Category Archives: School

Have a Clever Christmas with Booko: Teacher Gift Guide

It is that time of the year when teachers all over the world are gifted scented candles, thoughtful handmade cards and lovingly baked cookies from the children they have been spending their days with. We love our teachers and firmly believe they do an amazing job. 

However, the past two years have been quite possibly the hardest of all. There have been many disruptions in the classroom with numerous lockdowns due to COVID which resulted in homeschooling, zoom sessions, virtual PE and music lessons, on top of online assemblies while wrestling with over-loaded wifi. 

We thought it may be nice to share something a little extra special with the teachers in your children’s lives this year and have rounded up a few books that aim to help them relax, and even learn a little something themselves, this Summer. 

House Planted: Choosing, Growing and Styling the Perfect Plants for Your Space by Lisa Muñoz

Green up your living space with this bright, fresh, stylish introduction to choosing, caring for, and designing with houseplants. Get ready to transform your humble abode! Whether you have a funky bohemian den, a chic minimalist loft, or a closet-sized rental, indoor plants will bring a whole new level of warmth, comfort, and style into your home. In House Planted, interior plant designer Lisa Munoz guides you step by step and room by room through picking the perfect plant for the perfect spot and incorporating plants into your indoor decor. You’ll find info on plants that are hard to kill, hanging plants, succulents, air plants, and more. There are creative ideas for displaying plants, tips on caring for your new leafy friends, and primers on potting and troubleshooting. Casual and easy-going, with attainable styles and simple instructions, this short and sweet book of inspiration has everything you need, and nothing you don’t, to start you off on an adventure in better, and greener, living.

For more beautiful coffee table books, take a look at our list here!

Natural Harry: Delicious Plant-Based Summer Recipes by Harriet Birrell

Natural Harry is a recipe book full of creative, simple and life-affirming plant-based recipes coupled with tips on shopping, planting and self-care. With a focus on nutrition and quality ingredients, Natural Harry offers up more than 70 organic recipes and a new way to think about food. What started as a beach-side van serving smoothies and raw desserts has grown into this book, which also includes breakfasts, mains, desserts and even recipes for the body and home – all free from meat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar.

If your teachers loves to cook, take a look at some of the latest cookbooks here.

Lazy Baking: Really Easy Sweet and Savoury Bakes by Jessica Elliott Dennison

From the bestselling author of Tin Can Magic, Lazy Baking is a fuss-free time-saving baking cookbook for any time of the day. Think 1-cup pancakes for breakfast, quick yoghurt flatbread with big-hit toppings for lunch (throw it all in the food processor), cookies to fix that afternoon craving, impressive 3-ingredient puddings and ice creams for weekend get-togethers. There are also plenty of ideas of what can be substituted so you can use up what might currently sit in your fridge or pantry, and what might be in season. This recipe book is perfect for anyone looking to whip up modern and fresh treats, which are both fool-proof and rewarding, and guaranteed to impress thanks to all the clever, useful hacks.

Gelupo Gelato: A delectable palette of ice cream recipes by Jacob Kenedy

Gelupo Gelato presents a rainbow spectrum of simple, sophisticated gelato recipes from tangy Lime Sherbet to fruity Peach Blood Orange, creamy Marron Glace, and decadent Chocolate Whisky. And that’s not all! There are definitive recipes for a classic granita (like grown-up slushie), barely-melting semifreddo, ice cream cake, profiteroles, ice cream cones and brioche buns as well as the only chocolate sauce you’ll ever need and a tip sheet for pairing flavours. This is the moment when gelato becomes your cold, sweet new Italian obsession.

Daily Mantras V.2 by Lisa Messenger

After the hugely successful Daily Mantras to Ignite Your Purpose release in October 2018, it is still consistently our best seller to date. Hence the decision to release a version 2. New quotes, new affirmations, new musings, new refreshed design. Same daily format and same easy to throw in your bag size. Thoughtfully curated by entrepreneur, author and speaker Lisa Messenger, these artfully presented quotes can be used as meditations, as musings, or as your daily dose of inspiration; one for each day of the year. Every daily message includes a quote, followed by Lisa?s personal take, and an affirmation that will help you to step into and ground your courage, spirit, wisdom and wit that make every day count.

The Modern Larder: From Anchovies to Yuzu, a Guide to Artful and Attainable Home Cooking by Michelle McKenzie

One ingredient can change the nature of a dish, elevating it from flat to transcendent. Do you have a kitchen full of jars and pastes and flours you want to use more? From capers, creme frache, and fish sauce to date syrup, labneh, preserved lemon, and more, Michelle McKenzie offers a fresh perspective on magical pantry items that are often overlooked by home cooks. With 58 ingredient profiles and more than 260 recipes and variations featuring those ingredients, learn to harness the power of your pantry to make dishes extraordinary. Undeniably inspiring yet also happily pragmatic, The Modern Larder will change your approach to cooking and elevate your everyday meals.

Enjoy!

Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” This inspiring ted talk is a rousing call to educators to connect to students.


Hey science teacher – make it fun

Science teacher Tyler DeWitt thinks science textbooks are impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and make science fun in this Ted Talk.


#tuesdaychat

Chief chocolate taster, new toy tester (like in the movie Big), famous popstar, super hero, vet, hairdresser, fire fighter or shopkeeper – what did you want to be when you grew up?

We can help with anyone who dreamt to be a lego master – pop on over to Bricko (it’s our very own website dedicated to LEGO).

Booko: The clever way to buy textbooks online – Planning Melbourne: Lessons for a Sustainable City

Heading back to uni and have a textbook list as long as your arm? Pop the ISBN into Booko and load up your cart the clever way.

Today’s clever pick is Planning Melbourne: Lessons for a Sustainable City.

Booko: The clever way to buy textbooks online – Montage & the Metropolis

Heading back to uni and have a textbook list as long as your arm? Pop the ISBN into Booko and load up your cart the clever way.

Today’s clever pick is Montage & the Metropolis.

Booko: the clever way to buy textbooks online – Design Research Methods & Perspectives

Heading back to uni and have a textbook list as long as your arm? Pop the ISBN into Booko and load up your cart the clever way.

Today’s clever pick is Design Research Methods & Perspectives.