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National Science Weeeeeeek!

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Woo hoo! It’s that craaaazy time of year ūüôā

National Science Week is go! Children’s Book Week is waiting in the wings. And I am EXCITED!

Here’s what’s been happening:

Love Your Bookshop Day

Don’t you just love Love Your Bookshop Day!! I popped into the fabulous Beaufort St Books to read from Off The Track and run a Rather Noisy make-your-own-whistle competition. I now feel my impact on this planet is certain. Long after I am no more, children everywhere will be able to make horrendous noises using only a piece of paper and their knowledge of reverberation and sound. Yay science!!! (Did you miss out on this glorious celebration of science? Download your own instructions here.)

Make Your Own Survival Whistle

LIT LAB: Science Week Bonanza

We had a FANTASTIC time at gorgeous Paper Bird on the weekend as part of National Science Week. Children’s book illustrator and physicist AŇõka was there, blasting off rockets. Children’s book illustrator and entrepreneur Sam Hughes ran an awesome art-and-science session in her Art Lab.

And I ran a session called “Science in the news: Making it…and faking it”, which was loads of fun. We talked interview technique, we talked flying cars, we talked about carnivorous underwater unicorns, and how to pick fake news (not pick fake nose). It was a load of fun!

Thanks to everyone who came, and to WritingWA, National Science Week and Paper Bird for making it happen.

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Photo: Paper Bird Children’s Books

And here’s what to look forward to…

The Great Big¬†Dark and¬†Spooky Book Read –¬†Wednesday 3 October

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With Fremantle Press

Follow the torchlight to your seat around the ‚Äėcampfire‚Äô for a thrilling story time experience with amazing local writers.

The Great Big Dark and Spooky Book Read features

  • Bush and Beyond¬†¬†author Cheryl Kickett-Tucker,
  • Gastronauts¬†author and illustrator James Foley,
  • Off the Track¬†author Cristy Burne,
  • The Hole Story¬†author Kelly Canby,
  • In the Lamplight¬†author Dianne Wolfer and
  • More and More and More author¬†Ian Mutch.

From the shadows cast by war to the inside of the human body, from cozy boltholes to the vastness of space, don’t let your fear of the dark discourage you. These fun and exciting stories will light up imaginations of children aged 5 and up!

Date & time: 11:15am, Wednesday 3 October, 2018.
Venue: The State Library of Western Australia РTheatre
Ages: 5 and up
Duration: 60 minutes

With each $25.50 ticket you’ll recieve a copy of one of the following books:

  • Bush and Beyond¬†by Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Jessica Lister, Tjalaminu Mia and Jaylon Tucker
  • Gastronauts¬†by James Foley
  • Off the Track¬†by Cristy Burne
  • The Hole Story¬†by Kelly Canby
  • More and More and More¬†by Ian Mutch
  • In the Lamplight¬†by Dianne Wolfer

Please nominate which book you would like to receive when purchasing your ticket.
Book your Great Big Dark and Spooky tickets here (and choose which book you’d like)!

Author: cristyburne


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