The Tale of Rodney Ram is shortlisted for the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016!

May 30, 2015 at 10:19 am | Posted in Book Awards | 1 Comment
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Harry, Sarah and The Tale of Rodney Ram

Harry Harrison and I are jumping for joy – and so is Rodney Ram! The Tale of Rodney Ram has just been nominated for the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016, alongside five other very impressive contenders in the Younger Readers (8 to 11) category!!

Take at look at—11.html.

The nominations are made by school librarians…but the voting is done by the kids! Voting doesn’t open till March next year, but in the meantime if you love our woolly hero and his shaggy story you might like to give him a review on Goodreads so other readers can find out what you think!

The World Change Challenge begins in Hong Kong!

May 30, 2015 at 9:52 am | Posted in Bookshop event, Hong Kong Schools, Room to Read | 1 Comment
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Room to Read team with CEO and founder John Wood (centre), Jennie Orchard (4th from L), Jodie Mullen (8th from L) and Hong Kong authors Nury Vittachi (1st on L), Sarah Brennan (6th from L) and Bhakti Mathur (7th from L).

On Wednesday evening Room to Read’s World Change Challenge kicked off here in Hong Kong! John Wood, CEO and founder of Room to Read, Jennie Orchard (Co-ordinator of  its Writer Ambassador Program) and Hong Kong writer ambassadors Bhakti Mathur, Nury Vittachi and I, spoke to a lovely crowd of teachers, librarians and supporters at Growhouse in Central about the fabulous, fun World Change Challenge for school students! The challenge was started by Aussie kids and teens author Tristan Bancks,  and you can read more about it here:

So click the link to discover all the great ideas and fun you can have to help EVERY kid your age get an education and a lifelong love of reading. And if you want to help, you can start talking to YOUR school right now about getting involved!

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