Lola and Grandpa Nature Frame Craft

#LolaandGrandpa #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With respect to the themes in Lola and Grandpa of creating long-lasting memories, discovering the beauty of nature and loving relationships, today we are going to produce our own nature frame – with a photo of someone special, to give to someone special. Children will be able to reflect on their READ MORE

Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft

#haydensbedtime #blogcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft Combining aspects of bedtime routines, seeking comfort and telling the time, today we are going to create a piece that involves fine motor, mathematical and interpersonal skills. Using the literature to discuss the character’s feelings, and relating his routine to our own experiences, children will reflect a READ MORE

Raymund and the Fear Monster Blow Art Activity

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 Managing Emotions Through Art! To create the stunningly detailed artwork in ‘Raymund and the Fear Monster‘, illustrator Ester de Boer meticulously sketched line after line, dot, etch, dash and swish through the use of fine ink, textured shadings and illuminating yet subtle wisps of colour. To start, let’s take a look READ MORE

Max Booth Film Flip: Film Activity

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day5 Colour My World! It’s a Film Task! In this scene in Max Booth Future Sleuth Film Flip, we find Max and Oscar discovering the contents of the roll of film as they project light and the image onto a wall. Although the image of the building on the film is READ MORE

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

When the Moon is a Smile Educational Activities

#whenthemoonisasmile #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 “The salt spray tickles my nose and the waves tease my toes and dress my feet in lace socks as we race and chase along the shore.” Discussion Who do you have a special relationship with? What sorts of things do you like to do together? Have you taught each other READ MORE

#BookReview: Juno Jones Word Ninja by Kate Gordon

#junojoneswordninja #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 Juno Jones Word Ninja #1, Kate Gordon (author), Sandy Flett (illus.), Yellow Brick Books, April 2019.   Blurb: A DISASTER HAS HAPPENED! Muttonbird Bay Primary might be closing. I mean, FOREVER. Juno Jones loves her school, but the Men in Suits want to close it down! And there’s only one thing 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