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This made me smile. Kids made this little teepee in Centennial Parklands for a mandarin. I followed their trail of teepees. Love kids' creativity.
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Through school Librarians. Reading for kids. Part of the reading curriculum.
The Premier's Reading challenges in Australia reaches kids from 5 to 15 encouraging students to read and love it. The kids choose the books. It's a good time for kids to dive into the Reading Challenge. Ask their fabulous school librarians. I am so proud to be a NSW Premier's Reading Ambassador.
In 2019, 2,632 schools participated in the challenge with 310,773 reading. Here are the book lists and include my books & the books of our wonderful SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand & other authors and illustrators - from Yvette Poshoglian Author Author's Ella & Olivia series; Deborah Abela Author (Also an ambassador) brilliant Grimsdon trilogy; Sheryl Gwyther's wonderful historical novel 'Sweet Adversity'; Jackie French's award winning books to Sally Rippin's gorgeous early chapter books Billie B Brown'.
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Zoom rocks & rolls - catching up with the literati of kids’ authors/illustrators for Little Scribe co authoring story with kids - introducing Andrew Daddo, Deborah Abela Author Wendy Orr Oliver Phommavanh James Foley Jackie French Tristan Bancks Katrina McKelvey Hazel Edwards - part of the Littlescribe team ... See MoreSee Less
Good things coming ...
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Time to read to kids. Dive into audio books. Use online libraries. Read real print books. It’s a safe place in this fragile world. Share your books with others. I just shared with a neighbour and still packing boxes of beautiful books for Africa.
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A little light in the year of the corona. The kids of Enfield Public School creating a harmony tree with the elephants from 'Elephants Have Wings'. Thankyou to the wonderful school librarian Leanne Sharpe who just sent these photos. What would be do without our school librarians!
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Ms sharpe is so very special to us at Enfield Public School. She’s the star of our school and of our shows. We love our teacher librarian, and you are correct, where would we be without them?!
What's hidden in the box? Another toilet paper story? OMG, who’s killing who? It’s not that kind of story – Woolworths donated a heap of toilet rolls to Meals on Wheels NSW. They needed free storage space for a couple of weeks. I have the biggest garage in the world – guess where the toilet rolls are? It’s a secret location. Ha. Ha
See how this works – Woollies donates. I donate. The volunteers from Meals on Wheels donate. Community can make it work. Keep safe and generous.
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Your talents know no bounds Susanne Gervay Author. There is surely a story in this - Its reminds of where all the bums were stored in the Bugulugs Bum Thief. 🤩
Thanks so much for helping us out at Meals on Wheels NSW! We will be distributing a lot of the stock this week 😊
School Kids give their philosophies for Harmony Day which makes you smile in the time of the corona virus.
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So proud of my niece. Ros Gervay. Her work was exhibited at Art Gallery of New South Wales with other emerging artists. It may be the last public art event there with the corona virus. Thankyou to Belle Magazine and the Art Gallery for supporting this event.
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Beautiful art!! Love those colours!
Omg. So exciting.
Got this sensible, easy-to-do, protocol from my trusted medical doctor 'nerds' who were in China. .PLEASE SHARE!
CORONA VIRUS HATES HEAT!
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Corona virus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 39/40 Degrees. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can't emphasise enough - drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.
SPREAD THE WORD - PLEASE SHARE.
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Totally correct! Extremely contagious no cure! This is the reason that in Israel has taken preventive measures . People are advised to stay indoors . All schools and universities and cultural functions are closed .
‘Heroes of the Secret Underground’ reveals heroes - who they are - one is Carl Lutz - who has been honoured at Yadvashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel - I visited his plaque in The Avenue of the Righteous -Swiss Consul in WW11. The novel is deep in my heart. Coming soon. HarperCollins Children's Books Australia
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I do want to attend this launch! Have cancelled everything else but this
Can’t wait 😊
Look who dropped in . Edwina the Emu and her paramour Edward the Emu for the 1st reading of the hilarious, warm, wonderful show with music and dancing of life-size six puppets. I Love being a patron of Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Limited - the best ever youth theatre - because I get to see the show in development and I love the privilege of knowing the Monkeys. Eva Di Cesare is the writer & Director. Sandie Eldridge the dramaturge with a brilliant team . Guess what? I met the talented illustrator Rod Clements at the reading. !!! It opens 4th April in Sydney. Can’t wait!!!!
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It was especially joyous to launch two SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand creators’ 1st book. ‘My Possum Plays the Drums’ by illustrator Max Hamilton and writer Catherine Meatheringham. The kids’ book community came together to celebrate and we had so much fun!
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Support the #HeForShe UN campaign- for International Women's Day - 8th March - when we write story for girls & young women on feminism - Shadows of Olive Trees; Daisy Sunshine (National Museum of Australia) we promote engagement in gender equity..
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Children's writers and illustrators live the life of bringing story to young people. That's our life. When the thoughtful, intelligent, brilliant, caring, deep thinking author Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Laureate 2020-2021 was announced, my heart jumped. Yes, I admire her books. Yes, she is a friend where we share ideas. Now she is advocating that ALL young people get a library card. So they can create, imagine, explore, be all they can be. Watch this Story Box Library clip and come on board!
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Look what the Monkeys get me to do? Eat cake and drink coffee. Multi talented creative director of Monkey Baa Theatre Sandie Eldridge & ME - patron of Monkey BAA Theatre catch catching up about their brilliant production of Jackie French's Diary of a Wombat which is on its US tour, the mega success of ‘Possum Magic’ and more to come!!! Best youth theatre around!!!! Hint ... watch out for EDWARD THE EMU!!!!! Coming your way son.
PS I LOVE being a patron of this incredible theatre with Jackie French & Morris Gleitzman
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Look who dropped by? The fabulous Jacqui Barton expert in kids’ and young adult books. Shared ‘Shadows of Olive Trees’ for InternationalWomens MediaFoundation - she’s given a talk on weekend for it.
Deeply moved by an email I just received - 'I finished your book, Shadows of Olive Trees, and can’t tell how it left me gutted and moved. I completely related to your character Tessa. I grew up with a Middle Eastern, Jewish, very strict father ...It’s all so beautifully written ... Tessa’s journey as a budding adult and writer ... I have to admit it personally inspired me, and explained a lot of what I feel I missed out in my development as a young adult.
So a big thank you for the book it was a gift on many levels. I had no idea that the Greek Orthodox immigrants were as strict as the Jewish Orthodox ones! It has relevance for those in the Middle East.' Also from the conservative traditions of many cultures.
Supporting the courageous HeForShe campaign by UN Ambassador for Women EmmaWatson1203
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oh jeez, like I need more to put on my TBR list! 😉 -sounds super!
Luckily good health experts say mothers and daughter who travel together have longer lives. Phew. Here's Tory and me on one of our many adventures - in Wadi Rum, Jordan, The Greek island of Kastelórizo (in Turkish: Meis Adası) , Turkey - our Budapest trip was part of the research for 'Heroes of the Secret Underground' HarperCollins Children's Books Australia coming out 1st August..
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