#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

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

Who Dresses God? Clothesline Craft Card

#WhoDressesGod? #blogtour #booksontour #day5 Clothesline Craft Card and Exploring the Senses  Follow your reading of and conversation about Who Dresses God? with a fun and meaningful activity to compliment your literary and philosophical experience. Discussion: What sorts of things do you need to be happy? What sorts of things do you think this world needs READ MORE

Bruno’s Geography Studies: Australia

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day10 ‘Bruno and Bob bought a blue bus and bid bye bye to the barracks. They binged on battered Barramundi at Burketown, body-boarded at Bondi Beach, went biking at Beechworth, breakfasted on blueberries at Binalong Bay and at Berri they were bedazzled by the beautiful birds.’ Join Bob and Bruno in getting READ MORE

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

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

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