1 Dec 2010

Literacy Lava 7

The new edition of Literacy Lava is here. If you've not done so already, be sure to download your free copy of Literacy Lava 7 from the Book Chook's blog immediately, y'hear!

Once again my feathery friend has excelled herself with this marvellous free magazine. Inside the seventh edition you'll find ideas for helping kids create characters in their own writing; suggestions for word game fun; and secrets about getting dads reading. There's an article about board books for young children; a celebration of the magic of children’s literacy; and ideas to inspire budding writers. I give some suggestions for getting the most from a trip to the art gallery with children, and you'll see some lovely photos of Jemimah! There's even an Activity page for kids was designed by author, illustrator and scientist, Andrea Hazard.

I feel very proud to be included as one of the Ladies of the Lava. I hope you enjoy reading this new edition of Literacy Lava as much we enjoyed putting it together.


  1. What an enjoyable issue of Literacy Lava. Art galleries are such a treasure trove of inspiration. It's good to read your article, a reminder to take advantage of this often free resource!

    We recently enjoyed a visit to "Hooked on Books", an exhibition of original illustrations from Australian children's literature from the Albert Ullin Collection of Children's Picture Book Illustrations. We saw it at the Lovett Gallery at Newcastle City Library.

    If you get the chance, it's well worth a visit. I was unable to find out where it's headed next ... but apparently it's already been to Queensland, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga.

  2. Looks like I'll be up late tonight!


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