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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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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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out of Africa:picture books

Another two months, another continent. Actually this time we have wandered around Africa and zipped over to the Middle East as well. We have had a lot of fun with African sunset pictures with silhouette people stuck onto the backgrounds … Continue reading

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getting right off the bookshelf: Karekare


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early America easy reads

As we have been reading aloud some books about the founding of America in recent months, I presented a pile of books to our Just-Getting-Reading crowd and the slightly older ones who had not yet taken a peek in these books……all met with … Continue reading

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