Charlie’s Activity: Watercolour Safari Painting

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day5 Watercolour Safari Painting Africa is well-known for their stunning ‘Big Five’ game animals. These include the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo – the most respected animals on the savanna. But there are there are other amazing iconic African animals, too. Can you name some of them? Let’s also consider South 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

Behind the Scenes by Sonia Bestulic

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day10 Author Article by Sonia Bestulic  So, how was Reece Give Me Some Peace informed by her personal and professional life? Sonia spills all in this insightful article on how her book came into being. 👦🏼🥁🎻🎺🤦🏼‍♀️ Reece Give Me Some Peace is a musically entwined book, very much inspired by the period READ MORE

Reece Give Me Some Peace! Activities

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day7 Reece Give Me Some Peace! Activities There are a drum load of music-themed educational activities available that would beautifully supplement your reading of Reece Give Me Some Peace! Sonia has listed a variety in her interview here. Today we’ll offer a nice mixture of LOUD and ‘quiet’ activities to suit every 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

Introducing Sonia Bestulic and Reece Give Me Some Peace!

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day1 We are tremendously excited to welcome children’s author and Speech Pathologist, Sonia Bestulic, to join us on such a joyous and entertaining blog tour! Sonia introduces her fun, and noisy (!), debut picture book, ‘Reece Give Me Some Peace!’; exploring the wonderful world of music, instruments and noisy play. So let’s READ MORE

Educational Activities: The Trouble in Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day7 Maura Pierlot has a band-full of educational activities and teaching notes for The Trouble in Tune Town! From literacy to social studies, art/craft and science, and of course music, your home studies or classroom curriculum will never be dull or downbeat! Click on the images to download your FREE activities!   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