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New ‘Tell Me A Story’ Cards Hit QK Shelves

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Tell Me A Story Cards Hit QK Shelves

At last! Our new ‘Tell Me A Story” cards are back and better than ever. For those who have never experienced the joy of this popular resource in the past, the ‘Tell Me a Story’ cards are a useful tool for parents and professionals working with young people to facilitate communication, highlight strengths and to reinforce a sense of pride.

To date, the TMAS cards have been tried and tested by over 1200 people worldwide. Developed in the clinical setting for over 10 years, these cards have been gracefully illustrated to engage and invite both children and adults to recall and retell their own memorable moments of extremity, such as ‘Luckiest!’ ‘Loneliest!’ and ‘Bravest!’

The topics of these cards have been chosen for their ability to engage listeners of all ages. The TMAS cards are a useful tool for parents and professionals working with young people to facilitate communication, highlight strengths, give praise and boost self-esteem.

The new edition of these cards features a fresh new box for safe keeping and extra special printing touches throughout.

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Taipei International Book Exhibition 2016

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Taipei International Book Exhibition 2016

8 A handful of Aussie, publishers, authors and illustrators have been selected to appear in the 2016 Hello! from Australia exhibition that will be showcased at the Taipei International Book Exhibition this year, celebrating and promoting the vibrancy and variety of Australia’s publishing scene.

We are proud to announce that our title ‘The Best of Friends’ has been selected as part of this exhibition, which is an initiative of the Australian Publishers Association created in partnership with Books Illustrated, funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

The ‘Hello! from Australia’ 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.

Our title, ‘The Best of Friends’ is available now as part of our Social & Emotional Skills (SEL) workshop. Find out more here.

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Power Up wins at Educational Publisher’s Awards Australia 2014

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

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.

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We’re joining the APA

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We Join the Australian Publisher Association : Quirky Kid Clinic

 
We are proud to announce that the Australian Publisher Association (APA) has just accepted our membership application. This is an important milestone for Quirky Kid.

Most of you already know that The Quirky Kid Clinic is also a niche publishing house.  Our  focus is on practical and creative social-emotional resources aimed at children, adolescent and families. Our portfolio includes 6 resources, like The Face It Cards and The How to be a Friend book and 1 program, The Power Up Program and many more are on the way (see our online shop for all resources)

The Quirky Kid resources are currently sold and distributed in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the USA. Over 5000 copies were already sold to professionals word-wide. We count  with the fantastic support of The Australian Centre for Educational Research (ACER) in Australia. (see 52 Stories for more).

For the second time, we’ve attended the Frankfurt Book Fair; in 2013 however, joined the collective stand of the APA as we aim to increase the reach of our resources. (See review of Quirky Kid Resources in the USA).  We have now confirmed our attendance to the Bologna book fair were we hope to network,  display and launch our newest resource –  The Best of Friends workbook and program.

We are committed to our publishing projects and have a lot of surprises for you during 2014.

About the APA

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned. Over the years the APA has grown into an organisation of considerable influence. From modest beginnings and a membership of twenty, the Association now has over 216 members and represents 91% of the industry, based on turnover.

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QK @ Frankfurt Book Fair

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

This year we  joined the Australian Publishers Association collective stand to showcase the Quirky Kid Resources during the Frankfurt book fair (9 to 13th of October) It’s the second year we attend this fair and we really like it.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts and the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. 7307 Exhibitors from 97 countries make Frankfurt the international hub of the publishing world and we love learning a lot about publishing.  It was estimated that 6.300 people visited the Australian Collective stand. Our resources are now distributed in Canada, USA and Singapore and we are really keen to expand their reach to more markets.

Quirky Kid has a lot of new resources under development and we are keen to create a big impact in the child/families emotional and social publishing sector.  You can find out more about The Quirky Kid Resources on our website or at our publishing page.

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