My new books have been released! They’re designed to help primary school students prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN Language Conventions tests. NAPLAN – the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy – is a set of assessment tests run in all Australian schools each May. The tests cover basic English and maths skills: see the …

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February 14 isn’t just for lovers – it’s also for book lovers. So put away that chocolate (or gulp it down quickly) and pick up a book! Valentine’s Day is International Book Giving Day, a day dedicated to getting books into the hands of as many children as possible. The books can be new or …

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As a mother and a writer, I love it when I see kids absorbed in books. When my children were in their early school years, I used to provide reading help in the classroom. It was an amazing experience, seeing the light dawning in kids’ eyes when it all suddenly seemed to click! For those …

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Do you have an all-time favourite childhood Christmas present? I was 9 when I received mine: a personalised story book about me and Santa. It was thrilling – partly because it was so amazingly Christmassy – but mostly because I saw my name printed in a book! I knew I wanted to be a writer …

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