AmblesideOnline Year 8, Term 1, Australian Geography: The Bight by Colin Thiele & Mike McKelvey

The Bight is one of seven titles in the Australian Conservation Series. Three other books in the series were also written by Colin Thiele: Coroong, Range Without Man, and The Little Desert. It is is a unique book that was published in 1976, just after the new highway across the Nullarbor was completed, and it … Continue reading AmblesideOnline Year 8, Term 1, Australian Geography: The Bight by Colin Thiele & Mike McKelvey

AusRead Month 2016: Magpie Island by Colin Thiele; Illustrated by Roger Haldane

This is the third year that I’ve particiapted in Brona’s Books November AusRead Month link-up – it’s not too late to join in. This year I’ll be focussing mostly on children’s books. November is our month long celebration of all things Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Join us as we read, review and blog about Australian books … Continue reading AusRead Month 2016: Magpie Island by Colin Thiele; Illustrated by Roger Haldane

Book Reviews

My Pinterest Boards – It has links to books I’ve reviewed including those for AmblesideOnline books and other homeschooling books. If you are looking for specific book, author, or subject, try the search option on the sidebar. Reviews by Author Surname (in progress) Jane Austen Agatha Christie A.J. Cronin Charles Dickens A. Conan Doyle George … Continue reading Book Reviews

20+ years of Family Read Aloud Chapter Books

  A growing list of chapter books I’ve read aloud over the past twenty odd years to my children (in no particular order). You’ll probably notice certain authors cropping up regularly – I’ve listed books by the same author together. The books I’ve read were in most cases listened to by everyone who was present … Continue reading 20+ years of Family Read Aloud Chapter Books