Novel: Review By Chris Kocx Jasper Jones, the outcast and town troublemaker, lures Charlie, a young boy who is more interested in a world formed through the books he reads than reality. He is swayed by the promise of adventure and it is something that all teens can relate to. This book was a great read and I could not put the book down. It is a sad tale about a troubled town. Be prepared for a journey, not in any way a light read.
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan ~ A Unit of Study (Yr 4 upwards) This lesson provides students with the opportunity to develop their literal and inferential comprehension skills with the use of a fictional text.
The Happiest Refugee - This is Anh Do's account of his journey as a boat person from Vietnam with his family is understated yet deeply distressing. His father was the captain and had to deal with the crew and passengers being terrorised by pirates.
The Peasant Prince. The True Story of Mao's Last Dancer.By Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas.The true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life where as a young boy he was taken away from everyone he'd ever known to follow his dreams to become one of the finest dancers in the world. Viking,2007.