Books in Homes
On Wednesday the 7th of December I will be visiting Doonside Public School in Western Sydney thanks to Books in Homes.Books in Homes, if you haven’t heard of it, is this fantastic organisation helping underpriviledged children improve their literacy skills and develop a love for reading. One of the great things Books in Homes does is put book in homes! They have ties with over 290 schools and communities and have put over a million books in homes where otherwise there may well be none. As someone who grew up with many books in my home (thanks to my mum’s love of reading) I think this is a fantastic cause. You can read more about the wonderful things they do and even donate to them by visiting their website: http://www.biha.com.au/
Their motto I think is fantastic: Empowering Kids, Literally
On Monday it will be my pleasure to talk to all the students at Doonside PS at an assembly about reading and storytelling. As per usual, I may have some bizarre farm stories to share.
And then what?
Well, from Doonside PS I then start my US tour. It’s not really a tour, as my work isn’t published in the US and I’m not visiting any schools, so really it is a holiday but it sounds more exciting to call it a tour. So, my US tour starts in December and I will be visiting Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Savannah, and then I’ll be in New York for Christmas. I’m sure I’ll have some US stories to share with you in January, but in case we don’t talk sooner (yes that’s right, this isn’t just a blog, I can hear everything you say. What? Why thank you, I think you’re really intelligent and cool too) have a great Christmas and New Year’s celebration.