Jean Saxby

Teacher-Librarian, Book Reviewer, Illustrator, Writer

Here is a snapshot of what I do and enjoy. I am a teacher-librarian at Galston Public School in rural North Western Sydney and teach five to twelve year olds. We have a beautiful and well stocked library of around 11,000 books. I have been in the position for over 20 years.

I review books for the magazine SCAN, which is published by the NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre (CLIC). The reviews explore the use of curriculum resources in the learning environments.

The books I have illustrated are three cookbooks which were published in Australia and internationally: The Breakfast Book, The Lunch Book and The Supper Book, all written by Diana Terry.

I write books, (mainly for children and young adults) and poetry. I am in the process of writing an education pack, some stories for children and one story for young adults. I've had one of the plays I wrote auditioned and performed at the Seymour Centre, Sydney in 2016 at the Arts' North Festival.

I also enjoy cooking, gardening, interior decorating, walking the dogs, going to the beach and of course reading.