National Year of Reading Storybook Challenge

National Year of Reading Storybook Challenge

National Year of Reading 2012, Como and Heathcote schools, Carpet Court Storybook challengThe Storybook Challenge sponsored by Carpet Court brought me as an ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012 to speak to gorgeous kids and great teachers at:-

Heathcote Public School and

Como Public School

My role:-

Read – Ships in the Field – the kids were so smart and gave fabulous insights such as the dog of war who became the flying dog, taking the hopes and dreams of refugees to their new countries.

Introduce the Storybook Challenge

Creative workshop.

The kids were enthusiastic and LOVED reading.

National Year of Reading 2012, www.love2read.org, Partner of SCBWI and NSW Writers centreesNational Year of Reading Como and Heathcote schools, reading Ships in the Field by Susanne Gervay illustrated by Anna Pignataro

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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