Verityville Education: Cardboard City Craft

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Verityville is a marvellous place to be – full of wonder, friendship and adventure! Verityville is a town with wonderful people who live and work there. It’s about ordinary, everyday people who make a big difference to our lives. Immerse yourselves in the town of Verityville, and the very town of where READ MORE

I-Message Interactive Communication: Gorkle Education Activity

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Gorkle is a story that focuses on delivering messages – literally, through appropriate means of digital and face-to-face communication. Reinforcing the notion of effective communication and social skills through a digital learning platform, students can practice using ‘I-messages’ in a range of scenarios. That is, they will speak to one another using READ MORE

Rain Shakers and Sunflowers: Educational Activities

#rainshaker #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Considering the themes of climate change, rain cycles, plant growth and seasons in Elizabeth Mary Cummings’ and Cheri Hughes’ picture book, Rain Shaker, here are a couple of activities to encourage positive empowerment and exploration in caring for the environment.  *Rain Shaker is written by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri READ MORE

Heartfelt Dreams and Feathers: Ideas for Capturing Loving Memories

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With regard to the themes of empowerment, grief, family, hope and memories in Karen Hendriks and Kim Fleming‘s picture book, Feathers, here are a couple of ideas to help children manage loss of a loved one in positive ways.  *Feathers is written by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming, published by READ MORE

Go Away, Foxy Foxy Education: Creative Thinking and Working Together

#goawayfoxyfoxy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of creative thinking and working together to solve a problem in Karen Hendriks and Naomi Greaves’ picture book, Go Away, Foxy Foxy, today we will be focusing on writing and discussion activities, a fun partner craft and a calming task to relieve the nerves. Children will be READ MORE

How to Utilise Go Away Foxy Foxy for Language and Comprehension Development by Karen Hendriks

#goawayfoxyfoxy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Karen Hendriks, author of Go Away, Foxy Foxy; a fun and empowering story on working together to solve a problem, shares her teaching expertise on how to develop effective language and comprehension skills when utilising her book. We have a handy guide with tips and examples for adults wanting to teach READ MORE

Writing About Non-Fiction: Educational Tasks for Children and Adults!

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Being able to attract young readers to read and write about non-fiction, biographical accounts requires certain elements. According to Toni Brisland, author of the fascinating middle grade book about the life of celebrated novelist, Patrick White, there needs to a mix of quirkiness and fun thrown in to the facts. Today, READ MORE

Library Love!

Today I digress from my usual author interviews, to bring you a different sort of interview. Anyone with an interest in children’s literature will understand the vital importance of libraries, and today’s interview is about a library where dogs are welcome! (My Archie is waggling his bottom in excitement!) Much has been written about the READ MORE

Not Too Far From My Back Door Art Therapy

#nottoofarfrommybackdoor #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of mindfulness, mother nature and emotional development in Tania Louise Smith’s picture book, Not Too Far From My Back Door, today we will be focusing on expressing feelings through painting pictures of various landscapes. Children will be able to understand that art can be a therapeutic activity READ MORE

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