August 15, 2017

Dymocks Books for Kids Campaign – helping children in need!

Dymocks launches Books for Kids charity campaign

Article from Books and Publishing 15.8.17

Dymocks bookstores are running a two-week Books for Kids charity campaign, with 50 cents from every children’s book sold to be donated to literacy support programs through Dymocks Children’s Charities.

The campaign runs from 12-26 August. Dymocks said more than 12,000 disadvantaged students will receive new books through the campaign.

Children’s authors supporting the campaign include UK author David Walliams and local authors Sally Rippin, Jacqueline Harvey, Adam Spencer, Louise Park, Aaron Blabey and Leigh Hobbs.

A YouGov survey commissioned by Dymocks found that on average, Australian children owned 18 books at home, while nearly four in 10 children owned less than 11 books.


I am thrilled to be part of this very special campaign and proud to be an ambassador for Dymocks Children’s Charities. To learn how you can get involved watch the promotional video below (and get book buying!).





Dear Jacqueline,
I love the video very much.
Two weeks ago, I bought Alice-Miranda on holiday. Does it count? Because I hope so.a
I own 3 Alice-Miranda books but I borrow lots from the library. Also I have Clementine Rose and the Paris puzzle and I read the new Clementine Rose. It was A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your biggest fan,

August 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Tamara K


Where are the Dymocks stores?

August 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    There are shops all around Australia – if you look on their website you can find the locations. They also sell books online if you don’t live close to one.

    Best wishes,

    August 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm



Hey jacqueline!
About two weeks ago, I bought three books of AM and I totally loved them. They are triple awesome! The three books are, AM shines bright AM in Japan and AM at camp!
Secondly, can you pretty please write a new AM adventure in which AM goes to Spain or Portugal and meets a famous footballer named as Cristiano Ronaldo, tell you what I am a mad fan of this footballer, I love him to bits. You have been to Portugal! You must’ve met him! And in the AM adventure to Spain or Portugal you can make alice miranda get an autograph of him or she can get a free chance to play in the fifa world cup for women. This adventure’s title should be ‘Alice Miranda as a footballer’. And if you write an adventure to Spain so please put dozens and dozens of photos of cristiano ronaldo! Pretty pleaseee!
Search on Google for more details of Cristiano Ronaldo
And please visit this website

August 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Kanita,

    I have written a very short story where Alice-Miranda is in Portugal – it’s called Alice-Miranda and the Secrets of Sintra but it’s in an anthology called Stories for Girls. You never know what I might write about next – football is an extremely popular topic and yes, I know who Ronaldo is :).

    I’m glad that you enjoyed the books.

    Best wishes,

    August 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm



Hi Jacqueline.

This sounds amazing, and it makes me feel priveliged to own a lot of books at home. I will definitely be heading down to Dymocks soon to grab a new read, and I think this is an excellent cause!


August 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks Anastasia – your support is very much appreciated! I know that the kids who receive the books absolutely love them.

    Best wishes,

    August 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm



Hey jacqueline
Thanks for replying
I will look forward to the alice miranda short story
Secondly I am so glad you know ronaldo I always get excited when I meet a person who actually knows ronaldo (i am a great fan 🙂 )
I am soo happy to her that my fav author knows my idol
He is sort of my biggest idol
And do you really like ronaldo? Are you a big fan? He is handsome right? I can’t help it but questions in my mind are jumping to be asked by you!

August 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm



    One thing I forgot to ask you…..
    Did you check out this website
    If you haven’t please do
    If you have then how was it?

    August 20, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Jacqueline Harvey


      Hi Kanita,

      Yes I did and it’s awesome! Well done to you and great to see interesting, age-appropriate content. You go, girl!

      Best wishes,

      August 22, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Kanita,

    I can’t say that I’m a huge fan like you but I think he’s an amazing player. I tend to follow rugby union as that’s a very popular game in Australia and New Zealand where we live. My favourite union players are Will Genia and Israel Folau. I’ve met them both!

    Best wishes,

    August 22, 2017 at 8:25 am



Hey Jacqueline
Thanks you soooo much for appreciating me for my efforts on my website and can you please follow my blog and please like some of my posts too, I would be really grateful!
And I never knew you liked rugby
Well rugby is a good game
You are extra lucky that you met your fav players 🙂
I wish I could meet ronaldo! And thanks for the kind words for ronaldo!
Secondly I have one more question
Do you love listening to songs? If you do then please mention your fav song and your fav singer
Well my fav singer is Justin Bieber!

August 24, 2017 at 12:56 am



Dear Jacqueline Harvey,
I think that the dymocks donation is a great thing cause there are so many other kids out in Australia that need money more than we do!
I L O V E your books too so i’ll keep a lookout for any of your G R E A T ! books for the dymocks donation!
From Hattie!

August 31, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Hattie,

    Thank you- as you know, I am so passionate about reading and the benefits of literacy in children’s lives. The Dymocks Children’s Charities approach to ‘change kid’s lives- one book at a time’ resonates strongly with me and I very much appreciate your support!

    Best wishes,


    September 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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