Janeen Brian to delight preschool children with new picture book, Little Chicken, Chickabee

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Raising Literacy Australia is pleased to name Janeen Brian as the author of a new picture book destined for South Australian preschoolers in 2017, after her manuscript Little Chicken, Chickabee was selected from a pool of over 100 submissions.

Established and first time writers were invited to submit a story suitable for a preschool aged child, for the opportunity to be published as part of The Little Big Book Club’s Reading Pack program which distributes free literacy and numeracy resources to families.

Since 2005, over 200,000 home libraries have been established as a result of the program, and the publication of Janeen’s manuscript will be the ninth title commissioned by The Little Big Book Club, which has helped to nurture the careers of 12 local authors and illustrators.

A number of high quality submissions made the selection process difficult, but in the end, Janeen’s heart-warming story about Little Chicken finding her voice struck a chord with the review panel.  The book will illustrated by local artist Danny Snell.

**Read the full media release below**

The Little Big Book Club
Nicole Marshall
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