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A Desk at the Zoo

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My job as a children's author has taken me to some interesting places. I have had residencies in the Blue Mountains, Beijing and Ghana. This month I have a residency at the Melbourne Zoo.
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Balls on stand-by

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Sometimes the behind-the-scenes story of the making of a film is as epic, compelling, and jam-pa…
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Dear You - Bread and Marriage

Dear You - Bread and Marriage | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Dear You,
I’ve been thinking of the old-fashioned letter and how we hardly ever send or receive them anymore. How much delicate, passionate and truthful writing is now lost? An email is never the same.
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Head of the River by Pip Harry

Head of the River by Pip Harry | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Tall, gifted and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblings Leni and Cristian Popescu are set to row Harley Grammar to victory in the Head of the River.
With six months until the big race, the twins can't lose.
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What a Book Month!

What a Book Month! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Hey cHEwY gum gums
I was itching to write about Book Week but my website’s gone down with the flu or something. But it’s back up again, and this is my chance to reflect on another lovely Book Month.
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BOOK WEEK FANTASTIC-NESS!

BOOK WEEK FANTASTIC-NESS! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
It’s a book love-fest – by Australian authors & illustrators – going everywhere talking books - special thankyou to schools, kids and teachers for embracing the I AM JACK series - sooooo exciting that the final I AM JACK -  Being JACK  is to be...
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Reading for Picture Book Writers with Gus Gordon

Reading for Picture Book Writers with Gus Gordon | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I'm of the belief that if you want to write well, you need to read - a lot. If you're keen to hone your individual writing talents, a priceless way to improve is to spend time reading the genre you're passionate about.
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Interview with Rebecca Lim, author of The Astrologer's Daughter

Interview with Rebecca Lim, author of The Astrologer's Daughter | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Rebecca Lim is the Melbourne-based author of sixteen novels(!
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Tottie and Dot Blog Blast Schedule!

Tottie and Dot Blog Blast Schedule! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Remember, these links will not go live until Sunday 7 September!
Tottie and Dot Fun Stuff for Kids!
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My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny – & My Dad Thinks He’s Funny

My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny – & My Dad Thinks He’s Funny | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Does your dad think he’s funny? Warmly told, cleverly illustrated and packed full of everyone’s favourite ‘dadaisms’ the My Dad books applaud funny dads everywhere and celebrate lighthearted family silliness.
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Book Expo Australia: Sat August 30

Book Expo Australia: Sat August 30 | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Mosey along to the Book Expo Australia and check out a panel of YA authors re-live their Year 8 debating days!
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WINNERS of the River City Writers Conference

WINNERS of the River City Writers Conference | OKYAI | Scoop.it
The inaugural River City Writers Conference went off with an eXplosion of energy!
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Book Week* Bargains (Connect to reading ~ Reading to connect)

Book Week* Bargains  (Connect to reading ~ Reading to connect) | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Book Week* Bargains
For the last year I’ve been asking all the adults in the room to shut their eyes so the kids can answer honestly ‘Who thinks books are boring?’
Mostly about 40% do.
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Australian Children's Laureate August 2014 News

Australian Children's Laureate August 2014 News | OKYAI | Scoop.it
 
 
 
 
 
Click on the image below to read our August newsletter in full.
 
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What did my Book Week look like?

What did my Book Week look like? | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Book Week is always lots of fun. And always terribly hectic.
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Watch Jackie French on 3News: Kids Still Love Books Despite Gadgets

Watch Jackie French on 3News: Kids Still Love Books Despite Gadgets | OKYAI | Scoop.it
By 3 News online staff "An award-winning dyslexic Australian children's author says television and technology haven't killed kids' love of a good book..." Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/kids-still-love-books-despite-gadgets-2014082910#ixzz3Bl2nk6w5...
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Kids' Books on Kids' WB

Kids' Books on Kids' WB | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Gus Gordon, my partner-in-crime on the My Life books, and I will be mucking around on Kids' WB on Go Channel on Saturday morning from 7:30am. We'll be doing an interview, challenging hosts Lauren and Shane with some 'What Would You Rather Do...?
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Recent Book Purchases - August 2014

Recent Book Purchases - August 2014 | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Recent book purchases. Yes, there has been a spree. Yes, I have a Picture Book 'problem'. All come highly recommended.
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Top three questions kids ask me about writing

Top three questions kids ask me about writing | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Hi all,
I’ve been doing a few school visits lately (which I love!) so today’s blog post is a hit-list of the top three questions I get asked by the kids I’ve been talking to.
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Children’s Book Council Honour and Inky Award Shortlist…. Hurrah!

Children’s Book Council Honour and Inky Award Shortlist…. Hurrah! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Hello dear readers, It has been more than a little while since last we met in Blogsville and I was feeling bad about this until I realised that while I may not have published a blog in the last two months, I have published another novel, which I...
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WiP Sneak Peek

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Five Parts DeadWhen Tim Pegler (whose 2010 novel Five Parts Dead remains a favourite of mine) tagged me to share 7 lines from page 7 or 77 of my current WiP, I was keen to see what snippet I would find.
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Michael Gerard Bauer : Top 10 Books

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A few weeks back I shared author Michael Gerard Bauer's top 20 Australian Young Adult novels. Now, here's his top 10 international middle-grade and YA books.
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go (and entire 'Chaos Walking' Trilogy) - Patrick Ness
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Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain by Steven Herrick

Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain by Steven Herrick | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Some things are too big for a boy to solve. 
Jesse is an eleven-year-old boy tackling many problems in life, especially fitting in to a new school. 
Luckily he meets Kate. She has curly black hair, braces and an infectious smile.
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CAREER IN PROGRESS (random musings from an apprehensive writer)

CAREER IN PROGRESS (random musings from an apprehensive writer) | OKYAI | Scoop.it
My third book is due to be released later this year. Just last month I finished the final copyedit and wrote the acknowledgements. As I attached the file to an email to send to my publisher I thought to myself, Well.
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Melbourne Writers Festival 2014

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Tohby Riddle will be presenting five sessions at the Melbourne Writers Festival on August 27, 28 and 29. For more information visit the festival website.
 
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Meet Ashleigh Galvin, author of Birth by Fire’s Embrace

Meet Ashleigh Galvin, author of Birth by Fire’s Embrace | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I always find it fascinating discovering when and how writers take their first steps on their writing path.
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