New and Noteworthy Texts
Below is a selection of tasty new and noteworthy texts for all kinds of purposes.
Some of these are amazing resources for teachers, some are just awesome stories. The most important thing about these books is that Mr Thorn recommends them.
Clicking on each text will bring up a short review/description.
This fantastic book describes a wide variety of homes both real and fantastic. An amazing and engaging text for creative writing, habitat studies, and identity.
A completely visual story following a young boy and the effects of small problems building up over time. An incredible and moving story of empathy and the battles we fight every day that no one else notices.
A beautifully illustrated romp through a variety of Norse myths.
An awesome story about friendship, identity, and stomping people in Roller-Derby. A great text for starting discussions about resilience and how friendships grow and change.
A real librarian's book. Written purely to celebrate the power of stories, this text is filled with illustrations made almost entirely of passages from classic novels. A great text for an art unit, or if you just want to celebrate where reading takes you.
Phillip Reeve builds the most amazing worlds and this book is another example he should be proud of. A sci-fi adventure with trains, androids, drones, explosions, graffiti, and then more explosions.
A pretty awesome story about teenagers with super-powers. This story is told in a simpler style, making it a great book for anyone who wants a solid, action-packed story without all the mental effort.
Compiled by Dorling-Kindersly, this brilliant book celebrates the achievements of women. Perfect for setting the record straight about who invented wifi, conquered Russia, fought for civil rights and drove the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This guide to gender identity from Brooke Pessin-Wheedbee encourages children to develop an identity that is based on their own honest interests and desires. An excellent text for early stages and units relating to personal identity and family.
A rich and detailed guide to cities. Featuring tonnes of sliding, folding and explanding pages, this book is an excellent resource for better understanding how many parts of a city work. Includes hospitals, plumbing, apartment buildings and ideas for cities of the future.
This text details Shackleton's Journey to the South Pole in a series of award winning illustrations. A magnificent resource for Antarctic information and as an art study.
A simple guide to many of the animals living in the far North of the world. Contains a stunnign series of illustrations and information on the habits, habitat, adaptations, diet and significance of a wide variety of polar/sub-polar creatures.
A fantastic resource for starting conversations about art. A great way to get students interested in a variety of artistic styles and forms.