Friday, 2 October 2009

October 2009 is New Zealand Book Month!

Stop by the wonderful pages on New Zealand History Online, includes lots of interesting links through to stories and features celebrating New Zealand Book Month and why Kiwis love books.

Did you know the first school journal was published in May 1907, "New Zealand schoolchildren were able to read a school book published in their own country for the first time!"
( NZHistory)

Attribution:Image: 'What could I read tonight?'

Some other links you might find useful and fun to explore:

Picture Books, Comics and Graphic Novels A selection of some of the best picture books, comic strips and graphic novels currently available for children aged 10-14.
From Billy Boyd's - The Literacy Adviser Blog (The Arrival by Shaun Tan is delightful).

The "Rare Book Room" site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.

Inside Google Books is a blog with tips and updates for using Google's book search

ReadPrint Free online books library
for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.

Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Wikibooks began on July 10, 2003; since then Wikibooks has grown to include over 38,020 pages in a multitude of textbooks created by volunteers.

Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies This book is a collaborative effort of students from universities in mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the United States all collaborating during the fall of 2007 on a book titled “Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies”

Literary Tweets 100+ of the Best Authors on Twitter