The O’Brien Press, which has an extensive catalogue of children’s books as well as many books of general interest, recently launched its new website. It features a new layout which includes an easy navigation, author profiles, book extracts, reviews, previews and associated teaching resources.
To celebrate the launch of the new website, O’ Brien Press has kindly given visitors to Seomra Ranga a chance to win a great hamper of books for a school or class library. [click to continue…]
Shake a Phrase is a language app for the development of reading, vocabulary, grammar and writing. The app presents the content under five different themes – Animals, Fairytale, Monsters, Sports and Shake Starter. Using these themes, there are three sections to the app – Shake It, Story Starter and Quiz Me.
I have previously reviewed the app HERE on this site, which also includes a demo video. Artgig Apps, the developers of the Shake a Phrase app based in New York, have kindly given me five free Promo Codes for the app [click to continue…]
To coincide with the publication on this website of the Study Guide for “The Sleeping Baobab Tree” by Paula Leyden, the author and her publisher, Walker Books, have given us four copies of the book to give away on the site. “The Sleeping Baobab Tree”, like its predecessor The Butterfly Heart, is set in Zambia. One morning twelve-year-old Fred wakes up with an unaccountable sense of foreboding, which his friend Bul-Boo, one of the twins from next door, insists is just his imagination. [click to continue…]
The Sleeping Baobab Tree by Paula Leyden, like its predecessor The Butterfly Heart, is set in Zambia. One morning twelve-year-old Fred wakes up with an unaccountable sense of foreboding, which his friend Bul-Boo, one of the twins from next door, insists is just his imagination. However, the feeling persists – and grows stronger when Fred’s scary and extremely eccentric great-granny, Nokokulu, asks him to accompany her on a trip to an ancient burial site called Ng’ombe Ilede, a place described by their teacher, Sister Leonisa, as the Place of Death. [click to continue…]
This is a short quiz on the theme of books. There are five rounds of six questions as well as a tie-break round. All answers are provided. There are some questions about books in general as well as questions about the novels Under the Hawthorn Tree, The Iron Man, War Horse and Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Source: Kathleen Byrne [click to continue…]