Book Week 2012

This Book Week, be a reading champion and change the world. Help me build a school library for kids in Cambodia, one of the world’s poorest countries.

I have joined forces with Room to Read and Stubbies Schoolwear to challenge schools and classes all over Australia to raise money in fun ways to reach our $20,000 target. This money will be used to build a school library in Siam Reap, Cambodia, and stock it with local language books. We have already raised around $11,000 but we REALLY need your help to hit our target by 31 August.

For inspiration, watch the 3-minute World Change Challenge video above that I filmed with kids at Ocean Shores Public School. Then hit for the sign-up details. 

I have seen schools do ‘Book Busking’ and ‘Embarrass Your Teacher’ and ‘Lattes for Literacy’ and ‘Sponsored Silence’ and ‘Drop Everything and Read’. There are lots of fun, bookish ways to get involved.

WIN! The class that raises the most money gets a free writing workshop with me and every student gets a copy of my book My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up.

This National Year of Reading, please help me to give the gift of reading to kids with little or no access to books.

Spread the word!



  1. Jaiden
    August 21, 2012 / 6:00 am

    thanks Tristan for coming to JPC. I learnt alot and we finaly got story scrapbook working.
    kind regards Jaiden

  2. August 21, 2012 / 6:30 am

    Thanks Jaiden. We had the app in today's sessions. Lots of interesting creations. You go to a fine, fine school. Hope you enjoy it (as much as school can be enjoyed.) T.

  3. Anonymous
    August 26, 2012 / 5:41 am

    I enjoyed your presentation and I loved your sense of humour. Your books where intreating and creative and appeal to most kids because you have written a variety of text I liked you coming to John Paul College because you gave us a hands on experience of meeting an author.
    Kind regards Bom

  4. September 13, 2012 / 9:17 am

    Hey Bom
    Thanks for the kind words. Love your school and Learning Centre. You're super-lucky to have such great resources. Happy reading and writing!

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