Podcast: Jacqueline Harvey on why Reading is Important for Kids, and How to Make it fun for Them at Home

Podcast: Jacqueline Harvey on why Reading is Important for Kids, and How to Make it fun for Them at Home

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Best selling kids author, Jacqueline Harvey talks to Cheryl about why reading is important for kids, and how to make it fun for them at home.

About the author:

Jacqueline Harvey worked in schools for many years but has had a passion for storytelling since she was a child.

She is the author of the popular Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series, which have sold over one million copies in Australia alone. Her books have received numerous short-listings and awards while her picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was a CBCA Honour Book.

Jacqueline speaks to thousands of young people at schools and festivals around the world, and says the characters in her books are often made up of the best bits of children she’s met over the years. While she is not a twin, like Kensy and Max she does have excellent powers of observation and has always thought she’d make a great spy.

Jacqueline lives in Sydney and is currently working on more Kensy and Max and Alice-Miranda adventures, and some exciting new projects too.

 

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    Publisher details

    Kensy and Max 5: Freefall
    Author
    Jacqueline Harvey
    Publisher
    Penguin
    Genre
    Children’s Fiction
    Released
    03 March, 2020

    Synopsis

    Where do you draw the line when your family and friends are in grave danger? Do you take action even though it means ignoring the rules?Back at Alexandria, with their friend Curtis Pepper visiting, Kensy and Max are enjoying the school break. Especially when Granny Cordelia surprises them with a trip to New York! It's meant to be a family vacation, but the twins soon realise there's more to this holiday than meets the eye.The chase to capture Dash Chalmers is on and when there’s another dangerous criminal on the loose, the twins find themselves embroiled in a most unusual case. They’ll need all their spy sensibilities, along with Curtis and his trusty spy backpack, to bring down the culprit.
    Jacqueline Harvey
    About the author

    Jacqueline Harvey

    Jacqueline Harvey's bestselling Alice-Miranda series began as an idea for a picture book but it soon became apparent that this perpetually positive seven-and-a-quarter-year-old had a lot more to say.The series has been sold to the United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Turkey and has been shortlisted for children's book awards in Australia.Her first and only picture book, The Sound of the Sea was an Honour Book in the 2006 Children's Book Council Awards.Jacqueline has spent most of her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools and has been a Deputy Head and Director of Development. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for Indigenous students.Jacqueline lives in Sydney with her husband Ian and is currently working on more Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose adventures. 

    Books by Jacqueline Harvey

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