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.

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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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2 comments to Premier’s Reading Challenge feature Karen Tyrrell Books

  • Eve York

    So proud of you girlfriend! About time your books are being recognised outside of Queensland. You deserve it, ALL your books are so meaningful and inspiring for children, love the sweet and powerful themes of hope and finding inner strength. Any child who reads your books are better for it, keep going!

  • Thanks Eve,
    Very kind of you to say. Thanks for your awesome support. Hope we get to meet-up again soon.

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