Sophie Makes New Friends by Kerry Malone

Saturday April 13th, 2pm

Sophie Makes New Friends by Kerry Malone

Reading and Activities

Kerry Malone will be reading from her book Sophie Makes New Friends


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It's Sophie's first day at her new big city school. Without her old friends, who will sit with her at recess? Will she make new friends? She eventually finds the courage to say hello to Phoebe. Will Phoebe convince Sophie to join the skipping team? 

Kerry Malone is a Canberra-based children's author. Her picture book You can do it Joey! was released in 2015 and her new chapter book, Sophie Makes New Friends is now available.

You can do it Joey! is suitable for 0-7 year olds. Joey is a young kangaroo who wants to jump fences and play with his cousins. He's scared and doesn't have the confidence to jump the fence but when he doesn't think about it over he goes.

Sophie Makes New Friends is perfect for emerging 6-9 year old readers. It tells Sophie's story as she moves to a city school and navigates making new friends.

Both books focus on similar themes of family, friendship and belonging. They explore issues around anxieties and suggest ways of overcoming these challenges.

Kerry has been involved in various literary events including the Goulburn Reader Writer Festival. She has spoken at ACT Branch events of the Children's Book Council of Australia and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

She is very active in the writing community and has been invited to visit childcare centres, preschools and primary schools to read her books and chat to the children about the importance of reading and writing.


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