I am incredibly excited to announce that I have been recognised as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for my book, The Strongest Boy in the Preschool Category. Out of hundreds of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, my book was selected for its high quality writing, design and overall market appeal. To view my complete award listing, … Continue reading I received a Book Excellence Award!
The end of the year seems to be the perfect time to reflect, evaluate, celebrate, show gratitude and move forward in a positive direction. I would love to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported me throughout my writing career this year. If you are reading this – then you are one of … Continue reading Another year ends…
I am very excited to announce my latest picture book will be available soon .... “After talking with her Mum, Rosie believes she is the most beautiful girl in the whole entire world - but the day she met Penelope Pennington she wasn’t so sure. Penelope Pennington had the perfect hair, the perfect clothes, the … Continue reading Rosie Leads the Way – COMING SOON!
Everybody makes mistakes, and children are definitely no exception to this. They can have bad days, be moody, hungry, tired or overwhelmed. They can make mistakes. They can make poor choices. Learning from our mistakes in an important part of our personal growth and an essential ingredient to happy, long lasting relationships. The problem, however … Continue reading Everybody makes mistakes – but how do you teach children to learn from them?
When writing The Strongest Boy, I intended the main readers to be boys, but it is definitely a book that can be enjoyed by both genders. The Strongest Boy explores the notion of redefining masculinity and redefining what it means to be strong by using your mind, words and heart. It is also a great … Continue reading The Strongest Boy – a book for girls too!!!
One kind word can change someone's entire day! When I do a Book Reading or Kindy Visit, I bring with me ‘The Kindness Wall’. With the help of an adult, the children write or draw a message of kindness. This message can be for anyone they choose and should be positive, loving or kind. One … Continue reading The Kindness Wall: Teaching children to use their #StrongMind, #StrongWords, and #StrongHeart.
Author: Renee Irving Lee Illustrator: Goce Ilievski Publisher: Lilly Pilly Publishing “Every story starts with an idea, but it’s the characters that move this idea forward” Michael Scott The characters are the people we fall in love with, the ones we laugh at, the family we learn with and the champions we watch eagerly to … Continue reading The Strongest Boy – Meet the Characters
Written by Renee Irving Lee Illustrated by Goce Ilievski Published by Lilly Pilly Publishing Exciting News Announcement: The Strongest Boy is due to be released early 2019! What’s it all about…. “Max thinks he is the strongest boy in the world. He can do all sorts of tough tricks, like showing off his strong muscles, … Continue reading The Strongest Boy – Coming Soon!
Blogging has been dubbed the gamechanger of content marketing, and it’s no wonder when you look at statistics like this: Websites that have a blog, get 434% more indexed pages. 61% of consumers have made a purchase based on a blog. 70% of consumers learn about a company through blogs rather than paid ads. Companies … Continue reading Recipe for Successful Blogging: The Beginners Guide
Did you know that...... “Reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of children who do not receive daily read-alouds, regardless of parental income, education level or cultural background”. (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research). Reading the traditional way evokes imagination in a child, and allows their thought process … Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Engaging Babies and Toddlers in Reading