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Book Week Dragon

Book Week Dragon

Well how wonderful was Book Week – especially the day I spent with Chatswood Primary School and their fantastic Teacher Librarian Ali Webster. Thank you to the two primary stages that I was able to spend time with … so thrilled I am that I was able to chat to you all. We sure did […]

Lectures Begin

Lectures Begin

So the reason that we came to the USA, and very specifically Salisbury University, is that Prof. Ernie Bond asked me to run a summer school grad course on writing non-fiction for children. For this I have had to prepare lesson notes and plan out 4 weeks of teaching so that I know what I am doing. It […]

Writing at the National Library

Writing at the National Library

Having just returned from the Bologna Book Fair (I did have two days rest and yes, I will be posting about Bologna shortly) it was a driving day down to Canberra to one of my favourite places, the National Library, in time for a Thursday afternoon Writing Workshop.  Thanks to Ben and the crew down there for organising […]

A Celestial Launch

A Celestial Launch

What a glorious weekend we had in Canberra for the launch of the Celestial Empire exhibition at The National Library, and the picture book that was written specifically to tie in with the exhibition, which is of course my picture book New Year Surprise! I found out later at the dinner that this exhibition had one of […]

@ the National Library of Australia

@ the National Library of Australia

Late in 2014 I received an email from Susan Hall, publisher at the National Library of Australia informing me that they would be holding an exhibition about the history of Beijing, using items from the National Library of China as well as from their own extensive Asian Collection. … I was wondering if you would be interested […]

A Spooky Day

A Spooky Day

Well it was not quite Halloween on the Friday but it was the last school day before halloween so it was a real buzz to jump into Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School to tell my spooky story – that’s Sounds Spooky of course, illustrated by the glorious Sarah Davis. I just love reciting the story, which is then followed […]

with Active Kids Group

with Active Kids Group

What fun last week was. To celebrate Book Week much of the week for me was spent driving from Homebush to Vaucluse and many stops in between for I was visiting with the preschoolers from the Active Kids Group centres! In every centre Sounds Spooky was the featured book – how could I say no to screaming and […]

AFCC – Day 3

AFCC – Day 3

This is a little later than it should have been but after the Chinese launch of Water at AFCC it was straight on a midnight flight back to Sydney and work here. So here is the update upon the final day. After more morning meetings it was time for our annual AFCC board meeting discussing ways to […]

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