The 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults celebrated and promoted some outstanding new books for young people. It was a privilege and a pleasure to be the Convening Judge for the Awards this year.more
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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is 10 to 16 September. Here are some books and resources to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of te reo Māori.more
A single resource can be the springboard and inspiration for a raft of inquiry pathways. A common student response to teaching NZ history often includes groans and comments of 'we did that last year'. How can we make history interesting and engaging, and immediately relevant, and local to students?more
A growing body of research suggests that reading for pleasure contributes to well-being. This blog post describes how school libraries can also support well-being, including developing spaces, services, and collections that help children and young people develop good emotional, social, physical, and mental health.more
Read some of the great ideas shared by your school library colleagues for working with teachers and students on the things that are important.more