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Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She is the author of 14 novels for younger readers and a picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, which was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Children’s Book Council Awards. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda series centres on the life of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, a perpetually positive and determined seven year old who takes herself off to boarding school because it appeals to her sense of adventure. The first book in the series, Alice-Miranda At School was released in Australia in February 2010 with Alice-Miranda On Holiday, Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead, Alice-Miranda At Sea, Alice-Miranda In New York, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way and Alice-Miranda In Paris following at six month intervals. Jacqueline is currently contracted to write 12 Alice-Miranda books. She has a new series for younger readers (5-9 year olds) which launched in Australia in September 2012. Jacqueline is contracted to write eight Clementine-Rose books with Random House Australia. For more information go to www.jacquelineharvey.com.au

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Books, a book signing and upcoming events

Hello Friends,

I hope you've had a great week.  It's been a very exciting one for me and my best grownup friend Jacqueline Harvey.  Alice-Miranda in Paris has been shortlisted for two awards!  The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) and the REAL awards which act as the shortlist for the YABBAs, KOALA, COOL and KROC awards.  The ABIAs are voted on by people who work in the book industry like booksellers and publishers and the the REAL awards are voted by children just like you from Victoria, NSW, the ACT and the Northern Territory.  It's a huge honour to know that there are lots of people reading and enjoying my adventures.  You can ask your teachers and librarians how to cast your vote!

Jacqueline has been super busy finishing a new Clementine Rose story which is called Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend. It's the seventh of Clemmie's adventures and will be out in October this year. In the meantime we can show you the cover of the next book, Clementine Rose and the Treasure Box which will be out on the 1st of July.  I think it's so pretty.

Next Saturday, the 10th May Jacqueline Harvey is going to be signing books at Book Review at St Ives Village Shopping Centre from 11am.  You can come along and have your Clementine Rose and Alice-Miranda books signed - remember the latest Clementine adventure is Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape and my latest adventure is Alice-Miranda in Japan.  Jacqueline will be there with bookmarks and posters, so come along and say hello.

There are lots more events coming soon.  On Sunday 25 May Jacqueline is appearing at the Family Day at the Sydney Writers' Festival.  You can come along and hear her speak and then have morning tea with her too.

Jacqueline is touring in South Australia from Monday 26 - Saturday 31 May and will post all the event details in the next week or so and after that she's appearing at the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival in Sydney which is open to all schools and individuals and you can book tickets here.

Anyway, have a lovely weekend.  If you're playing sport, have a great game!

Lots of love,
Alice-Miranda xxx

PS  I wanted to share with you one of my special friends, Piper who is showing off her huge collection of Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose books.  And finally, I need to let you know that very soon (hopefully in the next couple of weeks), there is going to be a fantastic new Jacqueline Harvey website which will have special sections for me and for Clementine Rose as well with lots of games and fun activities for you to do.

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