The National Year of Reading in 2012 was such a success that libraries across Australia have decided to continue Love2Read for 2013. And as previous participants of the ‘Love2Read – Reading Hour’ national promotion, Active Kids Books are proud to partner up again this year. See link for detail - http://www.love2read.org.au/partners.cfm
Look what popped up in cyber space today. National Library Association’s ‘Love2Read’ promotion. Endorsed by your truly. Its raw, its honest & weirdly funny! Just the way I like it.
View video here – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Love2read/122105507810855
From this weeks Echo Newspaper (http://www.echo.net.au/node/87592), came this picture. Taken while guest author/ motivational speaker at Mullumbimby Library last week. It was a small intermit crowd, making for a challenging and personal delivery. One that became a real pleasure, after breaking down the nervous faces amongst the shy kids and leaving them smiling and chatty.
You see, i feel children’s literature should be fun, exciting and inspirational. This is what i have aimed to deliver in my books and this is my focus when standing up in front of a crowd. Make it fun and inspirational and this intern will encourage kids to read!
Independent action is what won the hearts of the kids at The Yaowawit School, Kapong Thailand over christmas. Where 102 orphans, one in particular (Kylie’s sponsor child, named ‘Boot’) were greeted by an angel (Kylie from Byron Bay). This beautiful thoughtful person independently delivered 12 of our books (Skate Session & Surf Safari), to the school during a visit in December.
We here at AKB put our pencils down for one minute, in respect and honour of Kylie’s individual efforts and heart felt generosity. And to take a moment to reflect upon the hardship that these orphan kids have endured, and acknowledge how lucky we have it here in our beautiful lands of Australia.
Please write to us and share your christmas stories, or just offer your feedback on our books.
Let 2013 be full of creation and magic to all our fans.
I want to hear from u! Im wondering if you would, or were u offended, by me not wearing shoes while speaking in Brisbane’s Convention Centres really really big seminar room???
Given my stage time at the weekends MMI triaining course, by T. Harv Ecker. I was left pondering my choice to be barefoot all weekend, especially on stage? It is my preference to be barefoot, don’t get me wrong. It makes me feel free having my soles on the earth/ ground and helps with the nerves. And with the biggest audience i’ve addressed to-date (950pps), i chose to be barefoot. So, i’m curious to hear how this choice was received, or could be received in the future by an audience?
Your feedback would be grateful.
We here at AKB are calling out for your input. As AKB looks into a new concept for children’s story time, titled ‘Active Audio Stories’. This is where real action adventure stories link with real life movement, through headphones and open space the child interprets the story thats playing i.e. as seen here with my daughter bopping away to AKB audio song & stories.
Do you feel is an avenue worth developing?
After being invited to speak at ‘The Fish’, Lennox Heads newly designed library, during Reading Hour this year. And after being dazzled by its interesting lines & open space while offering wonderful natural light etc. We were inspired to join all the cool libraries around the world…After setting our intentions, we are now at the fun stage of finding these wonderful ‘cool’ libraries & approaching them.
Please inform us of any ‘cool’ libraries that you may know of???
DID U WIN? ActiveKidsBooks.com announces winner of its skateboard giveaway.
Watch to find out if it was you – http://youtu.be/5jzAP8PDX4k
A special day in my home town of Byron Bay, as i shared my new rad kids title with the community @ the local library. Officially launched last week in the snow town of Jindabyne, yesterday was all about bringing it home and inspiring kids who i mostly new. As a casual school teacher of the area, child care worker of the area, father, Byron Bay under 7′s soccer coach, coordinator of a local charity organisation – The Uncle Project…i was stoked to see all the familiar happy faces that attended.
If you unfortunately missed out and still want a chance a WIN the Fiik Skateboard by buying 1,2 or 3 AKB books, then you have until Thursday next week to enter online – www.ActiveKidsBooks.com
$1500 Fiik electric skateboard drawn 27th Sept. 2012
What did you do during Reading Hour’ this year? Write to us, we’d love to hear your stories. As for me, good times were spent with awesome kids and vibrant librarians at Lennox Head Regional Library during National Reading Hour (Saturday 25 August 2012). YEW