Category: Children’s writing

Remembering Judith Kerr

In May 2019, Judith Kerr, one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors, passed away at the age of 95. To celebrate her life and the infinite delight her books gave to both children and adults, Arianne has (with great difficulty) chosen three of her most classic tales to feature.  Judith Kerr was born in […]

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Q&A with Julie Hunt.

I recently spoke with Julie Hunt about her new book Shine Mountain and her writing process. Have a read and be inspired by her wonderful responses!   What was the primary inspiration for Shine Mountain? The story came from many different sources. I was reading about Appalachian folklore and came across the belief in a […]

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The Book Café on Bass Strait – An Indigenous Literacy initiative

On Cape Barren Island there is a tiny primary school that sets up a Book Café every week where parents are encouraged to come and have a cup of tea and read to their children. There are only eight children enrolled in the Cape Barren Island School from Kindy to Grade eight, as well as […]

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Kids Weaving Stories: Photoblog

More than 100 Tassie kids have embarked on magical journeys of their own making during these school holidays. Weaving stories of places near and far, budding young writers up to 17 years old are having a ball at the free Children’s Creative Writing Workshops. Our finest children’s authors are travelling to LINCs right across the state. It’s been a […]

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