how they help us. Philip Bunting has created someContinue reading “The gentle genius of trees by Philip Bunting. Published by Scholastic”

With a little kelp from our friends. The secret life of seaweed by Mathew Bate. Illustrated by Liz Rowland. Published by Thames and Hudson

There are around 10000 different types of seaweed….. Seaweed is the largest of all the marine algae but it is often not thought about unless it comes to sushi by many of us but there is so much to this amazing plant and this book – with a little kelp from our friends – enlightensContinue reading “With a little kelp from our friends. The secret life of seaweed by Mathew Bate. Illustrated by Liz Rowland. Published by Thames and Hudson”

Move that mountain by Kate & Jol Temple. Illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton.Published by Scholastic.

Classroom Literacy – Early Stage One – Stage 6. This is a great tool to look at sentence structure and challenge students to make stories that can be read forwards and backwards. Sustainability ES1- Stage 6 – empowering individuals to make a difference. PD – Personal Development – self awareness & belief.  This is theContinue reading “Move that mountain by Kate & Jol Temple. Illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton.Published by Scholastic.”

The day she stole the sun by the students at Cobargo Public School

by educateempower.blog Written by the 5/6 class of Cobargo Public School, this hearfelt picture book was written to help them heal and unite all of those who lost farms, friends and family during the devastating fires of 2019. Ganyi – the indigenous word for fire starts this story and throughout the narrative weaves her way inContinue reading “The day she stole the sun by the students at Cobargo Public School”

Ocean Devotion

No more plastic in our oceans, seas and land. A clean future for all, let’s make a stand Collage and watery pastel illustrations fill the pages of this new picture book written by Melissa Salvarani and Elizabeth Mary Cummings and not only fill the reader with a sense of awe, but also teach them aContinue reading “Ocean Devotion”