Jackie French in Bologna!

Bologna – the place and the Laureate Summit – was breathtaking. Literally: it took physical effort to take that first breath, both at seeing the weathered beauty of Bologna, and realising that in that one room we had representatives of … READ MORE

CBCA Shortlist 2015 - Jackie French

CBCA shortlist 2015: congratulations to all on it, and happy 70th  birthday CBCA Award.  Many – no, a multitude – of happy returns! I'm perhaps one of the first generation of writers brought up on CBCA shortlisted books, who saw their country … READ MORE

April: History is a Story - Share a Story Calendar

April 2015 - History is a Story View this email in your browser What’s your family’s story? Read diaries and letters and books from the past, to hear the whispers from history!Let us know what you find! @OzLaureate #shareastorycalendar #historyisastory … READ MORE

Tweeted reflections on the #BolognaBookFair by Jackie French

Back from Bologna's International Laureate Summit and processing its wonders. (Blog still to come.) The Books Illustrated 'Hello! from Australia' exhibition and APA Stand: it showcased not just the books, but the heart of Australian culture and art and children's … READ MORE

10 Children's Laureates at the #BolognaBookFair Summit

The Australian Children's Literature Alliance were thrilled to be part of the planning for the Second International Children's Laureate Summit at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2015. For the public Summit event 10 Laureates performed in celebration of the power of … READ MORE

A string of Bologna Book Fair tweets from Jackie French

                  (First Summit event: Eoin Colfer (Irish Laureate), Jackie French (Australian Laureate),  Katarina von Numers Ekman, (Finnish-Swedish Laureate), Henrika Andersson, (Finnish Laureate), Malorie Blackman (UK Laureate), Johanna Lindbäck (Swedish Laureate). Tweets really do tell a … READ MORE

Jackie French in Support of Seniors' Week

Jackie French in Support of Seniors' Week, March 2015 Seniors' Week: The Grandma Effect#1: having grandchildren to give books to. Seniors' Week: The Grandma Effect#2: having friends' grandchildren to give books to. Seniors' Week: The Grandma Effect#3:seeing  every child at … READ MORE

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