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10 Kids’ & Young Adult books I Love
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden
The Body – Stephen King
Fighting Ruben Wolfe – Markus Zusak
Okay For Now – Gary D Schmidt
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
The Bugalugs Bum Thief – Tim Winton
Holes – Louis Sachar
10 Other Books I Love
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Reflections on the Art of Living, A Joseph Campbell Companion
– Diane K. Osbon
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D.Salinger
25th Hour – David Benioff
Dreams From My Father – Obama
White Fang – Jack London
Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
10 Books I loved as a kid
My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George
Unreal – Paul Jennings
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
Grimm’s Fairy Tales – The Brothers Grimm
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
The Hardy Boys – Franklin W. Dixon
The Body – Stephen King
The ‘William’ books – Richmal Crompton
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Click Below For Comprehensive Teaching Materials
Two Wolves Comprehensive teaching notes for this tense middle-grade novel (age 10-14) exploring morality, self-perception, the power of Nature and the slipperiness of truth. Curriculum Areas: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding.
On the Run (US edition of Two Wolves) Comprehensive teaching notes for this tense middle-grade novel (age 10-14) exploring morality, self-perception, the power of Nature and the slipperiness of truth. Curriculum Areas: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding.
My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up: These teaching notes are packed with fun, engaging creative writing ideas for the classroom.
Galactic Adventures: First Kids in Space: Space travel, web 2.0, space science, book trailers and don’t forget the non-fiction section and quiz at the back of the book.
Mac Slater, Coolhunter: These notes and activities look at issues relating to consumerism, creativity, individuality, environmental awareness.
Change the World in Five Minutes Every Day at School: The notes for this world-changing SBS series contain fun and inspiring ideas for delivering lessons on community action, environmental issues and how students can make their own films on issues that they care about. You can watch the film here.
One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is speaking about storytelling and creativity. I run workshops and talks about my books at festivals, conferences and schools, hopefully inspiring kids, teens and adults to read and create.
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