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.

Simple Machines in my Makerspace

Simple Machines in my Makerspace is a cleverly designed series that combines the scientific principles of simple machines alongisde those underpinning Makerspaces. As students learn about different simple machines there are opportunities to apply and test the scientific principles through … Continue reading

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Money Sense – Primary financial literacy

The Money Sense series provides an effective way to build a strong financial literacy foundation for primary aged students to address learning outcomes in HASS and Mathematics. Each title introduces young readers to basic economic concepts and vocabulary in an … Continue reading

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The Gigantic Book of Genes – Lorna Hendry

Published in 2016 and shortlisted for the 2017 CBCA  Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, this is a worthy addition to any household or school library. A visual delight, this books explains genetics in simple language and with clear imagery. … Continue reading

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Destination: Middle Ages

Destination: Middle Ages takes readers on a journey through the day-to-day life of the Medieval world. The newspaper style presentation provides succinct factual information supported by illustrations, maps, images, paintings and drawings to present a visual and informative guide to … Continue reading

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Ancient Worlds – Inside Out

Ancient Worlds Inside Out presents primary-source artefacts as small pieces of information that, gathered together, offer a greater understanding of an ancient civilization as a whole. Each book features artefacts of a particular civilization, which readers are encouraged to evaluate … Continue reading

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Let’s Explore Countries

A bright, colourful and engaging series for young readers that introduces them to countries around the world in a accessible, engaging and informative format. Readers will discover fascinating facts about the the history, culture and geography of a country  – food, … Continue reading

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A Guide to Entrepreneurship series

Start-Up Starts Now: A Guide to Entrepreneurship is a series of four titles that directly support 7-10 Economics in HASS in the Australian Curriculum as well as current national directions to encourage innovation. Titles include an overall introduction to entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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