Author Archives: Rachael

Great Books of the Western World

Volume 1 The Great Conversation Volume 2 Syntopicon I: Angel, Animal, Aristocracy, Art, Astronomy, Beauty, Being, Cause, Chance, Change, Citizen, Constitution, Courage, Custom and Convention, Definition, Democracy, Desire, Dialectic, Duty, Education, Element, Emotion, Eternity, Evolution, Experience, Family, Fate, Form, God, … Continue reading

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New Zealand History

Vincent O’Malley books The Beating Heart with David Armstrong The Meeting Place (Maori & Pakeha Encounters 2642-1840) The Treaty of Waitangi Companion with Bruce Stirling & Wally Penetito Beyond the Imperial Frontier Kevin Boon Developments in NZ series The Maori … Continue reading

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sketching titles

All worth borrowing from the library The Urban Sketcher by Marc Taro Holmes (Techniques for seeing and drawing on location) Sketch City by Dopress Books (Tips and inspiration for drawing on location) The Sketchbook Challenge by Sue Bleiweiss (Techniques, Prompts, … Continue reading

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North America

For a family living DownUnder, North American stories are very well represented on our bookshelves. We have dipped into the many novels and non-fiction titles as the children conducted their final continent study. The following are the extras we borrowed … Continue reading

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South America

Up and Down the Andes by Laurie Krebs and Aurelia Fronty The Littlest Llama by Jane Buxton Blood of the Incas by David Harris South American Food and Cooking by Jenni Fleetwood & Marina Filippelli The Food and Cooking of … Continue reading

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Middle East

quick round-up This is Israel by M. Sasek Sami and the Time of Trouble by Florence Parry Heide & Judith Heide Gilliland I Can Cook Middle Eastern Food by Wendy Blaxland Tasting the Sky – A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam … Continue reading

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out of Africa:literature

African Literature: Prester John by John Buchan Star of Light by Patricia St John The Shadows of Ghadames by Joelle Stolz The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Jungle Doctor books by Paul White Journey to Jo’berg by Beverley Naidoo African … Continue reading

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