Kisses in Your Heart Educational Activities

#kissesinyourheart #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 “Hand on my heart, a sparkle smile warms my lips for a little while.” Discussion Do you have a family member (or more than one) that makes you feel safe, secure and loved? What does it mean to be loved? What does it feel like? Have there been times when you READ MORE

Featured Author: Sonia Bestulic

#kissesinyourheart #blogtour #booksontourpr #day1 We’re delighted to be back with another blog tour as sweet at royal icing, with talented author, Sonia Bestulic; queen of speech, language, and music. So, welcome, one and all, to the #KissesinYourHeart #blogtour! Sydney born, Sonia Bestulic, grew up surrounded with the joy of wonderful books, a passion for writing READ MORE

Book Review: Colouroos by Anna McGregor

#colouroos #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 Colouroos, Anna McGregor (author, illus.), Hachette Australia, Lothian Children’s Books, March 2019. Blurb: Deep in the heart of the Red Centre lived a mob of red kangaroos. During a long, hot drought, the thirsty roos went searching for water. When three different mobs of kangaroos come to the same waterhole, they READ MORE

The Story of Evolution – Interview with Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 It’s no secret that we adore Teena Raffa-Mulligan here at Just Write For Kids! You’ll never be short of enlightened when learning about her writing life and the ‘evolution’ of her work. Let’s look at the fascinating formation of the indelible The Apostrophe Posse! Congratulations on the release of your latest READ MORE

Book Review: The Apostrophe Posse by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 The Apostrophe Posse, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (text), Veronica Rooke (cover design), Sea Song Publications, April 2019. Blurb: Trouble comes to Tea Tree Bend… In cowboy movies the sheriff forms a posse to round up all the bad guys. Cam and Ellie from Daisy Cottage and their friends Billy and Louisa have formed READ MORE

Want to See More of Bruno?

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day12 Want to see even more of Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush? Take a look at some of its exuberant pages, with lively narrative by Robyn Osborne, and energetic illustrations by John Phillips. Published by Big Sky Publishing. #audiovisual #friendship #alliteration #australia #language   Robyn Osborne: website | facebook | instagram READ MORE

Bruno’s Downloadable Literacy Activities

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day6 Bruno’s Literacy Activities Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush has a plethora of literacy and language connections to explore. From alliteration to finding the definitions of Aussie slang, and discovering language conventions in the book like adjectives / nouns / verbs. Here are a few educational ideas to follow 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

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