The Paddock and more..

I love visiting the Bookstore at the National Library in Canberra. You always find such interesting titles. Last week I picked up The Paddock by Lilith Norman and Robert Roennfeldt. Originally published by Random House in 1992, this edition was reprinted in 2012 by Walker Books. Like Jeannie Baker’s Window  it considers the changes to a piece of land through time. A good discussion starter on the impact of change and the importance of sustainability.

Walker Books have a great website for teachers – Walker Books Classroom.

You can browse for literature ideas by topic, theme, cross curriculum priorities eg sustainability. Many titles also include teacher’s notes.