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Category: Books with current issues

Need an Environmental award winning book?

The winners have been announced for the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (EACL) 2017. The winners are: Chooks in Dinner Suits by Diane Jackson Hill and Craig Smith (picture fiction category); Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy (nonfiction category); Rainforest Camp: Juliet Nearly a Vet by Rebecca Johnson (fiction category). As a budding writer myself it was inspiring to read how all of these authors have been able to incorporate something they are passionate about into a work of fiction. As this blog is my way of getting important… Read more Need an Environmental award winning book?

How important is science?

Science is Golden was once sung by The Grates And on the kids radio channel I often hear some potatoes singing Science Science Science Science But how much importance do you place on Science?   If we are hoping to help out children to take more notice of the world we live in and the changes that are taking place, we need to open their minds to the wonders of science. This week is National Science Week and there is no better time to start taking more notice of the wonderful things that… Read more How important is science?

Talking to your child about poverty

How do you talk to your children about poverty? Have you ever wandered through the city and seen a homeless person sleeping on the street? What have you said to your child? Or more importantly – what have they asked you? Poverty is a huge issue in our society and one which often gets unnoticed as a lot of the media coverage it driven by consumerism and money. We see so many images of people who have so much, we see advertisements telling us we need to have things to… Read more Talking to your child about poverty