Bruno Activities: Paper Crafts

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day7 Bob was seen reading the ‘Bandywallop News’. They lived in broken-down barracks with an outback dunny. Bruno broke the bookcase and made a mess of the books. And Bruno loved his brocade basket. Let’s explore these different concepts in paper form. All these will bring you happiness, and it won’t even READ MORE

Australia Remembers Crafts: Red Poppies to Remember

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day6  🌺 Red Poppies to Remember 🌺 ‘In Flanders’ Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row…’ ‘Poppies are a symbol of remembrance and respect across the world. They commemorate those who gave their lives in war. Poppies grew wild on the battlefields of France and Belgium, and at Gallipoli. READ MORE

Renaissance Activities for Young Artisans

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day12 Renaissance Activities for Young Artisans The word ‘Renaissance’ means rebirth – a new beginning after the fall of the Roman Empire. The era lasted around 250 years, starting in Italy around 1350 until around 1600. People became interested in literature, and including art and music. Here are a few Renaissance-style activities READ MORE

A Storyteller’s Dream: The Gift of Creativity Giveaway!

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day6 The Gift of Creativity We are enticing you with the chance to WIN the ultimate gift of creativity – it’s a storyteller’s dream – with a DOUBLE book prize including Harlequin’s Riddle and Columbine’s Tale, 12 visual art designs PLUS beautifully encrusted crystal mask bookmark set! Stupefacente! Amazing! 🎭 All you READ MORE

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 READ MORE

The Scared Book Activities for Kids

#TheScaredBook #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 Fabulously Fun Activity Sheets Courtesy and copyright © Kim Siew, Debra Tidball and Lothian Children’s Books 2017 Find these downloadable activities, and more, at Debra Tidball’s website.           For your chance to WIN a signed copy of The Scared Book comment below or on social media with your READ MORE

Our Country, Our Stories – Reviews and Activities

It’s that glorious time again where teachers, parents, children, literacy creatives and advocates raid the bookshelves (and craft cupboards) in honour of the annual Book Week celebrations! Hosted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and running from August 20th to 26th, this year’s theme is inspiring; it’s ‘Australia! Story Country’. Last year I wrote READ MORE

Books Light Up Our World – Picture Book Reviews and Activities

Book Week is hosted annually by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and this year marks the 70th anniversary celebration in honour of the inspirational work of Australian authors and illustrators. By promoting books we, as parents, educators, writers, children’s literacy advocates, are encouraging children to read and inherit a love of books, and a READ MORE