8 hours ago
You have to LOVE teachers. Who else would dress up as farts for the Book Parade? I am the official judge of the best book outfits. These teachers WON. Where? Green Valley Public School- also got to read out kids’ stories and do a movie with them and all other good stuff. Thankyou Littlescribe for organising this super Book Week event!
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That is totally classic!!!
17 hours ago
Is this little girl adorable in the BIG RED GLASSES - Glasses do go red when you fly like a superhero whose super power is READING! Love the Children's Book Council of Australia theme for BOOK WEEK - find your secret power!!!! Just having so much joy Co-authoring story with kids as part of Littlescribe ‘s writing with kids. Book Week is the BEST.
The Today Show, Channel 9 Studios Sydney did a fabulous job of promoting kids writing!!!!! Very cool that The Georgie Gardner Fan Club - Georgie's son - loves 'I Am Jack' (HarperCollins Children's Books Australia.)
School librarians are the BEST. Teachers are the BEST - they’re all dressed up at Green Valley Public School for the book parade!!! Photos coming soon.
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2 days ago
Guess where I am? TodayShow for channel 9 at Miller Public School promoting kids’ writing! Authors are partnering with kids to write their own books with Mission Australia and Littlescribe . I’ll be chatting with presenter Stevie later this morning about books and writing. Very cold. But hey there’s a sausage sizzle!!!
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Susanne delighted to have your special presence. Looking forward to uncovering littlescribe authors around the country. Your work and energy very special.
I saw you too - you were great.
Just saw you - great segment and when they crossed back to Georgie in the studio she said that her son loved the I am Jack books 🙂
that is wonderful - imagine if one of these kisd becomes a great future writer because someone encouraged them today.
You are very busy Susanne Gervay😉❤️
Look who dropped by in her Big Blue Glasses!! One of my most favourite picture book illustrators & writers in the WORLD!!!! Frané Lessac- yahoo. Even the mermaid in my terrace, put on her Big Blue Glasses!!!! And guess what we did ? Yep talked about our new picture books 'Under the Southern Cross' Walker Books Australia and The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses
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Fabulous glasses. Mine aren't terribly big, but they are blue. Does that count?
Great glasses 😎
Why is this 97 year old writer on my instagram? The 21st AUGUST is a day to celebrate older Australians who have and continue to contribute to us all.
Hilarie Lindsay OAM was my 1st writing mentor. An incredible writer. An incredible advocate for literature. Has been President of the Society of Women Writers and a guiding light for writers as President of the Fellowship Of Australian Writers (FAW), Hilarie Lindsay OAM is witty and hilarious and here at the AGM for the Society at their literary luncheon at The State Library of New South Wales She always wears a jaunty hat and is stylish in a cape and has been known recently to take a dancing class with 104 year old Eileen Kramer at OperaHouseSydney.
For those who have not read her classic biography 'The Washerwoman's Dream' (Simon and Schuster) discover the incredible life of lost writer Winifred Steger and her Afghan lover.
She has written wonderful children's books, stories, novels and is a national treasure and my amazing friend.
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As Nsw President for Fellowship of Australian Writers I salute Hilarie Great lady
A feast of Incredible authors and publishers at Writers Unleashed as speakers and in the audience, captivated everyone - Kate Forsyth Tohby Riddle - Author , Jodie Wells Slowgrove Author Oliver Phommavanh, Amelia McInerney Author Meg Keneally Lisa Shanahan Arna Radovich, Marion McGuinness, Philip Porter, Pamela Hart .... very excited to catch up with Kaneana May whose 1st book has just been released by HarperCollins Books Australia called 'The One' ...and more ...just an amazing atmosphere with books, story and creativity. A must go to festival for 2020!
Great editors/publisher joined the festivities - Clare Hallifax Zoe Walton Anna Valdinger Tom Bailey-Smith from Allen & Unwin Books Kate Stephens from Hachette Australia Books.
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Thank you so much, Susanne. It was lovely to see you again. You’re so supportive and enthusiastic. Such a wonderful spark! ⚡️ I really appreciate the shout out xx
Simply fab 💕
And Susanne speaking from the heart about your evocative writing. Truly inspiring!🙏💖
Why do we not see each other more often, Susanne? We must do something about that!
4 days ago
Do I adore Oliver Phommavanh . Oliver is just the funniest and realest author who makes kids laugh and feel special. Look for his new book. Love hamming it up and speaking together at Writers Unleashed2019 Festivall!!!! Thankyou to Bloomin books for supplying books.
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Love this photo
5 days ago
Guess what I picked up yesterday? It’s a hybrid - nearly ALL electric - looking after the environment on wheels. I know I could walk - but it’s WRITER in RED - I have to drive to remote areas to meet kids and adults to talk BOOKS. So next best thing. I’m jumping for joy! Guess what colour it is? Toyota Hybrid Toyota Australia The BIG REVEAL ..... see below!!!!. If you LOVE RED - put your favourite RED on line here! ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the RED hair and Red cape !!! Thanks kids!
... the great reveal ...
What an awesome shot, Susanne!
Lovely we have Toyota Prius hybrids are great... but very quiet so you can sneak up on people... so take care Wonder Woman!
Haha. We got the very same car in the very same c9lour a couple of months ago. Love it. But VERY different to any car we’ve ever owned. Enjoy!
Love the colour........I have one (not red) and it is 2 weeks old........beautiful to drive, economical, and comfy.......enjoy!
❤️❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊😊 Susanne Gervay your enthusiasm jumps right out of this post and is making me feel very happy 😊😊😊😊 congratulations on the new and very essential car.👏🏽⭐️🍾
Congratulations Susanne. What Wendy says about how quiet these cars is really true. People & perhaps even animals ￼may not hear you and get out of the way, so just be aware of that while you're driving.
I bet it’s red! We’re car hunting too. Happy driving!
Wow - very shiny indeed! Enjoy your travels!
Congrats Susanne, love red and any bright color really
Fab! I adore red too.
It’s gorgeous- congrats
Wow. Looks amazing.
Ooooh exciting xox red cars go the fastest 😜
Woo! Go Susanne!
Oh, what a feeling! 😍
Red is my favourite colour. You’ll have to take me for a spin.
Love electric ⚡️ go Susanne Gervay
7 days ago
You have to LOVE the arts community It connects us all. I spot ‘Generations' an exhibition by award winning photographer Louise Whelanof our diversity and I had to dance - we went to Kiribati together to support the Pacific Islands and Edmund Rice Campaign to stop the sinking of their islands under rising waters. See the exhibition at The State Library of New South Wales . It is fabulous!
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Saw this today, lovely collection
Loved your interview on ABC today! I’m hoping The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses” is available in Orange. Congratulations
Got to LOVE kids and BIG kids (adults) too - celebrating story!!!!!!!
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You are such an inspiration Susanne <3
You are amazing!
Look at all those blue glasses!
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1 week ago
Speaking to radio presenter and children's author herself, Katrina Roe on Hope 103.2 radio opened the topic - 1 in 5 children have undetected vision problems. That's why I wrote 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses'. Well, I'm on a campaign - for vision testing for kids - it's free here - and there's more you'll discover. Just listen to streaming with Katrina Roe on Hope 103.2.
Good vision for life is supporting 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' in their awareness camapign and the Feelix Library Vision Australia has just transcribed it into Braille.
PS -Molly is the cutest kid and soooo glad she loves reading and can see the words. Reading and vision.
So my new mission is - take care of you kids' vision and yours!!!!
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Susanne, we got some amazing feedback after this interview from a mum who was prompted to have her son's eyes tested after hearing this and found he couldn't see long distances at all. I will forward to you to read.
My daughter got glasses at 18 months of age - If we didn't get early eye care intervention, her vision would not be as good as it is today (she still wears glasses/contacts). Good on you, Susanne Gervay Author for raising awareness.
Book Week- Month - is crazy for us kids’ authors - hardly standing at times - but guess what? Writers across the country are welcomed by signs like this - hey they aren’t all for me! But they are for Authors like Deborah Abela Author Oliver Phommavanh Fan Page, Belinda Murrell Jules Faber Jacquie Harvey Tim Harris, Kate Forsyth, Nat A Moore, Tristan Bancks AuthorHazel Edwards, Aura Parker Dimity Powell.... and the 100’s of brilliant authors/illustrators bringing story to kids and making them superheroes! Love this!!!
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Love those big blue glasses Susanne!!
How wonderful “May the force be with you “ 🥰
Look at what the kids wrote on the 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' poster-
'Everyone is different and that's OK!'
Let your love shine!'
So special at St Columba's School Newcastle, launching ‘The Boy in The Big Blue Glasses’ - kids all wearing blue glasses, fabulous super hero posters and a gigantic picture of Sammy the hero of the picture book on the library door! Thankyou Louise Walsh for the incredible welcome by All the kids! Thankyou to MacLean's Booksellers for supplying the books. Thankyou Good vision for life for bringing awareness of eye testing kids. Thankyou to the kids!
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Annette Murphy-Haste - do you have this book in your library for Book Week?
Susanne Gervay looks like a lot of fun ❤️
Having a great time with kids - with and without glasses. Sharing ‘The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses’ (EK Books) at Leichhardt Oosh Publish School. Had to be careful as kids ready to jump all over me into the book. Ha! They committed to asking their parents to get their eyes tested. Yeah!
Illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall transcribed into Braille and endorsed by Good vision for life and included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge The Arts Unit
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2 weeks ago
Joyous celebration of ‘Boy in the Big Blue Glasses’ EK Books with kids, adults, teachers, librarians, family & friends and writers/illustrators SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand coming from everywhere. Here’s Helen Alker from Gold Coast. They came from Sri Lanka - Devika Brendon; from the Phillipines- Phoebe - from Blue Mountains - Amelia McInerney Author and Arna and girls;from the bush, from Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch especially the talented Northern Beaches, from Newcastle - Liz Anelli- from everywhere and guess what? Even got to give a shout out to the charity bringing literacy to kids in the developing world Room to Read Australia I 💗 you.
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2 weeks ago
Happiness. Happiness and ... happiness, when the brilliant creative directors of the brilliant Monkey Baa Theatre - Sandie Eldridge and Eva Di Cesare - came to the launch of 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' EK Books - yes, they are in rehearsals and on tour with Jackie French's 'Hitler's Daughter and Mem Fox and Julie Vivas FanPage's 'Possum Magic' and more. Yes they are madly committed ... but they came and it felt beautiful. And there's even more - the fabulous Executive Director came too - Jeremy Miller !!!!!!! Do I love them? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to book a show at their Darling Harbour theatre - so worth it!!!
Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Anouska Jones - Writer Angophora House Pty Ltd Waverley Library HarperCollins Children's Books Australia SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branchOur Creative Directors, Eva and Sandie, were thrilled to support our incredible patron Susanne Gervay Author at the launch of her new book 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' (with beautiful illustrations by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, also pictured).
For an interview with Susanne about the story and her motivations for writing it go here: bit.ly/2RSPqeP
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How wonderful, Susanne.
Oozing love. 😀
And wonderful for you too, Marjorie.
So beautiful to receive these flowers from EK Books - at the launch of ‘The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses’ at the wonderful Waverley Library - with the CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch - who were wonderful too. So much joy in one space.
Thankyou to Elizabeth Phillips from Woollahra Bookshop for supplying books !!!
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Sounds like it was such a great day! I would have loved to have been there. hope the celebrations continue!
Congratulations Susanne! 👏
Congrats. And we are selling lots of The Boy!
Well, aren't you two a fun loving pair!
Much deserved support and success. Congratulations to you both!
fabulous launch. multi congratulations.
Congrats you two. So exciting for you! ✨💓✨
What a beautiful gesture 👓 🌸
So sorry we couldn’t join you. It turned out we had to go to a funeral yesterday. Brilliant that your launch looked so successful. X
Love this photo 🥰👏🏼
Look my best friend George has come by - to join me Sammy for our book launch today!!!!!! Marjorie Crosby-Fairall is George in 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' Waverley Library were amazing - thankyou!
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Lookin’ good! Happy launch!
What an amazing woman u are! I hope it all went well!
Congratulations you two. Happy launch day! 💐💐💐💐💐
You seriously rock!