Monday, September 16, 2013
A book that changed your life: 'Flick the Page'
16 September 2013 , 6:36 PM by Scott Lamond
September is Get Reading month across Australia and 91.7 ABC Gold Coast is giving YOU the chance to win the Get Reading prize of 50 Books You Can't Put Down.
What to do? In 50 words or less tell us about the book that changed your life and email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org before Sept 29, 2013.
This week on 'Flick the Page' Phil Kettle shares a verse or two from a book that changed his life (pictured).
Posted by Phil Kettle at 2:09 AM
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Authors go from big smoke to remote: 'Flick the Page'
09 September 2013 , 2:37 PM by Scott Lamond
September is 'Get Reading' month but popular authors are travelling the nation to teach kids how to write stories.
ABC Gold Coast's resident childrens author Phil Kettle joined fellow author Meridith Costain on a visit to Kalgoorlie and together they shared inspiration from their adventure.
Posted by Phil Kettle at 1:57 PM
Friday, August 30, 2013
The magic of spinning a yarn: 'Flick the Page'
26 August 2013 , 2:34 PM by Scott Lamond
What are the ingredients of a good story?
Today on 'Flick the Page' the art of stroytelling is explored and storyteller Anne E Stewart (pictured) shares a few yarns and tips.
Listen to Author Phil Kettle and Drive's Scott Lamond:
Posted by Phil Kettle at 1:46 AM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Passion at the turn of every page: 'Flick the Page'
19 August 2013 , 6:37 PM by Scott Lamond
There's an ABC Open project called 'My crazy passion' that has inspired this week's segment.
Michael Wagner (pictured) has done it all. He's worked for ABC Radio, formed a band and today he's a childrens author. But that's just some of his story.
Have a listen to 91.7 ABC Gold Coast's Scott Lamond and author Phil Kettle as they talk to a man who really does love his job. They might even play some music!My crazy passion!
Posted by Phil Kettle at 3:28 AM
Monday, August 12, 2013
Borrow a book: 'Flick the Page'
12 August 2013 , 7:23 PM by Scott Lamond
Q: To what?
A: Libraries on the Gold Coast.
For the first time 'Flick the Page' with Scott Lamond and Phil Kettle hit the road and visited the Elanora library which is one of 14 in the region.
Alison Kemp (pictured) is the co-ordinator, customer service with Gold Coast Libraries and she explains there are 1 million books to borrow and loads of free opportunities on offer through the network of libraries on the coast.
Posted by Phil Kettle at 1:21 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
The latest 'Flick the Page' listen to Meredith Costain... fab author..great interview
Rythm and rhyme: 'Flick the page'
05 August 2013 , 2:27 PM by Scott Lamond
Rythm and rhyme, life on the farm and riding her bike to school.
Al of these things inspired renowned childrens picture book author, Meredith Costain.
Today on 'Flick the Page' she shares her story with Scott Lamond and Phil Kettle. She also has some tips on picture books and how you and your children can get involved.
Posted by Phil Kettle at 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Great news 'Flick the Page' is going to be pod cast....
A book fit for a king: 'Flick the Page'
29 July 2013 , 6:42 PM by Scott Lamond
Flick the Page got all inspired by the PM Kevin Rudd's decision to send the new royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge, a Mem Fox book, titled Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes.
Here's a an excerpt from the book:
"There was one little baby who was born far away,
and another who was born on the very next day.
And both of these babies-as everyone knows-
had ten little fingers and ten little toes.
There was one little baby who was born in a town,
and another who was wrapped in an eiderdown.
And both of these babies-as everyone knows-
had ten little fingers and ten little toes."
Author Phil Kettle and ABC Gold Coast's Scott Lamond discussed why books make such good presents but also explore the value of books that are part of a series and also the breaking down of stereotypes in contemporary story telling.
Posted by Phil Kettle at 9:40 PM
Monday, July 29, 2013
15 July 2013 , 2:37 PM by Scott Lamond
Infact drawing and expression through art is proving to be of great benefit to children's learning, particularly those that easily get distracted.
Today on 'Flick the Page' Phil Kettle visits the Gold Coast's Susy Boyer (pictured), a freelance illustrator and painter who passes on her skills to young people through special workshops.
Susy has illustrated many books and admits she was often easily distracted in her school days.
"Not being great at maths, I always got quite bored and I think I escaped by drawing and making that class more fun for myself."
Meanwhile, Phil's tip of the week: "Try to write in a simple way and express your views with the most appropriate words."
Posted by Phil Kettle at 10:37 PM
Flick the Page ...ABC 91.7
Don’t despair, plenty of hope and answers regarding both the above questions this week on ‘Flick the Page’ as ABC Gold Coast’s Scott Lamond and author Phil Kettle chat to some experts.
The illustrator of the famous Deltora Quest books Marc McBride joins us to talk about making a living drawing monsters and dragons and Kristina Purcell who is the Children and Youth Services Coordinator at the Kingston Library talks about trendy libraries. Kristina also explains ‘virtual story time’ and you can actually click on some examples of authors reading their books below.
You can listen to Flick the Page on ABC 91.7..... Catch me on the ABC here
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