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Not a Hoarder

Not a Hoarder

I have quite a collection of books in this room that is my office but really, it is a mini library in disguise. Not only does the room hold many books (just a few thousand) but I also have bound and unbound copies of all editions of Reading Time (the now defunct journal of the […]

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2013

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2013

This article, first published in Cynsations, discusses the 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content held in Singapore in May. This is a festival that anyone interested in children’s books and publishing in the Asian region needs to attend and I am thrilled to be a member of the board of this festival. ******** The end of May is […]

SCBWI @ Bologna

SCBWI @ Bologna

SCBWI will be at Bologna in 2014. Bologna Book Fair can be a daunting place and every second year for the past few years SCBWI has had a booth showcasing the PAL works of our members and we are once again there in 2014 so this would be the perfect year if members are considering […]

Chinese Heritage and Writing

Chinese Heritage and Writing

Last year I received an email from Dr Margaret Zeegers, Assoc. Prof at Ballarat University and she had been trying to touch base with me for yonks! Her request was for an article for one of the journals published by ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators’ Association) …. What I was thinking of was a sort of reflective […]

Writers Connect article

Writers Connect article

Forgot, (well I didn’t really forget … it came out while I was on part one of the road trip) to drop this link up to an article that I wrote for the Spring 2011 edition of the UTS Alumni newsletter Writers Connect. e–publishing Chris Cheng on the changing face of publishing as we know it. The interactive, electronic […]

Come out and PLAY

Come out and PLAY

With words like that this was an invitation I couldn’t refuse …Aline at PaperTigers asked if I would contribute words to the current issue: highlighting features that celebrate the act of play in all its universalities and differences. A diverse line-up of authors and illustrators share their memories of playtimes past and artwork of children at play, […]

Extinct Teacher Librarians – a Call to Action

Extinct Teacher Librarians – a Call to Action

Well this could be a total disaster! I received this email last night from Georgia at the HUB… in part it reads:There has been pressure from all state departments of education for devolution, flexibility and choice in school staffing. Teacher librarians, where they have existed, are often being “cashed in” for classroom or other specialist […]

Paper Tigers & Reading to Kindy

Paper Tigers & Reading to Kindy

The folks at Paper Tigers (and especially Aline) sent to me an email late last year that included the following: If you want to report back on your reading Christmas stories to the kindergartners, I would love to post your notes to our blog as part of our “religious diversity in relation to end-of-year celebrations” […]

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