Book Creator Tutorial

Book Creator for iPad is available from the iTunes Store for $5.49.

Our students having been using it to create their own ePubs. They can add images, text and voice recordings to their books before opening them in iBooks.

We haven’t tried but in theory you can also submit your books to the iBookstore.

The app is very intuitive and our students are finding it fun and easy to use.




Yertle the Turtle

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

After today’s story it is becoming clear to us that not only are we falling more in love with Dr Seuss but he also has some very valuable lessons to teach us. Today we learnt how important it is to stand up for ourselves and that if someone is doing or saying something that we don’t agree with we simply need to say ‘Stop it I don’t like it!’

Because of the concept of stacks in the story we thought it would be quite fitting to play Jenga.  We tried very hard not to let our own stacks fall but in the end they all came crashing down, much like Yertle’s turtle stack did in the story.


My Story – I Can Read with my Eyes Shut

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

My Story is a story writing app that allows children to create their own books.  It has tools for drawing, photography, voice recording, writing, and sharing! We used it to draw a picture of our favourite place, write a title and record why the place we chose to draw is so special to us. It was fun exploring this new app and we look forward to using it again next week.


I can read with my Eyes Shut

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Samone Robertson

This week in information Literacy we shared “I can READ with my EYES SHUT!” by Dr Seuss.  It is in this book where we found the quote for our library wall  “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”   After discussing the quote we all found a non fiction book to read.  Whilst reading the book we had to write down or draw 3 interesting facts that we learned.  This activity reinforced the book’s message of the value of reading.






Dr Suess

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,  Posted by Samone Robertson

In the coming weeks we will be sharing books by the beloved Dr Suess.  He has written and illustrated 44 children’s books including such all-time favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks, Green Eggs and Ham and the Oh, the Places You’ll Go.  As we have used one of his quotes to decorate one of our Library walls we thought that it was only fitting that we include him in our Author Study.  Over 200 million copies of his books have found their way into homes and hearts around the world and we know after exploring his books in Information Literacy he will provide us with a love of literacy that will hopefully last a lifetime.

We began our Dr Suess journey with The Cat in the Hat.  After reading the book we made our own Cat in the Hat ‘Marshmellow Hats’. They looked amazing and they were delicious too!



You can find the instructions we used for making the Marshmallow Hats at

We cut out circles of paper to make the rims for the hats. We also stuck our hats on tooth picks rather than lollipop sticks.