Cowabunga! Brave and Strong Hangs Five!

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day5 These last five days have been absolutely fun-tastic, 'surfing' around the net with Elizabeth Cummings and her inspiring, lifesaving story, Brave and Strong All Day Long! Elizabeth has very graciously shared her Verityville series' inspirations and spoken up for under-represented voices. We paddled in company with guest bloggers, Educate. Empower, Brydie Wright, Creative Kids Tales and Julie Anne Grasso! Thank you. We've also had a fa...
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The Howling Sands Blog Tour: It’s a Wrap!

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day5 We've had a total blast this week, touring around the blogosphere and between fantasy worlds with Karen Hughes and her gripping adventure story, The Howling Sands!  Karen has been very generous in sharing her writing journey, inspirations and influences, as well as even sharing a piece of the magic for us to get lost in! We were also blown away by the reviews and interview of guest bloggers, Susan Day and Brydie Wright! Thank you. We've also ...
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The Howling Sands: An Excerpt

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day4 Enjoy a piece of the magic... Karen Hughes has generously provided us with an excerpt from The Howling Sands; an intense moment when Kai has been taken by the wind spirits. Kai ate his bread and cheese, while the four wind spirits argued over what to do next. North wanted take him straight to Nagara to deal with Sofia. South said that was ridiculous, he’d need the four other children – the Emerald Child, the Apiki Flower, the Warrior, and th...
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Ballerina Monkey Craft: Dancing Monkey Puppet

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day4 How to Make a Dancing Ballerina Monkey Marionette Puppet What kinds of dance do you know? Ballet is one, but there's also jazz, hip hop, and tap, just to name a few. How do you feel when you dance? How do you think Malik the monkey feels when he’s twirling and whirling in the jungle? Make your own adorable dancing monkey puppet to get your Ballerina Monkey pirouetting all over town! Materials: Brown coloured paper White cardboard (such as a...
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Ballerina Monkey Crafts: FREE Downloads

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day4 Fabulously Fun Activities for Kids! Courtesy and copyright © Joe M Ruiz, Nicole Madigan and BlOOturtle Publishing 2017.        Click to download the Kids_Activities_Malik-102017 PDF. SPECIAL BlOOturtle OFFERS! Ballerina Monkey can be purchased at blOOturtle Publishing. PLUS with every purchase you will go into the draw to WIN an entire catalogue of books! WOW! AND Mention Just Write For Kids when purchasing the Ballerina Monkey a...
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Ori’s Christmas Craft: How to Make an Underwater Snow Globe

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #BonusDay How to Make an Underwater Snow Globe Besides Ori the octopus and his friends in Ori's Christmas, what other creatures, plants and marine life can be found under the sea? What kinds of Christmas activities did the sea friends enjoy in the story? How do you like to celebrate being with friends and family on Christmas Day?  Create your own underwater themed snow globe representing some of your favourite creatures, activities and decorations. Wha...
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An Excerpt from Lizzy’s Dragon PLUS Giveaway!

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day5 The growing bond between Lizzy and Bubbles, and the moment when she discovers her new pet's special abilities... Lizzy wrapped her arms around Bubbles' neck. 'You're the only one I can talk to, I'm so glad I found your egg.' Bubbles wrapped one of his front feet around her and nuzzled his nose against her neck. Lizzy felt water drip down her back. 'Hey, what are you doing?' Lizzy said, drawing away. She noticed water dripping out of his no...
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Lizzy’s Dragon Craft: How to Make a Dragon Egg

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day4 How to Make a Dragon Egg What do you know about dragons? Do you know any dragons in books or movies? What do like / dislike about them? What similarities to dragons have to lizards? What about dinosaurs? One thing they all have in common is that they lay eggs. But dragon eggs are particularly beautiful. Create and decorate your own egg to represent a dragon (or other egg-laying creature) from a certain scene. For example, use shells for a beach / ...
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Lizzy’s Dragon Activity: Dragon Profile and Story

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day4 Create a Dragon Profile and Narrative Writing What would be your ideal kind of dragon? What would it look like? What special abilities would it have? Do you know how to care for a dragon? What would you feed it? Where would it live? What kinds of things would you do together? Could you foresee any problems with raising a dragon? How will you deal with these challenges? Write up a character profile based on your new pet dragon using the sheet below...
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Guest Post by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall: It’s Our World

Guest Post by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall Thanks, once again, to Vanessa Ryan-Rendall from Educate. Empower, for contributing your wisdom to our blog! Please enjoy her article on facilitating an environmentally-aware community amongst our young Australians.  How do we raise our children to be more environmentally conscious children? How we do we raise them so that they are not caught up in the world of consumption, acting for the Instagram followers or having a total disregard for tomorrow?...
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