This site has an amazing amount of links to different days that are of interest to the school curriculum and to Library programs. Great list of author illustrator links. You may also want to gift classroom teachers with this.
Sarah Mayor-Cox talked about Connections text to self, text to text and text to world.
Maybe that would be a framework for unpacking a shortlisted book.
I have included a graphic with some of the focus questions.
YOU HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED TO A LOCATION IN THE LAST BOOK YOU READ.
WHERE ARE YOU ???
Congratulations to our wonderful Katrina Nannestad the winner of the Patricia Wrighton Prize for Children's Literature Young People's Literature in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards announced on Monday this week.
Read more at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/awards/premiers_awards/nsw_premiers_literary_awards/2014/patricia_wrightson_prize.html