Grandad s Island

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 530

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent. Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sensitivity and depth. At the bottom of Syd’s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad’s house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn’t in any of the usual places. He’s in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad’s house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it’s always been — except that Grandad isn’t there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies’s tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they’re gone. Praise for Grandad's Island: 'Davies’s elegantly rough illustrations, evoking a child’s paintings, tap into the imagination of death with little fuss, and his story declines to offer kids instruction on how to feel. Indeed, Grandad’s Island doesn’t mention death at all, but is deeply in touch with the ways in which loss and abundance commingle in the mind, correcting and assuaging each other.' The New York Times Book Review 'The creator of The Storm Whale (2014) offers another thoughtful picture book guaranteed to spark discussion...Recommend to young families dealing with loss, especially those who prefer to gloss over the scientific realities.' Booklist Online 'As with The Storm Whale, Davies offers a story of loneliness and togetherness distinguished by understated, deeply felt emotions and a nautical milieu.' Publishers Weekly 'This book is innovative and useful as a way to talk about the idea of loss—without ever referring to actual death. Parents and educators can use this to talk with a child about how it’s normal to be sad and miss loved ones...Cheerful, brightly colored illustrations make this a fine choice to use with the youngest of audiences. Since death isn’t directly specified, this title also works for when a child’s loved one is moving far away. An excellent vehicle to gently approach the topic of loss. Recommended for collections needing these types of materials.' School Library Journal 'Grandad's Island by British author-illustrator Benji Davies (The Storm Whale; Bizzy Bear series) celebrates a close grandfather-grandson relationship with warmth and style. Whether it's read as a picture book about love, loss or just missing someone who isn't around anymore, it's a charmer. Cheerful cinematic spreads invite young readers into all sorts of intriguing places, from a cozy attic full of curiosities like a turtle teapot, to a vast ship's deck, to the deep jungle of an island paradise.' Shelf Awareness for Readers 'A resonant, layered tale that will only gain in texture as its readers get older.' USA Today

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom

Bryon, N. and Adeola, D. (2019) Look Up!, Puffin In Grandad's Island by Benji Davies, we can tell much about the closeness of Grandad and Syd's relationship ...

Author: CLPE,

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529717329

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 182

There is something quite magical about forming a connection to a book: the way in which the words on the page can conjure feelings of excitement, fun, joy, laughter or tears, channeling the part of our being that fundamentally makes us human. The journey that children take as they travel towards becoming a competent and confident reader can be a long, winding and complex road. This book helps teachers understand how to build a quality reading rich curriculum that supports the needs of all the children in their classroom. Starting with a section on choosing texts, the book goes on to explore a variety of essential teaching approaches from a read aloud programme, to drama and storytelling, art and illustration. This is a practical resource that provides teachers and schools ideas to support the embedding of text experience and deliver a reading rich curriculum that leads to higher student attainment and working at greater depth.

Literacy Changemakers

Message (circle one): First the attic, then an island adventure, ... old ship and have it lurch through the ocean waves all the way to grandad's island.

Author: Kenneth Kunz

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462544541

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 726

This inspiring book shows how K–12 teachers, literacy specialists and coaches, and school- and district-level administrators can work together to make needed instructional improvements while fostering a lifelong love of reading and writing. The book presents collaborative leadership strategies and research-based best practices for creating joyful, effective learning environments. It includes ways to evaluate and recalibrate literacy programs for sustainable change, provide students with a wide variety of engaging reading opportunities, meet the needs of English learners and adolescent learners, partner with families, and enhance professional learning and development. Teacher-friendly features include practical tips and "Stop, Think, and Take Action" sections in each chapter. Several reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Too Much Lip

This punyarra jagan, the river, Granny and Grandad's island – everything here owns you, you know? This river your goomera, this jagan your body.

Author: Melissa Lucashenko

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702261041

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 550

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger.Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things &– her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble &– but then trouble is Kerry's middle name.Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

Understanding and Teaching Primary Geography

Davies, B (2015) Grandad's Island. London: Simon & Schuster. Foreman, M (1972) Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish. London: Puffin Penguin.

Author: Simon Catling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451018

Category: Education

Page: 600

View: 597

This book outlines how good teaching of primary geography can extend children's world awareness and help them make connections between their environmental and geographical experiences. Chapters offer guidance on important learning and teaching issues as well as the use and creation of resources from the school environment to the global context. It covers all the key topics in primary geography including: understanding places physical and human geography environmental sustainability learning outside the classroom global issues citizenship and social justice. Summaries, classroom examples and practical and reflective tasks are included throughout to foster understanding and support the effective teaching of primary geography.

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non Fiction 3 11

Grandad's Island by Benji Davies A gentle, comforting tale which shows us Syd and his beloved Grandad and their voyage to a colourful tropical paradise.

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351385348

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 479

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide for primary teachers to the many kinds of texts children encounter, use and enjoy in their nursery and primary school years, providing an invaluable insight into the literature available. Addressing important issues and allowing for the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard, it contains suggestions of best practice which offer a more creative approach to learning. Including both fiction and non-fiction, with genres ranging from picture books to biographies, this fully updated second edition features: New coverage on recent books Discussion of new changes in concepts of literacy, particularly focused on technological advances in moving image media and virtual worlds The balance between print and screen-based texts on developing children’s visual and multi modal literacy Annotated booklists for each genre for different age groups New sections on equality, diversity and translation Exploring fiction, non-fiction and poetry, Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is an invaluable resource, supporting teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction, and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction.

All in a Row

... Production and Stage Management from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Recent theatre credits include: Grandad's Island (UK tour); Pinocchio (UK tour); ...

Author: Alex Oates

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350126098

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 669

Laurence likes pizza. Laurence is about to go to school. Laurence thinks it's okay to wee on mummy's pillow. Like any couple, Tamora and Martin have big hopes and dreams. But when your child is autistic, non-verbal, and occasionally violent, ambitions can quickly become a pipe dream. In a household brimming with love, resentment and realisations, meet Tam, Martin and Laurence's carer Gary as they struggle to care for their beloved boy. On the night before social services finally intervenes, who is the victim here? Who was the traitor? And who do you blame when you can no longer cope? Inspired by his experiences working as a carer for over a decade, Alex Oates' new play is a kitchen sink comedy-drama filled with heart... and French Fancies.

The Puffin Keeper

... picture books including The Storm Whale, Grandad's Island and Tad, which have all been used by schools to promote visual literacy in the classroom.

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241454514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 511

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages.

Grandad s Wheelies

“On the old map of the world,” Grandad told me, “New Zealand – the North Island and the South Island – fitted neatly together in a circle.

Author: Jack Lasenby

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1743487304

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 961

When Jack visits his grandparents, they tell him stories - each outdoing the other with a tale taller and wilder than the last. When Jack visits his grandparents, there's no television to entertain him. No internet, no mobile phone, no tablets. In fact, there's no technology or modern distractions at all. But he still likes to visit, because Grandad and Granny tell him stories - each trying to outdo the other with a tale taller and wilder than the last. Did you ever hear about the dragon of Waitemata harbour? Or the bridge between the North and South islands? Or why the Beehive is round in shape - and who REALLY made the Marlborough Sounds? And then there's the pumpkin larger than a garden shed, and a wheelbarrow that converts into a boat for a seasick kangaroo. There are lost false teeth, eels and the ingenious invention of the world's first rotary clothesline helicopter . . . and a flying train that touches down at the station in Nelson. With equally wild watercolour illustrations throughout by Bob Kerr, Grandad's Wheelies is a hilarious, rollicking yarn stitching together a picture of life in New Zealand a couple of generations back that is just about true. Jack can't get enough of his Grandad and Granny's stories - and readers young and old will love them too!

Grandma Bird

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471171817

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 192

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that’s before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.

More Katie Morag Island Stories

so o Grandad Island swung Katie Morag up in the air. “Last time I saw you, Katie Morag, you were just a sparkle in your mum and dad's eyes!

Author: Mairi Hedderwick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1787620301

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 901

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Katie Morag is back again! Whether she is getting excited about the new pier, trying to cheer up Grannie Island in time for Granma Mainland's big day, singing naughty songs at the Grand Concert or solving riddles to get back in everyone's good books, Katie Morag is always up to something! This beautiful gift book brings together four more exciting Katie Morag adventures, and is a perfect companion volume to Katie Morag's Island Stories.

The Storm Keeper s Island

'I can't burn any candles without Grandad's supervision because someone wasted the end of Fadó Fadó.' She cut her eyes at him. 'Allegedly.

Author: Catherine Doyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 421

WINNER OF THE BAMB YOUNG READERS – MIDDLE GRADE AWARD 2018 NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS CHILDRENS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 'Magical in every way' EOIN COLFER 'Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE 'So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea' KATHERINE RUNDELL When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ... Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise. But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.

The Storm Whale in Winter

A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch. ‘At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true’ Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 956

A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale, winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard. It’s winter time and Noi’s island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions? Little does Noi know that it’s the little whale’s turn to save him. A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship. A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch. ‘At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true’ Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month

The Storm Whale

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, hisfather works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471115690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 459

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, hisfather works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another. Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prizein association with the Evening Standard.

The Grotlyn

A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008212740

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 372

A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.

Katie Morag And The Birthdays

Then they listen for the sound of Grandad Island's helicopter. He always visits the island on Christmas Eve and brings the most unusual presents from all ...

Author: Mairi Hedderwick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446495612

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 985

Katie Morag is desperate for it to be her birthday, but as she soon discovers, there are plenty of other birthdays to be celebrated on Struay both before and after hers. Find out what excitements are in store for Katie Morag and her Two Grandmothers on their special day . . .

Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Character Education

When Grandad comes to live with David and his family on their island, ... All of Grandad's cows were named, so as they feed the wild geese that shelter on ...

Author: Susan Hall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573563499

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 484

A discussion of character education and the history of character education introduces an annotated bibliography of picture books that show positive character traits. Each trait cites a number of book titles, summaries of the stories, how the trait is demonstrated, and other character traits shown in the story.

On Sudden Hill

Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

Author: Linda Sarah

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 201

Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn't sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far... A compelling, poignant story about accepting someone new, with text by Linda Sarah and illustrations by Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale. Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

Grandad s Story

Cyprus is a very large island and is also the only statein Europethat is still adivided country, due to the invasion of the Turksin the 1970s.

Author: David Bannister

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149909227X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 267

In 2013 he decided to tell his life story, hoping that someone may someday want to read it. It is an insightful look back to the world of yesterday, and deals with subjects ranging from school discipline, family feuds and office politics, to the joys of children and grandchildren, the loss of loved ones, and the perils of caravanning in Europe. The story is told in the frank and forthright manner you would expect from a true Yorkshireman, full of honesty, self deprecation and dark humour. It also shows that an ordinary man can have an extraordinary tale to tell.

The Puffin Keeper

But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever.

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780241454480

Category:

Page: 112

View: 678

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages.