What's New at CKT
Welcome to the December edition of Creative Kids Tales.
Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear Creative Kids Tales, Happy Birthday to us. Hip Hip Hooray!
Wow! I can’t believe we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday. Thank you everyone for embracing us and helping to ensure we are a valuable tool for those who are currently on their journey to publication. Without your support we wouldn’t be where we are today, so thank you!
As always, we have a big month this month on Creative Kids Tales. Paul Jennings popped in to help us celebrate for our 2nd Birthday. You can read all about this wonderful author here.
Smile! The National Library’s Pandora Archive take a snap shot of our website for the second year running.
PANDORA, Australia's Web Archive, is a growing collection of Australian online publications, established initially by the National Library of Australia in 1996, and now built in collaboration with nine other Australian libraries and cultural collecting organisations.
The name, PANDORA, is an acronym that encapsulates our mission: Preserving and Accessing Networked Documentary Resources of Australia. For more information about the National Library and the Pandora Archives visit: pandora.nla.gov.au
There is no emerging author of the month for December, instead we decided to put together a Year in Review page. You can also access this page from our home page (or from the main menu).
Congratulations to the winner of our Emerging Author of the Year competition, Kelly McDonald. Kelly received a staggering 486 votes.
Thanks to all our entrants. You did a wonderful job promoting yourselves; we hope you are now reaping the rewards from all your hard work.
Thanks to Paul Collins and Ford Street Publishing for generously donating $200 worth of books for our winner. We’ll also be throwing in $100 cash which takes the prize to $300. Kelly enjoy!
The Author’s Shelf is receiving great reviews, thanks. I would like to include authors from all genres on the show. If you are interested in promoting your work or author related service, festival etc, please email me
On our next show (1 December) we will chat with children’s author, Dimity Powell. Tune into 2SSR 99.7FM or via 2SSR.com.au from 12 – 1.00pm EST. Future dates can be found on our home page.
Sadly, we’ve had to postpone the launch of our new site, not for too long hopefully. In the meantime, we trust you will continue to enjoy all our current site has to offer. We’ll update you on the progress of our new site soon.
Welcome to all our new members both emerging authors and illustrators. Where else could you get everything Creative Kids Tales provides for less than 84c per month? For information about becoming an emerging author or illustrator or perhaps you would like to advertise on our website contact
If you know an emerging author or illustrator who might benefit from being a part of the Creative Kids Tales family, please don’t hesitate to pass on our details.
Our Pitch ya book! page this month is packed with new pitches and new reviews. You asked about our reviewers so we created a ‘Meet our book reviewers’ page. Now you can read all about your favourite reviewers.
We always love to hear what you think about our website. After all, we are here to help you on your journey to publication. We’ll accept all forms feedback. Don’t be afraid to tell us what you think. If you have any suggestions for the website, we’ll listen to them too. Email any comments to .
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That’s all from us this month and this year. We wish you a safe and happy festive season. Take care and we’ll see you in 2014 for another edition of Creative Kids Tales. Enjoy!