Cristy Burne

Author, editor, science writer


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Quick! Win a family pass to Rottnest!

lighthouse.jpg-290x290.pngGrab a copy of The West Australian ED! Magazine today!

In the mag is details of how to win a trip to Rottnest Island for two adults and two children, and a signed copy of To the Lighthouse.

Here’s how you do it:
You’ll need to grab the mag for the fine print, but basically you need to email your name, age, address and phone number to ed@wanews.com.au with TO THE LIGHTHOUSE in the subject line.

The winner will be drawn Monday, just in time for the school holidays…

Yeeee ha!~ Rotto, here (someone) comes!!

Thanks to Rottnest Express, Fremantle Press and The West Australian


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Island adventurers: We have liftoff!

To The Lighthouse is go! Thanks to everyone who helped make Saturday’s Great Big Kids Book Read such a lovely celebration. Thanks for being part of the adventure…I’m so grateful for your support!!

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Congrats to all my ‘hotbed of talent’ pals, Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Moira Court, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Sally Murphy (not pictured), Yasmin Hamid (not pictured) and Deb Fitzpatrick, and to Fremantle Press on these fab new stories!

Thanks also to all members of my guerilla marketing team (you know who you are!) for sending in photos of To The Lighthouse in the wild…
High-fives to you all! (And not-yet members of my guerilla marketing team, please send through your shots – I love them!)

Crow Books

To Crow Books in Vic Park!

Dymocks Perth City

To Dymocks in the City!

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To the library!

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To the Mill Point Caffe Book Shop in South Perth!

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To the Rottnest Bakery! (I don’t think they sell the book, but they do have great donuts :-))

Copies are landing in local libraries, school libraries and book stores everywhere. If your local bookstore has run out of copies, ask them to please order more in. ūüôā

High fives!

 


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Great big event for young readers!

What are you planning for Saturday 24?

Come join the party at the State Library of WA as children’s writers and illustrators from across WA combine their powers to launch five new books into the imaginations of kids everywhere…
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As Louisa Wales (thanks Lou for the great story!) describes in the above, my own new book is one of the five being celebrated next week (YAY! YAY! YAY!).

It’s called To The Lighthouse and it’s a story based on my kids’ real friendships and our own family experiences on Rotto…

To The Lighthouse¬†is about the excitement that comes with horizons opening up as independence grows. It’s a story about two kids striking out on an adventure on Rottnest, and discovering that it’s ok to fail, to take risks and stuff up – the world won’t end.

I wonder if you can read the book and work out which bits come from actual experience… You might be surprised ūüėČ

What: The Great Big Kid’s Book Read

Come say HI to me and the other amazing creators: Moira Court, Deb Fitzpatrick, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Sally Murphy, and debut author Yasmin Hamid.

When:

3 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 24 June 2017

Where:

State Library of Western Australia Theatre
25 Francis Street, Perth

Cost: Free!

Head here to reserve your free tickets. See you there!

xx


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Launch 6 books in 1 at the Great Big Kids Book Read for Fremantle Press

THE FREMANTLE PRESS GREAT BIG KIDS BOOK READ

 

Want a fun, free afternoon? Help celebrate the launch of sixnew children’s books at the….

Fremantle Press Great Big Kids Book Read!

featuring new kids books by Cristy Burne, Moira Court, Deb Fitzpatrick,
Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Sally Murphy and debut author Yasmin Hamid.

Bring your kids to the State Library and enjoy an afternoon of fun and creativity as we feature the newest Fremantle Press children’s books for 2017.

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate our unique local books and the people behind them.

 

FIND THE BOOKS FROM THE FREMANTLE PRESS GREAT BIG KIDS BOOK READ

When:

3 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 24 June 2017

Where:

State Library of Western Australia Theatre
25 Francis Street, Perth

Cost: Free!


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HeARTlines public open day: it’s (mostly) free and fabulous family-friendly fun!

Come on down to the Midland Junction Arts Centre for a day of inspiration, creativity and family-friendly fun. Most of the events are free, including the amazing exhibition, and there’s also workshops you can sign up for or walk in to.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00am 3:00pm
Midland Junction Arts Centre276 Great Eastern HighwayMidland

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Be part of it…Act, Belong, Commit. Hang out with your kids, read books, make stuff, admire artwork, make artwork, eat food, be merry… And knowing Perth, the sun will be shining and the sky blue. It’s going to be a great day ūüôā

WITH HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: HEALTHWAY, SHIRE OF MUNDARING, CITY OF SWAN, MUNDARING COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH OF BENDIGO BANK AND THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, WA BRANCH. Thank you! We love you all!!

 


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How to build a time machine

To celebrate the launch of The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob, I recently worked with the amazing book club kids at the Amherst Village Library to design and build some incredible time machines.

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Of course, constructing time machines is a¬†top secret process, so I’ve only included the ‘before’ shots. And a couple of¬†biographies of the creators (all encrypted, of course). And some blueprints I managed to smuggle out.

We had a load of fun, with huge thanks to Shannon for the incredible musical entertainment!

And¬†a warning: do try this at home! Or at a creative workshop near you… You’re bound to create something amazing.


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Act-Belong-Commit: Come see the heARTlines exhibition

View the festival programThe 2017 heARTlines festival is go!

We had an amazing launch on Friday night, with a dynamic speech from Meg McKinlay and brilliant entertainment from WAAPA musicians performing the¬†musical soundtrack to The Butterfly’s Ball, and the Grasshopper’s Feast, an 1802 poem by William Roscoe.

So what are you waiting for?

Come on down to the Midland Junction Arts Centre to see incredible original work from WA’s amazing creators of children’s books, including¬†Moira Court, Fran√© Lessac, Matt Ottley, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Kylie Howarth, Terry Denton, Aska,¬†James Foley, Gabriel Evans, Briony Stewart, Frances Maber and Brian Simmonds.

INCREDIBLE! FREE! INSPIRING! HEARTWARMING!

And of course, our great open day on Sat 17 June. You can book a spot now for you and/or your kids in a creative hands-on workshop, or simply rock up on the day to participate in free, no-bookings-required activities, buy artwork and books, admire the exhibition, and be part of a great day.

See you there!