This week Rebecca shares the inspiration behind the P.I. Penguin series she co-authors with her two children, Joshua (who has both dyslexia and autism) and Kaylie. The fascinating thing is P.I. Penguin started as a homeschool project to motivate Joshua to give books and storytelling a chance. That first book evolved into a dream to produce the kinds of stories that will inspire even the most resistant readers to love books. There is so much more thought and reasoning behind various decisions about the book series. It shows Rebecca really took a strategic approach to finding ways to engage and inspire Joshua. And that putting the creative power into the hands of a dyslexic child can be a catalyst to incredible literacy development and the start of something truly magical. Take a listen!
If you’d like to check out the P.I. Penguin series, it’s available from the Aulexic website: https://www.aulexic.com.au/pi-series
Books From Your Backyard
In the show, Rebecca and Nanci also talk about an upcoming local event here in Perth, Western Australia. It’s happening at the State Library of Western Australia in the Perth Cultural Centre on Saturday, January 21st 2017. There will be fabulous children’s authors and illustrators performing across the day. If you specifically want to catch Rebecca’s talk and have a chance to say, “Hi!” to her in person (please let her know you listened to the podcast!) she’s performing as Bec J. Smith at 1pm.
Find out more here: https://www.aulexic.com.au/bfyb17
Activities and Fun for Kids
And finally, yes! You have a chance to win stuff. As mentioned in the podcast we have some cool P.I. Penguin activities and competitions in the podcast. Check out the colouring in pictures for our Monthly give-away available here: https://www.aulexic.com.au/pipenguin-colour-ins/
The Guess My Name Monthly Competition is here: https://www.aulexic.com.au/guess-my-name/
We also have free P.I. Penguin activity books: http://www.aulexic.com.au/free-activities-for-kids-1/
And we’re developing our series of educational Friday Fun Facts which have activities and learning resources so you can learn more about the animals and locations that feature in books that Aulexic publishes: https://www.aulexic.com.au/category/fridays-fun-facts/
And, while the fun facts activity books are normally 99c each you can get the entire series, including all upcoming releases, completely free if you become a Little Owl so be sure to subscribe for that and more awesome offers, freebies, and fantastic content from Aulexic!
Win A Bundle!!!Remember, you can be in for a chance to win the 4-book P.I. Penguin paperback bundle shipped to you completely free! Simply like and comment on our TLC Facebook page. While you’re there, consider sharing your favourite episode!
Also, because I know not everyone uses Facebook, I wanted to give another way to be in with a chance to win. So, you can also get an entry if you Rate and Review the podcast on your preferred podcast platform (eg. iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn)! That would be amazing and would help give our podcast a fabulous push into the world.
Also, I think it must have got cut in final edits but there is a deadline on the winning since we do at some point have to declare our winner, so last call is January 31st 2017 and we’ll announce the winner on air in a February 2017 episode (probably the second episode in February because we record at least a week in advance)!!! So tune in to find out if you won as we’ll need our winner to send us an email to let us know where to post the prize!