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Susanne Gervay Author

Kookie - Australia and Kookie - UK - best ever girl magazines (boys can read too) with everything a tween loves from best friends, working for a sustainable future, comics, short stories (I wrote one) and ... NO ads and pro natural girl image and no pressure and ... it's just a cool magazine. I'm buying a subscription for my 13 year old niece - shush as it is a secret for Christmas.

PS Recognise the short story writers - guess who the girl in the cool school uniform is? She went to Daceyville Primary School (Sydney).
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Kookie - Australia and Kookie - UK - best ever girl magazines (boys can read too) with everything a tween loves from best friends, working for a sustainable future, comics, short stories (I wrote one) and ... NO ads and pro natural girl image and no pressure and ... its just a cool magazine. Im buying a subscription for my 13 year old niece - shush as it is a secret for Christmas.

PS Recognise the short story writers - guess who the girl in the cool school uniform is? She went to Daceyville Primary School (Sydney).

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I just bought a subscription too for my 2 grand daughters...11 and 12

I LOVE this photo!!!

Thanks for the tip, Suzanne.

Thanks for the heads up!!! Looks like a great subscription for our Library!

The honour of being nominated with 4 incredible authors and 2 organisations for the world's most important children's & young adult prize Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021, is extraordinary.

Nominations have been submitted by organisations from all over the world. THANKYOU. It makes me believe in my writing journey for young people, because young people matter always. My new book 'Heroes of the Secret Underground' to be published April 2021 by HarperCollins Books Australia was written for them.

The nomination for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021, has been approved by the award jury for:-

Jeannie Baker, Illustrator
Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer,
Susanne Gervay, Author
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Organisation
Margo Lanagan, Author
Magabala Books, Organisation

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is a Swedish prize for children’s and young adult literature. It was founded in 2002 by the Swedish government to honour the memory of the beloved Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, aiming to promote children’s literature of the highest quality from all over the world. The prize sum is 5 million SEK, which translates roughly to around 550 000 USD.

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The honour of being nominated with 4 incredible authors and 2 organisations for the worlds most important childrens & young adult prize  Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021, is extraordinary. 

Nominations have been submitted by organisations from all over the world. THANKYOU. It makes me believe in my writing journey for young people, because young people matter always. My new book Heroes of the Secret Underground to be published April 2021 by HarperCollins Books Australia was written for them.

The nomination for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021, has been approved by the award jury for:-

Jeannie Baker, Illustrator
Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Childrens Writer,
Susanne Gervay, Author
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Organisation
Margo Lanagan, Author
Magabala Books, Organisation

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is a Swedish prize for children’s and young adult literature. It was founded in 2002 by the Swedish government to honour the memory of the beloved Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, aiming to promote children’s literature of the highest quality from all over the world. The prize sum is 5 million SEK, which translates roughly to around 550 000 USD.

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Congratulations to Susanne! Not only a writer but champion of children's literature (and literacy) and generous, unfailing supporter of children's writers. 👏

Huge Congratulations Susanne, so well deserved! We are so very grateful for everything you do! ❤👏🍾🎉 xx

Congratulations xoxo this is incredible and well deserved xox

How fantastic!! What a well deserved honour, Susanne!! Congratulations!!! 💖🤩🎉

Congratulations Susanne! How incredible!

Congrats. You are an amazing woman. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Great news Sue.

Big hearty congratulations, dear Susanne Gervay. Break out the toast and marmalade in celebration!!🍊🍊🍊🍞🍞🍞🍊🍊🍊

Congratulations!

Congratulations, you wonderful woman! Love your work! And what a fabulous line-up of Australian talent and creativity! ❤

Yay! Susanne, this is wonderful news!

So well deserved! Congratulations!

How absolutely wonderful, Susanne. Well deserved.

Congratulations to an incredibly deserving nominee

Just brilliant! ✨

How fantastic. Congratulations and good luck.🤩🤩🤩

Congratulations! So well deserved. 💜

This is such wonderful news! Congrats, Susanne! 🥳

Congratulations Susanne! This is amazing!! ❤️🥳🥂

Congratulations 🥳

Huge congratulations on a very well deserved nomination.

Congratulations! For someone who appears to be such a champion of others, this is well deserved!

Wonderful!!! Totally, absolutely deserved! J xxx

Congratulations! 🥳 Well deserved!

You are the clear winner to me already! 😜

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"Fire is a rebirthing thing for us, it brings the land back to life." South Coast Aboriginal Elders. Love you to watch this ABC Australia video clip.

I have just been re-invited to be an Australia Day Ambassador. I was privileged to support Lithgow, New South Wales and the incredible firefighters, Defence Force, wildlife teams and so many of the community, devastated by wildfires last summer 2020. It broke my heart. I respect our land and peoples together. I don't know where I'll be sent in 2021, but I pray and hope not to witness the scenes of last summer.

Protect the country against the ravages of uncontrolled wildfires. Discover the wisdom of Aboriginal Elders .
www.facebook.com/abccanberra/videos/386455116080172

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Fighting fire with fire , interesting 🤔

Postal pleasure! Haigh's Chocolates arrived in my letterbox- well, a voucher. I’m pumping weights so I can splurge on chocs! See that Trump is trying to tell me he wasn’t stealing it! FAKE NEWS! It was well worth being on the panel with Australian Children's Laureate Foundation’s Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer for the SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand South Australia fabulous Professional Day. This is their sweetener!

Thankyou to Kelly Hibbert Mandy Foot - Children's Books, Lauren Mullinder Kristin Martin & Beverley MacWilliam - SCBWI team South Australia. Love you!

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The pleasure was ours and will now be yours, Susanne. Just a few more reps and you'll have burnt off all those calories before you consume them.

We loved you! Now if there are any leftovers... 🤣

Mine arrived as well! what a very lovely surprise - hits the spot all right. Off to the QVB! thanks so much SCWBI SA!!!

You better hide that voucher or it might mysteriously “disappear” 😂 I love Haighs ever since we went to the factory with Maree Simson!!

I got one too! ❤

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Come on writers. Give it a go. As an author our lives are filled with everything from dressing up as an elephant, getting caricatures, talking to kids all over the world, dancing for books to judging writing competitions. I'm judging the Buzz Words competition. I expect to have my head explode with all the talent. The compeition with $1000 plus awards closes in a week. Details:-

www.buzzwordsmagazine.com/p/2020-prize.html

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Polishing mine off this week 😁

Still polishing. 🙃

I’m a writer ambassador for roomtoread.org bringing literacy to to the poorest children in Asia & Africa. We’re celebrating 20 years of education for nearly 20 million children. The book ‘The Gifts of Reading’ with the works donated by the world’s renowned authors has been published to celebrate this anniversary. You can buy this book everywhere profits going to Room To Read.

Writers include Michael Ondaatje Philip Pullman Markus Zusak Roddy Doyle Alice Pung John Wood co founder of Room to Read... get it for your book club. You’ll love it and help the world.

Other writer ambassadors are Tristan Bancks Deborah Abela Author Belinda Murrell Pamela Cook Oliver Phommavanh Kate Forsyth

The wonderful Jennie Orchard drove this project and it is beautiful to touch, have on your coffee table, dip in .. even more at this time!

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Wonderful as always Susanne Gervay

We love this❤️🤩! Thank you for being such a great writer ambassador for Room to Read Susanne🙏!

Ops mI was just reading the forward by Jennie Orchard and blushed - she thanked the wonderful Markus Zusak who wrote The Book Thief UK and me for our support at the beginning of roomtoread.org in Room to Read Australia - so proud to be part of the start of this incredible charity!!!

Susanne Gervay You're such a wonderful person with a beautiful heart ❤️

You are such a role model, Susanne.

Always generous.

I utterly adore you.

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Laureate Campaign - JOIN THE LIBRARY - IT IS FREE & FABULOUS.

We had the best every day at the SCBWI SA Professional Day where the Oz Childrens Laureate 2020-2021 Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer and I discussed the Children's Book Industry and the Laureate's campaign - 'GET A LIBRARY CARD!!!!!'
It is free and as kids' writers & illustrators our greatest goal is to get books in kids' hands.

So we made the call out - to the kids writing community - PUT the message on your social media - Join the Laureate's Campaign:-

GET A FREE LIBRARY CARD - JOIN THE LIBRARY!!!!

PS There are other thingsat the library too, like socials, movie nights, st ory time for little kids and study time for teens, talks from your favourite authors... heaps.
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Laureate Campaign - JOIN THE LIBRARY - IT IS FREE & FABULOUS.

We had the best every day at the SCBWI SA Professional Day where  the Oz Childrens Laureate 2020-2021 Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Childrens Writer and I discussed the Childrens Book Industry and the Laureates campaign - GET A LIBRARY CARD!!!!! 
 It is free and as kids writers & illustrators our greatest goal is to get books in kids hands.

So we made the call out - to the kids writing community - PUT the message on your social media - Join the Laureates Campaign:-

GET A FREE LIBRARY CARD  - JOIN THE LIBRARY!!!!

PS There are other thingsat the library too, like socials, movie nights, st ory time for little kids and study time for teens, talks from your favourite authors... heaps.
Society of Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators The Childrens Bookshop  Books in Homes Australia Brisbane Libraries  Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Childrens Book Council of Australia  HarperCollins Childrens Books Australia Kristin Darell Writer  Kelly Hibbert Author Mandy Foot - Childrens Books Katrina Germein Tasmanian Premiers Reading Challenge Randwick City Library Woollahra Libraries City Of Sydney Libraries Shire of Mundaring Libraries City of Darwin Libraries City of Melbourne Libraries Libraries Tasmania Brisbane Libraries Gladstone Regional Libraries Adelaide City Libraries Libraries ACT Libraries ACT Libraries ACT Marrickville Library School Library Association of NSW Amy Rake Tamworth City Library Mudgee Library Campbelltown Public Library Geelong Regional Libraries Hurstville Library The Hills Shire Library Service Wollongong City Libraries

‘Kuglof which looks like a Rocky Mountain with drippy chocolate, twirled between twists of dry-sweet vanilla cake’ . Hmmm - journey into Hungarian secrets uncovered in ‘Heroes of the Secret Underground’ . My old Hungarian buddy called Zoltan (of course, favourite name) brought it over - took me back to Budapest and also Bondi Wellington Street bakery where you can buy it straight from the over.

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Love it yum yum and flowers lovely too xxxxx

Looks yummy, and you won't believe this but I'm drawing one in my illustration today!

Yum

That’s looks delicious!

That looks SO good!

Mum makes a range of versions- some made with yoghurt Mandi Ordersky 😘

Yumilicious ❤️

Looks delicious!

Yummy 😋

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What’s happening? PRESS THE YOUTUBE to uncover the secret:-
youtu.be/Netlklpa9eU

Dancing 4 books! Kids’ authors Rock & Rock. Read all about everything from Trump to I Am Jack standing up to bullying to the incredible books of Nat Amoore deborah Abela George Ivanoff Matt Cosgrove Mike Elliot Yvette Poshoglian Author Sue Whiting, author Oliver Phommavanh Fan Page Amelia McInerney, Aura Parker... heaps of us. Rock & roll with us!

Online workshop: The secret to writing stories with Deborah Abela Aura Parker HarperCollins Books Australia EK Books Jacqui Halpin Author Ali Stegert Sheryl Gwyther - Children's Author Words on the Waves Writers Festival Students Need School Libraries
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What’s happening? PRESS THE YOUTUBE to uncover the secret:-
https://youtu.be/Netlklpa9eU

Dancing 4 books! Kids’ authors Rock & Rock. Read all about everything from Trump to I Am Jack standing up to bullying to the incredible books of Nat Amoore deborah Abela George Ivanoff Matt Cosgrove Mike Elliot Yvette Poshoglian Author Sue Whiting, author Oliver Phommavanh Fan Page Amelia McInerney, Aura Parker... heaps of us. Rock & roll with us!  

Online workshop: The secret to writing stories with Deborah Abela Aura Parker HarperCollins Books Australia EK Books  Jacqui Halpin Author Ali Stegert Sheryl Gwyther - Childrens Author  Words on the Waves Writers Festival Students Need School Libraries

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Loved your dance moves Susanne ♥️

Fabulous! Hope you have a great day 🙂

The multi talented illustrator Serena Geddes is in Sydney to launch her joyous picture book 'Where the Dragons Live'. We're heading to Woollahra Bookshop for Love Your Bookshop day on Sat 3rd October. I'll be signing my picture books too 'Elephants Have Wings' & 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses'. LOVE you to visit your local bookshop to celebrate reading.

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The multi talented illustrator Serena Geddes is in Sydney to launch her joyous picture book Where the Dragons Live. Were heading to Woollahra Bookshop for Love Your Bookshop day on Sat 3rd October. Ill be signing my picture books too Elephants Have Wings & The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses. LOVE you to visit your local bookshop to celebrate reading.

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Congratulations Serena !

Fantastic ❣️

What is this? The amazing illustrators behind the SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Illustrator Picture Book Award!. Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration, Nina Rycroft Liz Anelli Illustrator - I can't wait to introduce what we're offering our brilliant illustrators!!!

The second portfolio is starting now for all applicants to the awards. It will be amazing!

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That was fabulous!!

There I am in my pink tutu, dancing. So proud that I head SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand where amazing children's authors & illustrators reach out to kids, parents, schools, bookshops, communities bringing story, activities, engagement in every format digitally, in safe face to face groups, video clips, podcasts, music, everyway, so young people know that we are with them and their families. Some of the amazingness - Story Scoop - www.cbcansw.org.au/story-scoop; Lunchtime Storytime Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch; outreaches to kids on zoom from the UK, USA to Australia; incredible leaders of SCBWI - Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration @Deborah Abela, Kelly Hibbert Author, Ali Stegert, Caz Goodwin, Christina Booth Books, Anne Morgan, Shelly Unwin Author Page and the many committees & coordinators. THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best, best, best!

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As a children's & young adult author, publishers give birth to our long pregnancy of creating books. However school librarians are the carers who help raise the child. I spoke last night at the School Librarians Association South Australia to share how their 'children' are growing up. I shared my 'I Am Jack' books, trail blazers for children in addressing school bullying. When the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby spoke about 'I Am Jack' and bullying I was breathless. A Human Rights Medal recipient and a man who has worked tirelessly for justice.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pgmm6MSMRY

Please click on the video and if moved like I am, share. We have to promote no bullying with our children, so we don't create a world where so many of our leaders believe in bullying others.

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So brilliant! What an endorsement of your brilliant book! 👏👏👏

How amazing to have that man speak about your work like that! What an honour. Well done you!

Not to mention the fact that school libraries are often a really important refugee for some kids who don’t cope with the playground for a variety of reasons- sometimes bc of bullies 😢😢😢. Great job Susie!!

Congratulations! Keep up the great work 🙂

I have such respect for him - how nice to have him speak about your work

Wow! I remember reading his judgements back in law school! Awesome to have his support. Congrats Susie x

Wonderful , anti- bullying campaign is so important !👍

Fantastic

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Congratulations Susanne. But not surprised as the I Am Jack series is truly inspirational and amazing and a must have for ALL school libraries. Stories about anti bullying are perhaps more important than ever now with the advent of cyber bullying, and giving young children literature like your stories that they not only love but can help them become resilient and aware, is so important. ❤️👍

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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.
www.talklikeapirateday.com.au/

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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Talk Like A Pirate Day is TODAY - youve 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.
https://www.talklikeapirateday.com.au/

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 https://www.sgervay.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/BBBG-Glasses-Drawing.pdf

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How wonderful!! Congratulations 🥳

Congratulations!

Ahoy ye matey!

Well done Suzanne! Fingers crossed 👏

Fantastic news Susanne. Congratulations.

Huge Congratulations. My debut novel 'The Changing Room has also been shortlisted. SOO EXCTED.🤩

WONDERFUL! 🙂

Well deserved Susanne! Congratulations! 🥳❤️

Awesome news!

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Shame! Soon Susanne! 💕

It never ends!! 😣

hang in there Susanne Gervay

Love this book.

On my shopping list

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. 😞

Congratulations 👏🏼

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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.
scbwiaustralianz.squarespace.com/scbwi-australian-picture-book-illustrator-award

Thankyou to the Copyright Agency for sponsoring this award!!!!

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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 todays incredible portfolio webinar. Its 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. Its 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! 

Ill see you there.
https://scbwiaustralianz.squarespace.com/scbwi-australian-picture-book-illustrator-award

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!

So special

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!!!

Book here:-
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=650953

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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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. Its on 16th Sept and Itll be a fabulous event that celebrates our resilience and journey to our 100th year . 

Hope to see you there with Jean!!! 

Book here:-
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=650953

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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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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Me too

Proud to be an Aussie

Wow

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.

Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book Council of Australia - South Australia HarperCollins Books Australia Hachette Children's Books ANZ Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Children’s Book Nook
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What are these kids book dudes doing? Shouting out for kids books and celebrating eminent author Libby Hathorns Lady Cutler Award for services to childrens literature. (Childrens 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 - childrens 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 Childrens Book Cottage  Donna Rawlins, Margaret Wild, Paul MacDonald The Childrens Bookshop and other stars.

 Childrens Book Council of Australia  Childrens Book Council of Australia - South Australia  HarperCollins Books Australia  Hachette Childrens Books ANZ  Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch  Children’s Book Nook
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