World Refugee Day — Educate.Empower.

Encouraging empathy in children through story! Check out some of the books reviewed at the Educate, Empower blog. Today is world refugee day Refugees are a real, current and terrible problem that we have in our world and possibly one that will get worse if war continues, water rises in low lying islands of theContinue reading “World Refugee Day — Educate.Empower.”

Country Boys and Country Girls

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
Image by June Perkins A song lyric Country boys and country girls dream more than sugar cane. Country boys and country girls want more than endless rain. They’re picking stars from skies above. They’re catching pieces of the moonlight. They’re running to the canopies of light. Country boys and country…

Queensland Poetry Festival – Event for Advocating Poetry for Children

The Week of the Queensland Poetry Festival is finally here.  If you are attending the poetry for kids discussion panel  at the Brisbane Square Library do book with the library.  The panel is followed by a reading for children at 2pm and while it is free it is a good idea to book.  See youContinue reading “Queensland Poetry Festival – Event for Advocating Poetry for Children”

Skyping for World Literacy

Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
Image courtesy Mel Irvine, children in Philippines Reading Magic Fish Dreaming ? So excited that I will be skyped to Philippines in September, to read  poems to some of the children gathering there to celebrate World Literacy Day. My dear friend Mel Irvine, supported the kickstarter creation of the…

Pixi’s Book of Circus

I have known Pixi, ever since we met at a Writing Group in Wollongong. She once kindly gave my family tickets to go to see Circus Oz as well when we last caught up in Brisbane over ten years ago! I was delighted to hear she has recently published a book on circus especially for children,Continue reading “Pixi’s Book of Circus”