Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Books Display Recommendation: Children's Book of the Year Shortlisted titles

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

JCU has a curriculum collection to support undergraduates in the University's Education program. The curriculum collection enables students to create lessons plans for use during students Professional Experience placement. These titles include non-fiction and fiction works that you would find in a school library, such as items from the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards shortlist. Our curriculum collection is located separate from the main collection so please ask at the Library InfoHelp desk  for directions.

The 2015 short list contains titles like:

  • Rivertime by Trace Balla. Call number: 820.94 BAL (T) 
  • Fire by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Call number: 820.94 FREN 
  • Go to sleep, Jessie! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood. Call number: 820.94 GLE
  • A house of her own by Jenny Hughes and illustrated by Jonathan Bentley. Call number: 820.94 HUG(J)
  • Snail and Turtle are friends by Stephen Michael King. Call number: 820.94 KING
  • The stone lion by Margaret Wild and illustrator, Ritva Voutila. Call number: 820.94 WILD 
As a parent myself I recommend the book Go to Sleep Jessie! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood for parents who are sleep training infants or toddlers (and their big siblings who have to endure the screaming). Read a review.

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