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.

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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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Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch

Great Barrier Reef Book Launch


Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch

With a humungous splash, I invite you to the launch of Song Bird: Great Barrier Reef Rescue on 5th May 2019. Superheroes and marine characters will dive-bomb into this aquatic event.

What is Great Barrier Reef Rescue about?

Great Barrier Reef Book Launch

Karen Tyrrell author (me) created this eco adventure after following David Attenborough for years.

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

I wrote Great Barrier Reef Rescue to educate and empower children to care for the reef and endangered marine creatures.

Brisbane City Libraries Sunday Conversation series officially presents Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch.

 Brisbane Libraries host this special event in their premier function room AND promote my launch in their What’s on Booklet and on Brisbane City Council website.

Brisbane City Libraries promotes Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch with this blurb

”The Great Barrier Reef is in under attack! Karen Tyrrell award-winning author launches her children’s superhero adventure, Great Barrier Reef Rescue.

Karen, dressed as Song Bird Superhero and co-author Steve Tyrrell as Reef Man, teach children practical ways to care for the reef. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Karen to sign.”

Great Barrier Reef Book Launch

Who Supports Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch?

Australian Marine Conservation Society supports Great Barrier Reef Rescue, supplying educational materials for my Queensland school visits in 2019. Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority, Speakers Ink, teachers and schools support my eco adventure too.

Who’s Master of Ceremonies at Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch?

MEET the entertaining and exuberant Yvonne Mes, co-ordinator of Write Links, Brisbane children’s writers and illustrator’s group. Yvonne, children’s author and illustrator, will MC a fun, and thought-provoking interactive launch.

 Take the Plunge at Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch

To celebrate, wear something aquatic.

Kids: Come as a mermaid, Aqua-man, a shark, dolphin, turtle … or a superhero.

Grown-ups: Wear a splash of blue. Maybe a scarf, a shell necklace or your boardies and thongs.

DATE: Sunday 5th May


TIME: Arrive 10.40 am to start at 11am

PLACE: Brisbane Square Library, End Room, top level, 266 George St, Brisbane City


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Bookings required.

Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.

If you can’t snorkel out to the launch, you can still …

PRE-ORDER a signed copy, with a certificate and FREE Great Barrier Reef bag HERE

Great Barrier Reef Book Launch

Who’s making a splash at the book launch?

Co-author Steve Tyrrell, my family, friends, writing buddies and people who care about the reef. Uber talented, cover illustrator Trevor Salter is rumoured to make a splash down.

Dive-in to the aquatic celebrations, as my eco adventure creates waves in the world. 

RSVP on the Facebook Event page HERE

WHO’s Diving-in to Great Barrier Reef Rescue Book Launch?

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Great Barrier Reef Rescue Cover Reveal

Great Barrier Reef Rescue Cover Reveal

With great excitement, I announce the cover of my eco adventure, Great Barrier Reef Rescue – Song Bird 4.

HUGE thanks to those who supported Song Bird 4 on its literary journey.

Special thanks to Steve Tyrrell (co-author) Trevor Salter (illustrator) Yvonne Mes (Write Links co-ordinator), Jacqui Halpin and Danielle Freeland (beta readers) and all my Write Links buddies.

My action-packed novel empowers children to care for the Great Barrier Reef and endangered marine creatures.

TADAA!

Here’s the cover of Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

Published by Digital Future Press

 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?

Who illustrated the Song Bird covers?

Trevor Salter illustrated Great Barrier Reef Rescue, encapsulating the colours and mystique of the reef perfectly.

He illustrated all four book covers in the Song Bird series.

Who supports Great Barrier Reef Rescue?

Thanks to Australian Marine Conservation Society for supplying me with educational materials to hand out on my Queensland school visits.

 BOOK Great Barrier Reef Rescue School Visits thru’ Speakers Ink

SAVE THE DATE  Book Launch 5th May

I’m honored Brisbane City Libraries supports Great Barrier Reef Rescue. They officially host my book launch on 5th May as part of their Sunday Conversation program.

Please add 5th May to your diary and calendar with a STAR.

Stay tuned for my book launch announcement of a very special MC and a SUPER exciting program at a location TBA.

PRE-ORDER

Great Barrier Reef Rescue is now available for a special package.

BUY Signed, stamped copy with FREE Great Barrier Reef goodie bag + numbered, laminated certificate.

POST to anywhere in Australia.


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CapriCon presents Song Bird Superhero Show

CapriConCapriCon presents Song Bird Superhero Show on 6th April.

Superheroes, super authors and super kids will descend on Rockhampton showground for the CapriCon festival.  Meet fantasy author Kate Forsyth and Playschool performer Jay Laga’aia. He’s also known for his role as Captain Typho in Star Wars Episode II.

CapriCon

 Rockhampton Regional Council  will host Karen Tyrrell’s Song Bird superhero shows.

Karen presents a superhero writing workshop for kids too. On 6th April, Karen and hubby Steve perform two *LIVE Song Bird Superhero shows with costumes, dramatic readings and props.

Song Bird superhero and characters from Karen’s Song Bird series will come to life on the stage.

★★★★★ Song Bird Superhero (Song Bird 1)  

Bullied girl, Rosella Ava Bird & disabled friend dream of flying. Can they STOP a bully and empower themselves through song, science and self-belief?  *Endorsed by schools, teachers, counsellors.  Reviews: Disney Princess, Kirkus Reviews. 

★★★★★ Battle of Bug World (Song Bird 2)

Will Song Bird STOP the bully, save her sister, bees and environment? Eco fantasy plus the power of friendship. *Aligned with Kids Matter & STEM Science. Interview: ABC radio, Reviews: Children’s Book Council of Australia, Buzz Words.

★★★★★ Rainforest Rescue (Song Bird 3)

Eco-fantasy inspires children to care for the environment, trees & National Parks. Can Song Bird save the rainforest and find all missing kids? *Supported by QLD National Parks. Awarded highly recommended by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

CapriCon

Song Bird Superhero Show

WHERE: Library Pavilion Stage 

WHEN: Saturday, 6th April

Morning show: 11.15-11.45 am

Afternoon Show: 2-2.30pm

** Signed copies of all Karen’s books will be on sale afterwards.

Superhero Writing Workshop

Karen presents an interactive writing workshop for kids aged 7-13 years. Kids will learn how to write a superhero story using a starter sheet. The writing workshop is free.

Who will become the next JK Rowling?

WHEN: Saturday, 6th April 4-5pm

WHERE:  Robert Schwarten Pavilion Workshop Area, Rockhampton Showground 

BOOK HERE: https://bit.ly/2ENhytK

** Signed copies of all Karen’s books will be on sale afterwards.

CapriCon

Download the FREE Capricon APP

Download the Capricon APP now from the App Store or Google Play by searching ‘Rockhampton Events.’ Enter the event code: capricon2019

See the full program of events. Add them to your calendar and find everything on the map.

CapriCon

Save the Date: Capricon

CapriCon | 6 April 2019 | 10am – 8pm | Rockhampton Showgrounds | FREE
#CapriConRockhampton #CapriCon2019

CapriCon

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Premier’s Reading Challenge feature Karen Tyrrell Books

Premier's Reading ChallengePremier’s Reading Challenge feature my Books!!!

I’m honoured three of my children’s books are listed on 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge for kids to read. I can’t believe it! … Thousands of children will be reading my books in schools and at home.

Premier's Reading ChallengeSo far, this is my 4th piece of thrilling news  for this month!

This news comes on the back of Australian Publishers Association accepting my publishing imprint, Digital Future Press into their ranks last week.

Which books are listed on 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge?

Bailey Beats the Blah

Premier's Reading Challenge

Proudly supported by Kids Helpline.

Bailey hates his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA?

Bailey spring-boards discussion on emotional intelligence and action plans on how to lift a child’s mood.

Available at:
Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository · Angus & Robertson · Publisher website  Digital Future Press

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember

Proudly supported by Alzheimer’s Australia.

 ‘Harry and Grandpa love playing hide -and-seek together. Over time Grandpa becomes grumpy and forgetful, refusing to play games with Harry anymore. On Grandparent’s Day, Grandpa becomes confused and lost. He couldn’t even remember Harry’s name. Then Harry discovers clever ways to boost Grandpa’s memory.

How does Harry help Grandpa remember?’

Available at:
Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository · Angus & Robertson · Publisher website  Digital Future Press

Ready Set Discover Logan

Proudly endorsed and supported by Arts Queensland and Logan City Council.

       Premier's Reading Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yana arrives in the City of Logan with her family, feeling alone. She’s not sure what children can do in Logan.

Yana meets Bunji, an Aboriginal boy at a Logan City library. Bunji shows Yana the best places for kids to explore and play. Join Yana as she discovers Logan’s beauty for the first time.

Publishers Note: Themes of diversity, inclusion, indigenous, migrants.

Available at:
Amazon · Booktopia · Book Depository · Angus & Robertson · Publisher website  Digital Future Press

What is the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge?

The Challenge encourages a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature.

It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read MORE and to read MORE widely.

The 2019 challenge will open on March 4, 2019. PRC student reading records will need to be finalised by August 30, 2019 with coordinators having until September 13 to finalise all validations.

Who can participate in NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge? (PRC)

It’s available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools.

Posters and support material for the 2019 Challenge are being mailed to schools and libraries, and should arrive by late February. You can also download and print the 2019 poster here.

How does the Premier’s Reading Challenge improve reading?

Dedicated teacher-librarians and teachers provide practical suggestions for coordinating the Challenge that may assist children in your school.

Getting reluctant readers started:

  • Classroom teachers/ teacher-librarians can introduce some of the PRC books in class lessons and units of work to give students a taste of success.
  • In pairs students can explore aspects of visual literacy in picture books and both students can include the book on their Student Reading Record.

What’s next?  

MORE of Karen Tyrrell’s books could be added in the future.

Please stay tuned!

What do you like about NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge?

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