The read4Nature (r4N) resource contains reviews and ideas for using picture books from the Wimmera Regional Library Corporation.They are listed under themes and subthemes:
bush, – 76 resource sheets
farm, – 109 resource sheets
marine – 14 resource sheets
and board books – 37 resource sheets
Within this, they are listed alphabetically by titles.You can search for whether particular books have been covered in this collection at List of all Books in the Read4Nature website .
Hard copies of these resources specific to each library are held in each WRLC library branch.
If you would like to do your own assessments of books, the blank sheets is here Read4Nature record sheet web
This is the on-line version of the collated book resource sheets from the eight branch libraries. They are held in dropboxes for you to access, by each theme or sub-theme, and by each sub-index or the jpgs of the books sheets.
Please follow the instructions to make this easier.
Dropboxes list jpgsbefore word documents.
The jpgs are named by library capital letter and title of book, so if you know what you want, you can click on the jpg to download it. All jpgs are the sheets that were hand written for this project. You can download them to enlarge them.
However, the word documents are the place to start. They hold the list of the books in that sub-theme. If you click (once) on this, it will open and you will be able to see the lists. The lists have an alphabetical index of the titles, with their author, a key positive feature and a hyperlink to the jpg book resource page. But these hyperlinks to the jpg pages for each book won’t open until you download that word document that you are viewing. Find the download button, go through any check about downloads, then click (once) on the download button again. It will load a word document. Then you can click (once) on the hyperlinks “@ dropbox link” to download each jpg page that you want to see. It can be downloaded too.
The jpg resource sheet for each book has:
1 a review of the science content of the book, mainly in the illustrations,
2 ideas for:
linking it to life around you,
and a non-fiction reference book in the WRLC library.
They are jpegs of the originals and in the dropbox for you to access. From this, you will be able to see how you could use this book to read it and share it for learning more about Nature, ie read4Nature!
Farm themed picture books is introduced at Read4Nature farm start . A summary list of subthemes is below, hyperlinked to each index in a secure dropbox for you to access. These pages are photocopied from the workshop where they were created by library users. Click on the images of the sheets to enlarge them.:
Aussie farms index and 5 book sheets are here
British farms index and 4 book sheets are here
ducks and pondlife on farms index and 21 book sheets are here
garden life index and 18 book sheets are here
garden plants index and 14 book sheets are here
general farms index and 28 book sheets are here
hens on farms index and 14 book sheets are here
sheep on farms and 5 book sheets are here
Bush themed picture books introduction is here and a summary list of subthemes is below, hyperlinked to each index in a secure dropbox for you to access:
bilbies index and 5 book sheets are here
bush habitat index and 9 book sheets are here
Tassie Devils index and 3 book sheets are here
kangaroos index and 4 book sheets are here
koalas index and 5 book sheets are here
native birds index and 18 book sheets are here
platypus index and 2 book sheets are here
possums index and 9 book sheets are here
wombats index and 11 book sheets are here
other bush animals index and 10 book sheets are here
The marine themed picture books has no subtheme. It is here and it has 14 book sheets.