Katrina McKelvey

Katrina McKelvey

Picture books are my favourite books. I love how the words and pictures share a special bond – one is meaningless without the other. Together, they weave magic as they take the reader on a special journey.

Katrina McKelvey Isla Book Cover
Up to something
No baths week
Dandelions

Katrina McKelvey is a children’s author, former primary school teacher, wife, and mother to two tweenagers and a cocker spaniel. She’s written many children’s picture books and educational readers including No Baths Week, Up To Something, Isla’s Family Tree (April, 2020), and Chasing Rainbows (August, 2020). She’s highly involved in CBCA, SCBWI, literary conferences and festivals, and loves visiting schools. She’s left-handed, loves tea and rollercoasters, and is addicted to mint chocolate. While in lockdown in Disney World a few years ago, she survived Hurricane Gene (category 5) by eating awful brownies.

Katrina's programs

Opposites

Age: 5-8 years

Writing focus: Narrative, Collection of ideas about Opposites

Story starter
Description

Katrina McKelvey is inviting your students to write the rest of the story. She has shared her teaching ideas and writing techniques, and is encouraging students to have fun writing about opposites. A dog says “meow” and a cat says “woof”… what other things could happen in the book?

Student work
Animal Alliteration Littlescribe Book
Sneak Peek

Harry and the Haircut

Age: 7-10 years

Writing focus: Narrative, Visual Literacy

Story starter
Harry and the haircut story starter page 1
Description

Katrina McKelvey is inviting your students to write the rest of the story. She is encouraging students to have fun writing about what could be found inside Harry’s hair! Will Chris the hairdresser find the mysteriously missing objects? Your students are the co-authors and they decide what happens next!

Student work
Gangsta Grandpa Littlescribe Book
Sneak Peek

Farmer Charlie and the Chicken Chasers

Age: 9-12 years

Writing focus: Narrative, Inventions

Story starter
Farmer Charlie and the Chicken Chasers story starter page 1
Description

Katrina McKelvey is inviting your students to write the rest of the story. She is encouraging students to have fun writing about an ingenious invention that could help farmers and chickens around the world! How will they solve Farmer Charlie’s dilemma and what are the chicken chasers? Your students are the co-authors and they decide what happens next!

Student work
Sneak Peek

What's included

For Students and Teachers:

  • One printed 12-page A5 book per student
  • Videos from author
  • The story starter
  • Writing program, linked to the curriculum
  • Reference to quality text and research
  • A digital book per student for life

Pricing

Price per student licence:

  • 1 – 99 = $19.80
  • 100 – 499 = $17.60
  • 500 or more = $16.50

Every digital book can also create digital classroom libraries and bookclubs for parents to enjoy.