Book trailers for Book Week

The students and I have begun to explore some book trailers, both official and student-created, for the CBCA shortlisted books of 2012:

The last Viking book trailer – Norman Jorgensen & James Foley

The golden door book trailer – Emily Rodda

Rudie nudie book trailer – Emma Quay

Here’s a persuasive digital slideshow questioning whether the Tasmanian thylacine is really extinct:

Compare this Youtube video clip to the picture book, “The dream of the thylacine” by Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks.

Celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime

NSS Lion, Zebra, Moose and Bear

Today, our whole school participated in the annual ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime with a reading of Nick Bland’s “The very cranky bear”.

NSS Sheep and Bear

The hearing support unit used a Youtube presentation in Auslan. It was so well done that, after I’d read the book to the Stage 1 group who’d used the school library as their venue today, we decided to play the Auslan performance as well.

NSS National Simultaneous Storytime 2012

NSS IWB presentation

NSS Auslan presentation

National Simultaneous Storytime
is an eagerly-anticipated annual event!

NSS Ian and puppets