Category Archives: Science

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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New additions to great STEAM series

Look out for these new titles to add to 2016 offerings in the Be a Maker and Get Into It (review) series: Find out more about recent Be a Maker titles which include: Discover the very popular Get Into It … Continue reading

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The Godwits – Bruce Pickworth

Bruce Pickworh and Lorraine Robertson have presented a thoughtful and thought-provoking visualisation of the plight of the migratory Bar-tailed Godwits due to habitat depletion. Harnessing dual perspectives through the voice of young Goa Wei living on the coast of China’s … Continue reading

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Tech Bytes: New technologies unpacked

The Tech Bytes series explores amazing new technologies and how they are changing the way people perform everyday tasks. Each title explores the stimulus for and development of each technology and considers the problems that had to be solved along … Continue reading

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The Bones and Teeth of Sara Levine

Sarah Levine’s run away success with Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons earned her several awards including an Honor Award in the Cook Prize Awards in 2014. This American award honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture … Continue reading

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Be a Maker – Projects to Create

The Be a Maker series provides a range of titles to inspire readers, aged from around 10 to 14 create, innovate and imagine solutions in a range of topical areas – robotics, graphic design, animation, game design, music and fashion. … Continue reading

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Monty C. Turtle learns to swim – Kara Lauder, Dr Mick Guinea & Sunshine Herbert

Set off the coast of Western Australia, this endearing picture book presents the challenges faced by a newly hatched turtle. Watch the trailer to find out more about Monty C. Turtle. The book trailer was created using Keynote software for … Continue reading

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