Shake a Leg promoted by Booktrust UK

  Boori's picture book Shake  a Leg, illustrated by Jan Ormerod, is highly praised by the UK's Booktrust charity (responsible for the Children's Laureate in the UK). Here's their review: "This award-winning picture book celebrates the diversity of peoples and … READ MORE

Rugged Times blog Interviews Laureate Alison Lester

Driz-Bone clothing store - which since 1898 has been producing genuine, rugged apparel made for the individuals and industries shaping the Australian outdoor way of life - recently interviewed Children's Laureate Alison Lester on their blog. Rugged Times. With a … READ MORE

Bringing everyone 'into the circle'

Ben Jones, a former student of Laburnum Primary School, was so inspired by meeting Laureate Boori Monty Pryor and reading his book "Maybe Tomorrow", written with Meme McDonald, that he created this News Broadcast book review. This creative response encapsulates Alison … READ MORE

Alison at Yarra Junction Library

"It was such a joy to have Alison here. I felt uplifted by her. I felt she related beautifully with the children in a gentle inclusive way. We had a great day." Maria Mithen, Youth Services Librarian, at Yarra Junction Library. READ MORE

Meeting Boori 14 years later...

I met Boori Monty Pryor for one hour, over half my lifetime ago, and had never forgot him. I am so grateful that my students were able to have that same experience. Brigitta Ragg READ MORE

Alison - Kid's India Art

I've started painting the pictures for a project called Kid's India Art that I started when I was in India in 2010. This one is called Minaret and was drawn by a student from Connecticut in the US.  

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