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Smart Schools Games We Play their cultural origins Harmony and Understanding - Smart Schools - Hello and Bonjour! learning in two languages Smart Schools New Country, New School so far from Iraq
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The book Games We Play is about the history of children's games. At our school, there are children from many different backgrounds, We all love playing games, so we decided to learn about the different games we play and where the games come from. Not only is learning about games a lot of fun, it is also a great way to learn about the other cultures in our school community.

Some children's games have been played for centuries. Swings existed on the island of Crete in 1600 BC and jacks (knucklebones) a game that involves tossing and then catching five or more jackstones, was played in ancient Greece. Both blindman's budd and a chase games, in which one teach chases another team depending on the toss of a coin or disk, date from 2 000 years ago.

Many games are remnants of ancient religious or mystic rituals. Hopscotch is related to myths of labyrinths and later came to symbolise the soul's journey from Earth to heaven. Another ritual involved batting an object into the air as many times as possible without letting it drop to the ground. This was said to determine the length of one's life.

The underlying values in the book Games We Play are:
- Inquiry and curiosity
- Diversity
- Understanding
- Inclusion
Hello and Bonjour! At our school, we speak English half of the time, and French the other half. Our school is bilingual – that means we speak two languages. Learning at a bilingual school is fun, particularly when we get to celebrate Bastille Day with French food, French costumes and French decorations.
France is the largest country in Western Europe. It shares its border with six other countries - Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. It is known throughout the world for its cuisine and is an international centre for the fashion industry. France has a population of about 58.6 million. It's capital, Paris is the centre of French government, banking, business, art and culture. Millions of tourists flock to Paris each year to see its sights, eat at its famous restaurants and shop in its luxury stores.

The underlying values in the book Hello and Bonjour! are:
- Inquiry and curiosity
- Responsibility
- Understanding
When Afdal starts school in a new country, he is both excited and scared. Will he have anything in common with his new classmates? Afdal soon learns that although some things may be different from his old school, one thing remains the same- playing soccer is just as much fun!
Iraq is often referred to as the cradle of civilization. Archaeologists have discovered tools and human skeletons dating back hundreds of thousands of years. Iraq shares borders with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the south. Jordan and Syria to the west, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. The capital is Bagdad, situated on the Tigris River.

The underlying values explored in the book New Country, New School are:
- Freedom
- Social Justice
- Respect
Harmony and Understanding - Smart Schools - Our Saturday School Ukrainian dance and language Harmony and Understanding - Smart Schools - Student Exchange exploring cultures through school Wonder Wits What's Next?
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Saturdays are a busy time for the children in Ukrainian communities. That’s the day they go to school to learn the language, stories and games of Ukraine – and how to dance like Cossacks!
Kate’s school has a program which gives students the chance to meet people from other countries. Kate is very lucky – she is one of eight students who have been chosen to go to India. For one month she will live with an Indian family, go to the local school and take in the sights and sounds of India. In return, children from India will come visit Kate’s school.
The schools in this book were part of an international student exchange program called the International School-to-School Experience (ISSE). It is a unique program which provids primary school students with the opportunity to experience and understand other cultures on a first-hand basis. It is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious in nature. The objective of the ISSE program is to allow primary school students to interact with and learn from other children of the world, thereby fostering peace and understanding on a global basis.
The underlying values explored in the book Student Exchange are:
- Inclusion
- Respect and care
- Sincerity
Problem Solving, inventiveness, higher-order thinking skills: these are all skills hat we would like to see more of in our students. But more often than not, children believe that these skills exist only in the realm of talented, highly skilled professionals. Wonder Wits will make them think otherwise.
In the book What's Next?, Sophie and Luke are testing 'thinking caps' for the inventors at Future Industries when they're interrupted by a special delivery. The delivery is a set of wallet smart cards, and a touch on their tiny screens connects them to Dr Seevers, the head inventor. He has an invitation for the children to spend the night at the Tomorrow Lab and has sent a transportation pod (a robot car) to pick them up.
At Future Industries Sophie and Luke meet Ms Fullbright. They learn that she is a 'futurist' (a person who tries to predict what the future will be like by looking at what is going on in the world today) and they experience an invention based on her predictions: springbound joggers. She takes them on a tour of the Great Visionary Hall where they see ideas such as robots, floating cities and weather machines inspired by film-makers, artists and science-fiction writers.
But it's the Tomorrow Lab where things get really interesting. Greeted by two holographic 'helpers' Sophie and Luke experience 'ear-ins' (language translators), a holojector (a lesson helper), a virtual reality trainer and smart clothes (that clean themselves). They also try out a new version of the thinking caps: thinking specs that download information directly into your brain.
In the morning the children are invited to share their own ideas for the future. These include edible night glasses that make your body glow in the dark; the EyeMaxer, which gives users own eyes long-distance sight and night vision; and the exciting Cat-Nap, which restores memories while you sleep.

Wonder Wits Wild Ideas Laser Beams - Set 1 - Bushwacked Laser Beams - Set 1 - Buzz, the Computer Man
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Problem solving, inventiveness, higher-order thinking skills: these are all skills that we would like to see more of in out students. But more often than not, children believe that these skills exist only in the realm of talented, highly skilled professionals. Wonder Wits will make them think otherwise.
Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 9+ yrs
Word Count 3000–3500
Themes adventure, bushwalking, friendship, nature, problem-solving, resourcefulness, school camp


Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together in an important school assignment won’t be easy. Nathan, Aaron and Spook are on their way to a school camp together, They don’t stop talking the whole way there and then they head straight out for a bushwalk with the rest of the class. Once off the beaten track, Spook finds a dark and spooky cave to investigate. All three of them go in and all three of them run for their lives to get out. But where are they now and where are the rest of the class?


About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 9+ yrs
Word Count 3000–3500
Themes sibling rivalry, fantasy, achievement, competition, computers, technology, twins

Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together in an important school assignment won’t be easy. Samantha is more interested in playing computer games than studying for the school map-a-thon. If only she could study and play at the same time! Can Buzz make her computer more interactive than she ever thought possible?


About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Laser Beams - Set 1 - Creaky House Club Laser Beams - Set 1 - Poppa's Punch Sparklers - Aqua - Illawarry Cassary
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Laser Beams - Set 1 - Poppa's Punch
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Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 9+ yrs
Word Count 3000–3500
Themes secret clubs, friendship, goals, identity, basketball
There’s a secret club at school. No-one knows who belongs to it, but everyone can guess a few of the members. Sam’s been invited to join but he has to pass a few tests first. It’s the afternoon and he can’t think about anything else. What will they do to him? Will they make him eat something disgusting? Will he be up to it?


About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 9+ yrs
Word Count 3000–3500
Themes Community, achievement, family, problem-solving, self-esteem, plants

Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together in an important school assignment won’t be easy. Moving to the city was supposed to make things better but the flat’s small and the backyard is piled high with rubbish. There’s nowhere to play and Mum is getting paler by the day. Tomas remembers last summer at Poppa’s house where there were trees and sunshine and fresh pineapples. Maybe Tomas can make a space in the backyard for things to grow!


About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Reading Level:
32
Reading Age:
8+ yrs
Themes:
peer pressure, humour, boasting, pets
Sparklers - Aqua - The Fine Line Sparklers - Aqua - The Zipper Sparklers - Aqua - Two Hours with Tilly
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Reading Level:
29
Reading Age:
8+ yrs
Themes:
peer pressure, self-esteem, theft, choices
Reading Level:
28
Reading Age:
8+ yrs
Themes:
peer pressure, trust, billycarts, competitions
Reading Level:
28
Reading Age:
8+ yrs
Themes:
fantasy, mermaid, sea life, friendship, adventure
Sparklers - Aqua - Wally the Water Dragon Sparklers - Gold - Ariel Sparklers - Gold - Gooby Goop
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Sparklers - Gold - Ariel
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Reading Level:
31
Reading Age:
8+ yrs
Themes:
environmental concern, natural science, report, reptiles
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
modern fairytale, humour, motorbikes, perseverance
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
humour, consequences, problem-solving, fantasy
Sparklers - Gold - Green Apricots and Blue Jeans Sparklers - Gold - Lucy Lightfinger Sparklers - Gold - Not My Future
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Sparklers - Gold - Lucy Lightfinger
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Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
self-esteem, problem-solving, family
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
mystery, friendship, working together, problem-solving
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
science-fiction, fantasy, personal freedom
Sparklers - Gold - The Great Race Sparklers - Gold - The Keep Sparklers - Gold - Trouble for Tom
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Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
friendship, ingenuity, competition, recycling
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
fantasy, knights, time travel, board games
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
problem-solving, determination, neighbours, misconceptions
Sparklers - Good Sports - Horsing Around Sparklers - Good Sports - Let Toby Lane Play Goalie Sparklers - Good Sports - Tennis Balls and Rotten Prawns
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In the book Horsing Around, Martin and Hamish both own horses but the horses' traits do not match their owners' riding styles. Hamish is a nervous whereas Martin enjoys risk taking. In the book Let Toby Lane Play Goalie, Toby had always wanted to be a good goalkeeper but he had trouble even being selected for the B team. In the book Tennis Balls and Rotten Prawns, Jemma is not a typical heroine. She has serious shortcomings, especially her rapid retaliation to any offence.  She not only retaliates, but she does so in spades!
Sparklers - Good Sports - The Marathon Runner Sparklers - Good Sports - Tomorrow's Olympian Sparklers - Green 1 - Ellie and the Magic Computer
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In the book The Marathon Runner, Sam writes a series of email letters to his old classmate, Tom. The early letters disclose many grievances about his new life in the country. In the book Tomorrow's Olympian, Kelly dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnastic champion. She pushes herself to the extreme to improve her skills but she is plagued by doubts about her own courage.
Reading Level:
24
Reading Age:
7.5+ yrs
Themes:
internet, adventure, science, india
Sparklers - Green 1 - Imagine That! Sparklers - Green 1 - It's Pay Back Time Sparklers - Green 1 - Kalo Li's New Country
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Sparklers - Green 1 - It's Pay Back Time
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Reading Level:
28
Reading Age:
7.5+ yrs
Themes:
imagination, human relations, ambition
Reading Level:
24
Reading Age:
7.5+ yrs
Themes:
bullying, humour, pets, fantasy, twins
Reading Level:
27
Reading Age:
7.5+ yrs
Themes:
recount, cultural diversity, friendship, Hong Kong
Sparklers - Green 1 - Making Friends with Samson Sparklers - Orange - Feral and Spam Sparklers - Orange - Isabella
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Reading Level:
25
Reading Age:
7.5+ yrs
Themes:
bullying, perseverance, pets
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
short stories, humour, sibling, rivalry, twins
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
historical fantasy, grandparents, caring for others, problem-solving, perseverance
Sparklers - Orange - Kevin's Echidna Sparklers - Orange - Lisa Sparklers - Orange - Marcus the Mighty
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Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
family, self-esteem, friendship, Aboriginal culture
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
adoption, wanting to belong, trust, family, caring
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
humour, family, embarrassment, Roman fair
Sparklers - Orange - Running Away Sparklers - Orange - To Rob a Dragon Sparklers - Orange - Walking on Water
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Reading Age: 8.5+ yrs
Themes: personal identity, tolerance, family, dancing, multicultural, humour

Everything’s going wrong today and Eliza has had enough. She’s going to run away. There are a few things that she needs to take with her and getting them all on her bike isn’t going to be easy. Can this day get any worse?


Sparklers are chapter books with great stories and wonderful illustrations. As a series they bridge the gap between reading schemes and traditional chapter books. The eight books in each set are carefully levelled so that students can progress without encountering any sudden increase in difficulty. Each set of Sparklers will help your students practise and improve their reading skills so that they will want to read more.

Special Features:
- Character page - introduces the main characters in the story.
- Illustrated content page - a feature that can be used with students as a pre-reading entrance into the text.
- Author/Illustrator page - both author and illustrator answered the same list of questions student's ask.
- Illustrated Glossary - difficult words are defined and illustrated in a two page glossary.
- Map page - a map of the place where the story takes place.
- Benchmark book - to provide opportunities to assess reading progress, comprehension and understanding, vocabulary development, personal response and recognizing features of a text type.
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
community, concern for others, bravery, medieval fantasy
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
overcoming fear, water-skiing, friendship, family
Sparklers - SWAT - Incredible India Sparklers - SWAT - Lookout London Sparklers - SWAT - New York City
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Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
India, Mumbai, Ganges River, cooperation, snake charmer, theft
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
London, England, family, lost heirloom, quest, soccer
Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
New York, USA, friends, skate-boarding, community, competition
Sparklers - SWAT - Sent to Sydney Gigglers Gold The Goats Gigglers Gold Sneeze Power
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Gigglers - Gold - The Goats
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Reading Age:
8.5+ yrs
Themes:
Sydney, Australia, harbour, friends, party, bicycle riding, surfing
Reading Age: 8.5+ years Word Count: 2000-2500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books + 1 Teaching Guide Reading Age: 8.5+ years Word Count: 2000-2500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books + 1 Teaching Guide
Gigglers Gold The Big Squeeze Gigglers Aqua Invisi-Pets Gigglers Aqua Hedgehogs in the City
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Reading Age: 8.5+ years Word Count: 2000-2500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books + 1 Teaching Guide Reading Age: 7.5+ years Reading Level: 29 Word Count: 1500-2000 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books & 1 Teaching Guide Reading Age: 7.5+ years Reading Level: 32 Word Count: 1500-2000 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books & 1 Teaching Guide
Gigglers Aqua Wicked Jilly Gigglers Aqua Wennabees and Yum-worms Gigglers Gold The Heebie Jeebie
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Reading Age: 7.5+ years Reading Level: 28 Word Count: 1500-2000 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books & 1 Teaching Guide Reading Age: 7.5+ years Reading Level: 29 Word Count: 1500-2000 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 readers and one teaching guide Reading Age: 8.5+ years Word Count: 2000-2500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books + 1 Teaching Guide
Sparklers - Green 2 - Bobby Bones Sparklers - Green 2 - My Arms Your Legs Sparklers - Green 2 - The Three Rapunzels
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Sparklers - Green 2 - My Arms Your Legs
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Reading Level:
24
Reading Age:
7.5 + yrs
Themes:
imagination, family, sport, humour
Reading Level:
25
Reading Age:
7.5 + yrs
Themes:
disability, athletics, competition, tolerance
Reading Level:
25
Reading Age:
7.5 + yrs
Themes:
school musical, friendship, sharing, achievement
Sparklers - Green 2 - Man of Steel Sparklers - Green 2 - Filicudi Friends Sparklers - Green 2 - The Curse of the Cap
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Sparklers - Green 2 - Filicudi Friends
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Reading Level:
26
Reading Age:
7.5 + yrs
Themes:
fantasy, bullying, friendship, problem solving

Reading Level:
27
Reading Age:
7.5 + yrs
Themes:
travel, ancestors, belonging
Reading Level:
28
Reading Age:
7.5 + yrs
Themes:
classmates, fantasy, Bermuda Triangle

Sparklers - Green 2 - William Wild Gigglers - Plunkett Street Green - Hattie McKay! Gigglers - Plunkett Street Green - Goodbye Bruno
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Reading Level:
28
Reading Age:
7.5 + yrs
Themes:
humour, imagination, friendship
Reading Age: 7.5+ yrs Reading Level: 24-28 Word Count: 1100-1500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 books Reading Age: 7.5+ yrs Reading Level: 24-28 Word Count: 1100-1500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 books
Gigglers - Plunkett Street Green - Grandparents Day Sparklers - Asian Stories - Grandma Chau’s Glasses Sparklers - Asian Stories - Race for the Motorcycle
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Sparklers - Asian Stories - Set 1 - Grandma Chau’s Glasses
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Reading Age: 7.5+ yrs Reading Level: 24-28 Word Count: 1100-1500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 books Blake’s new full-colour Asian Stories are contemporary tales set across Asia and the Pacific. Students follow characters their own age in their local environments – at school, at home, in the village, visiting local landmarks – so they can observe everyday life in another culture. How are their lives different to mine? Who works in their families and how? What are THEIR everyday challenges?


Blake’s new full-colour Asian Stories are contemporary tales set across Asia and the Pacific. Students follow characters their own age in their local environments – at school, at home, in the village, visiting local landmarks – so they can observe everyday life in another culture. How are their lives different to mine? Who works in their families and how? What are THEIR everyday challenges?


Sparklers - Asian Stories - Namara’s Last Chance Sparklers - Asian Stories - The Paper Wish Go Facts - Food - Cooking and Change
Sparklers - Asian Stories - Set 1 - Namara’s Last Chance
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Go Facts - Food - Cooking and Change
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Blake’s new full-colour Asian Stories are contemporary tales set across Asia and the Pacific. Students follow characters their own age in their local environments – at school, at home, in the village, visiting local landmarks – so they can observe everyday life in another culture. How are their lives different to mine? Who works in their families and how? What are THEIR everyday challenges?


Blake’s new full-colour Asian Stories are contemporary tales set across Asia and the Pacific. Students follow characters their own age in their local environments – at school, at home, in the village, visiting local landmarks – so they can observe everyday life in another culture. How are their lives different to mine? Who works in their families and how? What are THEIR everyday challenges?


Many of the foods that we eat are cooked. Why do we cook foods? How does cooking change different foods?
Go Facts - Food - From Farms to You Go Facts - Natural Environments - Forests Go Facts - Natural Environments - Mountains
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Go Facts - Natural Environments - Forests
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Go Facts - Natural Environments opens the world’s environments to young readers. Go Facts - Natural Environments shows students the diversity of our natural world—the features and cycles, and the richness of plant and animal life. This set also explores how people interact with these environments, and at times, how environments can put them at risk. Word count 1200 – 1500 with reading age 7.5+ years.
Forests can be wet or dry, hot or freezing cold. One thing they all have is lots of trees! Discover the plants and animals of the huge Amazon rainforest, the forest plants that don't need soil, and how forests help us to treat cancer.


Go Facts - Natural Environments shows students the diversity of our natural world—the features and cycles, and the richness of plant and animal life.
Go Facts - Plants - Flowers Go Facts - Plants - Plants Go Facts - Plants - Plants as Food
Go Facts - Plants - Flowers
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In the book Flowers, the teaching focus is on understanding the structure of an information report.
Flowers attract insects and birds with their colourful shapes. Flowers attract people too. Many plants have flowers but what are they for and why do plants grow them?
In the book Plants, the teaching focus is on summarising.
All around the world, people use plants for food, clothing and shelter. Find out what makes plants so important for all life on Earth.
In the book Plants as Food, the teaching focus is on using a table of contents, index and glossary.
Leaves are like food factories, making food for the plant. Many plants then become food for people and animals. From fruit and nuts to seeds and leaves, plants make food to feed the world.
Go Facts - Plants - Trees Go Facts - The Arts - Visual Arts Go Facts - The Arts - Drama
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In the book Trees, the teaching focus is on reading tables.
Trees are the giants of the plant world, and forests cover large areas of the Earth. Find out how trees and forests grow and why they are important for all life on Earth.
Facts: The Arts helps students to analyse and respond to various forms of artistic expression.
Facts: The Arts helps students to analyse and respond to various forms of artistic expression.
Go Facts - The Arts - Music and Dance Go Facts - The Arts - Media Go Facts - Built Environments - Engineering Feats - Reader
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Facts: The Arts helps students to analyse and respond to various forms of artistic expression.
Facts: The Arts helps students to analyse and respond to various forms of artistic expression.
Engineers have held back rivers with dams, connected oceans with canals, and supplied cities with electricity and clean water.
Discover the greatest engineering achievements in the world — and what may be the next ones.

About Go Facts


Go Facts
sets deliver the clear, exciting and easy-to-read nonfiction your students need. As they move up through the reading levels, your students are guided from their own experiences to the wider world around them. Each Go Facts title is a model of coherent, integrated topic development, with concepts and ideas supported by fact boxes, photographs and illustrations.

Go Facts introduces the structures and conventions of nonfiction writing, presenting models that are explored via activities in the Teaching Guides.
Go Facts - Built Environments - Architecture - Reader Go Facts - Built Environments - Homes - Reader Go Facts - Built Environments - Local Design - Reader
Go Facts - Built Environments - Architecture
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Go Facts - Built Environments - Homes
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A building can attract millions of people. A building can make people angry. A building can change the way you live. Discover what architecture — the art and science of designing buildings — does for people.

About Go Facts


Go Facts
sets deliver the clear, exciting and easy-to-read nonfiction your students need. As they move up through the reading levels, your students are guided from their own experiences to the wider world around them. Each Go Facts title is a model of coherent, integrated topic development, with concepts and ideas supported by fact boxes, photographs and illustrations.

Go Facts introduces the structures and conventions of nonfiction writing, presenting models that are explored via activities in the Teaching Guides.
Homes are where people live. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Some even come with wheels!

About Go Facts


Go Facts
sets deliver the clear, exciting and easy-to-read nonfiction your students need. As they move up through the reading levels, your students are guided from their own experiences to the wider world around them. Each Go Facts title is a model of coherent, integrated topic development, with concepts and ideas supported by fact boxes, photographs and illustrations.

Go Facts introduces the structures and conventions of nonfiction writing, presenting models that are explored via activities in the Teaching Guides.
Local design is architecture without an architect. From humpies to barns and dugouts to gers, discover how people around the world build from local materials to meet their needs.

About Go Facts


Go Facts
sets deliver the clear, exciting and easy-to-read nonfiction your students need. As they move up through the reading levels, your students are guided from their own experiences to the wider world around them. Each Go Facts title is a model of coherent, integrated topic development, with concepts and ideas supported by fact boxes, photographs and illustrations.

Go Facts introduces the structures and conventions of nonfiction writing, presenting models that are explored via activities in the Teaching Guides.
Go Facts - Changing Times - How We Live Go Facts - Changing Times - Clothes Go Facts - Changing Times - Transport
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Go Facts: Changing Times takes readers on a walk through history, showing how our homes, clothes, tools and transport have changed through time. Go Facts: Changing Times takes readers on a walk through history, showing how our homes, clothes, tools and transport have changed through time. Find out how transport has changed throughout time—from the horse and carriage to solar-powered cars
Go Facts - Changing Times - Tools Children's Story Book - Pelican's Pride Children's Story Book - Dolphin's Rescue
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Tools make work easier to do. Discover the different types of tools through history—from basic hammers to modern-day computers. In Pelican's Pride, Mr Pelican thinks he is as smart as he is handsome. He seems to do no work, and yet he is sleek and well-fed. In Dolphin's Rescue, the young dolphin we met in Dolphin's Triumph discovers her friend in danger. She must find a way to help, and quickly.
Children's Story Book - Seeking Seals Children's Story Book - Dolphin's Triumph Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 - Blind Animals
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Favourite Aussie animals embark on many different page-turning adventures. In Dolphin's Triumph, a baby dolphin learns that determination pays off.
She practices swimming fast until she can leap from the water and fly
through the air in an arch.
Imagine being blind and unable to see where you are. How would you find your food? You would be very worried about someone attacking you.
Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Animals that Spit Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 - Poisonous Animals Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 - Bloodsuckers
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Animals, fish and insects all have species that spit fluids on others. They do this to protect themselves and to scare off their enemies.
Spiders, snakes, jellyfish, octopus and fish all have species that can kill. They can poison other creatures.
All they want is a little of your blood—or blood from any other living thing for that matter.
Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 - Ugly Creatures Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 - Giants of the Animal Kingdom Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 -Top Skills
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Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 - Giants of the Animal Kingdom
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what makes them ugly actually helps them hide, fight or catch food. Being big is a great way to beat others to food, push away enemies or simply stand on those you do not like. In the animal world you may be the biggest of your species but still be small compared with other animals.
Why do hummingbirds perform aerial acrobatics? Why do pumas jump so high? Why do cheetahs need to run so fast?
Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 -Gliders Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 -Stinkers Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 -Animal Partnerships
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All birds are animals. But not all animals are birds. If an animal does not have wings it is not a bird.
The striped polecat is the smelliest animal in the world. You can smell it from 1.5 kilometres away! A male elephant is 1000 times smellier than a pig.
Life is stranger than fiction, especially in the wild animal environment. Imagine a huge rhinoceros letting a tiny oxpecker bird walk on its back and feed off its parasites.
Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 -Animal Migration Weird, Wild and Wonderful - Set 2 -Here today, gone forever! Go Facts - Geography - Maps
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Go Facts - Geography (Australian Curriculum) - Maps
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Some animals migrate short distances while others travel thousands of miles. The tiny Arctic tern flies from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and back each year. Other animals migrate.....
More species of animals are disappearing from the earth today than at any time since the dinosaurs. Some owe their extinction to humans as they fight for habitat or are sought after for human needs.
From driving to hiking to sailing the seas, we are lost without maps. Learn about types of maps and how people make them and use them. Maps explores different type of maps, how they are made and the concepts of direction and the compass points.

About the series:

Written for the new Australian Geography Curriculum, the Lower set asks students: How do people use maps? How can we describe Earth? Why do we behave differently in some spaces compared to others? What are the seasons like in different parts of Australia?
Brainwaves - Blue - Emergency Brainwaves - Blue - Fighter Planes Brainwaves - Blue - Freaks of the Deep
Brainwaves - Blue - Emergency
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The Brainwaves Blue Books are 32-page, full-colour, nonfiction books with attitude that will grab even the most reluctant reader’s attention – and hold it! The books are visually appealing and encourage active student involvement, covering such high-interest topics as amazing animals, great inventions, and strange food. The layout and text of every Brainwaves book supports students’ understanding of nonfiction.

Key features
- Fun cartoon art and interesting lead-in text
- Table of contents, index and glossary
- A variety of text types, graphics and charts
- High-interest content
- Jokes and cartoons to add humour
- Illustration and photographs on every page
- Labelled diagrams, graphs, table and maps
The Brainwaves Blue Books are 32-page, full-colour, nonfiction books with attitude that will grab even the most reluctant reader’s attention – and hold it! The books are visually appealing and encourage active student involvement, covering such high-interest topics as amazing animals, great inventions, and strange food.
The layout and text of every Brainwaves book supports students’ understanding of nonfiction. Key features
- Fun cartoon art and interesting lead-in text
- Table of contents, index and glossary
- A variety of text types, graphics and charts
- High-interest content
- Jokes and cartoons to add humour
- Illustration and photographs on every page
- Labelled diagrams, graphs, table and maps
The Brainwaves Blue Books are 32-page, full-colour, nonfiction books with attitude that will grab even the most reluctant reader’s attention – and hold it! The books are visually appealing and encourage active student involvement, covering such high-interest topics as amazing animals, great inventions, and strange food.
The layout and text of every Brainwaves book supports students’ understanding of nonfiction. Key features
- Fun cartoon art and interesting lead-in text
- Table of contents, index and glossary
- A variety of text types, graphics and charts
- High-interest content
- Jokes and cartoons to add humour
- Illustration and photographs on every page
- Labelled diagrams, graphs, table and maps
Brainwaves - Blue - Predators Gigglers Gold Getting Rid of Wrinkles Go Facts - Natural Environments - Grasslands
Brainwaves - Blue - Predators
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Gigglers - Gold - Getting Rid of Wrinkles
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The Brainwaves Blue Books are 32-page, full-colour, nonfiction books with attitude that will grab even the most reluctant reader’s attention – and hold it! The books are visually appealing and encourage active student involvement, covering such high-interest topics as amazing animals, great inventions, and strange food.
The layout and text of every Brainwaves book supports students’ understanding of nonfiction. Key features
- Fun cartoon art and interesting lead-in text
- Table of contents, index and glossary
- A variety of text types, graphics and charts
- High-interest content
- Jokes and cartoons to add humour
- Illustration and photographs on every page
- Labelled diagrams, graphs, table and maps
Reading Age: 8.5+ years Word Count: 2000-2500 Subject: Literacy Books in set: 8 Reading Books + 1 Teaching Guide
Go Facts - Natural Environments shows students the diversity of our natural world—the features and cycles, and the richness of plant and animal life.
Targeting Comprehension Interactivley - Middle Primary Targeting Text Interactively - Information Text Middle Primary Targeting Comprehension Interactivley - Lower Primary
Targeting Comprehension Interactively Middle
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Targeting Text Interactively - Information Text CD MP
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Targeting Comprehension Interactively Lower
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Targeting Comprehension Interactively - Middle Primary is a powerful CD-ROM for teaching comprehension using an interactive whiteboard. The CD-ROM features ten colourful and engaging text extracts in a variety of genres with an audio track. Each text is examined in stages using the following six strategies:
  • Predicting — students are asked questions about the book’s title, cover or graphics and asked to anticipate and predict what the text is likely to be about.
  • Personal connection — students are invited to relate to the text personally by considering their own or others personal experiences
  • Visualising — students are encouraged to create mental images to form unique interpretations, to clarify text and to remain engaged with the text.
  • Questioning — questions are posed about sections of the text to ensure students develop a deeper understanding of the content.
  • Summarising — students are asked to summarise the text in a succinct way and to recount it to their peers.
  • Monitoring — students are encouraged to think critically about the text and if it is cohesive and makes sense.
Each text also includes:
  • Pre-reading - Zone In section to engage students and prepare them for the text.
  • Word Works activities to reinforce comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and writing skills.
  • Teaching notes with additional fluency assessment activities.
  • Assessment questions that follow the three level comprehension guide format.
The text extracts can all be printed from the screen for photocopying and distribution.

Links to the Australian Curriculum are provided for each text extract.


Targeting Text Interactively is a powerful new series of teacher resources for teaching text types using an interactive whiteboard. Students will find the text samples refreshing and engaging as they learn to write well in a variety of genres.
Targeting Comprehension Interactively - Lower Primary is a powerful CD-ROM for teaching comprehension using an interactive whiteboard. The CD-ROM features ten colourful and engaging text extracts in a variety of genres with an audio track. Each text is examined in stages using the following six strategies:
  • Predicting — students are asked questions about the book’s title, cover or graphics and asked to anticipate and predict what the text is likely to be about.
  • Personal connection — students are invited to relate to the text personally by considering their own or others personal experiences
  • Visualising — students are encouraged to create mental images to form unique interpretations, to clarify text and to remain engaged with the text.
  • Questioning — questions are posed about sections of the text to ensure students develop a deeper understanding of the content.
  • Summarising — students are asked to summarise the text in a succinct way and to recount it to their peers.
  • Monitoring — students are encouraged to think critically about the text and if it is cohesive and makes sense.
Each text also includes:
  • Pre-reading - Zone In section to engage students and prepare them for the text.
  • Word Works activities to reinforce comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and writing skills.
  • Teaching notes with additional fluency assessment activities.
  • Assessment questions that follow the three level comprehension guide format.
The text extracts can all be printed from the screen for photocopying and distribution.

Links to the Australian Curriculum are provided for each text extract.