Writing programs your
students will love.
We work with Australian and international schools to deliver engaging writing programs,
model writing techniques and connect students with leading children's authors.
To the Australian, NSW and VIC Curriculum. For 5 to 14 years+.
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About the Littlescribe Writing Program.
Created in 2019, our mission was to engage students in writing by bringing leading authors into classrooms, and inspiring teachers with creative resources they love to teach.
It began with the ‘Mini-Writing Festival,’ a week of live, interactive, online workshops featuring leading children’s authors. Designed to build student confidence and capability, each workshop models a ‘mini’ writing skill.
The Festival still runs over 5 days each year but now comes with a whole year’s worth of interactive, adaptable and on-demand resources you will love.
Designed by teachers, our program and resources help teachers engage students in writing without adding 100s of hours to their year – rather it saves precious time.
Let us take you and your students on a writing journey you will all love.
“I can highly recommend the online version through Littlescribe. It is highly professional and provides schools with an incredible array of resources for writing. Every school should subscribe.”
Lynn Scanes, Teacher, Cowan Public School, NSW
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To find out how we support lower, middle and upper grade schools including your motivated, reluctant and disengaged writers, request your educators’ guide today.
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“In my 20 years of teaching, I have never seen a literacy program
have such an impact.”
Becky Ward, Koputaroa School, New Zealand.
Pricing is on a per student basis. Discounts apply when an entire school signs up for a program. Options are available for printing original books. We recommend requesting our guide for more detail.
Resources are released in Term 1 but you can get started at any time in the year.
The live Festival workshops take place the week commencing July 31st.
Yes. Resources align with the Australian Curriculum, NSW and VIC and the recent K to 2 NSW Syllabus. Resources are designed for students aged 5 to 14 years+
Yes. The program is designed for you to cherry pick resources to complement your writing plan and target the needs of individuals and groups of students. We recommend reviewing the resource contents pages, scope and sequence examples and how to guides to help you get the most out of the program.
Yes it works for both.
It’s a flexible and blended program designed to support your timetable and work alongside existing programs. Author workshops are available live and on-demand.
Authors involved with the 2023 Littlescribe Writing programs include:
Jackie French – Jackie French AM is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honorary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children’s Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.
Jackie has written over 200 books, some of which have sold millions of copies and won over 60 awards in Australia and internationally. Jackie is one of the few writers to win both literary and children’s choice awards. She has appeared in assorted ‘Burke’s Backyard’ segments, radio shows, newspaper and magazine columns.
Jackie writes for adults, young adults, and children, on history, ecology, and her award-winning historical fiction for all ages. Her titles include Hitler’s Daughter and Diary of a Wombat.
Her first children’s book Rain Stones was written in a shed with a wallaby called Fred, a black snake called Gladys and a wombat called Smudge. It was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award and CBCA Younger Reader’s Book of the Year.
Katrina McKelvey – Katrina McKelvey is a children’s author, former primary school teacher, wife, and mother to two tweenagers and a cocker spaniel.
Her many children’s picture books and educational readers include No Baths Week, Up To Something, Isla’s Family Tree, and Chasing Rainbows.
Katrina is highly involved in CBCA, SCBWI, literary conferences and festivals. She is the Schools Program Advisor and Family Fun Day MC for the Newcastle Writers’ Festival, and was a past President of the Newcastle sub-branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
Katrina loves visiting schools to meet children, educators and the community. When she was herself a teacher, Katrina found every day rewarding.
Sue Whiting – Sue Whiting is an award-winning children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for two decades.
Sue’s passion for children’s literature started during her time as a primary school teacher. She enjoyed connecting children with books that would help them become lifelong readers. Ultimately this turned to an ambition to write her own books for children. Her first break was as a contract writer for the Contract Publishing Company writing text for novelty books and then later for the education market. Her first published trade middle grade novel was Battle of the Rats in 2004.
Sue was the senior commissioning editor and publishing manager for Walker Books Australia for many years before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing.
As a storyteller and schools’ performer, Sue has informed, inspired and entertained thousands of kids across the country.
Jacqueline Harvey –Jacqueline Harvey has had a passion for storytelling since she was a child. These days, having written more than 50 books she is one of Australia’s most popular authors for children.
Her Alice-Miranda series has sold well in excess of a million copies in Australia and New Zealand alone. Spy series, Kensy and Max is packed with drama, action and loads of fun and Clementine Rose has long been a favourite with young readers. Her most recent release is a picture book called That Cat, illustrated by one of her former students, Kate Isobel Scott, and aimed at a very young audience.
Jacqueline has received numerous short-listings and awards including in the Children’s Choice awards (YABBA, KOALA and KROC) and Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) while her picture book, The Sound of the Sea was a CBCA Honour Book in 2006.
Lisa Nicol – Lisa Nicol is an author who sometimes makes documentaries. Lisa sees books and films as different ways to tell a story.
Her documentary WIDE OPEN SKY was all about a children’s choir in remote NSW and the importance of growing up with lots of music. It won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival and screened in cinemeas and festivals around the world.
Her first novel for children, Dr Boogaloo and The Girl Who Lost Her Laughter, was a CBCA Notable and is currently being adapted for the screen as a musical. Her second novel Vincent and The Grandest Hotel on Earth is about an extraordinary place that is wilder than the African savanna, more fantastical than Disneyland and more magical than Shangri-la. It was published internationally to much acclaim. Her latest book, The What On Earth Institute of Wonder was published in 2021.
James Foley – James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator. He makes picture books, middle grade novels and comics for kids. He created the graphic novel series: Brobot, Dungzilla and Gastronauts starring Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve.
James’ earlier books, My Dead Bunny, In The Lion, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards. His books There’s Something Weird About Lena and Chickensaurus are among his recent offerings and showcase his humorous, illustrative style. His latest picture book, Stellarphant, is about the world’s first elephant astronaut.
As writer and illustrator, James loves being able to pull the whole story together from scratch. James started his career in primary school, drawing cartoons for the school newspaper, and in year 7, won third prize in a state-wide ‘Make Your Own Storybook’ Competition.
Kristin Darell – Kristin Darell has been a writer and journalist for more than 25 years. She has worked as a reporter and a producer of news and current affairs for the Seven Network, Australian News Channel, Sky News and the ABC.
During that time, Kristin reported live from bushfires and other disaster zones, covered court and crime stories and specialised in the studio production of breaking news.
A passion for skiing and the snow led Kristin to a career highlight – reporting from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Kristin loves writing for children and encouraging children to write – particularly helping them find ways to share what they are most passionate about!
Deborah Abela – After training as a teacher, Deborah Abela went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail…twice!
Deborah was a writer/producer of a national children’s TV show at Network TEN, writing scripts about everything from llamas to bungy jumping and how to go to the toilet in outer space. Since then, she has become an internationally published and awarded author.
Deborah knew she wanted to be a writer when she was seven years old. She has now written 27 books, including the Max Remy Superspy and Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series. Her crankiness about climate change led to the novels, Grimsdon, New City and Final Storm.
Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero, Deborah’s first picture book, was chosen by Dolly Parton to be part of her Imagination Library.
Oliver Phommavanh – Oliver Phommavanh is a Thai-Australian who loves to make people laugh on the page as a children’s author or on stage as a comedian. He loves eating burgers and playing his Nintendo Switch. In his heart, Oliver still feels fifteen years old.
He is a proud bookworm who is passionate about creative writing. He uses his experience as a primary school teacher to inspire kids to write funny all across Australia and Asia.
Oliver has appeared in writing, arts and comedy festivals in Australia and other countries. He has appeared as a comedian on national tv and radio. Oliver is a proud Room To Read Author Ambassador, a Books in Homes role model and an ambassador for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Oliver’s books are packed with laughs, but also carry a lot of heart and authentic characters living in a multicultural Australia.