LISTEN > Rowena Lee reads specially selected stories for families at home during the pandemic.
The first series of stories are read by Rowena Lee.
About Mrs Lee
It was a love of literature and reading that originally led Rowena Lee to train as a teacher, and after a forty-year career it is this abiding interest in literacy that is guiding her next venture.
Initially trained as an early childhood teacher, Rowena subsequently completed an arts degree with majors in English literature and education, followed by post graduate qualifications educational administration.
In 1989 Rowena joined Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory School as Senior Infants Mistress and in 2005 was appointed to the position of Headmaster.
Her time at Grammar was the highlighted of her professional career and Rowena considered it a privilege to work at this remarkable school with its bright, quick thinking boys and supportive school community. In the role of Headmaster, Rowena was proud to oversee the construction of a wonderful children’s library located at the heart of the School.
Now retired, Rowena wants to inspire a new generation of readers through the establishment of Middlemarch Reading and Books. She is also a literacy consultant at Macquarie University.
The following titles are currently available.
- Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman by Odo Hirsch > Watch and listen
- The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh > Watch and listen
Stories by Australian author Bob Graham
- Crusher is coming by Bob Graham > Watch and listen
- Max by Bob Graham > Watch and listen
- Silver buttons by Bob Graham > Watch and listen
Stories by Beatrix Potter
- Miss Moppet by Beatrix Potter > Watch and listen
- The Tale of Tom the Kitten by Beatrix Potter > Watch and listen
Stories about wombats
- The Muddle Headed Wombat by Ruth Park > Watch and listen
- Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French > Watch and listen
- Wombat Divine by Mem Fox > Watch and listen
Stories about animals
- Paddington by Michael Bond > Watch and listen
- Mog and Bunny by Judith Kerr > Watch and listen
- Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion > Watch and listen
- Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen > Watch and listen
- Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey > Watch and listen
- The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog by Sue deGennaro > Watch and listen
- The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr > Watch and listen
- There’s a sea in my bedroom by Margaret Wild > Watch and listen
- Wanted: The perfect pet by Fiona Roberton > Watch and listen