January / February 2013 (26)

The Marvellous Land of Oz

ISBN: 9781843913917

Author: L. Frank Baum    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and set shortly after the events in the first book, The Marvellous Land of Oz follows the adventures of a young boy nam...


The sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and set shortly after the events in the first book, The Marvellous Land of Oz follows the adventures of a young boy named Tip, who, for as long as he can remember, has been under the guardianship of a witch named Mombi in the Land of Oz. One night he plans his escape to the Emerald City, stealing Mombi’s powder of life. Along the way he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman as well as making some new ones such as Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. Can they escape Mombi and make it to the Emerald City?

A fantastical tale of endless imagination, The Marvellous Land of Oz is as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 25-01-2013


$19.99
The Emerald City of Oz

ISBN: 9781843913924

Author: L. Frank Baum    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Dorothy has decided to take Uncle Henry and Aunt Em to the Land of Oz, with the help of Princess Ozma. As they embark together on a tour of the land, Dorothy is...


Dorothy has decided to take Uncle Henry and Aunt Em to the Land of Oz, with the help of Princess Ozma. As they embark together on a tour of the land, Dorothy is unaware that the Nome King, squatting in his underground Kingdom, is plotting to seize the Land of Oz. He sets out to recruit new allies to help the Nome army and burrows his way to the centre of the Emerald City. Can his diabolical army be defeated by Dorothy, Princess Ozma of Oz and their friends?
In this captivating installment in the Oz series, as well as being reacquainted with favourite characters from previous books such as the Cowardly Lion, Billina the yellow hen and the Wooden Sawhorse, we are introduced to many weird and wonderful new ones such as Miss Cuttenclip, the paranoid Flutterbudgets and the living kitchen utensils of Utensia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 25-01-2013


$19.99
Glinda of Oz

ISBN: 9781843913931

Author: L. Frank Baum    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The last book in Baum’s Oz series sees Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz in order to prevent a war between the Skeezers ...


The last book in Baum’s Oz series sees Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz in order to prevent a war between the Skeezers and the Flatheads. The leaders of the two tribes are determined and Dorothy and Ozma find themselves imprisoned on the Skeezers' glass-covered island, which has been magically submerged to the bottom of its lake. Ozma and Dorothy summon Glinda, the most powerful sorceress of Oz, who, with help from several magicians and magical assistants, must find a way to raise the island and liberate its trapped inhabitants.

This timely publication ties in with the international release of the film Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi and featuring James Franco, Michelle Williams (as Glinda), Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 25-01-2013


$19.99
Live, Love and Learn

ISBN: 9781742861050

Author: Laurie Lind Makin    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

In the first six years of life, children are learning to listen, speak, read, write and use technology. Much of this learning occurs informally, through everyda...


In the first six years of life, children are learning to listen, speak, read, write and use technology. Much of this learning occurs informally, through everyday interactions between children, and between children and adults. In fact, it is almost impossible to overstate the role of family, especially parents and grandparents, in nurturing, supporting and influencing young children’s language and literacy development.
Live, Love and Learn provides an intriguing and highly accessible guide to how young children learn and how you can support their learning. Early childhood academic, mother and grandmother, Laurie Makin, explains the principles of observation and engagement, to follow and extend children’s own interests, building their understanding, communication skills and self-confidence.
Real world scenarios, sample dialogue and practical activities all highlight the critical importance of the home environment in enhancing children’s capacity to learn. This unique family resource is designed to:
Provide an overview of literacy learning in the infant and toddler years, the preschool years, and the early school years;
Identify key milestones and indicators for concern at each level;
Discuss the vital impact of technology on young children’s learning; and
Demonstrate how you can create opportunities for language and literacy learning to be integrated into everyday life without ‘hot housing’ or pressuring children

Recognising the place of child care and early years schooling in young children’s lives, suggestions are also provided for communication between families and early childhood staff and teachers, at specific intervals throughout the book.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 12-12-2012


$48.00
Collaboration in Learning

ISBN: 9781742861302

Author: Mal Lee    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

In Collaboration in Learning, Mal Lee and Lorrae Ward put paid to a bygone era when schools operated within a paper-based, siloed, educational paradigm, with th...


In Collaboration in Learning, Mal Lee and Lorrae Ward put paid to a bygone era when schools operated within a paper-based, siloed, educational paradigm, with the classroom at centre stage. In its place is a new mode of teaching, one in which there is no bound between schools, teachers, students, parents and the wider community. And while the single most important denominator in this revolutionary shift is technology, this book is about far more. For the first time, we have a resource that dissects what actually happens when the use of the digital is normalised; when every teacher in a school employs the digital as a natural part of their daily regime.
With case study exemplars from a diverse range of schools from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, the emerging trend is one of authentic, enquiry-based learning. In this networked era, there exists an enhanced awareness and deeper appreciation of the learning that occurs in all aspects of a student’s life, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week - and of the value of that learning in a formal educational context and beyond.
The results are a greater personalisation of learning, a richer school-based environment and greater collaboration between home and school. The benefits for teachers, students, parents and communities - learners one and all - can be said to transcend the classroom walls, and are as enduring as they are profound.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 154 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 12-02-2013


$62.00
Scholarship and Selection Tests

ISBN: 9781742861562

Author: Rebecca Leech    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Scholarship and Selection Tests: A guide for parents and students (2nd Edition) aim to identify the very best students for elite schools and accelerated learnin...


Scholarship and Selection Tests: A guide for parents and students (2nd Edition) aim to identify the very best students for elite schools and accelerated learning programs. Many outstanding students sit these tests, but there are relatively few scholarship and select-entry places offered. To be of any use, scholarship and selection tests must identify very small differences in the academic performance of very high-achieving students. The tests are demanding and the process can be very competitive.
As a result, preparing, applying and sitting for a scholarship or selection test can be a challenging process for students and parents — but this experience can also provide an opportunity for students to develop their academic skills and abilities in valuable ways.
Scholarship and Selection Tests aims to help students and parents to better understand scholarship and selection tests, so that students can develop their full potential and parents can support their children do their best when it counts.
This second edition contains:
Updated advice on preparing for scholarship and selection tests, including all-new:
Information on dealing with gifted and talented students
Resources on select-entry accelerated, high-achievement and gifted and talented programs
Details on specific scholarship and selection tests, select-entry schools and programs
Case studies and insights from participating schools.
Example questions and sample answers with detailed explanations, strategies and approaches
Suggestions on how students can develop the skills and abilities the tests target
Guidance on how to manage expectations and better understand results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 176 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 12-02-2013


$54.00
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