Time After Time


Origins of Children's Literature


Most people would agree that children’s literature began in Britain, other's would say that it began with the Romans and Greeks, who would recite poetry and drama. During this time there were no specific books written for children.Books began marketing children's audience in the eighteenth century. A number of children learned to read from these books. During this time, children would listened to stores being told by adults surrounding them .

Pretty Little Pocket Book


A little pretty pocket book was produced in (1744). This book was specifically for children and was meant to be read for pleasure. The author (John Newberry) was credited as being one of the first to create books with children in mind.

Fairy Tales


Fairy tales became especially popular during this time. Many texts were produced in Britain but during this time, many moved to United States. Illustrators were in a group of their own producing colour printing which became more cost effective.

The story of mankind


During the early twentieth century many books were created specially for children. Publishing houses saw that there were two type of readers - those who had money and those who did not have much money, due to The Great Depression. They began to cater to the variety of audiences by creating more affordable literature such as Little library.

At this time, many new literary awards were created, the first medal was awarded to Hendrik Van Loon for his efforts in (1921)

Current Trends


Children’s audiobooks are very popular in many libraries today from picture books with CD's or tape to the more common digital downloads of novels from upper elementary onward. Schools use them as teaching tools for learning to read and enheance vocabulary skill. Children learn valuable information and about language in different ways. Audiobooks can also be a key to the improvement of a child’s listening skill. Audiobooks provide an additional learning tool for young people.
Hogwarts Castle as depicted in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter located in Universal Orlando Resort's Island of Adventure

National Weeks

Activities to enhance current skills

13 April 2013 - 21 April 2013

Students will count, group, categorise, order, measure, model, calculate, compare, contrast, predict, explain…

Australian Heritage Week1
13-21 April 2013
Australian Heritage Week is a an annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage. It is about the places and stories that make Australia special. It includes our amazing natural places, our rich Indigenous heritage and the diverse historic sites that together reflect our development as a nation


7 July 2013 - 14 July 2013

7-14 July 2013
NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities.
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National Science Week

10 August 2013 - 18 August 2013

National Science Week4
10-18 Aug 2013
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Now in its fifteenth year, the week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists’. It aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
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