Sci-Ku Five – Shadows

Today’s post wraps up five days of sci-ku for National Science Week. But it’s not finished yet, because if I’m going to enter a sci-ku (or 3) into the competition, I need to write MORE… because these have all been published. (Since some of these aren’t very scientific in their capture of Light, that’s probably […]

On Verse Novels and Bullies – and Wonderful Wins…

It started with Sherryl Clark’s book, Sixth Grade Style Queen NOT! (Penguin) – and blossomed with a class of Year 7 students. (They loved it and I loved the discussion that it generated, especially amongst the boys. Rich analysis and interpretation – expressive reading.) It grew reading the wonderful works of Lorraine Marwood, Steven Herrick, […]

DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA – Blog Tour and Giveaway

This past week I’ve enjoyed reading the backstory for the wonderful new-release Walker picture book, DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA, by Sally Murphy and Sonia Kretschmar. Both Sally and Sonia have a swag of awards and commendations to their names, and collaboratively, they have created a rich and warm picture book that Australians can be proud […]

Featured Blogger Friday – I’m Visiting Sally Murphy

I’ve been away from internet for a couple of days, so I couldn’t tell you about my visit to Sally Murphy’s blog for Featured Blogger Friday. If you’ve missed it, that’s okay. Our chatter is still there and you can read it anytime.

Poetic Imagery

Today I am visiting Sally Murphy’s, to talk poetry. In 2009, Sally and I co-hosted the weekly Verse Off competiton to celebrate the launch of Sally’s first verse novel, ‘Pearl Verses the World’ and my rhyming picture book, ‘This is the Mud!’. Remember that mad month of muddy MAYhem? March has seen the release of Sally’s […]