Author Archives: jenbales

About jenbales

Avid lover of children's literature, experienced teacher librarian with expertise in resourcing the Australian Curriculum; Adjunct lecturer for Charles Sturt University and a representative of INT Books.

Book Bento Boxes

I have just created my first book bento box – and it was great fun to do. An alternative way to express a response to literature that will excite students with its combination of personal expression, visual arts, technology, creativity … Continue reading

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Literature Pearls – new resource

This is a project I have been working on in free moments over the last month. Pearltrees is a visual curation site – each pearl a small snapshot of a webpage. I chose this as a means of bringing together … Continue reading

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Dust Echoes – fantastic news from the ABC

Dust Echoes has been a wonderful resource to support secondary studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures. Recently the interactive online version was archived and no longer available. I followed up via the ABC contact form and … Continue reading

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Latest news on ‘JB on not Just Books’

I’ve been away for a while and have spent a wet and windy day doing some critical updates on my site. First up, I have downsized to just one work focus – with the School of Information Studies at Charles … Continue reading

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Materials in My Makerspace

This lively and engaging series is similar in design to the highly successful and popular Simple Machines in My Makerspace. Children will enjoy this fascinating series, which uses the principles of Makerspace to Simple text describes the observable properties of … Continue reading

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Eon. The Story of the Fossils

Eon is a stunning visual creation, crafted by Aviva Reed, that explores Earth’s evolution. EON an illustrated adventure in Time by Aviva Reed from Selena de Carvalho on Vimeo. Aviva Reed is an author and illustrator and describes herself as a … Continue reading

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On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty

On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty is written by Dr Jillian Roberts and Jaime Casap, and sensitively illustrated by Jane Heinrichs. The authors present carefully considered text  in a combination of formats to present simple and straightforward answers … Continue reading

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