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  • Checkmate.

    Checkmate

    by Paul Mason

    illustrations by Kieran Rynhart

    When do you make the most important move?

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: brothers, change, chess, difference, expectation, family, father, identity, individuality, relationships, rugby, strategy, team sports

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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  • Instructions for Travelling without Touching the Ground.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: ambition, convention, dreams, flying, humour, instructions, language, narrative poem, poem, poetry, structure, verse, whimsy, wings

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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  • Tupaia: Master Navigator.

    Tupaia: Master Navigator

    by Hanahiva Rose

    The story of Tupaia, a navigator and high priest from the island of Rā‘iātea. 

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: art, change, colonisation, communication, diplomacy, discovery, Endeavour, exploration, Gisborne, history, interpreting, James Cook, Joseph Banks, journeys, language, Māori, migration, misunderstanding, navigation, New Zealand history, Pacific, Polynesia, Rā‘iātea, science, Tahiti, Taiato, Taputapuātea, Te Hā, te reo Māori, Tolaga Bay, transit of Venus, translation, Tupaia, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Ūawa, unknown southern continent

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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  • The Mohawk.

    The Mohawk

    by Sarah Johnson; illustrations by Elliot Elam

    “Leo screwed his eyes tighter. He wasn’t ready to look.”

    Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: bullying, change, friendship, hair, hairstyle, identity, individuality, mohawk, pride, protest, rebellion, role model, school, siblings, social action

    In: School Journal Level 3 August 2019

    Publication date: August 2019

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  • Fantastic Penguins.

    Fantastic Penguins

    by Giselle Clarkson

    Penguins are unlike any other birds on the planet.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: adaptation, Antarctica, climate, eastern rockhopper, emperor penguin, environment, erect crested penguin, habitat, hoiho, king penguin, kororā, little blue penguin, predators, Snares crested penguin, southern rockhopper penguin, sub-antarctic, survival, tawaki, technology, yellow-eyed penguin

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • For the Ancestors.

    For the Ancestors

    by Madeleine Chapman

    Matalena Leaupepe once saw tatau everywhere.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: ancestors, au, ceremony, culture, design, faʻa Sāmoa, family, Fiji, harmony, honour, journey, leadership, legend, malu, pain, peʻa, pride, responsibility, ritual, Sāmoa, service, soa, spirits, spiritual, support, tatau, tattoo, tattooing, tāupou, Tilafaigā, Taemā, toso, tufuga tā tatau

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Summer Sounds.

    Summer Sounds

    by Jenny Bornholdt

    Poem

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: alliteration, assonance, figurative language, imagery, metaphor, poetry, sound, summer

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • The Weird Zone.

    The Weird Zone

    by Sacha Cotter

    illustrations by Kirsten Slade

    “We’ve been tracking Dad’s weirdness for months.”

    Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: campground, camping, change, depression, embarrassment, emotions, family, feelings, holiday, humour, loneliness, separation, siblings, stress, summer, tradition

    In: School Journal Level 3 November 2019

    Publication date: November 2019

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  • Ghost Walk.

    Ghost Walk

    by Renata Hopkins, illustrations by Rosie Colligan

    Grumpa wants to take a walk, but the narrator has other ideas. Grumpa wins, and the pair tour Christchurch’s Red Zone, where the narrator learns to see what’s no longer there – and ways we can preserve the past.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: change, Christchurch, community, earthquake, family, ghost, grandparent, history, home, loss, memories, red zone, relationships, screen time

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Publication date: May 2020

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  • Want Relief.

    Want Relief

    by Paul Mason, illustrations by Andrew Burdan

    The Auckland Islands, a New Zealand territory in the Southern Ocean, were the site of nine shipwrecks in the nineteenth century. Paul Mason uses this as a starting point for his fictional story about Nell, who becomes a castaway with several others and must play her part in keeping their precious fire going.

    Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

    Curriculum level: 3

    Reading year level: 6

    Related titles: See TSM

    Topics: Auckland Islands, castaway, family, General Grant,Graft n,historicfiction,history,ingenuity, kākāriki, marooned, Motu Maha, rescue, resilience, responsibility, shipwreck, survival

    In: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

    Publication date: May 2020

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