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Mick Elliott: The Problem With Boys and Books

Session Info:

Bestselling Australian author, illustrator and kids’ TV Producer Mick Elliott has made a career of entertaining boys (and girls) with his much-loved, comedic series THE TURNERS and SQUIDGE DIBLEY.
In this session, Mick reveals the secrets he learnt about engaging kids during his two decades as a kids’ TV producer at Nickelodeon and addresses the quandary we face with boys and books in the age of Minecraft and Fortnite.


Topics covered:

  • Why boys stop reading
  • Why storytelling is different in the age of YouTube and Minecraft
  • How to engage reluctant readers

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