Welcome To Heidi's Place!

Through the celebration of good literature Heidi's Place Books and Speaker's Agency offers a nurturing, inspiring environment in which children and young adults are provided the opportunity and encouragement to discover, explore and express who they are, giving them valuable foundations for their future.

Sowing the seeds of creativity 

We work with a variety of exciting facilitators, authors and illustrators from all over Australia to help nurture creativity in our region. We are passionate about good literature and engendering a confident, vibrant, forward thinking local culture through creativity and lateral thinking. Click on the links below to find out further information about the following programs:

Speaker's Agency

Our speaker’s agency organizes authors or illustrators for workshops tailored to your curriculum needs.  We also organize talks and workshops for adults, provide speakers for festivals and conferences, as well as professional development opportunities for aspiring writer’s, illustrators and for teachers.

Click here to contact us for more information.

Book club at Heidi's Place

Bookclub selections ...

Next round bookclub selections are in!
6/7 years - 
Measly Middle Ages
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Measly Middle Ages including:
Why chickens had their bottoms shaved.
A genuine jester's joke.
What ten-year-old treacle was used for.


8/9 years
Upside Down Magic 
Book 2 in the Upside Down Magic series

The kids in Upside-Down Magic class know their magic is a little out of control. But that doesn’t make them weird—it only makes them human. Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School, and the class is getting blamed! 


10 years
When Nic — a slave in the mines outside of Rome — is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla; an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods — magic some Romans would kill for. 


11/12 years


Penelope is running out of time!

She dreams of being a writer, but how can she pursue her passion when her mother schedules every minute of her life? And how will she ever prove that writing is worthwhile if her mother keeps telling her to 'get busy!' and 'be more productive'?

Then one day, Penelope discovers a hole in her schedule — an entire day completely unplanned! — and she mysteriously falls into it. What follows is a mesmerising journey through the Realm of Possibility where Penelope sets out to find and free the Great Moodler — the one person who may have the answers she seeks. 


13 years
City of Halves 

London. Girls are disappearing. They've all got one thing in common; they just don't know it yet... Sixteen-year-old Lily was meant to be next, but she's saved by a stranger: a half-human boy with gold-flecked eyes. Regan is from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight. But now both worlds are under threat, and Lily and Regan must race to find the girls and save their divided city.

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Heidi Muddle July 10, 2016 Add a comment