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Hello Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

New QK Book selected for ‘Hello! from Australia’ exhibition and catalogue at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015.

Oz authors and illustrators in the 2015 Hello! from Australia exhibition Illustrations from 32 books have been selected out of 109 submissions from 24 Australian publishers for 2015 Hello! from Australia exhibition. We are extremely proud to have our book, The Best of Friends as one of the selected title! This is the second recognition we received for our publishing work this year. 

The works, which celebrate and promote the vibrancy and variety of Australia’s children’s book illustrators and publishing, will be showcased at the 2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The exhibition is the seventh annual display of Australian children books to be displayed at the fair, and is an initiative of the Australian Publishers Association created in partnership with Books Illustrated, funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

The exhibition aims to:

  • support publishers in the promotion and sale of rights
  • facilitate contact between Australian publishers and international agents and promoters
  • promote Australian culture internationally, and
  • draw attention to the diversity and depth of Australian children’s books.

Previous Bologna exhibitions of Hello! from Australia have received an enthusiastic afterlife at other book festivals and fairs, including presentations at:

  • Paju Bookcity in South Korea;
  • the National Youth and Children’s Library, Seoul;
  • the Korea Foundation Cultural Gallery, Seoul;
  • the inaugural International Illustration Concours on Nami Island, Korea; and
  • the Capital Library Beijing, China, as part of Australian Writers Week.

A highlight of the 2015 fair will be the presence of the Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French who will give the opening speech at the Australia Party and be part of the second international Children’s Laureate Summit in Bologna. The Catalogue will soon be available here.

Our title, The Best of Friends will be available Mid 2015.

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Our celebration cards are back!

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Our celebration cards are back

Back by popular demand, we are making our celebration cards available once again. These beautifully illustrated cards are printed locally and feature 100% recycle paper. With $10 you get 3 unique designs with celebration notes as: ‘Happy Holidays’, ‘ Be Marry’ and ‘Joy’.

We will be donating $1 of each pack to refugee projects overseas.

Grab your at the Quirky Kid Shoppe while stocks last.

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LEGO and Quirky Kid

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QK Team and Lego - Child and Adolescent Market Research

A little while ago our team had the pleasure of working with LEGO.  Our consultancy role involved sharing our expertise on the understanding of boy’s play behaviour  – particularly in relation boy’s desire to ‘age up’ and the importance characters have in establishing a strong understanding and emotional connection with to story content.

We delivered key and strategic information based on the brief provided around elements of boys’ play behaviour, how they have changed over times and the historical perspective on play, taking into account new social trends. We also explored boys  interests when growing up and how they connect and engage with cartoons, and how these relate back to their play.

LEGO was fantastic to work with and demonstrated great ethical care and guidelines, regarding child development while working with us.

Our principal child psychologist, Kimberley O’Brien,  headed the research with the support of our clinical team. We regularly work with organisations like LEGO, helping them to develop better products and services for children, adolescents and families. You can see our list of existing clients on our website.

 

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Position Available

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New Position Available at Quirky Kid - Employment Opportunity in Sydney

We have a new position available at Quirky Kid. More information about the role and how to apply, visit: https://childpsychologist.com.au/about-us/employment/customer-superhero

What’s the job?

Never a dull moment in the office, we are looking for someone who is dynamic, has excellent organisational skills and a keen interest in technology. We need someone to control our client flow; manage our busy schedules with precision, complete all the administration tasks in relation to office management as well as provide caring intake to new clients. You need to love to speak with people and have a lot of empathy.

Apply Today.

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Power Up wins at Educational Publisher’s Awards Australia 2014

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Power Up performance program for young people

Last night, during the sold out ceremony for 21st annual Educational Publishing awards at the State Library of Victoria Power Up!, our performance psychology resource, was awarded the Best Student Resource (Primary) under the Arts/Humanities category. 

The judged praised our resource as follow:

Power Up is a target product that has wide appeal an application. It is unique in its approach in helping students enhance performance to achieve success by identifying and improving cognitive strategies. Clearly presented, well-designed and practical in its application. it delivers contemporary and relatable video content”.

Our team, Kimberley O’Brien (principal Educational and Development Psychologist), Leonardo Rocker (Publisher and Business Manager) and Lisa Diebold (Designer) were proud to receive the award from Senator the Hon. Scott Ryan Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Senator for Victoria, who was officially representing the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education.

The awards is a significant achievement for our growing educational publishing house and confirms the amazing quality and innovation of our resources and products. We are a very proud team this week!

The ceremony was led by by Michael Gordon Smith, Chief Executive of the Australian Publishers AssociationAPA) and provided participants with inspiring and challenging speeches by David Barnett, Managing Director, Pearson Australia. and David Howes – Executive Director, Curriculum, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. We also heard from Murray St Leger, Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Agency and Cliff Brigstocke, Chief Executive Officer, OPUS Group.

Australian’s largest educational and most successful publishers like Pearson, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press Macmillan Education Australia took home many awards.The full list winners is available in the EPAA catalogue 2014.

Our contented focus and commitment

Quirky Kid has a refreshed enthusiasm and focus to continue developing innovative resources for the educational sector in Australia and overseas. We have two more incredible resources in the pipeline and can’t wait to share those with you.

We would like to thank our clients and colleagues for their support and encouragement. We also invite schools and colleagues interested in offering this resources for their students and clients to get in touch with us.  We are very happy to come to you and demonstrate how this resource can contribute to your students psychological support.

Offering Power Up!

You can purchase and find our more about Power Up! in the following websites:

You can also become an affiliate by registering here.

You can become a Power Up Facilitator by completing the registration from online

If you would like to offer this resources for your students, please contact us to discuss our school licenses.

Purchasing Power up

 

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