Kerry Gittins is a writer, musician, traveler and teacher librarian from Newcastle, Australia. She has a Masters in Education and is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Kerry writes picture books, poetry and short stories that focus on community, empathy, tolerance, music and the environment. Her stories often include fragments of the people she’s met and places she’s visited during her time travelling the world. When she’s not writing, Kerry’s favourite things to do are swim in the ocean, listen to 70’s music, and spend time with her husband and two children. She is a huge fan of animation and still manages to drag her adult children along to the latest movies whenever they’re home. You can follow her on Twitter @gittins_kerry or check out her website www.thebooktree.co
Kerry also supports Room to Read, an organisation that focuses on girls education, and promotes literacy and reading in low income communities mainly across Asia and Africa.
Libraries. Learning and Lockdown: the new normal - article for the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) Access online magazine. ACCESS, vol. 34, issue 2, June 2020.
The Importance of School Libraries in Learning for the Future - Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) Conference and Workshop: Hanoi, December 2019.
Design Thinking in the Library: the 5th 'C' - workshop presentation at Librarian's Knowledge Sharing Workshop: Kuala Lumpur, November 2019.
Getting Started with Meaningful Ed Tech Tools - workshop presentation with Chantal Kruger at EduTECH Asia Conference: Singapore, October 2018
The Book Tree. © Kerry Gittins 2021. All Rights Reserved.