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

Round 2 Bookclub

Round 2 will kick off in the 1st week of March. Here's what we'll be looking at.

6/7 years -

  Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. We'll be looking at the topic of fear of failure, language focus on words such as ENGINEER - what is an engineer, what do they do, different types of engineers and some funny words like doohicky and gizmos. 

8/9 years

 Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. Written by Australian author Tamsin Janu, we'll explore the character of Figgy who is growing up in her grandmothers home in rural Ghana. Grandma Ama is the centre of Figgy's universe and has raised her since Figgy was abandoned by her mother as a tiny baby, with nothing but a note saying 'Her name is Figgy'. A heartwarming tale of courage and determination.

10 - 12 years

Phar Lap is not only a winner, he is a real star. Millions of Australians love him. But that's not enough for Mr Davis. He wants to make Big Red into a world star.

Sally's dad is a private detective and he's just been offered the case of a lifetime–investigating who tried to shoot Phar Lap before the 1930 Melbourne Cup. Helping her dad investigate, Sally begins to feel a sense of mounting dread as Phar Lap goes from victory to victory–and collects not only millions of friends, but also some dangerous enemies.

 13/14 years

 Book 1 in an epic fantasy series from Cinda Williams Chima.  Adventure, magic, war and ambition conspire to throw together an unlikely group of companions in a struggle to save their world. Lots of character study in this one including the relationships with each other. 


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Renae Quirk February 19, 2017 Add a comment