The Battle: Fear Fighting Tasks for Young Battlers

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of overcoming fear and anxiety, bravery, friendship, perception and positive thinking in Ashling Kwok and Cara King’s The Battle, we will be focusing on some fun and effective strategies to guide children along the path to triumphing over their battles. Students will be able to identify their READ MORE

#BookReview and #AuthorInterview: In My Dreams with Stef Gemmill

#BookReview and #AuthorInterview In My Dreams, Stef Gemmill (author), Tanja Stephani (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: A child’s dream takes him on a fantastic journey as he sleeps at night. He finds fruit flavoured rainbows, makes mischief with monkeys, flies his dragon to faraway places and chases the night shadows away. An imaginative READ MORE

Book Review: The Box Cars by Robert Vescio and Cara King

The Box Cars, Robert Vescio (author), Cara King (illus.), EK Books, February 2019.    Blurb: Kai and Liam love playing with their box cars in the park… until Eve joins in. It seems like two’s company but three’s a crowd. Can they come up with a plan to save the situation and get back to READ MORE

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

Step Back in Time with Historical Facts

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day11 How much fun to be able to step back into the Renaissance era with some interesting facts about Rachel’s past and the history of the Commedia dell’Arte!       Rachel Nightingale: website | instagram | facebook | twitter   And now for a special feature appearance with a review of Columbine’s 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 Storytelling Secrets of Rachel Nightingale

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day5 Today we have a fascinating interview with Rachel Nightingale to share with you; all about the development of her exciting series, the Tarya Tales Trilogy, as well as a really good strategy for aspiring series writers! Thanks Rachel! 🎭🎨🤹🏼‍♀️🎤 A powerful and dramatic story such as Columbine’s Tale would grip the READ MORE

The Forever Kid Downloadable Activities

#theforeverkid #blogtour #booksontour #day7 The Forever Kid Downloadable Activities Themes in The Forever Kid, other than grief and remembrance, include family bonding, imagination and finding hope. We’re taking these themes and incorporating them into some fun educational activities that focus on literacy, spatial awareness and creativity.  Literacy – The Forever Kid Wordsearch. Find the listed READ MORE

Marvellous Maestros by Sonia Bestulic

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day5 Author Article by Sonia Bestulic Sonia Bestulic, Speech Pathologist and Author of Reece Give Me Some Peace! explores the wonders that making music and learning an instrument can bring to your child. I love giving instruments as gifts to younger children – the parents often roll their eyes at me, with READ MORE

Kellie Byrnes Discusses the Importance of Creativity in KidLit and in Life

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Following on from our interview yesterday, Kellie opens up even further with her personal story on how being creative saved her, and how her difficult experience links to her evocative book of strength and empowerment. You are truly an inspiration, Kellie! Xx As someone who has always been a total bookworm, READ MORE