Jean Saxby

Teacher-Librarian, Book Reviewer, Illustrator, Writer

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The Girl With No Voice

photo of children performing at the Seymour Centre in August 2016 in the play

My Story "The Girl With No Voice" was performed at the Seymour Centre, Sydney, for the Arts North Festival in August 2016. 30 pupils took part in the performance.

Annual Maurice Saxby Lecture 2015

annual Maurice Saxby lecture at Sydney University 2015

Sadly, Maurice Saxby passed away 30th November, 2014. Libby Gleeson gave the annual Maurice Saxby lecture at Sydney University.



Lesley Gibbes

Lesley Gibbes (author of Scarey Night), and I at the Blue Mountains on our way to Pinerolo, Blackheath.

Lesley Gibbes, (author of 'Scarey Night'), and I at the Blue Mountains on our way to Pinerolo, Blackheath. Margaret Hamilton was hosting famous Australian author, Glenda Millard at the cottage.

2015 CBCA Northern Branch Christmas Party.

Belinda Murrell, Jacquie Harvey, Debra Tidball and Jean saxby at the 2015 CBCA Northern Branch Christmas Party.

Belinda Murrell, Jacquie Harvey, Debra Tidball and I at the 2015 CBCA Northern Branch Christmas Party.



Cathie Tasker and Gai Davis

Cathie Tasker, Gai Davis, and Jean Saxby at the Annual Northern Teacher Librarian Conference at Checkers, Belrose.

Cathie Tasker, (a judge of the CBCA shortlisted books), Gai Davis, (President of the Teacher Librarian Northern Network) and I at the Annual Northern Teacher Librarian Conference at Checkers, Belrose.

Nadia Wheatley

Nadia Wheatley and Jean Saxby

We had an inspiring visit to our school during Book Week 2014 by famous Australian author, Nadia Wheatley. She has written books such as My Place and Australians All.



CBCA 2014 National Conference

CBCA 2014 National Conference

Opening of the CBCA National Conference, Canberra, May 2014, at the National Library.

Anne James

Anne James, illustrator of the short-listed book, I'm a Dirty Dinosaur

With Anne James, illustrator of the short-listed book, I'm a Dirty Dinosaur, at the National CBCA Conference, May 2014.



Belinda Murrell and Peter MacInness

Belinda Murrell and Peter MacInness

Belinda Murrell, Peter Macinnis and I holding Belinda's books at the CBCA AAA Event, at the Menzies Hotel.

Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky

We were very fortunate to have Ursula Dubosarsky visit Galston Public School during Book Week 2013.



Oliver Phommavanh and Maurice Saxby

Oliver Phommavanh and Maurice Saxby

Oliver Phommavanh, (author of Thai-Riffic!), Jean Saxby, Dr Maurice Saxby and Bill Saxby at the CBCA Christmas Dinner at the Diggers, Harbord.

Authors' Visit 2012

Photograph of Children's Book Council of Australia (Northern Branch) authors

On 12th September 2012, we had a very special Authors' Visit and High Tea at Galston Public School. My colleagues from the Children's Book Council of Australia (Northern Branch) gave talks to the students and parents about literature and their books. We were very fortunate to have Yvonne Low, Wendy Blaxland, Antonette Diorio, Wendy Fitzgerald and Jill Bruce to visit.



High Tea

Photograph of the Authors' Visit 2012 High Tea

The high tea for the authors and parents was provided by the staff at Galston Public School. It was an unforgettable and inspiring day.

Belinda Murrell and Oliver Phommavanh

Photograph of Belinda Murrell and Oliver Phommavanh

Belinda Murrell, Oliver Phommavanh (pictured) and Jan Latta also came to speak to the students and show their books.



Aleesah Darlison

Photograph of Aleesah Darlison in front a Galston Public School library class

Aleesah Darlison gave an interesting and dynamic talk to the Year 3 and Year 4 classes.

Frances Watts

Photograph of Frances Watts in front a Galston Public School library class

During Book Week 2012, famous Australian author Frances Watts came to speak to the students and show her books. Some of our favourites were "Kisses for Daddy", the "Sword Girl" series and the "Gerander Trilogy". Her books have been "flying off" the shelves ever since her visit!



Polar Bear Exhibit, San Diego Zoo

Photograph of Jean Saxby in front of a large Polar Bear book at San Diego Zoo

During my US visit in June 2012 (California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada), I visited the San Diego Zoo. This giant book was part of the polar bear exhibit.

Maurice Saxby

Photograph of Jean Saxby and Maurice Saxby

On 1st May 2012, The Maurice Saxby Lecture took place at the Dixson Room in the State Library of NSW. It was held to recognise Maurice's national and international contribution to childrens' literature and to the Children's Book Council of Australia over the last sixty years. The lecture was presented by Professor Robyn Ewing BEd(Hons) PhD.



Anna Feinberg and Kim Gamble

Kim Gamble in front of one of his Tashi illustrations

We were very fortunate to have Anna Feinberg and Kim Gamble at our CBCA (Northern Branch) annual dinner at Balgowlah RSL. Anna read from a 'Tashi' passage while Kim crafted a picture in pastels.

Jeni Mawter

Jeni Mawter and Jean Saxby in the library at Galston Public School

Jeni Mawter was our 2011 Book Week visitor. We had three 1 hour enjoyable and action packed sessions.



Sue Whiting

Sue Whiting and Jean Saxby in the library at Galston Public School

Sue Whiting was our visiting author for Book Week at Galston Public School in 2010. The classes enjoyed her reading sessions immensely, especially the books 'The Firefighters' and 'Freaky'.