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Hello 

Selling these for a h/s mum, needs the finance to rent to be near her child who is hospital.

Prices do not include postage, thank you for looking.

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Joseph

Everything you Need to Know About Homeschool Unit Studies (A Complete How and Why-to Guide by Jennifer Steward pb ec….. An easy to use how-to manual which dispels myths about unit studies like "too much planning" and "having to be creative" and instead shows how to simplify unit studies using notebooks and living books…. If you are interested in unit studies this book is a one stop reference. The author helps you get an idea of what a unit study can be and how to tailor it to fit different children. This book will give you the freedom to step out into creating your own curriculum with confidence. Everything You Need To Know About Homeschooling Unit Studies" is really a "nuts and bolts" manual taking you step by step through the process to create your own unit study. Jennifer talks to you in an easy, conversational tone on the topics of "Choosing A Teaching Method, Get On Your Mark...Get Set...Go!, Planning Unit Studies, Books, Unit Studies and High School, and There's Still More!" The appendix includes a resource section, sample unit studies and planning sheets.

Everything You Need to Build a Unit Study Notebook pb gc..An easy to use how-to manual which dispels myths about unit studies like "too much planning" and "having to be creative" and instead shows how to simplify unit studies using notebooks and living books.This book really helps with the nuts and bolts of planning a unit study.Sometimes unit studies can become such a big production but this book  will help you to get a handle on them and not let them grow and become overwhelming. It reminds you that there needs to be balance between projects and seat work.

Everything You Need to Build a Unit Study Notebook “Masters” gc…..his packet includes all the reproducibles you will need to help with your unit study planning etc….OR the Above 3 books for $5

Nadia Comaneci The Letters to a Young Gymnast (The Art of Mentoring) hb wdj *as new* $1

 

The Bronze Pen by Zilpha Neatly Snyder pb *as new*FREE..Twelve-year-old Audrey Abbott dreams of becoming a writer, but with her father's failing health and the family's shaky finances, it seems there is no room for what her overworked mother would surely call a childish fantasy. So Audrey keeps her writing a secret. That is, until she meets a mysterious old woman….One day the old woman gives Audrey a peculiar bronze pen and tells her to "use it wisely and to good purpose." It turns out to be just perfect for writing her stories with. But as Audrey writes, odd things start happening. Did Beowulf, her dog, just speak to her? And what is that bumping under her bed at night? It seems that whatever she writes with the pen comes true. However, things don't always happen in the way that she wants or expects. In fact, it's quite difficult to predict what writing with the pen will do.The major part of the book is about Audrey discovering how to use the pen and what to use it for. There's a happy ending for everyone; the best part of a children's book about magic!

Famous Artists : Cezanne; An Introduction to the Artist Life and Work by Antony Mason hb ec $1…..Cezanne's life is revealed along with a discussion of his artistic style and subjects; numerous full-colour illustrations and reproductions appear throughout. In addition, sidebars encourage readers to try related mediums or techniques, e.g., "watercolour," "showing depth," "blocks of colour." While the numerous facts and reproductions present some starting points to better appreciate the artist. Excellent for grades 6 up.

Seen and Not Heard : A Garland of Fancies for Victorian Children selected by Nigel Temple hb wdj ec $2

 

Long Ago Children; A Ship to Rome by Geoffrey Trease hb wdj gc $4…..

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ship-Rome-Long-Ago-Books/dp/0434949043

Long Ago Children : The Captain’s Watch by Leon Garfield hb wdj gc $4…..

https://www.amazon.com/CAPTAINS-WATCH-LONG-CHILDREN-BOOKS/dp/0434949051

Long Ago Children : Lucifer Wilkins by Leon Garfield hb wdj gc $4……

https://stellabooks.com/books/leon-garfield/lucifer-wilkins/697279  These books above were used in this families historical studies, suited for children from 10-13 excellent as they are illustrated and have a substantial story that is exciting an informative. 8-12…..OR take the three for $8

Words Words Words by Mary O’Neill hb wj gc $2….…A book of verses about the origin and nature of words. Verses express the lore and magic of words and explain such related topics as punctuation and parts of speech. Illustrated in colourful, bold designs. Pictorial endpapers.Sixty some odd rhymes, mostly short, many devoted to driving home the wandering rules of English grammar. Teachers of the intermediate grades, faced with the frustration of delighting this wonder of words…. this is a wonderful book that brings life into the imagination an knowledge of our language. 7-10

Safari Punctuation Let Jungle Jack help you master rules of punctuation pb ec $5…

Safari Grammar. Let Jungle Jack help you master English Grammar pb ec $5…

“Paper” Through the Ages by Shaaron Cosner hb wj gc $3…

 

God’s Merciful Love The Old Testament (Image of Go Series 6) pb Teachers Manual *as new* $7…

God’s Merciful Love The Old Testament (Image of Go Series 6) Student book pb *as new* $7……Perform-a-text combines text and activity in one book. Clear, comprehensive and interesting presentation of the Catholic Faith based on seven key concepts: God, Creation, Christ, Church, Grace, Sacraments and Commandments. Stories from Scripture, lives of the saints and contemporary situations give students Catholic role models and examples of living the faith. The lessons are complimented by colorful illustrations. THEME: Special emphasis on Genesis and the creation of human persons by God in His image. Also, the Old Testament is presented as a history of God's merciful love toward people. God's merciful love draws good out of evil and prepares for the coming of Jesus Christ. The covenant between God and Israel is an expression of God's merciful love. SEQUENCE: Ch. 1: Learning about the Bible; Revelation; Literary forms. Ch. 2-9: Genesis. Ch. 10-12: Moses; Passover; the Covenant. Ch. 13-14: Joshua; the Judges. Ch. 15: Women of Faith; Sarah; Rebekah; Rachel; Miriam. Ch. 16: Israel; Samuel; Saul; David; Solomon. Ch. 17-18: The Prophets and the Wisdom Books. Ch. 19: The Church Year. AIM: To teach the students that the Old Testament is an expression of God's merciful love and is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. To help the students appreciate the main characters of the Old Testament and their struggles to do God's will.Very good text. It is hard to find a textbook that focuses on the bible itself. This book is challenging for sixth graders so great for older children too…..chapters with 2 pages on the scripture and the rest on application and "activities". This is a great application of modern biblical scholarship. Highly recommended.

Spend the Day in Ancient Rome : Projects and Activities that bring the Past to life by Linda Honan pb *NEW* $9…Parades, gladiator games, tunic weaving, and coin making! Anything can happen when you spend the day in ancient Rome! Find out what life was like almost two thousand years ago during the height of the Roman Empire. As Rome celebrates its annual Games, you'll spend the day with a family, just back from their own summer vacation. Join ten-year-old Marcus for the fabulous parade and the athletes' contest in the Colosseum. Enjoy a pantomime at the theatre with his twelve-year-old sister Julia, and watch their father, Senator Julius, as he speaks in the city's forum. Top the day off with an exciting chariot race at the circus. Celebrate the history of ancient Rome with creative and fun-filled activities! Turn an ordinary sheet into a Roman toga. Learn to write in Latin. Build a legionnaire's helmet and shield, design a decorative mosaic with beans, or draw a sundial that really works! Then, when your day in Rome is through, make your own emperor's feast to share with your family and friends. This book is set up in chapters, each chapter has a little info about life in Ancient Rome and then has crafts and activities to do for what that section talked about. Including things like making clay tablets, Dressing like a roman, etc. Works great for homeschool history programs and especially RC History. 8-13

The Fantastic Flying Journey by Gerald Durrell hb wdj ec $5…….Gerald Durrell, one of the world's leading naturalists, combines his knowledge of wildlife with adventure to produce a fascinating journey through the world of animals. Empowered with the gift of speaking to animals, three children travel the world learning about wildlife. Full-colour illustrations.It tells the story of the Dollybutt children who are taken on an adventure with their Uncle Lancelot around the world in his giant hot air balloon- The Belladonna. The children travel in the hot air balloon to different countries. They meet different animals and learn about their habitats, threats to their existence and other facts about them all during their quest to find Perceval, Uncle Lancelot’s brother. I think this book is great because it has clear cross curricular links to geography and science. Children can learn about continents, countries and habitats through the context of this story. I also think there are many possibilities for various narrative outcomes. For example, children could write letters to Mrs Dollybutt from the perspective of the characters (Conrad, Ivan, Emma, Lancelot). As well as this, children could also research another country that has not been mentioned in the story and write their own scene in focussing on a country and the animals the characters could meet. Additionally, children could also create diary entries for a chosen character showing thoughts/ feelings/ reflections throughout the journey in the Belladonna. 6-10

The Fantastic Flying Journey by Gerald Durrell hb ec $6….(as above)

The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure by Gerald Durrell hb ec $5…This is a great book with a story line that captures children's imagination and at the same time provides useful information and points to ponder. What a shame it is currently out of print and not readily available. Good characters, a good range of dinosaurs including some unusual ones. From what I know some of them are wrong in habits or biology (e.g. fur on pterosaur wings, using necks to push down trees, all herbivores are friendly (think of a rhino!)) but for a book written twenty years ago it is fairly accurate. The difference between eras is made clear, the animal behaviour feel right most of the time and the story has a real pace to it without feeling rushed. Well written and enjoyable. An exciting children's story that has lots of twists and turns. There are almost twenty different kinds of dinosaurs in the story, many are ones that children will not know about. 6-10

Anne’s Anthology Following the Footnote Trail: Poetry Popular in the Victorian Era by Margie Grey pb *as new* over 690 pgs..$10……Anne's Anthology is a compilation of many of the pieces — primarily poetry — Lucy Montgomery mentioned in Anne of Green Gables . They were pieces Anne loved and ones with which the girls in Lucy Montgomery's audience were very familiar. However, many have been lost in obscurity and the allusions are no longer understood. Now these hard-to-find works are collected for your reference and enjoyment in the almost 700 pages of Anne’s Anthology. Most of the poems are given in full-text with notes. Portions of longer works are also included. Like a patchwork quilt made from scraps of loved clothing, Anne's Anthology exposes its readers to best-loved poems from a previous era. This book will be used as a reference during the study of Where the Brook and River Meet. Or when following your own study of Anne! “Don’t you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?” —Anne, Anne of Green Gables, Chapter V

A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper pb ec $4….Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed.This is classified as "historical fiction" and while the entire Montmaray family and "kingdom" is the fiction aspect, many key figures and events of WWII are woven into the story so skilfully and seamlessly. I think this is what all good historical fiction is about--giving you characters you really care about and enticing you to read THEIR story, while along the way you might actually learn something--or remember something that you forgot from much less interesting textbooks. 15+

The Girl from Snowy River by Jackie French pb *as new* $6…The year is 1919. thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine, who lost a brother when the Snowy River men marched away to war. Why has the man Flinty loves returned from the war so changed and distant? Why has her brother Andy 'gone with cattle', leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves so dearly? A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope. Now Flinty must ride to save her farm, her family and the valley she loves. Set among the landscapes of the great poems of Australia, this book is a love song to the Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia's poets who immortalised so much of our land. the Girl from Snowy River combines passion, heartbreak, history and an enduring love and rich understanding of our land. It continues the grand saga that began with A Waltz for Matilda. this absorbing saga abounds in social and historical detail.  French's books help to put heart into history. Her characters are so real and warm you can just about feel their pulse; they are people you get to know, and after reading their story a part of them lives on in you. 10-14

Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon by Jane Austen pb gc $3…..Together, these three works - one novel unpublished in her lifetime and two unfinished fragments - reveal Jane Austen's development as a great artist. Lady Susan, with its wicked, beautiful, intelligent and energetic heroine, is a sparkling melodrama which takes its tone from the outspoken and robust eighteen century. Written later, and probably abandoned after her father's death, The Watsons is a tantalising and highly delightful story whose vitality and optimism centre on the marital prospects of the Watson sisters in a small provincial town. Sanditon, Jane Austen's last fiction, is set in a seaside town and its themes concern the new speculative consumer society and foreshadow the great social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution.

Journey To Game Land : How To Make a Board Game from your Favourite Children’s Book by Ben Buchanan pb *NEW* $10…….Take a journey through your favourite book and transform it into a board game! Choose your characters, design your board, and create obstacles and other fun activities all according to what happens in your favourite book. Learn how to take the joy of reading to another level and discover your own creativity. Eleven-year-old Ben Buchanan, who created a board game from his favourite book, provides advice for all children who would like to turn their favourite book into a board game. Along with his co-authors, he offers a step-by-step process, with suggestions for parents, librarians, and teachers, on how to help children transform their favourite book into a board game.The book shows how you can have hours of fun creating the board game—and then have lots more hours of fun playing! Journey to Gameland encourages children to develop their own creativity. This book teaches your child how to make a board game based on their favourite book, and it's interactive, like a workbook.The premise of the book is fun. Instead of being a standard workbook, it's written in a style that mimics an actual journey, with "Postcards" that your child will fill in and "Guideposts", which are for the parent or teacher to read.While a child reading and discovering this book will probably be gently tricked into thinking that they're doing nothing but having fun, as a parent or teacher, you'll realise how much they're getting out of the activity!  (technology, design, math, English vocab, spelling and so much more….) They’re thinking critically about their chosen book, finding ways to adapt it into a game using math and logic, and being artistic! What more can you ask? This book is a great resource for kids who can't get enough of their favourite book, for parents who are trying to teach their child how to think critically about literature, and for teachers to help provide inspiration. Excellent. 

 

From Reader to Writer: Teaching Writing Through Classic Children Books by Sarah Ellis hb wdj *as new* $12…As a child, Sarah Ellis made up plenty of stories but could never think of any when called upon in school. As an adult, she discovered a way to encourage children to express their creativity. The result is From Reader to Writer, a trove of suggestions and activities that use classic children’s literature to inspire and liberate kids’ imaginations. Each of the 17 chapters consists of an intriguing anecdote about an author, from Louisa May Alcott to Susan Cooper, that describes their childhood, what they read, and the sources for their books. Each anecdote leads into a writing activity, which can range from simple to sophisticated and can be adapted to different classroom situations. Letter and journal writing, wordplay, fantasy and riddles, and “story-starter” ideas are among the entertaining and original techniques for encouraging a young person to take up a pen and start writing.Sarah Ellis opens her book, From Reader to Writer: Teaching Writing Through Classic Children’s Books, by asking the pertinent question: “Can creative writing be taught?” She outlines two types of writers: those that believe it can be taught through hard work, those that believe it is all risk and determination, something that cannot be taught, and a third more gentle option. This third option focuses on the community aspect of the creative process, highlighting that “writing grows from reading and that writers are not alone.” Writing is, or can be, collaboration and community. Whether Ellis is outlining world-building tenets framed by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island or how to build your own land as inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien, she focuses on real-world applicable writing projects from a variety of genres. Perhaps my favourite, I humbly declare, is Beatrix Potter’s Letter-writing Tips from the Great Correspondents. Here, Ellis has gleaned from extensive research into Potter’s communiques such writing gems as ‘Write As If You Are Talking,’ ‘Notice Things, Then Share Them,’ and ‘Be Immediate.’ From these lessons, often collaborative, she suggests further reading to capture the imagination.  Most interestingly, Ellis paints a humanising portrait of the artists she features. She focuses on a biography of the author, showing how they went from reader to writer themselves, developing a voice and their craft along they way. Suddenly, Beatrix Potter becomes a contemporary of Lewis Carroll, and J.R.R. Tolkien a friend of C.S. Lewis. This demystifying of the author helps hopeful writers to see that readers, just like Kit Pearson and Jean Little, can be writers, inspired by the very same works of literature. 

Quotes of Note: “The first is that all writers were readers. Writing and reading are inextricably linked." (Ellis, 2001, p. 10)

“One of the satisfactions of writing lies in the opportunity to make use of everything in your life. Everything you experience, think about, study, investigate, encounter or invent is potential material.” (Ellis, 2001, p. 102).

The Art of Family: Rituals, Imagination, and Everyday Spirituality by  Gina Bria pb *as new*$15…PENDING..This book, which was recently republished with new material, offers awesome insight and advice for people trying to make their family life better--all of us! Bria doesn't write a simplistic how-to book. Rather, it's a series of stories, plus some light philosophy, on ways to enrich the hours we spend with spouses, children, siblings, in-laws etc. (Some of the stories are really hilarious!) Bria poses the question, How do we keep our families together and flourishing in these hectic, busy, and difficult economic times? Everyone who reads this book will walk away with things to improve their family experience. The new material addresses how we deal with ageing parents, which Bria has been doing since the first edition came out. if you're looking for a book to inspire you to see parenting as more than a series of daily chores completed ad infinitum, I highly recommend this book. Read it slowly because it's worth savouring, pondering and contemplating.

The Natural Child : Parenting from the Heart b Jan Hunt pb ec $5The Natural Child makes a compelling case for a return to attachment parenting, a child-rearing approach that has come naturally for parents throughout most of human history. In this insightful guide, parenting specialist Jan Hunt links together attachment parenting principles with child advocacy and homeschooling philosophies, offering a consistent approach to raising a loving, trusting, and confident child. The Natural Child dispels the myths of "tough love," building baby's self-reliance by ignoring its cries, and the necessity of spanking to enforce discipline. Instead, the book explains the value of extended breast-feeding, family co-sleeping, and minimal child-parent separation. Homeschooling, like attachment parenting, nurtures feelings of self-worth, confidence, and trust. The author draws on respected leaders of the homeschool movement such as John Taylor Gatto and John Holt, guiding the reader through homeschool approaches that support attachment parenting principles. Being an ally to children is spontaneous for caring adults, but intervening on behalf of a child can be awkward and surrounded by social taboo. The Natural Child shows how to stand up for a child's rights effectively and sensitively in many difficult situations. The role of caring adults, points out Hunt, is not to give children "lessons in life"–but to employ a variation of The Golden Rule, and treat children as we would like to have been treated in childhood. Jan Hunt is the Director of The Natural Child Project, Coordinator of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in British Columbia, and on the Board of Directors for Attachment Parenting International. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia. A wonderful gentle yet firm guide to natural, attachment, heartfelt parenting. Covering all the principles in parenting, from co-sleeping to loving discipline, nurturing a love of learning, teaching your own children and guides us through insightful and well placed quotes. This book is relatively short but full of loving, well researched, practical and well lived information. 

One plus One Equals Nineteen by H. George Arsenault pb *NEW* $10…. What rationale would persuade a widower with seven children and a widow  with ten to marry and have a family of nineteen? A fun loving family story with nuggets of wisdom and practical problem solving techniques. '1+1=19' is a uniquely true story of a big family life in a big city. It is an enjoyable story full of life, humour, challenges, compassion, and family sharing. The excitement of combining nineteen people, (step)brothers,(step)sisters,(step)mother, and (step)father into one happy family is a never ending tale. How this was done is a lesson in good management and true love. This book is easy reading that is hard to put down once you start. Good read for all the family! (For mum or older children)

Our Australia Girl series Bk1 Meet Rose 1900 by Sherryl Clark pb ec $4…….t's 1900 . . . and Rose lives with her family in a big house in Melbourne. She wants to play cricket, climb trees and be an adventurer! But Rose's mother has other ideas. Then Rose's favourite young aunt comes to town, and everything changes. Will Rose's mother let Aunt Alice stay? And will Rose ever get to do the things she loves? Meet Rose and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way! A lovely story about growing up as a girl who loves cricket and learning in 1900 when society had different expectations for women. A great read for learning about Australian history through literature.

Our Australia Girl series Bk2 Rose on Wheels 1900 by Sherryl Clark pb ec $5……

Our Australia Girl series 1849 The Nellie Stories 4 Books in One by Penny Mathews hb *NEW* $15…

Jill The Outsider by Christine Chandler hb (vintage book for girls) gc $3……

 

Picture Books:

Monkey Sunday A Story from a Congolese Village by Sanna Stanley hb wdj gc $1…A young girl promises that she can sit quietly while her father preaches during a Congolese thanksgiving ceremony. But what to do when some monkeys climb into the rafters of the thatch shelter along with farm animals and other gifts brought by the villagers to share as part of their thanks giving tradition? Beautifully illustrated with a wonderful story! You can't help but fall in love with it. Sanna Stanley has written a lovely book for children. Activities for; 

https://www.pinterest.com.au/mcghol/africa-through-picture-books-project/?lp=true

Sally Arnold by Cheryl Ryan hb wdj ec $1Believing that the gray-haired and scary-looking Sally Arnold is a "witch”, young Jenny is afraid to gather herbs in the woods and secretly spies on Sally's daily tasks before learning to overcome her superstitions and make friends.I You will love reading this story about a young girl, Jenny, who has to decide if the strange little old lady in town is really a witch. What Jenny and the little old lady, Sally Arnold, find is that friendship comes in all sizes, ages, and eccentrics. We often teach our children not to judge others by how they look. Yet Ryan took that simple saying and turned it into an intergenerational story about what friendship really is about---respect.

The Dancing Tigers by Russell Hoban hb ec $1For years the tigers, who danced for their pleasure, accepted their fate when the Rajah went out on his gaudily painted, well equiped elephant and shot them with his jewelled guns. The day the Rajah added insult to injury by arriving to kill them to the strains of light classical music playing on his stereo set, the tigers decided to dance the Rajah to death. A lovingly written and illustrated children's book - very colourful and great for kids who have a love of big cats. Unit study here: https://www.homeschoolshare.com/Tiger_Lapbook.php 

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/197173289921641415/?lp=true

The Stone Wall Dragon by Rochelle Drapper hb wdj ec $1...This is the fanciful tale of a boy who takes a fall on a stone wall while exploring his family farm in Maine. When he awakens, the wall has turned into a dragon that invites him to climb aboard for a magical ride to the sea, through blueberry barrens, sheep pastures, beaver ponds, and small villages. The imaginative illustrations are done in watercolour and gouache. Unit study here; https://www.pinterest.com.au/kellyberry77/dragon-unit-study/?lp=true

Yumni and Halmoni’s Trip by Sook Nyul Choi hb wdj ec$1.....When she goes to Korea with her grandmother, Yunmi looks forward to visiting relatives she has never seen, but she also worries about whether Halmoni will want to return to New York.Beautifully illustrated and tenderly written, it's a great book to read to your kids or even for yourself. There aren't many children's books about Koreans and Korean-Americans, so this book is a must for your bookshelf. It's for anyone who wants to read about a loving and understanding relationship between grandmother (halmoni) and granddaughter (Yunmi).

Unit study here; https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/450430400213924096/?lp=true

Dogs by Gail Gibbons hb wdj ec $1....Their history, types of breeds, ways of communication, characteristics, and how to care for puppies and dogs. This book shares the history of dogs and how the dogs we know and have today as pets have ancestors were wolves.. The book then goes into different things that dogs do and their different abilities. At the end of the book there is a how to guide on how to take care of a puppy or dog.  This is a cool story to learn about a brief history of dogs. We see dogs today as completely different from wolves or wild animals, but thousands of years ago dogs were not domesticated, they were wild. This book did a great job at introducing that. This book also did a great job at explaining different characteristics of dogs that help them stay healthy.  Activities here:  https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/dogs-by-gail-gibbons/            https://www.edhelper.com/books/author_unit_Gail_Gibbons.htm

Savina The Gypsy Dancer by Ann Tompert hb wdj ec$1.....Savina, a gypsy girl, captivates everyone with her remarkable dancing and arouses the jealousy and hatred of King Walid. This is a modern tale about gypsies long ago who were persecuted and mistreated but still remained free together. The King wanted Savina to the point that he would have held her captive. But she was a free spirit like the rest of her people. They spirited her away, but the king began imposing dire sanctions trying to get them to give her up, such as taking away their tents, and no allowing them to do work in the towns. But even when Savina says she should go to the king to make their lives better, they refuse and support her. Eventually she saves the day and they all live happy.  It's a story with modern sensibilities told in an old style with an historical setting, but it's still believable. She fights back with dancing, not beating up a man three times her size or anything.  The illustrations are lovely paintings. Exquisite paintings.

Edison’s Fantastic Phonograph by Diana Kimpton hb *as new* $7…

Emma and Silk Trains by Julie Lawson hb wdj ec $3…

The Model Village by Nicholas Fisk hb gc $3…

All About Turkeys by Jim Arnosky hb wdj ec $2....The wild turkey is a uniquely American animal. With his clear, informative text and derailed watercolours, Arnosky explores the turkey's life cycle, habitat, and behaviour with an immediacy kids love.  Beautiful paintings and info about wild turkeys. You will learn that turkeys' head colours change when they're "excited or agitated”, and much more…. Activities: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/410320216023995299/?lp=true   https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/all-about-turkeys-by-jim-arnosky/

The Gnome from Timsgaard by Ib Spang Olsen hb gc $1..... https://childrensbookshop.com/book-69701.html

The Pirate Meets the Queen by Matt Faulkner hb wdj ec $2.....As captain of her own crew of pirates raiding ships on the high seas, Granny O'Malley has become a legend in her time until the Queen of England gets word of her deeds and imprisons Granny's son--forcing the fierce pirate to accept a face-to-face meeting where the most unexpected events occur.  A story of her meeting in 1593 with queen Elizabeth. Activities:   https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/547398529692038458/?lp=true

All About Australia and New Zealand cited by Wendy Lehane hb $2......This book is set up with each double spread age into topics of learning about Australia an New Zealand. Topics such as history, politics, states, animals, important people, inventions, important dates and much much more, in full colour and great for making general knowledge game to making learning about our country an our neighbour fun!!! All ages

New Hope  by Henri Sorensen hb wdj ec $2.....Jimmy loves to visit his grandpa in New Hope, and never tires of hearing the story of Lars Jensen, Jimmy's great-great-great grandfather. Newly arrived from Denmark, Lars founded the town of New Hope when a broken axle kept him from going west. "Family and place are intertwined in a handsome chronicle about the history of a small town....An immensely appealing book.  This book tells a story within a story. It begins with a little boy visiting his grandpa in a town called New Hope. While walking along the street, his grandfather tells him the story of the statue of a man that is in the park. The story goes into detail about a family moving to America and eventually starting a town.  The unique concept of having a story within a story sets this book apart from other coming to America stories. The simple design and layout of the book, featuring full spread pictures helps the reader imagine what is going on without getting too distracted. The almost painted looking images enhance the plot of the story, but also give it a more ‘old time’ feel. This book does a good job of explaining what life was like in older times and how simple things like towns were started.  Activities:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Hope-Henri-Sorensen-721745

Daniele (anatroccolo di controvoglia)  by Denise Burt pb gc $1....this is a story written in Italian, about a little duckling that wonders off from her mother and her sibling ducklings! It is a great way to strengthen your language skills in Italian if you would like speak it with precision….all ages full colour and delightful!

Start To Felt by Ewa Kuniczack pb ec $5……

Let’s Make History The Dark Ages : fascinating facts an authentic models by Paul Titles pb ec $4…..t

Let’s Make History The Middle Ages: fascinating facts an authentic models by Paul Titles pb ec $4…

Let’s Make History The Ancient World :fascinating facts an authentic models by Paul Titles pb ec $4… OR take all 3 for $8

The Day before Yesterday by Barbara Corbett pb gc $2...Autobiographical account of a rural childhood in an isolated community near Lake Macquarie in the 1920s, first published in 1983 as 'A Fistful of Buttercups'. The author has written a number of stories for children including the forthcoming 'The Day Before Yesterday’. Ages 8+

The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart pb *NEW* (pub Feb 2019)…..$18…

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Hello Joseph, Could I have the Brave Learner and Start to Felt if they are still available. Thank you, Mrs Muldoon.

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Sorry Mrs netteanave,

this title is sold,

thank you for your patience

God Bless

Joseph

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Hi Joseph

 

Can I please have these:

 

The Fantastic Flying Journey by Gerald Durrell hb wdj ec $5…….Gerald Durrell, one of the world's leading naturalists, combines his knowledge of wildlife with adventure to produce a fascinating journey through the world of animals. Empowered with the gift of speaking to animals, three children travel the world learning about wildlife. Full-colour illustrations.It tells the story of the Dollybutt children who are taken on an adventure with their Uncle Lancelot around the world in his giant hot air balloon- The Belladonna. The children travel in the hot air balloon to different countries. They meet different animals and learn about their habitats, threats to their existence and other facts about them all during their quest to find Perceval, Uncle Lancelot’s brother. I think this book is great because it has clear cross curricular links to geography and science. Children can learn about continents, countries and habitats through the context of this story. I also think there are many possibilities for various narrative outcomes. For example, children could write letters to Mrs Dollybutt from the perspective of the characters (Conrad, Ivan, Emma, Lancelot). As well as this, children could also research another country that has not been mentioned in the story and write their own scene in focussing on a country and the animals the characters could meet. Additionally, children could also create diary entries for a chosen character showing thoughts/ feelings/ reflections throughout the journey in the Belladonna. 6-10

The Fantastic Flying Journey by Gerald Durrell hb ec $6….(as above)

The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure by Gerald Durrell hb ec $5…This is a great book with a story line that captures children's imagination and at the same time provides useful information and points to ponder. What a shame it is currently out of print and not readily available. Good characters, a good range of dinosaurs including some unusual ones. From what I know some of them are wrong in habits or biology (e.g. fur on pterosaur wings, using necks to push down trees, all herbivores are friendly (think of a rhino!)) but for a book written twenty years ago it is fairly accurate. The difference between eras is made clear, the animal behaviour feel right most of the time and the story has a real pace to it without feeling rushed. Well written and enjoyable. An exciting children's story that has lots of twists and turns. There are almost twenty different kinds of dinosaurs in the story, many are ones that children will not know about. 6-10

 

thank you

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