Welcome to The Wonderful World of Busy Izzy and Friends, which is full of firsts!
The award-winning songs are happy, catchy and very easy to learn and sing.
Have a listen via our YouTube links above above and we're sure you'll agree.
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Songs featured: "Sometimes A Friend" and "Busy Izzy Says" won 1st prize in Songs for Children, at the coveted Australian Songwriters Association Awards 2017, 2018 and 2020..
Also in 2020, the creative directors and songwriting partners, Stephen Kiely and Roxanne Kiely, celebrated their 1st Place win in the Australian Songwriters Association national competition, Songs For Children category with their song, "Who, What, When, Where, How And Why", about Secret-agent Skye.
Stephen and Roxanne also placed 5th with "Honey Bees", 7th with "Let's Sing-along", 9th with "My Little Veggie Patch" and 10th with "My 26 BFFs".
Secret-agent Skye is book four in the Busy Izzy and Friends series due to be published in 2022. An environmental story about how Izzy, Skye and their friends, including Izzy's rescue pup, Newly Truly, save the honey bees from peril. A brand new character will be introduced...
Our Songs Have Won Awards!
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Successfully pairing playing with learning, the rhythmical, lyrical and music quality of the songs, has been delighting preschool and primary school students for some time. They will already feel very included and welcome at Nix & Nax. Busy Izzy and her friends gather at Busy Izzy's Nix & Nax shop, to play games and have wholesome fun times making ‘snaxalicious’ snacks, free from nuts, gluten, dairy and sugar. At home or school in the teaching environment of food preparation and cooking, children learn respect for others, co-operation, tolerance, and the importance of good high quality fresh food, in a healthy diet.The live shows and book titles have created a growing fan base, ready and eagerly awaiting these songs and videos from Busy Izzy and friends. Everyone will be thrilled with these fantastic tracks featuring young singers having fun. It was only a few years ago that Roxanne Kiely decided to write uplifting and plot-driven picture books, featuring fun-loving characters and stories. Busy Izzy and Friends came into being!
There are ten characters, with Busy Izzy as the central and strong leader, 'can do' protagonist, who is nurturing, friendly and helpful. Busy Izzy always knew, exactly what to do!
Busy Izzy and friends have visited primary and preschools to perform and meet students. In school shows thus far, they have played to thousands of happy faces.
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My 26 BFFs song teaches the alphabet, and it's associated video contains AUSLAN signing too. Busy Izzy and friends books have also proven popular, and are endorsed by the World Literacy Foundation which has purchased over 15,000 copies to date. The WLF generously donates them in their far afield charitable works, to assist and encourage young readers. Busy Izzy books via the WLF have gone to indigenous communities in Australia, and to overseas readers in Uganda and Kenya. Busy Izzy recently donated hundreds of Busy Izzy and friends book series titles to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, as gifts for the children. The Busy Izzy and friends book series, have also been added to their libraries across Australia. Busy Izzy and friends “...'Educational and fun' are the selling points of "Busy Izzy and friends", and this is exactly what it delivers. Told in a rhyming verse, kids will love the excitement and adventure the characters experience; whilst also informing them on a range of topics, from healthy eating to road safety. The pages are filled with colourful illustrations that really pop against the white background, drawing in children's attention...” - Book of the Week, Kidtown Melbourne Busy Izzy and Newly Truly “Busy Izzy is so energetic, vivacious, friendly, and of course…busy! Oh, did I mention super cute too! Absolutely perfect for all kids seeking stories filled with adventure. So nice to have an Australian author creating a book that is perfect for both boys and girls and is so addictive. After hearing the first book my kids were wanting to hear more!” - Bec Hewitt (Mother of 3 children, successful actor, and voice of Talkative Tess). Busy Izzy and Talkative Tess.
The concepts and ideas progressed further, as the multifaceted creative works formed into edutainment for children age 3 to 8 in books and songs. A fun learning experience in literary, music and lyrical forms. It’s easy to see why Busy Izzy keeps busy being very helpful, all the time! “Not only did the books do well in complementing our English learning outcomes, but also integrated beautifully with our key learning areas such as the creative arts, PDHPE content, interpersonal relationship skills and communication.” - Nazile Bright, Head Teacher Junior School, Amity College, Prestons NSW NB: Ms Bright reports, she happily used Busy Izzy recipe ingredients and measures, in maths and science lessons!
A renowned, respected vocal coach and composer, with many award winning students and successes like Delta Goodrem, Roxanne Kiely has imbued much of her invaluable experience, with Creative Director Stephen Kiely, in Busy Izzy’s creation as she explains: "Fear of public speaking, singing and performing are the most common phobias our students face. Stephen and I have taught and still teach many students who have anxiety and ADHD, among other conditions. Subconsciously I may have drawn from our students’ variety of conditions and circumstances, as well as my life raised on a farm, when creating the Busy Izzy characters, who also experience ADHD, bullying, gender politics and even the fear of odd numbers, which are addressed in a positive and supportive manner in the series. It is also through our careers at ScoopFX Music that Stephen and I have been able to write and produce all the songs for the series. Stephen plays every instrument you hear in the songs. We’ve found that music, particularly playful rhythms and rhymes, helps children develop their reading and learning skills." -
Busy Izzy Creator & Author Roxanne Kiely Busy Izzy's fame has spread far and wide. Creator of Busy Izzy and friends, Roxanne Kiely with co-writer / producer Stephen Kiely, were thrilled to accept an invitation to present Busy Izzy at the Islamia Primary School, Queen's Park, London in 2018. It was a great success. Busy Izzy and friends books, live shows and music have given Busy Izzy notability with children, families and teachers.