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'Talk Like A Pirate Day' is TODAY - you've got to grrrowl like a pirate, walk the plank, wear a pirate hat and swing a cutlass. 😍It raises funds for Childhood Cancer Support . It was a special day today. The pirate in 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' created by the brilliant illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration so kids know whatever challenge they face, they are amazing and can lead that pirate ship. I was advised today that 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' has been shortlisted by The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc.
Recorded by the amazing Alice Zaslavsky into audio and video by Story Box Library. transcribed into Braille by Vision Australia and Braille House and endorsed by Good vision for life and Optometry Australia.
Remember World Sight Day 2020 is 8th October - supporting vision and difference!!!!!! Get your Big Blue Glasses from www.sgervay.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/BBBG-Glasses-Drawing.pdf
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Huge Congratulations. My debut novel 'The Changing Room has also been shortlisted. SOO EXCTED.🤩
Well done Suzanne! Fingers crossed 👏
Fantastic news Susanne. Congratulations.
How wonderful!! Congratulations 🥳
Ahoy ye matey!
Well deserved Susanne! Congratulations! 🥳❤️
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Gender equity. We all know about it. Damn covid - another cancellation - my event with National Museum of Australia presenting on feminism and 'Shadows of Olive Trees' for senior students for United Nations Human Rights International Day of the Girl 11 Oct, has hit the dust!
Appreciate The Children's Bookshop stocking 'Shadows of Olive Trees' - you can order through:-
or Amazon - www.amazon.com.au/Shadows-Olive-Trees-Susanne-Gervay-ebook/dp/B07SXCTNCH
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Shame! Soon Susanne! 💕
On my shopping list
It never ends!! 😣
Love this book.
hang in there Susanne Gervay
That's an awful shame but always 2021! Also I don't remember this as part of your oeuvre Susanne- looks an interesting read witha lovely cover!
Darn it. 😞
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Just love our kids' story illustrators and want them to star!!!!! The inaugural SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Illustrator Picture Book awards is driven by that. So proud to introduce our award winning illustrator team of Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration, Nina Rycroft and Liz Anelli Illustrator at today's incredible portfolio webinar. It's free for members of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand and our partner organisation Australian Society of Authors.
We are running 2 webinars - next one 29th Sept. It's for all illustrators from emerging to hugely published. Thankyou for illustrating my books -Serena Geddes, Anna Pignataro, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall and Cathy Wilcox - how would I survive without you!
I'll see you there.
Thankyou to the Copyright Agency for sponsoring this award!!!!
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It was an incredible session - paving the way for illustrators to be even more fantastic!
Thanks Susanne, it was an absolute pleasure to take part. To do a portfolio ‘Maria Kondo’ on some of my pieces and to share Liz and Marjorie’s genius! My head is buzzing with ideas for the ‘presenting your project’ session... what an opportunity!
How can we celebrate when the world is in so much trouble, but we have to. As former President of The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc, the society has been part of my writing life. The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc is celebrating the 95th year of the oldest literary association in Australia, giving women and children a voice! The Amazing Jean Kittson is the keynote - funny, witty, with her new book about caring for her aged parents.. 'We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad'. I 'll be speaking too. It's on 16th Sept and It'll be a fabulous event that celebrates our resilience and journey to our 100th year .
Hope to see you there with Jean!!!
PS the photo attached in MY parents - sorry Jean. Your parents are great too but this is my FB! Ha, ha
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You are certainly your Daddy’s girl in looks Susanne. I am interested in the book as I have been working in aged care and perhaps the book can help some of the families I work with.
Wonderful photo of your parents Susie 😘👍👏🏼
Just as the courageous US firefighters came to help fight the devastating fires in Australia, the courageous Australian firefighters are in the US to help fight the horrific wind-driven wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington. Thankyou!
Both in Australia and the USA, these are the worst recorded fires ever experienced. Caused by nature and exacerbated by climate change. It is heartbreaking at the loss of life, homes, wildlife and environment. Made, even worse during covid.
I was in Lithgow City Council in January when the bush fires hit Australia. As the Australia Day Ambassador it was crushing but inspiring to see the NSW Rural Fire Service, Volunteer fire fighters NSW , wildlife rescue, RSPCA NSW , Australian Defence Force, and the many community associations working tirelessly to save as many lives, animals and land from the fires. So much devastation. We all care!!!! There needs to be change,.
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Proud to be an Aussie
What are these kids' book 'dudes' doing? Shouting out for kids' books and celebrating eminent author Libby Hathorn's Lady Cutler Award for services to children's literature. (Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW .) We ALL have to keep up our energy and reach kids with story!!!!!!! Everyone on these socially isolating steps are doing that as librarians, writers, Presidents of CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch and NSW!
Here they are - Nathan Luff - children's author Libby Hathorn Elizabeth Mary Cummings, Amanda Leiber, Liz Dowling, Jo Laretive Moriah College, Sydney, Sue Mirow and me!
Some of the other Lady Cutler Award winners include me, Libby Gleeson, Margaret Hamilton director of Pinerolo, the Children's Book Cottage Donna Rawlins, Margaret Wild, Paul MacDonald The Children's Bookshop and other stars.
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Emma Watkins The Wiggles and Alice Zaslavsky with 'Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' have joined forces with Story Box Library to raise awareness of eye testing for children. 1 in 5 kids have undiagnosed sight impairment. In Australia it is free under medicare to get eyes tested!
This is a day that we have to give kids the gift of vision. 8th Oct is World Sight Day 2020
'I didn't know my son couldn't see until...'Heart moment from a mum who said 'my son got glasses because of the picture book 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses.' (BBBG) Transcribed into Braille. .
Our wonderful Vision Australia, Braille House and Optometry Australia endorse story to ensure children get their eyes tested.
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ZOOMING into kids in lock-down in Victoria tomorrow. Kids from Bairnsdale, Birmingham, Alamanda , Albert Park, Tecoma.
Thankyou to Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) and the Victorian Distance Education (DECV)/Virtual School of Victoria (VSV) for making this possible because kids matter!!!!!
I can't wait to see you kids soon and we'll write and create
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Do you love Emma Watkins from The Wiggles ? Do you love Sammy in ‘The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses’? The joyous Emma & Alice in Frames on putting on their glasses for World Sight Day 2020! See them on Story Box Library. Sight matters!
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My ducks ( and parrot) are in a row - zoom with schools tomorrow and preparing for Victorian kids in lock down with 4 schools and reaching out to kids go on - because kids’ authors care!
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It’s all quack quack to me 😜🙃 Keep up the great work 😘
Hey I can write? So can kids in lock down!!!! So let's do it!!!
So 'Elephants Have Wings' for ways to peace will be flying to kids in Victoria soon. Just getting my wings ready!
I'm the LUCKY one to work on zoom - Zoom! Yuk - but OK for now. Student Excellence Unit in Department of Education & Training, Victoria sponsoring Victorian kids selected by their schools as high achievers in writing have me on board. I've been invited by Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to work with these kids on zoom for 2 days. It's all about Harmony Day, having creative critical thinking and how they can write for a better world. It is very exciting.
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Visiting the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc. in the library of the University of Canberra is amazing and rich with kids' literature.
Belle Alderman, Emeritus Professor of Children's Literature Director of the National Centre has announced the most wonderful free resource of books celebrating Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island peoples for kids up to 12 years.
Books by my fabulous award winning friends are in the collection - such as Sue Lawson - Author, Mark Greenwood - Author, Janeen Brian Author, KirLi Saunders, Katrina Germein, Anita Heiss - Author, Felicity Marshall, Pamela Freeman Dub Leffler and Coral Vass, author - go online and discover the wonderful cultures and more of our 1st Australians:-
Enjoy and share the news about this collection.
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Who is 95? NOT ME!!!!! It's The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - the oldest association of women writers in Australia!
The Society was founded by women writers advocating for the rights of women & children. In honour of this, I am proud to be part of a gorgeous anthology 'Splash, Slither, Sqwark' created for young people, empowering them to advocate for our wildlife and planet.
Buy a copy to save our wombats & support the bushfire appeal - Splash, Slither, Squawk!
Edited by Michele Bomford and Julie Anne Thorndyke
ISBN 978-0-9808407-5-9 RRP $20 womenwritersnsw.org/
Credit Card or PayPal: www.trybooking.com/BKXWO
The Society's women writers who have contributed include Libby Hathorn, Sophie Masson, Pamela Rushby, Susanne Gervay Author who are also SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand authors & many other great writers. Children joined in illustrating the stories, poetry, articles and adding their voice to this anthology.
The home of Society is The State Library Of NSW. Chief Librarian John Vallance is an amazing advocate of children's book and we are proud of his support of the anthology.
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The amazing women writers of The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc are celebrating their 95th year as the oldest literary association of women in Australia. So proud to have been a former President. Honoured to have shared writing with so many outstanding women- Katie Little, Libby Sommer - Author, Sharon Rundle, Devika Brendon, Beverly George, Pippa Kay Author, Colleen Keating, Pamela Rushby Patti Miller, Moya Simons Pat Simmons Sophie Masson Margaret Hamilton Jessica Rowe Libby Hathorn... and so many more! THANKYOU!
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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Publishers are struggling as bookshops and schools are in turmoil with covid.
Ubam which publishes Kane Miller Books is different. With its FB book clubs, 30,000 consultants across the USA it provides kids' books to thousands. They just keep reprinting - my inclusive YA novel 'Butterflies' is reprinted again now in covid, like the books of amazing authors including Sally Rippin, Meredith Costain, Gabrielle Lord, Margaret Hamilton whose sales have topped 80,000!!!!!!!!
Opps put up the trailer of Butterflies - but it split and is below. Thankyou Usborne & Kane Miller Book Reviews for another reprint and your incredible sypport of authors!
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We have to force ourselves to look at the ‘Big Picture’ COVID will pass . Books will outlive wars , pandemics and us !
Yes, they are terrific. They’ve sold over 80,000 copies of my B is For Bedtime. X
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I loved the Turkish people when I spoke at ITEF - Istanbul International Literature Festival. That is how Anna and my picture book began the journey of translation into Turkish of 'Elephants Have Wings' by Ren Kitap publishers at this time of corona & terrorism is the reason I write. Illustrated by brilliant Anna Pignataro .
Honestly to see this beautiful book in Turkish when they need love from us all is deeply person.
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Heart moment 💓 when I pass a mural on a school wall of kids holding my ‘I Am Jack’ book & NO Bullying. Books create a safe place for kids. Proud to be an ambassador for NSW Premiers Reading Challenge where 2632 schools & more than 300,000 kids read for life in 2019 in NSW alone!!!!
Thankyou to the school librarians who work with the Premiers Reading Challenge to make reading amazing.
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I absolutely love IAm Jack
That's wonderful, Susanne. Love it.
Wow! That’s fantastic. 💕
Which school is that?
That is amazing.
How good is that!!??
Just beautiful Susanne Gervay Author! ❤
Amazing - what a moment
That’s wonderful you definitely make a difference to young peoples lives ❣️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼