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A visit from author Nadia King

A visit from author Nadia King

The SIDE Library Resource Centre hosted two exciting Webex sessions with Western Australian author Nadia King. Nadia presented from our Leederville studio in two separate sessions (PP-Year 2 and Years 3-4). Nadia began by talking about herself; where she lives, the...

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Meet the Author: Sarah Mahfoudh

Sarah’s top tip for aspiring author/illustrators: When you find the time to read, make it count. Sometimes life gets busy, so fitting in a daily writing practice and managing to read every day might not always be possible, but I do believe reading is the key to...

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In The Pandemic, Feral Turkeys Unite a Neighborhood by Melissa Hart

In The Pandemic, Feral Turkeys Unite a Neighborhood by Melissa Hart

On spring evenings, neighbors on my Oregon suburban street congregate to watch a flock of feral turkeys fly up to the hundred-foot firs above our houses to roost. Over the past year, some of us have lost our jobs. Some of us have fallen ill, and some are desperately lonely and anxious and scared. For ten minutes at dusk, we step out of our houses and gather at a distance as the turkeys strut, one by one, to the top of our hill. They take a running start, then soar up into the air with a dramatic flapping of wings. Spilling twigs and cones, they alight on branches with much ruffling and bluster, and I and the neighbors applaud.

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What’s your parenting philosophy?

What’s your parenting philosophy?

Although Plato had devoted the fifth chapter of his Republic to this, Aristotle addressed the issue of raising and educating children as a matter of public interest in his Politics and Hegel pointed out the problematic of seeing children as objects belonging to their...

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A Walk on Europe’s Wild Side

A Walk on Europe’s Wild Side

From the year 2049, we can look back on 2019 as a turning point for the continent of Europe. Set to miss its targets to halt and reverse the erosion of biodiversity by 2020, the European Union stood at the precipice of environmental catastrophe. And yet pockets of...

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A Volery of Wagtails by Alexi Francis

A Volery of Wagtails by Alexi Francis

In the center of Brighton, beside the iconic nineteenth-century clock tower, stands a small solitary tree. It is an olive tree, an evergreen that retains small leathery leaves into the winter. The tree stands at a junction, especially busy during rush hour on a Friday...

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How Bunny was born!?

How Bunny was born!?

For Nicole Crabtree, this is a dream come true. As an auntie and aspiring author on a mission to express her love of reading and share her own stories with a family who lives far away, Nicole decided to create a book series that can be shared with the world. Click...

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SPARKS

SPARKS

Walking through a nearby park at dusk the other night, I saw a single spark. Then another. Soon there were too many to count, hovering in the airspace between my chin and my ankles, lighting my way past the lake, the gazebo, and over the boney cast iron bridge. Who...

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COMMUNITY, DEMOCRACY, AND THE LAND

COMMUNITY, DEMOCRACY, AND THE LAND

This is who I am: Devil’s Den, Bull Run Farm, Sages Ravine, Spruce Knob, Dickinson’s Reach, Heron’s Rip, Moosilauke, Arun River Valley, Central Harlem, Cedar Mesa, Chama River, Chichicastango, Arch Rock, Drake’s Beach, Glacier Bay, Lake Atitlan, Knoll Farm. That’s my...

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WHAT DOES THE WORD “FARMER” MEAN?

WHAT DOES THE WORD “FARMER” MEAN?

The definition of farmer is: “a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish).”[1] In use, however, the term isn’t that clear. The most recent USDA numbers show more than half of today’s farmers have a primary occupation other than...

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