Jill Eggleton is an international educational consultant in literacy and author of over 800 children's books with a wide variety of teaching experiences, spanning over 30 years. She works throughout New Zealand with classroom teachers, administrators, reading specialists and consultants in school districts and implementing practical literacy programmes.
Jill Eggleton talks to Kathryn Ryan about her work engaging children in reading, and gives her top tips, including the importance of parents reading suitable books aloud to children on a daily basis.
Jill Eggleton is the creator and author of the Connectors Series' and Key Links Literacy, a very successful reading programme encompassing all aspects of comprehensive literacy. Over 55 million copies of these books have been sold internationally.
Her work in education and literacy within New Zealand and around the world was recognised in the 2010 New Zealand Honour's List, when she was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order. She has also been involved in developing the Bud-e Reading app.