‘Pip and Zoe’s Amazing Adventures’ Will Be FREE to Download for Five Days (19/02/24)

Victoria, Australia – WEBWIRE

Zoe Cottew is proud to present the Kindle edition of her vibrant, adventure-filled short story collection Pip and Zoes Amazing Adventures. Based on the authors own experiences during her childhood in the lush landscape of Indonesia, Zoe Cottews short story collection is jam-packed with excitement, exploration, and a whole lot of fun, and is made complete with Cassia Whittons breathtaking illustrations.

Zoe and her courageous little brother, Pip, are bound for adventure. Whether it is raising a pet gibbon, swimming to neighbouring islands, or saving captured squirrels, no day is the same as the last. Join them as they explore Java, Papa Theo, Jakarta, and more, learn about their surroundings, and pull themselves free from some sticky situations, always ending the day with a smile on their face and excitement for the next adventure they will go on.

Pip and Zoes Amazing Adventures will be Free and Available to Download on Amazon for Five Days (February 19, 2024, through to February 23, 2024) at: www.amazon.com/dp/B0CP9ZCNBK.

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About the Author:
Zoe Cottews childhood in seventies and eighties Indonesia inspired her debut collection of short stories for children, Pip and Zoes Amazing Adventures.

Growing up with a menagerie of animals, including Jemima the Gibbon, exploring the Thousand Islands in the Java Sea, making fairy gardens in the tea plantations, and digging heffalump traps in the sands of Carita Beach, resulted in a lifetime of travel and adventure for Zoe and her daring older brother, Pip.

During the course of her life so far, Zoe has lived in Indonesia, England, France, East Timor, Jordan, and Australia. When shes not drifting between the wild world of her own imagination and reality, shes adjudicating over whose turn it is to feed the dogs and put the chickens away.

Zoe, her three gorgeous children, and their goldendoodle, Spencer, currently live with Nana Helen, Uncle Rory, and Windy Indie the giant poodle, in a stone house in the woods in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia.

Club Med Celebrates 11.11 with Amazing Family Travel Deals

Make it a year to remember as Club Med, the leader of all-inclusive holidays, is offering its limited time 11.11 holiday packages, where children below 8 years old can stay for free at sought-after destinations – from Snow resorts such as Club Med Sahoro and Club Med Tomamu in Hokkaido, Japan; to Sun resorts in Club Med La Plantation d’Albion and Club Med The Albion Villas in Mauritius; in Club Med Bali and Club Med Bintan in Indonesia; or Club Med Phuket in Thailand.

Happening from 7th November 2022 until 11th November 2022, the promotion applies for bookings with a minimum stay of 4-Days 3-Nights for any accommodation type (Superior, Deluxe or Suites) at Club Med La Plantation d’Albion, The Albion Villas, Phuket, Bintan or Bali, and for those booking a minimum stay of 5-Days 4-Nights in Deluxe rooms or Suites at Club Med Tomamu or Sahoro. The promotion will be valid for stays until 30th April 2023 – allowing the chance for families to not only plan for the upcoming year-end holidays, but also for future holidays too.

Being a pioneer of Kids & Family experiences since 1967 with its initial introduction of Mini Club Med +, a space for children 4-10 year olds to learn and grow while on vacation, the promotion aligns with Club Med’s long-standing commitment to deliver unparalleled and meaningful holiday experiences for families. Especially with children’s time being ever more occupied by anonymous screens, Club Med is the ideal destination for them to reconnect with families in the real world as the array of outdoor adventures, family-friendly offerings, lifestyle ambience and shows available at their resorts provides the opportunity for children to rediscover the joys of doing things together.

Parents will also be delighted as programmes and activities at Club Med are created to keep the children entertained throughout their stay. Recently, Club Med introduced Mini Club Med + [1] the evolution of its highly acclaimed Kids Club formerly known as Mini Club Med +, featuring a brand-new science-based framework inspired by Positive Education.

Developed in partnership with Professor Ilona Boniwell, an Expert in Positive Psychology & Positive Education and a world leader in the field of Positive Psychology, the new framework helps boosts a child’s well-being and self-development by enhancing essential soft skills such as emotional intelligence and adaptability, which will help them grow and flourish in any environment. Through Mini Club Med +, children can discover their unique character strengths while on vacation, revolving around the six Cs: creativity, co-operation, courage, connection, cheerfulness and confidence.

Beyond the new Mini Club Med + enhancement, Club Med resorts also feature Kids’ Clubs for children 4 months to 17 years, the award-winning Amazing Family! program that encourages family bonding in a unique way, services and facilities such as a baby corner with pureed food for infants, interconnecting rooms which make vacationing as a family a breeze and sports and activities for all ages, making it the perfect holiday spot for families.

Families looking for an exhilarating ski escape with the family can look forward to a variety of unique experiences at a Club Med ski resort – where everything is taken care of in the all-inclusive package, including ski lift passes, group snow lessons and even apres ski activities. Guests seeking winter excitement to share with friends and family will find it at Club Med Tomamu, where one can expect action-packed snow adventures such as skiing, snowboarding, snow trekking, and even riding Japan’s largest indoor wave pool at the nearby Mina Mina Beach. Meanwhile, those seeking a true immersion into authentic Japanese culture and heritage can look forward to reconnecting with loved ones at Club Med Sahoro. Aside from the wide range of winter activities offered at the exclusive snow domain, guests can also look forward to exciting discoveries – from exploring the native Ainu culture and the local culinary delights, to soaking in the natural wonders of the surrounding mountains – the possibilities for unforgettable experiences are endless.

Those looking to experience fun under the sun will also be delighted with the destinations Club Med has to offer. Discover an authentic Mauritian experience with carefully curated explorative family experiences in our Exclusive Collection resorts, Club Med La Plantation d’Albion and The Albion Villas. Fall in love with a resort where abundant tropical nature meets supreme refinement and exceptional service as you uncover renewed passions at La Plantation d’Albion. If you are looking for an extra special getaway in ultimate luxury, the Albion Villas are perfect for you as you will enjoy the best of both worlds in your own private space yet have access to all the activities available in the resort – fun for whole family is guaranteed. Families seeking the cultural wonders that Thailand has to offer can look to Club Med Phuket, Thailand, and be immersed in a sensorial feast – from traditional Thai performances and culinary adventures to vibrant local sights and Tropical Nomad Lifestyle concept parties – there is something for everyone to enjoy. At Club Med Bali, which features an all-new repertoire of activities, programmes, and entertainment line-up, families can explore the resort together through a digital treasure hunt with Club Med Play app or celebrate the rich Balinese culture with a full-day Balinese themed workshops and experiences. Meanwhile, a holiday at Club Med Bintan Island is perfect for families seeking a holistic wellness experience, offering a variety of fitness activities, outdoor pursuits and healthy cuisines.

With more than 70 years of experience perfecting the all-inclusive concept in 70 destinations located around the world, each Club Med property has its own personality and offers unique immersive experiences reflecting on the culture and customs of its host country. Coupled with the convivial spirit brought by Club Med’s G.Os (Gentils Organisateurs), the destinations offered are bound to excite families who have been yearning for hassle-free international holidays since travel restrictions were lifted.

Those looking to book their holiday during the 11.11 promotion can do so by visiting https://bit.ly/3SzvRWq.

About Club Med

Club Med, founded in 1950 by Gerard Blitz, invented the all-inclusive holiday club concept, adding in activities especially for children with the creation of the Mini Club in 1967. Led by its pioneering spirit, Club Med seeks out exceptional destinations and sites. Today, Club Med is the world’s leading provider of upscale, all-inclusive holiday packages with a French touch for families and working couples. Club Med operates nearly 70 resorts, of which 85% are rated Premium & Exclusive Collection. Present in 30 countries around the world, the Group employs more than 23,000 Gentils Organisateurs (GOs) and Gentils Employes (GEs), representing 110 nationalities.

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[1] Mini Club Med+ programme is currently available in Club Med Bali, Club Med Bintan, Club Med Phuket, and Club Med Tomamu only.

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The most amazing libraries in the US to celebrate National Book Lovers Day 2022


Standing as proud symbols of the importance of education and community, libraries are cherished spaces that are also often rich in history and architectural delights.

Exuding tranquillity and peacefulness, they feel like they are a universe unto themselves, and can make perfect stops on any trip. Ahead of National Book Lovers Day on August 9, Lonely Planet has rounded up some of the most stunning libraries across the US to add to your bucket list of must-sees.

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New York Public Library in New York City

With 92 locations across The Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island (the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are each served by their own library systems), The New York Public Library has provided essential access to books and information for more than a century. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers that serve more than 17 million patrons a year.  Housed in the iconic 42nd Street library and three other research centers, NYPL’s historical collections include Columbus’s 1493 letter announcing his discovery of the New World, George Washington’s original Farewell Address and John Coltrane’s handwritten score of “Lover Man.” 2016 saw the reopening of the beloved Rose Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, following two years of extensive renovation.

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Geisel Library at University of California San Diego in La Jolla

On December 1, 1995, The University Library Building was renamed Geisel Library in honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel, (better known as Dr. Seuss) for the generous contributions they had made to the Library and for their devotion to improving literacy. The concrete, eight-story library has become the most iconic building at the whole college due to its beautifully brutalist look and its location, sitting at the head of a canyon near the center of the campus. In the tower, floors four through eight house much of the Library’s collection and study space, while floors one and two have service desks and staff work areas. The library hosts special events such as educational talks, performances, films and exhibitions. 

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Seattle Public Library

Since 1891, Seattle Public Library has grown from a single reading room in Pioneer Square to a world-class Library system with 27 locations across the city. The new Central Library at 1000 Fourth Avenue opened in May 2004. The 11-floor building contains an innovative “Books Spiral,” a 275-seat auditorium, and open spaces where patrons can meet, study, search the web or read. The Library has centers for children, teens and adult readers, along with expanded collections and a large computer lab. It also has underground parking for about 143 vehicles. The library hosts free events aimed at different ages, including English classes, skills workshops, family story time and readings by guest authors.

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Library of Congress in Washington, DC

The largest library in the world, this impressive institution houses over 173 million items including books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The museum receives up to 15,000 new items daily. As well as being the main research arm of the US Congress and home of the US Copyright Office, it serves as an awe-inspiring attraction for anyone passing through the capital. The centerpiece is the 1897 Jefferson Building. Gawk at the Great Hall, done up in stained glass, marble and mosaics of mythical characters, then seek out the Gutenberg Bible (c 1455), Thomas Jefferson’s round library and the reading room viewing area.

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Provincetown Public Library in New England

Erected in 1860 as a church, this simple and beautiful building was turned into a museum a century later, complete with a half-size replica of Provincetown’s famed race-winning schooner Rose Dorothea. In 2005, the town converted the building into a library, with one catch though: the boat, which occupies the building’s upper deck, was too big to remove – so it’s still there, with bookshelves built around it. Head upstairs to take a look! The inside of the library is bright, spacious and designed to retain the feeling of the grand open spaces of the former church. The library also incorporates much of the Heritage Museum’s collection into the building.

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Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library system has 26 locations, including the Denver Central Library, located in the Golden Triangle District of Downtown Denver, and the colorful Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Brance Library at 1498 Irving Street, a building designed with community input as an incubator for growth, encouraging diversity and exploration. It includes music and media labs, computing areas, meeting rooms, learning plazas, study rooms and collaborative areas.

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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University in Connecticut

Built in 1963, this astonishing piece of architecture is the largest building in the world designed for the preservation of rare manuscripts. The windowless cube has walls of marble that reduce the effects of light, while inside the glass tower are sculptural shelves of books, including one of only 48 surviving Gutenberg Bibles (1455) and original manuscripts by Benjamin Franklin, Charles Dickens and Goethe. The library is open on weekends when there is an exhibition. The library’s 50-year-old heating and cooling systems were completely replaced in 2015–16, and new classrooms added. In the center, a sunken courtyard contains sculptures by Isamu Noguchi representing time, the sun, and chance.

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Hawaii State Library in Honolulu

The Hawaii State Library System has 51 branches across its six islands, including the flagship building in Honolulu, located next door to the only Royal Palace in the United States. Built and opened in 1913, it has a fantastic section dedicated to Hawaii and the Pacific, as well as the Edna Allyn Room Children’s collection and the Federal Documents Section.

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Lawrence Public Library in Kansas

A community hub that believes in the power of shared knowledge, resources, and connecting with each other, Lawrence Public Library’s goal is to “provide a space where the community can learn, connect, create and grow”. Following a multi-million dollar investment, it now features a sleek glass exterior and a reading room that wraps around the entire library.

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Iowa State Law Library in Des Moines

The law library moved to its current location on the second floor of the State Capitol Building in 1886. Open to the public Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm (excluding state holidays), the Victorian-style grand hall is adorned with an intricately decorated tile floor which is paralleled by its ornately painted ceiling and stained glass inserts. Towering 45 feet in height, the entire library is flanked with book-lined alcoves. The ground floor houses a cafeteria and administrative offices.

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