No Child is Hopeless - by Oz Laureate Jackie French

Once again, last week, I heard the same old phrases from a teacher: ‘They’re hopeless.’ “There’s nothing you can do with kids like these’ ‘There’s no point turning up, really.’ Two years ago I had to bet a headmistress $5,000 … READ MORE

OzLaureate Jackie French Day 40..

OzLaureate Jackie French Day 40.. 6.10 am. Bryan wakes up. Decide to sleep in. 6.12 am. Realise another chapter needed in Everyone Can Read. Get up. 6.30 Eat three of the pile of 1681 tomatoes for breakfast. 6.48. Coffee!!! 7.05 … READ MORE

Jackie French on Reading to Babies

Jackie French on 'Reading to Babies' One of the most wondrous book related thing I’ve done so far this year has been reading to my six-month old grandson, not just because he is the most gorgeous, giggliest baby in all … READ MORE

International Book Giving Day & Library Lovers' Day (Feb 14)

To celebrate International Book Giving Day... 'I'm giving Fire and Wombat goes to School (both with Bruce Whatley) to the local library; copies of Fire and The Road to Gundagai to the two schools in the local town, Braidwood Central … READ MORE

'Find the Magic Book' by Jackie French

The ‘magic book’ is the one that turns non-readers into readers. You know you’ve found it when the kid holds it close to them and doesn’t want to let it go. When you find the magic book – and it … READ MORE

Jackie French Day 34...

Laureate. Day 34. Jackie French. 8.10 Read emails. Answer emails. 8.45 accept invitation for May 2015. 8.46. Panic. What else might be on in May 2015? 9.05 Accept another invitation for May 2015. Later in May. I hope. 9.05 Sends … READ MORE

Jackie French Day 31...

Laureate. Day 31. Jackie French. "It’s been 31 days of laureateship so far: nine interviews, five articles, juggling the next two year’s time table with Geri and Justine of the ACLA office, plus had the extraordinary joy of reading offerings … READ MORE

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