Do you love children’s stories?


Hello! My name is Vanessa and I love writing stories for children.
I have a soon to be published book (late 2020) – watch this space and many more wonderful ideas up my sleeve that will hopefully one day be available for many more children (and their adults) to read.
I am a Primary School teacher, specialising in Gifted Education and literacy.
I am also an avid nature lover and a chicken wrangler.
Please check out my blog, book reviews and notes for many wonderful books that have been written by many writing friends.


Need support with Gifted education? I can work with teachers, schools and parents on any areas in the field of Gifted Ed.
Contact me – vanessaryanrendall@gmail.com
Website soon to be live – watch this space!

Testimonials – Jack and Jill Kindergarten, Berowra.

Thanks so much Vanessa for coming out and sharing your book β€œThe Bee Detectives” with our children 3-5 years old. The experience allowed them to learn so much more about Bees. We have had our native Bees for several years and had beekeepers out before. Your book took an in-depth look into classification, different ways they live, how they collect pollen and make honey.Β  It created lots of meaningful conversation with the children; your interactive book reading allowed them to share these ideas with each other. The extended activity afterwards of the magnifiers provided by Vanessa was a great extension to the book. The children were so excited to be their very own Bee detectives and really extended their learning.

Thanks so much Vanessa for coming out and sharing your book β€œThe Bee Detectives” with our children 3-5 years old. The experience allowed them to learn so much more about Bees. We have had our native Bees for several years and had beekeepers out before. Your book took an in-depth look into classification, different ways they live, how they collect pollen and make honey.Β  It created lots of meaningful conversation with the children; your interactive book reading allowed them to share these ideas with each other. The extended activity afterwards of the magnifiers provided by Vanessa was a great extension to the book. The children were so excited to be their very own Bee detectives and really extended their learning.Β 

I was impressed with Vanessa’s professionalism in preparing the teacher notes for my picture book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. Her depth of knowledge on the multitude of topics covered was just incredible! She has compiled a 15-page document that will allow Educators and students an opportunity to explore conversations and discover different layers within the book.

Georgie Donaghey