Want a great gift idea?
Know a young person who deserves to know the world is actually a pretty fabulous place and it’s filled with great people who are working hard to make it even better?
Then I say, give words.
Walk in others’ shoes…
I have two kids, and I’m passionate about keeping them inspired, giving them hope, giving them the tools they’ll need to solve problems and find solutions.
I think kids can find these tools when they take a walk in others’ shoes, which is why I adore and write children’s fiction (watch for my new book, out with Fremantle Press next year!).
But don’t wait till next year… Give a kid a book this Christmas!
Be inspired by others’ real life achievements
Real life is also an amazing source of inspiration and hope, so I’m super-proud to be writing non-fiction for two amazing kids’ publications:
– CSIRO’s Double Helix magazine, for science-loving kids (or anyone fascinated by the world around them); and
– Crinkling News, Australia’s national newspaper for young people (covering sports, politics, current affairs…you name it, and all for kids).
Subscriptions are available on-line (Double Helix and Crinkling News): they encourage kids to read, to engage, to think, to wonder, and even better, they’re a gift that lasts all year.
So what are you waiting for? A parking space? (I went shopping this morning; oh, save me from car parking.)
Or a good deal? Double Helix have a 12-month-with-gift-pack subscription, and Crinkling have 10% off for Christmas! And Fremantle Press deliver to your door…Whee!
Happy holidays everyone!!
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