Children's books set in the Yarra Ranges area, Victoria
I have run workshops with children and community groups in Victoria's Yarra Ranges area to create story books for the local community. These include:
The Season's In Our Town: A picture book by children from Millgrove, Wesburn and Surrounds (Yarra Ranges Council - 2013)
Story by Spiri Tsintziras
Kicking the footy, building a snowman, waiting for wombat to come out of her hole. These are some of the things that the children of Millgrove and Wesburn do during summer, autumn, winter and spring. Come and join them on thier exciting adventures.
Story by Spiri Tsintziras
Owler the Powerful Owl flies high above the Mount Evelyn township. Hop on his back and fly with him to find the silver bell, the flying fox and the flame tree. Look, feel and imagine your way through the Mount Evelyn township using this delightful picture book for the young, and the young at heart.
The Way Bunjil Flies: A new Dreaming about Badger Creek by Aunty Dot Peters (Mount Lilydale Secondary College, 2010)
Edited by Spiri Tsintziras
'Bunjil flies over. He sees Platypus and Fish fighting. He picks Platyus up in one claw, and Fish in the other, and drops them over Badger Creek...'This story recreates Aunty Dot's new Dreaming story about Bunjil the Eagle, with illustrations by Mount Lilydale Mercy College and Worawa Aboriginal College students.
Melbourne Coffee Review: A journey through Melbourne's top 100 coffee spots (2012 ed.)
Ristretto in Rosanna? Syphon in Spotswood? Cold-filter in Collingwood?
This is the definitive guide to Melbourne's very best coffee houses.
Check out why in my blog entry about it.
Buy the hard copy, e-Book or iPhone/Pad app from
Parlour Games for Modern Families
Myfanwy Jones & Spiri Tsintziras (Scribe, 2009)
Book of the Year for Older Children,
Australian Book Industry Awards, 2010.
'Who knew you could have this much fun without power cords? I love this book' Catherine Deveny
Parlour Games for Modern Families sets out to revive the tradition of indoor family games: push aside the consoles, turn off the telly, and bring some mental stimulation, silliness and laughter, joy and connection back into your living room.
This book is bursting with games of logic and memory, wordplay, card games, role-play, and rough and tumble. Not a single game requires equipment that you won’t find in your average home: a pack of cards, a dictionary, an hourglass, dice, paper, and pen. You can play to your heart’s content without wasting a single natural resource — except perhaps the delicious jam tart, recipe found herein.
- Buy the iPhone/Pad ap ($5.49)
- Buy the new edition (2011, $24.95)
- Read about it in The Guardian newspaper and listen to a BBC Bookclub interview
- Hear the authors interviewed on Life Matters, ABC Radio National
- Purchase in Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy (in translation) and elsewhere
- See media quotes on the publisher's website