POP in to my Treehouse for the Go Away, Foxy Foxy #BookGiveaway!

#goawayfoxyfoxy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 POP on in! It’s a #BookGiveaway! *COMPETITION NOW CLOSED Are you ready for a swinging, popping good time in our treehouse? Vanilla Bean, Velvet and Valentine are inviting YOU to join them for a treehouse party, and to celebrate, there will be a lucky door prize of a copy of the READ MORE

Ginnie and Pinney Finger Puppet Role Play Activities

#ginnieandpinney #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of selflessness and fairness, friendship and kindness in Penny Harris and Winnie Zhou’s first two released Ginnie & Pinney titles, 3, 2, 1, Here I Come and Pinney the Winner, today we will be draw attention to skills and strategies to help children be aware of making READ MORE

#BookReview: Ginnie & Pinney Book 1 and Book 2 by Penny Harris and Winnie Zhou

#ginnieandpinney #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReviews Ginnie & Pinney ‘Learn and Grow’: 3, 2, 1, Here I Come. A story about Fairness, Penny Harris (author), Winnie Zhou (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, July 2020. Blurb: Playing Hide-and-Seek is Ginnie’s favourite game. But Ginnie has a problem. She is very bad at hiding and is always found first. READ MORE

Ten Interesting Facts: CBCA book of the year awards 2016

This week my local CBCA Sub-branch listened to an address by Book of the Year judge, Cathie Tasker about the awards and judging process. These are ten items of interest I thought I’d share from this talk: 1. It is important to note that the CBCA Book of the year awards are judged for literary READ MORE

More Books to Light Up Our World

Our literary professionals are awe-inspiring. Their ability to write, illustrate and market these books to foster a love of reading and learning throughout the nation, and the world, is remarkable. The potential they have in capturing young people’s hearts and minds is nothing short of extraordinary. Having some of these wonderful books celebrated and acknowledged READ MORE

CBCA Judging the Judges.

  I attended a presentation at my local library by Children’s Book Council of Australia judge, Jane Parsons. I went with the intention of writing about the presentation. I had pen and notepad ready, however what I didn’t have was a focus. I could write about the shortlisted books, the process, the awards, the statistics, READ MORE