Hazel Edwards
“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Teacher Resources

Curriculum themes provided, plus ideas that can be used for everyday literacy activities or special events like Book Week. Also can be used in conjunction with an Author Web Chat or Author Visit.

New e-books

Some of Hazel's e-books are available from her online bookstore.

A few are distributed via Port Campbell Press  or are available on Kindle.

MisfitDuty Free

Duty Free  and Misfit  are recent 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 now available as E-Book downloads from Hazel's online store. 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 on Hazel's store and 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 35) , 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 is touring nationally

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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.

   

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Young Adult Fiction Teacher Notes and 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

Sleuth Astrid

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


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Events & Appearances 2017

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

( booking here) 

March 1st   1.40  ABC Melbourne radio with Clare Bowditch

March 3rd  10-1pm  PRO

April 7th    10-1pm  PRO

April 20th  10-3pm  Yarra Ranges Museum, Lilydale ' Writing a Non Boring History or Memoir'

May 3rd  4.30-6 pm Immigration Museum  "Creativity' Keynote Independent Schools Arts Learning.

May 5th  10-1pm PRO

May 25-31 st  Darwin 

June 2nd  10-1pm PRO

June 10th (Sat) 10-1pm Wordfest  Mt Waverley Library, Writing a Non Boring Family Historyor Memoir 

June 13/14th  Sale Library   'Writing a Non Boring Family History' Book here. 

June 17th  10-1pm Brunswick Foundling Archives: Master Class 

July 7th  10-1pm PRO

July 12th (Weds) 10-4pm AuthorpreneurshipVic Writers' Centre.   Book here.

August 4th  10-1pm PRO

August 12th   Brunswick Foundling Archives Master Class 10-1pm 

August 21st  11.30  Hume Grammar school visit

August 24th  2pm Beverly Hills Primary , Doncaster 

August 18-25  Chn Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere' 

September 1st 10-1pm PRO

September 8-10   HNSA Conference Swinburne Authorpreneurship.

October 6th 10-1pm PRO

November 3rd 10-1pm PRO

December 1st  10-1pm PRO

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