Hazel Edwards
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Teacher Resources

During the Pandemic Lockdown, useful resources  for students working from home. Curriculum themes provided, plus ideas for everyday literacy activities.

Since 'in person' author visits may not be possible:  .

Check Videos for recent author-readings of Hazel's books.

Check Author Visit once Pandemic lifted. 

e-books

Some libraries use only one platform but please check further as  many of Hazel's e-books are available via Alchemy which links to where they can be bought online such as at Amazon, Google or Booktopia.

A detailed page of information and cover per title such as Fake I.D.

Some of Hazel's e-books are available on Kindle.

MisfitDuty Free

Duty Free  and Misfit  are e-books for mid/upper primary. 'Misfit' deals with 'being different' in a religious school .'Duty Free' is a travel mystery set in China with a 14 year old sleuth.

Both deal with ethical dilemmas.

Night Creatures of the Mall

Night Creatures of the Mall is a very simple mystery for beginner readers.

Water Bandits has watch-geese at the French Mill & a tri-lingual cat who stops the water bandits.

Water bandits

E-Book Literacy Mysteries 

 

The Frequent Flyer Twins and Project Spy Kids series are available as E-Books via Alchemy  . Ideal for young independent readers, the 'Project Spy Kids' series stars 10 year old Art, a cool problem-solver who only reads clues. 'The Frequent Flyer Twins' are Asian-Australian twins who solve mysteries at various international airports. Activities linked to these series are available for download below:

Design Your Own Mystery Work Sheets

These activity sheets ,with reading outcomes, encourage students to craft their own mystery using the characters from the Frequent Flyer Twins series and introducing their own plot, clues, locations and motives.

 Create Your Own T-Shirts

 

Fun Activity Sheets

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Antarctica

In 2001, Hazel was awarded the Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship and travelled to Casey Station on the ‘Polar Bird’ ice-ship. This visit inspired the young adult eco-thriller 'Antarctica's Frozen Chosen', picture book ‘Antarctic Dad’ and the memoir, ‘Antarctic Writer on Ice’ as well as classroom playscripts and literacy material.  E-books  'Antarctic Dognapping' and 'Shooting Antarctica' a mystery for adult literacy are available only from Kindle. 

   

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Hippopotamus Themes and Activities

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake can provide an imaginative theme for the kindergarten, classroom and the school community as a whole.

     

To celebrate the anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book ( now 40) , Puffin created some fun Hippo Party materials. Visit the Puffin website or download the items here.

Chinese translations of all six picture books:  Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

AudioBook of all Hippo stories and music  Bolinda Audio

'Hippo!Hippo! The Musical' by Garry Ginivan Productions toured nationally

The Book Muse: interview with original publisher who 'found' the hippo manuscript in 1980.

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Young Adult Fiction Teacher Notes

Designed for male and female readers, aged 13 to 26, Hazel's young adult (YA) fiction titles explore growing up in challenging or adventurous circumstances.

'Outback Ferals' has a PANDEMIC threat, so is now very topical.

   

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Young Adult Discussion Hints

From Antarctica to Istanbul, Hazel's non fiction titles can inspire classroom discussion and curriculum themes.

       

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Classroom Scripts and Drama Resources 

Hazel has a number of classroom scripts published in book form. To view the scripts currently available, please click through to Classroom Scripts

Dramatics

The book Dramatics co-written with Goldie Alexander is a comprehensive drama resource for primary teachers (years 3-6). This book includes scripts and activities such as creating catchy titles, improvisation and puppet scripts. 

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Plato the Platypus Plumber (Part-Time)

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Gang O Kids

Qantm College students have a Final Build of 'Gang O Kids' computer games based on orienteering up on Youtube.

Even a trial Apps. Lots of running!

 

 

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 Sleuth Astrid e-series

A quirky mind-reading chook who solves mysteries.

Sleuth Astrid

Classroom performance script Sleuth Astrid.pdf Classroom performance script Sleuth Astrid.pdf


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Events & Appearances 2020

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Complete Your Book in a Year.

2020 ( booking & info here)  

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2020  *ALL POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC

OCTOBER 

27th 10am YABBA (via Zoom)

NOVEMBER

Nov 6th  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year'

DECEMBER

Dec 4th PROV Mini Book launch


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