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.
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.
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”.
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.
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:
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)
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.
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.