Beyond the Book: “G’DAY: Aints”

Beyond the Book Reading

Researching events past, present, and future helps enhance your reading experience. Family Tree Novel series readers are introduced to a variety of historical and social events throughout the novel series. Choose to explore or to expand your knowledge of these events on your songline.

1. Second source reading on Australian slang language: Wordbook of Australian Idiom—Aussie Slang, by Kerrin P. Rowe

2: Kentucky Derby: www.kentuckyderby.com

3. Australian Tea Tree: learn more at www.teatree.org.au

4. Southern Kentucky Book Fest (SoKY Book Fest): learn more at www.sokybookfest.org

5. Kentucky Book Fair: learn more at www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfair.html

6. Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney, Australia: learn more at www.featherdale.com.au

7. Brumby Pony: learn more at www.animalsofaustralia.com/brumby_horse_facts

8. “Read a Book to Write Your Story” Discover how books change your life by journaling in a Best Sketchbook while you read. “One word can change your life.”

To learn more about a specific events, use our website to search topics using keywords from the Family Tree Novel series.

Beyond the Book: “DOWN UNDER: Kussins”

Beyond the Book Reading

Researching events past, present, and future helps enhance your reading experience. Family Tree Novel series readers are introduced to a variety of historical and social events throughout the novel series. Choose to explore or to expand your knowledge of these events on your songline.

1. “Very Special Place”, written by Richard Massamore and distributed in the 1980s.

2: “Read: Discover Kentucky” Discover other Kentucky authors, such as Jesse Stuart, Eddie PriceCrystal White, and Leigh Anne Florence, to name a few.

3. “Great American Eclipse” occurred August 21, 2017. To learn more visit: www.greatamericaneclipse.com.

4. Pennyrile Nature Trail: learn more about Kentucky trails at www.kentuckytourism.com/outdooradventure/trail/pennyrile-nature-trail/316/.

5. Dawson Springs Barbecue and Homecoming: learn more about Dawson Springs, Kentucky, events at www.dawsonspringsky.com/trails/Events.htm.

6. Catfish Noodling: learn more at www.fieldandstream.com.

7. Tasmanian Tiger: learn more at www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/tasmanian-tiger

8. 1898 Day Bros. Building: learn more at www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ky/hopkins/state.html

9. The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens: to learn more visit www.zoo.org.au/melbourne.

To learn more about a specific events, use our website to search topics using keywords from the Family Tree Novel series.