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Flick the Page..this weeks special guest Michael Wagner

http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2013/08/passion-at-the-turn-of-every-page-flick-the-page.html?site=goldcoast&program=gold_coast_drive Drive with Scott Lamond 3:00pm – 6:00pm More about Scott Contact Us Passion at the turn of every page: ‘Flick the Page’ 19 August 2013 , 6:37 PM by Scott Lamond What’s your crazy passion? There’s an ABC Open project called ‘My crazy passion’ that has inspired this week’s segment. Michael Wagner (pictured) has done it all. […]

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LIBRARIES ARE SO IMPORTANT

Borrow a book: ‘Flick the Page’ 12 August 2013 , 7:23 PM by Scott Lamond There are 256,000 active members with 9,000 visitations each day. Q: To what? A: Libraries on the Gold Coast. For the first time ‘Flick the Page’ with Scott Lamond and Phil Kettle hit the road and visited the Elanora library […]

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GREAT REVIEW TOOCOOL AND MARCY BOOKS

Review of the ‘TooCool’ and ‘Marcy’ Series Written by Phil Kettle and Susan Halliday Publisher: Ford Street Publishing Age Range: 7 years+ Themes:  sports, friendships, outdoors, adventures, action My name is Toocool, and I’m a legend! I’m always after books for young readers just starting out on chapter books. The ‘TooCool’ and ‘Marcy’ books have been around for […]

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The latest ‘Flick the Page’ listen to Meredith Costain… fab author..great interview http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2013/08/rythm-and-rhyme-flick-the-page-.html?site=goldcoast&program=gold_coast_drive Rythm and rhyme: ‘Flick the page’ 05 August 2013 , 2:27 PM by Scott Lamond Rythm and rhyme, life on the farm and riding her bike to school. Al of these things inspired renowned childrens picture book author, Meredith Costain. Today on ‘Flick the […]

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Great news ‘Flick the Page’ is going to be pod cast….  A book fit for a king: ‘Flick the Page’ 29 July 2013 , 6:42 PM by Scott Lamond Flick the Page got all inspired by the PM Kevin Rudd’s decision to send the new royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge, a Mem Fox book, […]

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Kids get into art: ‘Flick the Page’

15 July 2013 , 2:37 PM by Scott Lamond There’s more to books than words. Infact drawing and expression through art is proving to be of great benefit to children’s learning, particularly those that easily get distracted. Today on ‘Flick the Page’ Phil Kettle visits the Gold Coast’s Susy Boyer (pictured), a freelance illustrator and […]

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Flick the Page …ABC 91.7 Don’t despair, plenty of hope and answers regarding both the above questions this week on ‘Flick the Page’ as ABC Gold Coast’s Scott Lamond and author Phil Kettle chat to some experts. The illustrator of the famous Deltora Quest books Marc McBride joins us to talk about making a living […]

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            Big Read AMBASSADOR     PHIL KETTLE   On 10 APRIL 2011 the Children’s Book Council of Australia – Victorian Branch, in association with The    City of Melbourne, the State Library of Victoria, Zart Art, And the Cities of Geelong and Ballarat had Victorian families all reading together for the BIG READ  ! Well done to […]

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Reluctant… l don’t think so…..

  READING REVELATIONS – BOYS   While everyone knows that TOOCOOL rules, the reality is that people ask me, not him, the hard questions about boys and reading. That said, an analysis of TOOCOOL’s adventures will actually provide many of the answers that people seek when trying to unpack the range of issues associated with […]

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Welcome!

Hey – welcome to my blog ! As I start blogging I’m also writing my 160th  book (note to self – I wish I had a chocolate-frog for every good word I’ve typed). Anyway, this new book is one of several to be released in 2011 in the Australian Geographic series – OUR AUSTRALIA. In […]

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