Meet author Aleesah Darlison!
Saturday 22 February 2014 at Westbooks, 396 Mill Point Rd, Victoria Park WA 6100.
9.30am bubs to 4 year olds — an exciting Where’s Wally hunt and readings from some great picture books by Aleesah Darlison (Puggle’s Problem, Bearly There and Warambi). Morning tea provided.
11am 7 to 12 year olds — Where’s Wally hunt, activities and readings from Aleesah Darlison’s Ash Rover Keeper of the Phoenix and I Dare You, with some arty entertainment and morning tea.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9361 4211.
If you are a teacher, librarian, teacher-librarian, or any grownup who loves children’s books (and who doesn’t?!) on 8 March you should head along to A Night With Our Stars at Westbooks in Victoria Park.
Twenty children’s (and YA) authors and illustrators will each have 3 mins to speed-talk about their books published last year. It’s an annual event run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia WA branch and it’s open to the public. Here’s a list of the fabulous speakers:
- Wendy Binks
- Rebecca Cool
- Deb Fitzpatrick
- Georgia Efford [Uthando Project]
- James Foley
- Rina Foti
- Norman Jorgensen
- Clare Harris [Uthando Project]
- Brigid Lowry
- Bevan McGuiness
- Meg McKinlay
- Sonia Martinez
- Sally Murphy
- Chris Nixon
- Matt Ottley
- Danny Parker
- JB Thomas
- Zoe Thurner
- Jan Tilbrook
- Leanne White
Tickets are $25 and you can pay at the door on the night, but you do need to book. For more info (and booking details) see the CBCA WA website.
NB This is not an event for children. (Sorry—we’ll let you know about more kid-friendly events soon!)
(Westbooks also stock Alphabet Soup magazine. What a top bookshop!)
Alphabet Soup magazine will be arriving in subscribers’ letterboxes from Monday 23rd August.
The spring issue will have you humming a happy tune!
- Meet Dr John Long, palaeontologist and author
- stories and poems by adults and children
- Verse round for 2 or 4 voices
- meet professional viola player, Helen Tuckey
- The Book Chook’s column: ‘How to write funny stories’
- book reviews
- writing competition – win a $20 book voucher!
- design-a-cover competition!
Alphabet Soup magazine will be available from our WA stockists from Tuesday 24 August. (Westbooks, Zero to Ten, The Well Bookshop Shenton Park.) Or subscribe via the magazine’s website!
Doesn’t a serve of delicious alphabet soup sound like just the thing for this cooler winter weather? The winter 2009 issue of Alphabet Soup is out now!
Inside Alphabet Soup magazine this issue:
- Q&A with Jo Oliver (author-illustrator of Pilgrim)
- interview with an Air Traffic Controller
- Stories, poems and good books
- Kids writing (poems, stories and book reviews)
- winners of our autumn writing competition
- details of our winter writing competition
- details of our design-a-cover competition
- and more!
Where can you buy a copy? If you live in Western Australia, you can buy copies at Westbooks children’s bookstore (396 Mill Point Rd, Victoria Park) and Zero to Ten (330 South Tce, South Fremantle).
You can also order single copies (or subscribe!) from our website www.alphabetsoup.net.au, where you can order online with a credit card, or print off an order form to post in to us with a cheque or money order.
Get reading (and writing)!
Issue 2 (autumn 2009) is hot off the press!
Visit www.alphabetsoup.net.au to subscribe, or to purchase single copies online. If you prefer to go into a store, we are pleased to advise that there are now two stores stocking the magazine in Western Australia:
Westbooks, 396 Mill Point Rd, Victoria Park WA
Zero to Ten, 330 South Tce, South Fremantle WA (Zero to Ten are open Tues to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm.)
Alphabet Soup is an Australian literary magazine for children aged 6 – 12. Issue 1 is out now!
From February 2009, the magazine will be published quarterly.
Single copies cost $7.00 and a 1-year subscription (4 issues) costs $25.00. Orders can be placed online at www.alphabetsoup.net.au and Westbooks (the specialist children’s bookstore in Victoria Park) also stock Alphabet Soup.
396 Mill Point Road
Victoria Park WA 6100
Ph: +61 8 9361 4211
See www.alphabetsoup.net.au for more information.