Storylines Tour: Day Five

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It was the final day of the Storylines Tour yesterday and now I’m at home, tucked up in my duvet in a proper Dunedin winter, reflecting on what was an EPIC week. Heather, Raymond, Ben, Andrew and I saw over 7000 Auckland children in total over the week of which I got to share stories and books with around 2000 …

Storylines Tour: Day Four

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Today, we headed to the North Shore. Heather and Raymond joined me at Birkenhead Primary where Heather and I spoke to Years 4 and 5 about our picture books. Once we had dropped Heather, Raymond and Andrew off at their second locations, Peter took me on a quick tour of the beautiful harbour at Devonport. Though I know I will …

Storylines Tour: Day Three

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It’s the middle of the week and I hit my first tour hiccup today: I woke up this morning and my voice was gone! Several honey and ginger teas later, I managed to get enough of my voice back to talk to Years 3 and 4 and the Year 5 Kid Lit Quiz Team from St Ignatius School. But with …

Storylines Tour: Day Two

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It was day two of the tour today and we had an epic trip planned travelling all the way from West Auckland to East Auckland with stops at seven schools along the way and a new member of the band joining us: Ben Brown, Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador. I started my morning at Woodlands Park School, making …

Storylines Tour: Day One

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Heather Haylock, Raymond McGrath, Andrew Crowe and I took to the road today, ably commandeered by Libby Limbrick and Peter Mercer to visit seven schools and a library in South Auckland. This is my very first time on a Storylines Tour and my first time meeting the other authors and I was nervous. But I needn’t have been. Libby, Peter, …