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

Stamp Safari Activity: Skyburb Stamp City

#MaxBooth #StampSafari #blogtour #booksontour #day6 Max Booth Future Sleuth Stamp Safari presents endless possibilities in terms of teaching and learning potential. A couple of themes author Cameron Macintosh has focused on include history, changes in technology and environmental awareness. These are the themes we will focus on in this activity today, plus it will be 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

It’s All Child’s Play by Sonia Bestulic

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day12 Author Article by Sonia Bestulic Sonia Bestulic, mother of three, Speech Pathologist and Children’s Author reminds us of the power of learning through play. Thanks, Sonia! 🥁🎻🎸 Children seem to be busier than ever before! With all sorts of extra-curricular activities available to them, there is an endless list of choices READ MORE

Animal Antics – Little Pink Dog Picture Book Reviews

I was fortunate to receive two enthralling books from the lovely people at Little Pink Dog Books – two books that encourage a little imagination and a lot of exploration for busy toddlers and young children. Add some wild animals in the mix and you’ve got fun-tastic literary experiences to share. Ziggy’s Zoo is an READ MORE

Character QandA with Frankie from Cloud Conductor

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day5 What an absolute delight to welcome Frankie from Cloud Conductor to share her dreams, inspirations and wishes with the world! Thanks, Frankie! ☁️😇☁️ Hello dear Frankie, Thank you for talking with us today. Hope you’re feeling well. I understand you love to daydream and conduct symphonies with clouds in your mind. 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

Review: Cloud Conductor by Kellie Byrnes and Ann-Marie Finn

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day2 Want to know more? Find out what we thought of this dreamy story… Review: Cloud Conductor, Kellie Byrnes (author), Ann-Marie Finn (illus.), Wombat Books, May 2018 Shivers. Goosebumps. Tingles. Fuzzies. All the terms that come to mind to describe the sensations felt during the reading of Cloud Conductor. Kellie Byrnes has READ MORE

Cloudy with a Chance of WINNING Cloud Conductor!

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day1 IMAGINE yourself WINNING Cloud Conductor! Here’s how to get your head in the clouds and a chance to WIN a hardback copy of this enlightening picture book by Kellie Byrnes and Ann-Marie Finn! To enter, simply tell us what you see in the clouds! *Open to Australian residents only. To enter, comment READ MORE

Sing it Loud! It’s Giveaway Time!

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day2 SING IT LOUD! It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! Be in the running to WIN the groovalicious hardback picture book, The Trouble in Tune Town by talented author, Maura Pierlot and extraordinary illustrator, Sophie Norsa! To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less, ‘What instrument do you describe yourself as?’  Here’s Maura’s example: ​a READ MORE