Book Week 2016

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I had a wonderful time celebrating Book Week with local schools.

I even received a lovely surprise from one of them- a beautiful book of artwork made by kindergarten students inspired by my visit!

A couple of kids even dressed up as Ruby Wishfingers for their Book Week parades!

 

A Toad-ally Awesome Book Launch!

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Thank you!

A special thanks to Maclean’s Booksellers of Hamilton

And everyone who came along to help me celebrate the launch of

 Ruby Wishfingers (2) : Toad-ally Magic!

Lots of croaking, toad cupcakes and gorgeous toad craft-we had a toad-ally awesome time!

Newcastle Junior School Visit-Education Week 2016

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I had a lovely time at Newcastle Junior School this week as part of their Education Week celebrations.

I attended their assembly, joined a picnic and read Dinosaur Disco and The Bouncing Ball to the kids.

They had a wonderful art display in the library which included a brilliant Dinosaur Disco inspired mural! Thanks to all the staff, parents and students for having me!

 

Book Launch: Ruby Wishfingers (#2): Toad-ally Magic!

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Join me on

Saturday 13 August 2016 12pm

at

Maclean’s Bookshop, 69 Beaumont St Hamilton

for the launch of the second book in the Ruby Wishfingers series:

Ruby Wishfingers: Toad-ally Magic!

There will be a reading followed by craft and toad-ally awesome treats.

Free entry but please book a spot via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/book-launch-with-deborah-kelly-national-bookshop-day-tickets-26675618493

 

July School Holiday Fun!

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Join me at Belmont Library on

Thursday 14th July 2-3pm for

An afternoon of Ruby Wishfingers fun!

There will be a reading from

Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer’s Escape

as well as fun book related activities and some yummy treats.

Books available for purchase on the day-hope to see you there!

 

Bel Air School Visit

Bel Air Public School Visit 2016

Bel Air Public School Visit 2016

 

I had a wonderful morning at Bel Air Public School talking to students about my life in Japan, enjoying some delicious (and unusual!) Japanese food and writing Haiku poetry! Thanks for having me Bel Air staff and students!

 

 

 

School Holiday Storytime at Maclean’s

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Join me Thursday 21st April at 1030am

at Maclean’s Booksellers, 69 Beaumont St Hamilton

for a reading of the very first book in my brand new chapter book series:

‘Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer’s Escape.’

The book is suited for kids aged 6-10,

but everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun!

There will be colouring in activities, giveaways and morning tea will be provided.

Come along and say hello!

Newcastle Writers’ Festival 2016

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It was wonderful to be back at the NWF for my third year in a row!

I enjoyed hosting two hands on Haiku poetry writing workshops with students in years 4-6.

I also launched the first book in my brand new Ruby Wishfingers series: ‘Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer’s Escape’ on the Family Fun Day (Saturday)

A fabulous festival that just keeps getting better each year.

Thanks for having me Newcastle Library and The Newcastle Writers’ Festival!

 

RUBY IS HERE!

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Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer’s Escape (Wombat Books 2016) is now available!

The very first book in the Ruby Wishfingers series can be found in all good bookstores and online.

I cant wait for you to meet Ruby and her extraordinary family-and join all their wonderful adventures!

Visit rubywishfingers.com.au for fun activities, competitions and information about the series