Karen Tyrrell Author Tours Paradise

Karen Tyrrell Author Tours Paradise. My author dream came true when I toured the Great Barrier Reef with my latest book, Great Barrier Reef Rescue. Myself and co-author Steve Tyrrell presented interactive author talks, engaging writing workshops and shared our writing tips to hundreds of kids. How?

Last Sunday, Steve and I left Brisbane for the Sunshine Coast, the first leg of our Central Queensland tour. In the morning, we signed copies of Great Barrier Reef Rescue and our ten children’s books at the effervescent Annie’s Books at Peregian Beach.

In the afternoon, we visited the Sunny Coast SCBWI meeting at Peregian Springs co-ordinated by the fabulous Alison Stegert and the incredible Emma Middleton. Members made us feel very welcome. I spoke on indie publishing in the Kid Lit Space, sharing book marketing tips. Marg Gibbs spoke on the Bologne Bookfair, Italy and Dhana Fox on KidLitVic. Steve and I signed copies of our books afterwards.

Alison very generously hosted an overnight stay for us at her cosy house where we met hubby Paul, and doggies Huckleberry and Lulu.

Alison Stegert and Lulu

On Monday, we journeyed to Yeppoon on the glorious Capricorn Coast. We stayed for two days at the breathtaking Rosslyn Bay Resort, right on the beach overlooking Great Keppel Island. We witnessed technicolour sunsets and a glowing full red moon rising in the night sky.

On Tuesday we travelled to Farnborough State School, a vibrant country school with a warm community spirit. We met super-enthusiastic junior writers, eco warriors and staff. Steve and I were thrilled to share three interactive talks with reader’s theatre starring Song Bird vs Destructo. Co-incidentally, Elaine Ouston from Sunny Coast SCBWI had toured there the previous week.

For year 6, we presented a Great Barrier Reef Rescue eco talk with tips on how to care for the reef and write stories. It was amazing how much these kids love the reef on their doorstep

For years 2, 3 and 4, we shared how we wrote our Song Bird Series. Students asked questions on the writing process. We could have stayed for hours, there were so many questions.

Thirty selected students participated in our Superhero Writing Workshop, creating original stories with superheroes battling super villains. The quality and imagination in their stories was inspiring.

The school library purchased our Song Bird series plus all our empowering books for children. After school, Steve and I were delighted to sign copies of our books meeting with children and their families.

I encourage students to connect with me … That night, my website received this comment …


“I’m a student at Farnborough State School. I loved your story today.
I told my Mum all about you and your husband.”

My YouTube channel, Karen Tyrrell Author received a superhero story.

“Hey Karen I saw you today! I’m starting to make a book about a line man. The setting is on pieces of paper 📝. The villains name is Dr Eraser. And his side kick is Pencil Boy.’

The next day we drove to Rockhampton where I spoke at Southside library on pro-active tips to write memoirs and children’s books. I shared how Sir David Attenborough wrote a letter of support for Great barrier Reef Rescue.

At the library, I re-discovered some awesome readers and supporters who I met at the Capricon Festival in April. We presented Readers Theatre and a superhero writing workshop at Capricon.

Tips for Touring Authors

  1. Before your trip, announce the dates and places you’ll be traveling with your speaker’s agent well in advance.
  2. Email and phone schools and libraries to add extra venues to your tour.
  3. Once finalized, plan your itinerary and driving route including booking in your accommodation.
  4. Contact schools and venues to discuss exactly what each school wants you to present.
  5. Create slideshows on your laptop for all your events. Duplicate on USB as back-up.
  6. Practice! Practice! Practice!
  7. Check you have packed enough books, banners, props, costumes as well as your personal packing.
  8. Stay at cheaper accommodation or splurge if you want to enjoy a working holiday. Consider renting or buying a van, caravan or mobile home.
  9. Advertise your tour and website with a magnetic car banner.
  10. Be enthusiastic and Enjoy!


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Reading is my Secret Power Karen Tyrrell Author Talks

Reading is my Secret Power

Reading is my Secret Power Karen Tyrrell Author Talks

KAPOW! Karen Tyrrell, children’s author of the Song Bird superhero series, presents interactive Reading is my Secret Power talks in schools.

Reading is my Secret Power is also the theme of Children’s Book Week, 17-23 August, 2019.Every year, Children’s Book Week is celebrated in every school and library in Australia.

Reading is my Secret Power
CBCA Book Week 17-23 August 2019

When did I start using Reading is my Secret Power?

I’m an award winning Brisbane author and a Books in Homes volunteer. As a child, I share my personal story on how reading and writing inspired my Secret Powers.

Karen Tyrrell came from a poor family without books. I learnt how to read, overcoming my challenges, igniting my imagination and self-worth.

Over time, reading boosted my learnings at school. I came top in my class.”

By Karen Tyrrell

Reading is my Secret Power
Books in Homes talk on Reading is my Secret Power

Why do I present Reading is my Secret Power talks?

In 2016-2019, I wrote the Song Bird superhero series to make the world a better place. Song Bird empowers kids to believe in themselves, stop the bully, live strongly and care for the environment.

Reading is my Secret Power, is the focus of my author power-point talk and reader’s theatre that  hubby, Steve and I perform in schools in superhero costumes.

I show children how Reading can be a mighty Power AND a Secret Power!

Reading is my Secret Power
Song Bird and Reef Man talk about Reading Powers and sustainability.

What is Song Bird Superhero about?

Rosella Ava Bird, Song Bird Superhero and her team of misfits, stop the bully in Book 1. Now that she’s empowered, her team seeks ways to protect and care for the environment in Books 2, 3 and 4.

How do I present SUPER Reading talk?

 In superhero costume, Steve and I share how reading can unlock secret powers in an interactive, engaging presentation. 

Steve and I present dramatic scenes from Song Bird Great Barrier Reef as Reader’s theatre or pantomime with costumes and props. We encourage children to support superhero character Song Bird as she battles evil villain, Destructo.

Kids love the theme Good vs Evil … and SUPER villain Destructo.

 Writing and reading are inter-connected.

That’s why I present powerful superhero writing workshops, eco adventure workshops and any writing workshop a school requires. SEE  Speakers Ink

Reading is my Secret Power

Superhero Writing Workshop for Brisbane Libraries

 

Karen, a G & T teacher, creates writing workshops to suit your needs.

How can kids ignite their Reading?

  1. Dive into exciting NEW books to read and meet intriguing characters. Ask your librarian what books she recommends.
  2. Find your Book Week costume. Who’s your favourite book character?
  3. Read every single day. Hang out with your book characters, learn what makes them tick. Enjoy the story adventure together.
  4.  Write and review about your new book.  What parts do you like best?  So, writing and reading are connected.
  5. Check out CBCA Book Week info on CBCA website, jam-packed with FUN activities. The Book Chook,  blog of writer Susan Stephenson, shares fabulous links and suggestions.  Children’s Book Daily blog (written by Megan Daley), contains Book Week ideas and costume suggestions.
  6. BOOK my Reading is my Secret Power talk. I present Reading is my Secret Power throughout Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast and Scenic Rim areas. 

Book via Speakers Ink

Reading is my Secret Power
Song Bird and Rainforest Man talk about Reading and Writing POWERS

What are your plans for Book Week?

Please Comment below …. or Share via Facebook and twitter 🙂

 

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Book Links StoryArts Brisbane

Meet the Publishers at Book Links StoryArts Brisbane Festival 19-20 October 2019.

Join TOP publishers, authors and illustrators. Pitch to a publisher or a literary agent. Learn how to write and illustrate a children’s book. #BSAB19 festival presented by Book Links Brisbane.

As an excited committee member, I’m thrilled to announce a two-day festival for writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians that promotes excellence in children’s literature.

#BSAB19 offers quality, affordable workshops and master classes and the opportunity to obtain face-face feedback on pitches, manuscripts and portfolios. Learn from key panel sessions with editors, agents, authors and illustrators including focused sessions with book creators.

Book Links offers a Mentorship to Book Links members with the well-renowned Robyn Sheahan Bright… Applicants are invited to submit a synopsis and the first two chapters or first 6000 words. $10 Only

APPLY NOW.

Pitch to a Publisher: Saturday 15 mins OR Sunday 20 mins

BOOK one-on-one feedback with publishers Clair Hume (Affirm Press), Susannah Chambers (Allen & Unwin), Rowena Beresford (Yellow Brick Books), Emily Lighezzolo (Wombat Books, Rhiza Edge), Sarah Davis (Walker Books) or literary agent, Justine Barker (Mayfair Literary Agency)

Justine Barker (Mayfair Agency)

For feedback sessions,  you MUST be booked into either Saturday OR Sunday program.

All pitch sessions are filling up fast! I’m already booked in! I can’t wait to pitch to my chosen publisher.

Go to the page … Scroll down to choose your publisher or agent …

TICKETS HERE  BOOK NOW

Saturday 19 October Program

Come to Saturday’s program, consisting of panel sessions with creators, publishers and agents and choices of sessions with authors and illustrators. 

Feedback sessions for writers and illustrators can be booked separately.

MEET publishers Allen & Unwin, Affirm Books, Wombat Books, Yellow Brick Books and MORE.

MEET authors: Lisa Shanahan, Frané Lessac, Mark Greenwood        

MEET illustrators:  Sarah Davis and Heath McKenzie

Check the FULL program here on the Book Links website. The registration desk opens at 8am outside Auditorium 2, Brisbane State Library. Tickets include morning tea and lunch on Saturday only.

$95 members (Book Links and CBCA Qld Branch members)

$125 non-members

SATURDAY  BOOK NOW

Sunday 20 October MASTER CLASSES

Sarah Davis – Masterclass – Sunday

StoryArts Brisbane presents Sarah Davis ‘Illustration Toolbox’: An intensive day designed to give you the essential tools for illustration;  Beginning with a shared prompt, participants will work individually to create a finished illustration and in the process learn how to brainstorm and develop a concept, design a character, and explore basic principles of form, colour, line, composition and personal style. $60 – $90

BOOK NOW

Lisa Shanahan – Masterclass – Sunday SAB19 10:00 am

As part of StoryArts Brisbane we are offering this masterclass in the art and craft of writing chapter books and middle grade fiction with award winning author Lisa Shanahan.

Fierce, Funny, True: The Art of Writing for Children

Where do captivating ideas for children’s books really come from?
What does it take to write a novel that lingers and lasts?

Join award-winning writer Lisa Shanahan for an engaging and interactive writing workshop. Explore the essential narrative requirements for writing junior novels and middle grade fiction, including the key differences. Discover how to create convincing, believable characters and how to develop a strong, dynamic voice. Study the important fundamentals of structure, setting, plot, dialogue and emotional resonance.

Participant requirements: Bring your favourite children’s book
Limited spaces available. $60 – $90

BOOK NOW

Saturday Program:-

Full day festival with panels and break-out sessions.

  • Saturday 20 October, 2019 – $95 (members) $125 (non-members)
    Day Program includes morning tea and lunch.
  • Saturday 20 October, 2019 – $70 (members) $100 (non-members)
    Editor and Agent Feedback (15 minutes each).

Sunday Program:-

Full day masterclass with EITHER Sarah Davis OR Lisa Shanahan

  • Sunday 21 October, 2019 – $60 (members) $90 (non-members).
    Full day masterclass. Meals not provided.
  • Sunday 21 October, 2019 – $80 (members) $110 (non-members)
    Editor and Agent Feedback (20 minutes each).

Venue for #BSAB Festival

State Library of Queensland
Cultural Precinct
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101

Contact Details: Jenny Stubbs info@booklinks.org.au MOB 0409 266 78

TICKETS HERE  BOOK NOW

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ABC Radio Courier Mail Sir David Attenborough Story

ABC Radio Sir David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

ABC Radio Courier Mail Sir David Attenborough Story with Author Karen Tyrrell.

 ABC Radio Brisbane and the Courier Mail interviewed me about David Attenborough’s congratulatory letter for my book, Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue.

David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef Rescue

Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue is my eco-mystery adventure, teaching kids how to care for the reef.

 How did Sir David Attenborough get involved?

My name is Karen Tyrrell award winning Logan author and teacher. I write books to empower kids to live strong, stop the bully and care for the environment. I’m an environmentalist, snorkeller and a huge supporter of Sir David Attenborough’s work, as seen on the Blue Planet TV series.

When Sir David pleaded,


‘The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. It’s time to step up.’

I took his challenge to heart, and wrote Great Barrier Reef Rescue to educate and empower kids to care for the reef … and to give them HOPE for the future.

 Tell me about Sir David Attenborough’s letter?

Three weeks ago, a friend suggested I post a signed copy of my book to Sir David Attenborough as he inspired me to write it.

Two weeks later, I received his personal letter back in the mail. I couldn’t believe it!

  Tell me about the Courier Mail News story

 Last week, co-author, Steve Tyrrell contacted the Courier Mail regarding my Sir David Attenborough letter without telling me.

To my surprise, the Courier Mail phoned me the next morning requesting an interview and a photo shoot with local children. Today, the story was published in the Courier Mail on page 19.

Courier Mail Brisbane Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

How did ABC Radio get involved?

Early this morning, ABC Brisbane radio announcer Rebecca Levingston rang, requesting an interview in their studios at 9.10 am. Steve and I were still dressed in our PJ’s. Very quickly, I threw myself into the shower. I grabbed my Song Bird Superhero costume and copies of our book,
Great Barrier Reef Rescue .

Bec Levingston with Karen Tyrrell

What did Bec from ABC radio ask you?

She asked to describe the sequence of events leading to Sir David’s letter to us. Here are some of the questions above and below.

Listen to ABC Radio PODCAST on YouTube HERE

 Is Great Barrier Reef Rescue a factual Book about the Great Barrier Reef?

It’s an eco-fantasy mystery adventure with superhero characters like Song Bird, Ocean Boy cyber-mermaids and Destructo, the environmental villain.  The action-packed story includes lots of scientific facts about the reef … and what we can do to save the reef.

Do you hope to get your book into the school curriculum?  Or is it just for kids to read at home?

Both. It contains important messages on sustainability and how to become an eco-warrior. We want it to be highly recommended by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, like they did for Song Bird Rainforest Rescue.

Where can I purchase Great Barrier Reef Rescue?

 ABC Radio Brisbane Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell
Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

http://www.songbirdsuperhero.com

Queensland Museum

Riverbend Books

Dymocks Indooroopilly & Dymocks North Lakes

Wild Cards & Gifts Hyperdome …. And many more bookshops

Online around the world.

Can you please spread the word … and comment below?

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Sir David Attenborough sent me an Inspiring Letter 

Sir David Attenborough wrote a special letter, thanking me for my children’s book, Great Barrier Reef Rescue. He also set me a very personal challenge.

 Why did Sir David Attenborough write to me?

A few weeks ago, I sent Sir David my book, Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue. I told him he was my inspiration and I never expected to hear back from him.

Sir David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef Rescue

Late Friday, I ripped open a letter from the UK, addressed to me. Inside, I discovered a handwritten note from Sir David Attenborough. OMG!

I couldn’t believe he had replied, thanking me and reminding me to keep caring for the reef.

Sir David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef Rescue

Why did I write to Sir David Attenborough?

Sir David Attenborough is my long-time idol ever since I started watching the Blue Planet series on TV. I absorbed every word, urging us to care for the planet.

When Sir David pleaded …

The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. It’s time to step up.’

I took his challenge to heart, and wrote Great Barrier Reef Rescue for children, an eco-adventure mystery, to educate and empower kids to care for the reef.

I believe, the reef’s future lies within us all. Our children … and their children will miss out, if we don’t act now!

What did Sir David Attenborough’s letter say?

Sir David sent an official dated letter with a letter head and his typed name on the bottom.

Dear Karen Tyrrell,

It is most kind of you to send me a copy of your book … I wish you every success in helping to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Yours sincerely,

David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef Rescue

How does Sir David Attenborough’s letter inspire?

Now that I have Sir David Attenborough’s letter, it’s as if his writing contains his essence of action. I’m more determined than ever to help protect the reef.

From June onwards, I visit Australian schools, speaking to children about the work of Sir David Attenborough, my book Great Barrier Reef Rescue, sustainability and what children can do.

I present power point talks, reader’s theatre, hands-on activities and writing workshops.

Read more about my school visits HERE.

ABC Radio PODCAST on Sir David’s Letter HERE

Great Barrier Reef Rescue (Song Bird) available on Amazon HERE

Order direct via songbirdsuperhero.com which includes a certificate & a show bag filled with reef resources.

Book Depository

Books available via book shops including Queensland Museum Shop.

 Can you please spread the word?

 Share this blog with schools, teachers and people who care about the reef.

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Queensland Museum Sells Great Barrier Reef Rescue

Queensland Museum now stocks Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell in their museum shop!

I’m thrilled to announce this exciting news as a long-time Queensland Museum patron, children’s eco author, science co-ordinator at my primary school and as a science nerd … This is a DREAM come true for me!

I’m still pinching myself after connecting with the Queensland Museum … and two Great Barrier Reef organizations on the very same day!  (See later)

My hubby, Steve (co-author) and I snapped photos outside the museum shop… Under the giant ‘flying’ whales suspended outside the museum shop entrance.

Where do you find Great Barrier Reef Rescue at the Queensland Museum?

At the museum shop, near the museum entrance on the first floor. Find the back wall where toy animals and children’s books are displayed.

Search for toys and books on the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Rescue is on the shelf with an irresistible fluorescent cover.

What’s Great Barrier Reef Rescue about?

It’s an action-packed eco adventure focussed on Song Bird’s battle with environmental villain Destructo. Read how Rosie and her team of eco warriors try to save the Great Barrier Reef… before it’s too late?

Reviews Song Bird: Great Barrier Reef Rescue

‘Heart-racing adventure: Shows how VIP friendship is, working together and caring for the world. Kids: how to problem solve.’… Educate Empower

‘Song Bird Superhero stands for empowerment, strength and protection. Stand up for your friends. Stand up for our world. And stand up for yourself.’ …. Just Write for Kids

Who did we visit after Queensland Museum?

Steve and I met with two Great Barrier Reef organizations nearby in Brisbane.

Australian Marine Conservation Society

We collected a bevy of resource information from Australian Marine Conservation Society to hand out to children on our school visits. We were thrilled to receive magazines, posters and flyers on how to help save endangered marine creatures. Author Tim Winton is their Patron

Please donate to this worthy cause… PHONE 1800 066 299

 Coral Watch

In March, we connected with Coral Watch at the World Science Festival at the Queensland Museum tent. Yesterday, we travelled to the University of Queensland at St Lucia to meet with Coral Watch staff in person. Coral Watch’s mission is to educate children on climate change, caring for the reef and keep tabs on different coral species.

Diane, the coordinator was keen to learn about my Great Barrier Reef Rescue school presentations. I explained how I tailor-make each talk for each school’s needs. I shared how I present writing workshops; author talks and Readers Theatre on Great Barrier Reef Rescue; and hands-on science talks on sustainability.

Learn MORE about our School Visits

Where is Great Barrier Reef Rescue available?

Queensland Museum of Course!!

Online at songbirdsuperhero.com, Amazon, Book Depository, Booktopia and bookshops.

Schools and teachers download my FREE Activities HERE.

Please ask me any questions about my books and FREE resources.

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Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Tour

Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Tour goes world-wide on 6th May. On 5th May, Great Barrier Reef Rescue was launched, creating a tsunami of environmental awareness at Brisbane Square Library with powerful messages and guest appearances of aquatic creatures and superheroes.

What’s Great Barrier Reef Rescue about?

Eco warrior, Song Bird Superhero battles climate change, pollution and baddies to save the reef, endangered marine creatures … and her best friends.

Watch my YOU TUBE Book Trailer … HERE

What’s Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Tour?

To celebrate, Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Tours online with PRIZES and surprises! Every day between 6-10 May, Great Barrier Reef Rescue shares TOP reviews, interviews, videos and FUN!
Sites include Just Write for Kids, Educate Empower, Read For Fun, readilearn, Reading Time – Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Schedule Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Tour May 6-10?

May 6 – 10 www.justkidslit.com/blog

Tue May 7 www.educateempower.com.au

Wed May 8 www.readforfun.com.au

Fri May 10 www.readilearn.com.au Special Feature www.readingtime.com.au with Children’s Book Council of Australia

Who hosts Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Tour?

Just Write For Kids & Books On Tour

www.justkidslit.com/books-on-tour

www.facebook.com/booksontouraus

www.twitter.com/booksontour_aus

www.instagram.com/booksontour_aus

Where can I buy Great Barrier Reef Rescue?

Great Barrier Reef Rescue is available via these online shops …

songbirdsuperhero.com

Package includes signed book, Reef show bag & numbered certificate.

Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository · Angus & Robertson

Book Giveaway Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Tour

WIN a signed copy of Great Barrier Reef Rescue, a signed numbered certificate, bookmark PLUS a Great Barrier Reef Rescue show bag.

Show bag includes DVD, signed artwork, game, stickers, booklets, shells, origami … and surprises.

  1. Add Great Barrier Reef Rescue to your reading list on Goodreads. HERE.
  2. Write a comment below on why you want to win Great Barrier Reef Rescue. Best answer wins the book and prize pack

Winner: Great Barrier Reef Rescue Giveaway announced Monday 13th May at 4pm

WHO’s entering Great Barrier Reef Rescue giveaway?

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Grace’s Mystery Seed Giveaway

Grace’s Mystery Seed by Juliet M Sampson

Picture book illustrated by Karen Erasmus for ages 5-9

Published by Ford Street Publishing

Reviewed by : Karen Tyrrell

Who is Juliet M Sampson, author of Grace’s Mystery Seed?

Juliet M. Sampson is a Melbourne-based award-winning author of books for children and for grown-ups.

Dance Demons, her third novel won 2016 Book of the Year in the Reader’s Choice Awards in the AusRomToday competition. She was also one of ten finalists for 2016 Author of the Year in the same competition. Her other three books are Behind the Mask, Bon Voyage! and Outback Wonder.

Her first picture book Grace’s Mystery Seed is released in early 2019. Juliet’s claim to fame was that she attended the final Masterclass of famous Australian author Bryce Courtenay before his passing in 2012.

Who is Karen Erasmus, illustrator of Graces Mystery Seed?

Karen is a talented illustrator and artist who lives on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne – a beautiful and inspiring part of the world.

What’s Grace’s Mystery Seed about?

 ‘Polly likes these stripy seeds,’ Grace said. ‘What are they from?’

‘Let’s find out,’ said Mrs Marino.

Grace and her neighbour plant a mystery seed. They wait and wait for ages. Then a little green shoot starts to grow . . . and grow . . . and grow . . . until, at last, Grace discovers the truth about her amazing mystery seed.

Intrigue and wonder lead children to find out what grows in this book.

What’s my Review of Grace’s Mystery Seed?

 Intriguing picture book about Grace and a stripy seed she discovered.  Grace’s asks: what plant will this seed grow into?  A flower or a plant? Children follow the journey of a young girl’s adventure into solving a nature puzzle.

Grace’s Mystery Seed fosters a love of gardening, wildlife, nature and the environment.

 Themes for Graces Mystery Seed :

Gardening, plants, backyard, environment, nature, birds, neighbours, growth

Find Juliet M Sampson on www.julietmsampson.com.au or enquire at your local bookstores.

Teacher’s Notes for Grace’s Mystery Seed – Ford Street Publishing

Grace’s Mystery Seed Book Giveaway

 WIN a copy of Grace’s Mystery Seed Book Giveaway.

 Leave a comment below on why you want to win a copy of Graces Mystery Seed.

BEST comment wins!

The more entries you submit the great the chance of winning.

Winner announced on Thursday 2nd May, 4pm. Good luck.

Congratulations! The WINNER of the Book Giveaway is Megan Higginson. Thanks everyone who entered.

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Great Barrier Reef Rescue Giveaway

Great Barrier Reef Rescue Giveaway

I announce my Great Barrier Reef Rescue Giveaway,
to celebrate the launch of my latest eco adventure on 5th May at Brisbane Square Library.

Why did I write Great Barrier Reef Rescue?

Great Barrier Reef Book Launch

I wrote an eco-adventure mystery, as a response to David Attenborough’s call.

‘The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. It’s time to step up.’ —David Attenborough

What’s Great Barrier Reef Rescue?

Great Barrier Reef Rescue (Song Bird) is an exhilarating eco adventure jam-packed with aquatic heroes and characters. My book educates kids on how to care for the reef and endangered marine creatures.

SONG BIRD SUPERHERO … REEF DEFENDER.

Rosie aka Song Bird, superhero must save the Great Barrier Reef.

Something weird is happening on Green Turtle Island.

  Marine creatures have been dying, and now her friends are disappearing.

 Rosie travels through a time portal to unlock a secret.

Can Song Bird rescue the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late?

Here are my TOP Reviews on Goodreads.

★★★★★  Jacqui Halpin Action-packed aquatic adventure, with Song Bird Superhero and her band of clever friends fighting to save the Great Barrier Reef from …  To be continued

Jacqui Halpin

★★★★★  Norah Colvin  In her fourth exciting adventure, Ava Bird aka Song Bird Superhero defends the Great Barrier Reef against her arch enemy Destructo whose evil plan involves destroying Song Bird along with the Reef… To be continued

Norah Colvin

★★★★★  Christine Titheradge, ‘Great Barrier Reef Rescue’, is a delight to read with an important message. Author Karen Tyrrell has vividly captured the reef & it’s inhabitants & the importance of becoming defenders of the reef. To be continued

Christine Titheridge

What’s Great Barrier Reef Rescue giveaway?

Play a game of skill, not a game of chance.

The winner must follow the steps and write the best answer.

How do you enter Great Barrier Reef Rescue Giveaway?

Follow these steps … go to Goodreads, check out the reviews of Great Barrier Reef Rescue on Goodreads. HERE

Write a comment below on why you wish to win Great Barrier Reef Rescue. Best answer wins the book and SUPER prize pack below.

What’s the prize for Great Barrier Reef Rescue giveaway?

WIN a signed copy of Great Barrier Reef Rescue, signed artwork from the illustrator, numbered signed certificate, a bookmark PLUS a Great Barrier Reef show bag of goodies …

Show bag includes DVD, stickers, game, booklets, origami, shells and more.

Winner: Great Barrier Reef Rescue Giveaway announced Monday 13th May at 4pm.

WINNER of Great Barrier Reef Rescue giveaway is … Anna Byrd. Congratulations! I’ll be in contact with you soon.

Great Barrier Reef Rescue is available from Songbirdsuperhero.com Comes signed, with a Great Barrier Reef show bag, and a signed Stamped certificate.

Available Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository· Angus & Robertson · Digital Future Press

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Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits

Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits

I’m a passionate eco superhero children’s author currently touring Queensland.
Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue is my latest book following Song Bird Rainforest Rescue, highly recommended by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. OUT May 5

Brisbane Square Library Launches it 5 May . RSVP via the Facebook Event page HERE

Great Barrier Reef Book Launch

Join me (Karen Tyrrell) and Steve Tyrrell authors of Great Barrier Reef Rescue as we present an educational multi-media experience for how to care for the reef and endangered marine creatures.

I created Great Barrier Reef Rescue to empower children to live sustainable lives, help protect the reef from pollution and help endangered marine creatures.  

What’s my qualifications for Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits?

I’m an award-winning author and advocate of bully prevention, empowerment and resilience. I taught Gifted & Talented classes as a school teacher. I majored in biology at teacher’s college and was the science co-ordinator at my school.

My family and I love visiting the Great Barrier Reef, swimming in the company of giant green turtles, white tip reef sharks and Maori Wrasse. I’m passionate about protecting the reef and endangered marine creatures.

Educational Experiences: Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits …

Our Great Barrier Reef Rescue school visits includes interactive power point talks, reader’s theatre with costumes and props, hands-on activities and eco interplay.Karen Tyrrell & Steve perform dramatic scenes from Great Barrier Reef Rescue with book readings, costumes and props

We present a multi-media power point talk for how to care for the reef including our riveting book trailer.

Children engage in role play and Q&A interactivity.

Eco Interplay – Hands-on activities. How can we reduce plastic and pollution from the reef and water-ways? How can we live more sustainable lives? How are we care for endangered marine creatures?

 Children’s activities – science-based activities plus origami paper folding fish with instructions.

Australian Marine Conservation Society provide free resources for school visits.

Writing Workshops

Write an adventure story, conservation story OR a superhero story. Karen & Steve present guided writing workshops including power point, props, costumes, role play including a story starter sheet. Step by step, I guide children how to plan, write, edit and share their story.

Hands on Activities for School Visits

Children touch, feel, and smell marine artefact including coral, starfish, shark’s tooth, sea sponges, beach pebbles and a variety of gorgeous shells.

Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits

Ocean Fingers Puppets: Meet friendly octopus, whale, clown fish, turtle and sting ray finger puppets as we sing along with songs from the sea.

Reef Man AKA Steve Tyrrell will play the dolphin ocarina as we sing.

 #5 Tips to Organize School Visits … For authors

  1. Focus on your strengths, talents and expertise on school visits. Consider reader’s theatre, costumes, props and educational activities that engage children.
  2. Make your school visits fun, imaginative and interactive.
  3. Develop hands-on and interactive activities for children.
  4. Book your speaker presentations with author agencies. i.e. Speakers Ink, Greenleaf Press, Creative Writers Net
  5. Create an engaging script for your presentation … and practice, practice, practice!

When is Great Barrier Reef Rescue available?

Great Barrier Reef Rescue launches on 5th May 10.40am at Brisbane Square Library HERE Bookings Required Ring 07 3403 4166

It’s available now for pre-order, including signed copy, personal numbered certificate PLUS a Great Barrier Reef goodie bag at songbirdsuperhero.com … and at Amazon.

How do you book Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits?

I tailor interactive program for your school to suit any age-group, size, especially for the needs of the children. I’m taking bookings now for my Queensland Tour.

In May, June, July and August, I visit schools in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast.

In June, we tour Queensland schools on the dates below. Book NOW with Speakers Ink

Townsville & Surrounds 11 Jun – 14 Jun 2019 Book Now  
Mackay/Whitsundays 15 Jun – 17 Jun 2019 Book Now  
Rockhampton & Surrounds 18 Jun – 20 Jun 2019 Book Now  
Bundaberg/Gladstone 21 Jun – 24 Jun 2019 Book Now  
Sunshine Coast 25 Jun – 30 Jun 2019 Book Now  

Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Trailer on YouTube HERE

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