2013 – Term 3

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This term, we are having a Stephen Michael King festival.

No, not Stephen King, the writer of scary books and movies!

Stephen Michael King is an Australian writer and illustrator of children’s books.

Image source: http://www.stephenmichaelking.com/index.htm

His books are reflective and vulnerable, and always have a sweet and caring message. And his illustrations are incredibly detailed.

Stephen’s books are perfect for talking with kids about feelings and being imperfectly human.

The books we have read in Circle Time this term are:

– Mutt Dog

– Amelia Ellicott’s garden

– Henry and Amy

– The man who loved boxes

– Patricia

– Emily loves to bounce

And I’m saving the best for last – it’s a book called Leaf. But it has no words. Anyone who has come to playgroup knows how I like to hand over the controls to the kids (especially anything that involves creativity) so I’m looking forward to hearing how the children tell this story!

Narelle Smith

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