Community Creative: Hazel Edwards OAM

    Best known for picture book series There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake (now performing nationally as a musical), Hazel Edwards OAM  writes for all ages. She co-writes with those from diverse backgrounds, and has recently published a quirky memoir. Her books are translated into Mandarin, Russian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Braille, Auslan and dyslexie…
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Early Literacy

What is early literacy? Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.  Early literacy skills are the roots of reading success –- and it is never too early to plant the seed! Children prepare to read long before they enter school.   Why is early literacy important? Children introduced to…
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#Bookface?

What is Bookface? It is the trick of lining up a  book cover with a part of a persons face or body, or with an object, or a place. The objective is to make it seem like the book cover and subject are one. How is it done? Generally you need 3 people; the model…
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Looking for a job?

Finding a job is not always easy. But there are resources and tools available to assist you. Do you need to update your skills? Or see if you have the aptitude for a career path you had not thought of? Lynda.com has a series of popular learning paths -short courses to dip your toes in…
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Signed by hand

The National Library of Australia’s recent publication Signed by Hand is a lovely snapshot of Australian history highlighting the handwriting and signatures of famous Australians and others who we know from the past such as authors Jane Austen and Charles Dickins. Personal papers including official documents,  letters and cards of our ancestors add a real…
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Parents, this one is for you….

So your kids have been doing pretty well at school.  They're doing something that vaguely resembles what they are supposed to do, not too many cranky phone calls from the teachers, there's evidence that they're learning new things..... And then comes Summer in a blaze of heat, dirty feet, sweaty armpits, day trips and icy-pole-sticky…
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