September 22, 2020

The Alice-Miranda Project: An exciting new interactive reading project for teachers, parents and students – and it’s FREE!

I’m excited to share with you a new project I’ve been working on. This time, it’s not a book, it’s a fantastic FREE digital reading program that explores the characters and adventures in Alice-Miranda in the Outback in a three-part video series with lots of great activities.

I loved writing the latest Alice-Miranda story. It’s a book full of mystery, adventure, quirky characters and loads of fun – equally suitable for girls and boys.

The story, set in outback Australia delves into a variety of themes including family, friendship, environmental issues, problem-solving, Indigenous culture, community and greed. It’s perfect as a whole class read, for small reading groups or individual reading activities.

The project integrates reading and technology via the free interactive Learning Journal for use on iPad or you can download the PDF worksheets. It’s suitable for guided reading programs and allows students to store their thoughts and creations as well as reflecting on the myriad interesting characters and mysteries throughout the story.

The videos and journal are divided into three sections: prior to reading, mid reading and after reading, designed to be watched and interacted with, as students progress through the book. For iPad, you need to start by downloading Pages and then download the Learning Journal, otherwise, you can download the PDF.

Watch the videos to find out how students can share creations and journals with me for the chance to be featured in my newsletter and on my social channels (with parent and/or teacher permission of course!). To access the project click on A-M Project in the navigation bar on the home page of my website. All of the instructions are there.

I can’t wait to see students reading the book and using the journal (at school or at home). I had such fun putting this project together – I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Best wishes,



Lydia An


Definitely doing it!!!!!!!!!
I’ve already read Alice Miranda in the outback but I’m sure this will help just as well!

September 22, 2020 at 5:56 pm

Lydia An


Oh, and I also have a question about the Alice Miranda in the outback book- What happened to Chester Lewis’s (Taipan Dan’s) mother? And also, why did the doctor lie? I know in the book it said Barnaby doesn’t know why……….

September 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm



Wow, that’s so cool! Congratulations! 🙂

September 25, 2020 at 1:13 pm



I love this idea! Not sure if I can do it though…
Also, is Kensy and Max: Full Speed being released on September 29? I would love to get it.

September 26, 2020 at 9:13 am



    I got Full Speed and even though I haven’t finished it yet, I think it is amazing.

    October 1, 2020 at 9:53 am



      I just finished Full Speed. Yet another amazing book by the same amazing author.
      Next thing on my list: convince my parents to get me Alice-Miranda in the Outback and do this exciting project.

      October 1, 2020 at 6:04 pm



        I rently found out my library does Click and Collect! AND THEY HAVE KENSY AND MAX FULL SPEED!
        What was the release date for full speed?

        October 1, 2020 at 9:04 pm



          It was released 29 September and it is amazing. you should definitely read it. the ending leaves me on a bit of a cliffhanger though…

          October 1, 2020 at 10:01 pm



This is so cool. I’ve recently been re-reading Kensy and Max Free Fall. And ummmmm. I looked at the back and Whoooo weee I have a new fictional Crush. Not again.

September 30, 2020 at 10:08 pm



This seems like so much fun. I’m definitely going to try it sometime!

October 1, 2020 at 3:41 pm



Full speed is absolutely awesome!!! Love it.

October 1, 2020 at 6:23 pm



This project is so cool I cannot wait to get started it looks super fun!!! 🙂

October 2, 2020 at 7:47 am



I really want to get Full Speed. I’m not sure if I’ll be allowed to though.

October 2, 2020 at 9:27 am



I’ve just finished reading Full Speed, and yet again, Mrs. Harvey, you don’t fail to deliver an amazing product! The book was just… WOW!
Kensy and Max’s antics were as fun as always (WOW!) and VL duo were so unlikable! They were- WOW. And the revelations about Sor- well you know the rest- WOW. Hm. Anyone else think I need to learn a new word other than wow?
I also loved all the tiny details like the chases in the snow that you added in there. I do agree with Pratha- the ending was a bit of a cliffhanger. Now ‘scuse me while I go and re-read this amazing book 😉

October 2, 2020 at 2:36 pm



    I agree with everything you just typed.
    just- WOW.
    Now I need to find answers, but Ms Harvey, you never fail to write the best stories.

    October 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm



      I totally agree Full Speed is awesome you know just how to make every book different and interesting at the same time Ms Harvey, I cannot wait to read the next one

      October 2, 2020 at 5:56 pm

        Jacqueline Harvey


        Hi Jaya,

        I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Kensy and Max: Full speed. There are only 2 days left until Kensy and Max: Take Down is released, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

        Happy reading,


        February 28, 2021 at 5:58 pm



      They keep you interested all of the was through.

      October 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm



    I finally read it???!!!??!?? I loved it and it was soo cool. I loved that cliff hanger at the the end. “Romilly must be stopped!!!” Wow. Not expected. I loved what Max said about Kenya and Curtis being a cute couple. That was def my favourite bit

    November 5, 2020 at 8:01 pm



I (also) totally agree with everything you have typed as well and your stories are the best there is no way I could live without them

October 3, 2020 at 5:02 pm



Wow, I’d love to read it- you all make it sound amazing! I only JUST got AM 19 so imagine how long it’ll take me to get Full Speed ;-;
By the way in the book it’s mentioned that Jacinta’s birthday is coming up- how old will she be turning? And I feel like Millie’s birthday isn’t far off either, but I could be wrong. And is Lucas’ official last name Ridley or Nixon?
Argh I really want to know who “Sor- well you know the rest“ is from one of the comments!

October 6, 2020 at 1:31 pm



    P.S. Technically, Jacinta’s REAL last name is Crowley? Or is it still Headlington-Bear? I was confused on that part

    October 6, 2020 at 1:33 pm



I was wondering if you were going to make a Kensy and Max movie?

That would be nice!

October 9, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Lilly,

    At the moment there is no talk of a Kensy and Max movie, but I would love to see Kensy and Max come to life, just like Alice-Miranda and her friends did!

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline 🙂

    February 28, 2021 at 5:52 pm



Is there a new Kensy and Max book coming out? And is it called SPY GAMES?!? 😀

October 12, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Lily,

    Hope you managed to get your hands on a copy of Kensy and Max: Spy Games! The next book in the series (number 7) is called Kensy and Max: Take Down is released in 2 days (March 2nd)!

    Happy reading,

    Jacqueline 🙂

    February 28, 2021 at 5:47 pm



That’s a great idea. I definitely will do it!

October 27, 2020 at 6:05 pm



I love all of your books and of course Full Speed and Alice Miranda in the Outback were amazing! Just a quick question though…
In a few of your books you’ve mentioned that Alice Miranda wants to visit Britt in Norway. Is this going to be the scene of your next A-M book?
I just really want to know because Britt is one of my favourite characters and I would love to see her reappear in person soon in the series!

November 3, 2020 at 8:34 pm



Will there be a new Alice Miranda after am in the out back I am your no.1 fan and are sooo excited to see if there is a new one.

January 11, 2021 at 3:40 pm



I honestly don’t know why but I have always loved the idea of Carlos and Kensy ending up together, ( they are only 12 though).

P.S I deeply apologize for any kensy/curtis shippers who have been offended by my statement.

🙂 🙂 🙂

January 11, 2021 at 9:57 pm



Full speed is AWESOME! everyone should read it!!!!! After I read that phrase at the end: ‘Romily must be stopped,’ when I re-read other Kensy and Max books, I started looking at Ms. Vanden Boom differently, I mean, in the second book, where was she when Esmeralda exploded? Hmmm.. Also, I feel like K&M’s Uncle Rupert is included somehow… Maybe. Not. Yes? I’m so excited for Takedown too! Who poisoned Granny Cordelia?? The poison letters? Ehhh-
I just- I’ve read every single Kensy and Max book, every AM book except for the Hollywood one, and every CR books except for the last two books. Bye!

February 24, 2021 at 7:04 pm



Wow Alyssa! You have read so many books!!!!

April 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm



I’ve just got to read AM number20 than I have read all three series

January 28, 2022 at 6:19 pm



I’ve just got to read AM number20 than I have read all three series
Urgent to get number20

January 28, 2022 at 6:21 pm

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