“Submerged” Magical Tales by Kiwi Kids
Designer: Liz Tui Morris
Published by: Learning Media Limited
Theme: Magic and wonder of New Zealand through children’s eyes.
Synopsis: Well, you can go to that peaceful place as you read about the magic of the sea and enjoy many other stories by today’s creative kids. These fifty stories from primary and intermediate storytellers from across the country will take you on an inspired journey full of fun and excitement. Sit back and enjoy!
Quote: A kiwi kid is all about eating a Jelly Tip ice cream after boogie boarding at the beach.
A kiwi kid screams the haka with the all Blacks on TV
Being a Kiwi Kid is cheering on the Silver Ferns until you’ve completely lost your voice.
It’s skimming a smooth, flat rock on the sea and finding precious jade stones in an untouched river.
It’s feeling like you’re free and no one can stop you as your adrenalin crushes after jumping off the tree house and onto the trampoline.
A kiwi kid has a love for animals–
Why I like this book: The above quote written by 10 year old Eva Werry and part of her work, ….is one of a number of children whose creative pieces were chosen for publication, by a panel of well-known children’s authors.
This book is the second in as many years, that New Zealand Post has encouraged young writers around the country to submit a story, sharing their writing magic with others. It is not until one looks around that we find we are surrounded by such talent. From poems or short prose, and flash fiction, writing of magic and mystery, from powerful experiences in the recent earthquakes, to pieces that will make you laugh or cry, this book is a feast of brilliant text imbedded in illustrations by well known illustrators.
Here is another sample this time by 12 year old Sophie McGill-Smith
When I’m a Hundred
When I reach the age of a hundred, I’ll sing and I’ll jump and I’ll fly. I won’t be one of those stay-at-home grannies, Who drink green tea and eat cucumber sammies. No, I’ll be flying my beautiful kite.
When I reach the age of a hundred, I’ll be the coolest old lady you’ve seen. I’ll drive around town with rings and a crown or explore where nobody’s been.
When I reach the age of a hundred, people will say, “My, oh my! She says she’s a hundred, But I think that’s rubbish. She only just looks ninety-nine!”
However, when I reach the age of a thousand, that’s quite a different story. I might then decide that I’m too old for kites, or I just can’t be bothered exploring
Resources and findings: A website of books to help with spelling, sentences, ..ads for teachers. http://www.wheelers.co.nz/browse/category/language-literature/
http://www.wheelers.co.nz/books/9780007203697-collins-junior-dictionary/ this is a lovely little kid friendly book , one that could be used at home as well as in schools helps with words and sentences. Improving the childs writing.
http://whatnow.tv/2011/?page_id=2978 A fun little website for kids
For more books with resources please visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Picture Perfect Book.