Eve Pownall Award for
Information Books
Pre-Book Week Extravaganza
2014
Please note: the covers and artwork from the short...
Holroyd City Council Library Service
Children’s & Young Adults’ Team
Renea
Lisa Kirsty
Monica
Eve Pownall Award for
Information Books
Award to outstanding books which
have the prime intent to document
factual materia...
Jandamarra
by Mark Greenwood. Ill. Terry Dennton ( Allen & Unwin)
Jandamarra
by Mark Greenwood. Ill. Terry Denton (Allen & Unwin)
• Themes include bravery, justice, cultural identity, loya...
Jandamarra
by Mark Greenwood.
Ill. Terry Denton (Allen
& Unwin)
‘Scorching sun on iron
blistered the prisoners’
flesh duri...
Jandamarra
by Mark Greenwood. Ill. Terry Denton (Allen & Unwin)
• Other books / documentaries on Jandamarra
http://www.you...
Jeremy
by Christopher Faille. Illustrated by Danny Snell
(Working Title Press)
Jeremy
by Christopher Faille. Illustrated by Danny Snell
(Working Title Press)
• Facts about kookaburras printed in the fr...
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra
Gay your life ...
Jeremy
by Christopher Faille. Illustrated by Danny Snell
(Working Title Press)
• Dress up as a kookaburra
• Use kookaburra...
Ice, Wind, Rock
Peter Gouldthrope (Hachette Australia)
Ice, Wind, Rock
Peter Gouldthrope (Hachette Australia)
• Suitable for Stage 3 students studying ‘Current Issues: Antartica...
Yoko’s Diary: The life of a young girl in Hiroshima
during WWII
Edited by Paul Ham (HarperCollins Publishers)
• Themes – war, peace, Japanese culture
• Documentary – ‘Girls in Summer dresses’ or similar
• Link – ‘Sadako and the thou...
Yoko’s Diary: The life of a young girl in
Hiroshima during WWII
Edited by Paul Ham (HarperCollins
Publishers)
Date _______...
Welcome to My Country
Burarrwnaga, Laklak and Family (Allen & Unwin)
• Teachers notes (Allen & Unwin) – very comprehensive
• Glossary of Yolnu words, map, Gurrutu (kinship) system, seasons (6...
Meet Captain Cook
Rae Murdie. Illustrated by Christ Nixon (Random House)
• Part of a series about famous historical figures in Australia (Mary MacKillop, Ned Kelly, Douglas
Mawson)
• Suitable for...
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  1. 1. Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Pre-Book Week Extravaganza 2014 Please note: the covers and artwork from the short listed books are not included in this slideshare version of the presentation. If you would like to use the covers or artwork contact the publishers for relevant permissions.
  2. 2. Holroyd City Council Library Service Children’s & Young Adults’ Team Renea Lisa Kirsty Monica
  3. 3. Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Award to outstanding books which have the prime intent to document factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. Eve Pownall c.1961 Image – Newcastle Morning Herald collection, Newcastle Region Library
  4. 4. Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood. Ill. Terry Dennton ( Allen & Unwin)
  5. 5. Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood. Ill. Terry Denton (Allen & Unwin) • Themes include bravery, justice, cultural identity, loyalty, heroes, Indigenous history and culture, morals, land ownership • Suitable for Upper-Primary / Secondary • Teachers notes (Allen & Unwin) http://www.allenandunwin.com/_ uploads/BookPdf/TeachersNotes/9781742375700.pdf • Research other indigenous heroes/figures (Pemulwuy) http://www.mabonativetitle.com/info/aboriginalResistanceHeroes.htm
  6. 6. Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood. Ill. Terry Denton (Allen & Unwin) ‘Scorching sun on iron blistered the prisoners’ flesh during the long march to Derby Jail.’ (Page 10) Look at treatment of Indigenous people in Australia and across the world – over time.
  7. 7. Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood. Ill. Terry Denton (Allen & Unwin) • Other books / documentaries on Jandamarra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXejE5DXR9E • Use photos of landscape to show the ruggedness, colours etc. • Page 20 – ‘Free us’ he whispered, ‘so we can fight for our country’…. ‘’What should I do’ he wondered. Stay loyal to my friend Richardson? Or free my people from their chains?’ - Parallel to ‘Welcome to my country’ and the significance of the land to indigenous people - Discussion about cultural identity – European / Indigenous
  8. 8. Jeremy by Christopher Faille. Illustrated by Danny Snell (Working Title Press)
  9. 9. Jeremy by Christopher Faille. Illustrated by Danny Snell (Working Title Press) • Facts about kookaburras printed in the front and the back of the book • Teachers notes – http://www.workingtitlepress.com.au/teachers_notes.html • Connection to indigenious story – How the kookaburra got his laugh • Wildlife rescue - Teacher’s notes / Kids’ page http://www.wires.org.au/ • Study other Australian birds / animals • Laughing contest – longest, funniest, most like a kookaburra • Guess the bird noise game
  10. 10. Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Merry merry king of the bush is he Laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra Gay your life must be Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Eating all the gum drops he can see Stop, kookaburra, stop kookaburra Leave some there for me
  11. 11. Jeremy by Christopher Faille. Illustrated by Danny Snell (Working Title Press) • Dress up as a kookaburra • Use kookaburra puppets for storytelling • Use dollhouse and furniture as a set • Kookaburra masks • Rhyme – Two little kookaburras sitting on a hill One named Jack, the other named Jill Fly away Jack, fly away Jill Come back Jack, come back Jill
  12. 12. Ice, Wind, Rock Peter Gouldthrope (Hachette Australia)
  13. 13. Ice, Wind, Rock Peter Gouldthrope (Hachette Australia) • Suitable for Stage 3 students studying ‘Current Issues: Antartica’ HSIE unit • Teacher’s Guide – http://www.hachettechildrens.com.au/9780734411556/ • Live webcams – http://www.antartica.gov.au • Explorers – link to Captain Cook and others – Where? Who? Date? Interesting Fact. • Mawson’ Hut – look at heritage preservation • Environment in Antartica – animals, landscape, weather • Create a newspaper article describing Mawson’s trip • Dressing Up Race – snow gear • Cardboard cut-out fun
  14. 14. Yoko’s Diary: The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII Edited by Paul Ham (HarperCollins Publishers)
  15. 15. • Themes – war, peace, Japanese culture • Documentary – ‘Girls in Summer dresses’ or similar • Link – ‘Sadako and the thousand paper cranes’ – make paper cranes The Diary of Anne Frank • Peace Park – look at ‘Peace’ as a theme, Kids Peace Station on web http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/index_e2.html • Photo of Yoko was in Grandparents house – never talked about. Look at a portrait/photo – who are they / what is their story. • Start a class diary / diary entry for one day (same format) Yoko’s Diary: The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII Paul Ham ed. (HarperCollins Publishers)
  16. 16. Yoko’s Diary: The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII Edited by Paul Ham (HarperCollins Publishers) Date _________ Weather: __________________ School _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ ____ Home _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ ____ Woke up: __________________ Went to bed : _______________ Study: _____________________ Chores: _______________________________________________ errand
  17. 17. Welcome to My Country Burarrwnaga, Laklak and Family (Allen & Unwin)
  18. 18. • Teachers notes (Allen & Unwin) – very comprehensive • Glossary of Yolnu words, map, Gurrutu (kinship) system, seasons (6 seasons) • At the end of each chapter, Laklak (an elder) shares her history – missionary school – not being allowed to speak Yolnu, mining and land rights, bi-lingual teaching, Macassan family from Indonesia, current day – Bawaka Cultural Enterprises http://www.bawaka.com.au/ • Written in first person – like a storyteller. Writing exercise – write in the same style. • Matching word game – indigenous word / picture • Seasons calendar – fill in the activity for each time of year / picture • Indigenous stories – pages 12, 38, 42, 67, 95, 110, 115, 158, 181 Welcome to My Country Burarrwnaga, Laklak and Family (Allen & Unwin)
  19. 19. Meet Captain Cook Rae Murdie. Illustrated by Christ Nixon (Random House)
  20. 20. • Part of a series about famous historical figures in Australia (Mary MacKillop, Ned Kelly, Douglas Mawson) • Suitable for Stage 2 students - long picture book. Ties into HSIE syllabus theme ‘British Colonisation of Australia’ • Captain Cook hat /sailor suit - big waves • Sing sea shanties &/or ‘A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea’ • Reader’s theatre Meet Captain Cook Rae Murdie. Illustrated by Christ Nixon (Random House)

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