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Street Libraries

Street libraries are community-led initiatives, which spread the joy of reading with visitors and locals alike. If you have ever wondered what they were, or wondered how to start one, here’s the scoop! Over the past few years, a growing number of Street Libraries have been popping up across Randwick City. Affixed to brick walls, standing on posts, tied to front gates, their brightly painted exterior inviting passers-by to pause on their journey and peruse the harlequin collection of books housed within. Local street librarian Lisa McCutchion takes great joy in curating her street library on St Marks Road, Randwick….

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Inspiration

Wendy Milton urges shoppers to support Aussie writers this Christmas and purchase books written by Australian authors for present-giving

In today’s instant gratification culture, children have everything they want and the magic of Christmas isn’t quite as magical as it used to be. With homes already filled with gadgets, games and iPads, parents find it more and more difficult each year to buy presents for their kids or their friends’ kids. Everybody already seems to have everything.    According to respected children’s author, Wendy Milton, books are the perfect gift for Christmas. Ms Milton has penned thirteen books, including her popular five-volume children’s book series, Zach’s Story, which is available online from Amazon, Dymocks and Angus & Robertson. It can…

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Inspiration, Parenting, Photographers

Turn your your children’s artwork into beautiful books

Hi there, my name is Emira, founder of My Little Artist. Until recently I was a senior leader in the corporate world, juggling being a mother of 2 gorgeous girls, leader, and wife, while trying to find some ‘me’ time. Work life imbalance as I used to call it. So I took the challenge and quit the corporate world to do something that I’m passionate about, thus was born ‘My Little Artist’. I had drawers filled with my daughters’ artwork and never had time to even look through them. I hated the clutter yet just couldn’t throw them away, then came up with the…

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Inspiration, Kids

Top Tips For Teaching Your Children The Power Of Empathy

Parents have their work cut out for them to teach children all the important foundations of life, and how to respect our community. Teaching your child the power of empathy is an invaluable lesson, and one that will shape children into caring individuals who have empathy will all kinds of people. If you are already aware of the benefits of raising empathetic children but have no idea where to start, let’s cover some tips.  Supporting charities Supporting charities and making charitable donations is a perfect way to exemplify what it means to be empathetic and contribute to the support of…

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Events, Inspiration

Family Book Festival Coming to Sydney

Book Fair Australia is the first multi-genre book fair in Sydney that puts Australian authors, shops and talent first.  The book fair will take place on 26 & 27 November, 2022, at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. The event will feature independent and traditional authors and publishers, workshops, children’s activities, panels, cosplay, Dungeon & Dragons games, and raffles. “This event is the first of its kind. We want Aussie authors on centre stage, especially since they rarely get the spotlight in big book festivals, ” said Ivana L. Truglio, the founder and CEO of Book Fair Australia.  “We hope people…

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Inspiration, Kids

EMPOWERING OUR NEXT GENERATION TO TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC POLLUTION

Little Pago by Lauren Briggs Little Pago, a children’s picture book for 2-5 year old’s, is inspiring a new generation of ocean and animal advocates to eliminate single use plastics. Illustrator, storyteller, mother of four and Eastern Suburbs local, Lauren Briggs, is on a mission to change the way our younger generations think about plastic pollution.   The energetic and beautifully illustrated book follows the journey of a vulnerable, baby sea turtle in an inspiring story about friendship, perseverance and how our choices impact fragile marine animals.  Little Pago  Lauren designed the book to use visual literacy and an emotive narrative…

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