Wow! Storm Whale is nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 in the UK!

November 7, 2017 at 9:01 am | Posted in Book Awards, Buying my books, Storm Whale | Leave a comment
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Illustration from Jane Tanner's Storm WhaleI’m so thrilled! Storm Whale has been nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 in the UK! Our beautiful book was released by Old Barn Books in the UK in August and since then has received many wonderful reviews there. Last night I was advised that Jane Tanner’s exquisite illustrations have been nominated for this major award! Here’s just a taste above! Now we have to wait till February 2018 to find out if the book will be long-listed, March for the Shortlist and June for the finalists! I’ll keep you informed! And if you want to buy your own copy, you can order it from your local bookshop now, or here (UK) and here (Australia).

The Deadly Deadlines are chasing YOU!

March 8, 2016 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Book Awards, Books about Chinese Zodiac, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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YIKES! The deadlines are coming, thick and fast! There are just:

3 MORE DAYS to vote for The Tale of Rodney Ram in the Younger Readers category in the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016! So if you are a school student, teacher or parent living in Hong Kong, and you haven’t cast your vote yet, here is your final reminder! Please go to
http://www.hkgoldendragonawards.org/voting.html right away to cast your vote! If you’re not sure if your school is affiliated with the Awards, speak to your teacher or librarian at school right away and ask them to contact the organisers urgently!

16 MORE DAYS to enter my Mischievous Monkey Story Competition! If you are a primary school student anywhere in the world, you are eligible to enter, and entry is FREE of charge! Please go to http://www.sarahbrennanblog.com on the Clever Competitions Page for all the details!

So you’d better get a move on, or those deadlines are going to eat you up for dinner!

And finally, if you want to see what Rodney Ram, Ming Kee Monkey and I have been up to for the last 6 months in schools in Australia, Singapore, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, including some great new Youtube videos, press, photos and school testimonials, go to my website at http://sarah-brennan.com for my latest mega-update!

Just 6 more days to vote for Rodney Ram!

March 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm | Posted in Book Awards, Chinese Calendar Tales, Chinese Zodiac, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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YIKES! There are just 6 more days to vote for my handsome, romantic, shy ram and The Tale of Rodney Ram in The Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016 Younger Readers Section! So if you’re a Hong Kong school student, teacher or parent, make sure you cast your vote at http://www.hkgoldendragonawards.org/voting.html right away!

Just 13 more days to vote in the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016!

February 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Book Awards, Chinese Calendar Tales, Chinese Zodiac, Hong Kong Schools, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Cute Ram

B-A-A-A-H! Rodney Ram and I would like to remind you that there are just 13 more days to cast YOUR vote for The Tale of Rodney Ram in the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016! So if you love my shy, romantic, handsome sheep, or you love my books, or you just love lamb chops, and you are a Hong Kong school student or teacher or the parent of a Hong Kong school student, please go to http://www.hkgoldendragonawards.org/voting.html right away to cast your vote!

Questions about voting in the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016!

February 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm | Posted in Book Awards, Chinese Calendar Tales, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Precious and Bright Idea

Well, my Inbox has gone crazy with questions since I wrote to you all yesterday about the Golden Dragon Book Awards! Here is a quick list:

Question: Who can vote?

Answer: You can vote if you live in Hong Kong and are

  • a student at an Affiliated School
  • a School Co-Ordinator at an Affiliated School
  • or an Interested Adult at an Affiliated School

Question: What IS an Affiliated School?

Answer: An Affiliated School is one that is registered in the competition. If your school is  not already on the list on the voting page, ask your teacher to write to the GDBA by filling in an easy form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KUs942nbmFxh7YgoQt9mJYWLScpMRQ0H9QyuLVAiR3g/formResponse

Question: What is an Interested Adult?

Answer: An Interested Adult is a member of staff or a parent of a child who goes to an Affiliated School (ie a school already on the list on the voting page!)

So if you want to cast your vote, talk to your school teacher today and ask them to make sure that YOUR school is on the Affiliated Schools list!

(And remember, if you like eating lamb chops, PLEASE vote for The Tale of Rodney Ram in the Younger Readers Category!!)

 

You can vote for Rodney Ram starting TODAY in the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016!

February 15, 2016 at 8:49 pm | Posted in Book Awards, Chinese Calendar Tales, Chinese Zodiac, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Rodney writing an ode

If you are a school student or a teacher or an interested adult in Hong Kong, you can start voting TODAY for your favourite books in the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016! The Tale of Rodney Ram is short-listed for the Younger Readers category! Here are just NINE great reasons why you should vote for The Tale of Rodney Ram!

  1. You love Rodney Ram
  2. You love handsome sheep
  3. You love romantic sheep
  4. You love shy sheep
  5. You love artistic sheep
  6. You love eating sheep
  7. You love Sarah Brennan and Harry Harrison’s books 🙂
  8. You want to support local books written by Hong Kong residents!
  9. You can’t think of any good reason why not!
So – please go right away to http://www.hkgoldendragonawards.org/voting.html
to cast YOUR vote!
And remember what the farmer said about his beloved Rodney Ram …
“Mark my words, he’ll bring us fame
And all the world will know our Rodney’s name!”

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 http://www.hkgoldendragonawards.org/younger-readers-8—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!

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