#BookReview: Happiness is a Cloud by Robert Vescio and Nancy Bevington

#BookReview Happiness is a Cloud, Robert Vescio (author), Nancy Bevington (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: Look up to the clouds and what do you see? On a day out at the beach Harry discovers that feelings are just like the clouds… they change shape and roll on by. And even on the cloudiest 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

#BookReview: Not Too Far From My Back Door by Tania Louise Smith

#nottoofarfrommybackdoor #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Not Too Far From My Back Door, Tania Louise Smith (author), Archv Art (illus.), Tania Louise Smith Publishing, November 2019. Blurb: An empowering self discovery book for big and little feelings experienced by little and big people, heard through the voices of mother nature. Review: Melodic and expressive illustrations pair READ MORE

The Battle: Fear Fighting Tasks for Young Battlers

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of overcoming fear and anxiety, bravery, friendship, perception and positive thinking in Ashling Kwok and Cara King’s The Battle, we will be focusing on some fun and effective strategies to guide children along the path to triumphing over their battles. Students will be able to identify their READ MORE

#BookReview: Raymund and the Fear Monster by Megan Higginson and Ester de Boer

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 Raymund and the Fear Monster, Megan Higginson (author), Ester de Boer (illus.), Blue Brumby Books, November 2019. Blurb: A monster that eats fear is terrorising Raymund’s village. Raymund is small and not very brave. Will Raymund be able to overcome his fear, defeat the monster and save his village? Review: Dedicated READ MORE

Review: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters by Trish Donald

Blurb: Argh, Worry Monsters! What will Tissywoo do? How will she cope? Review: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters, Trish Donald (author, illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, February 2018 Anxiety in children is an issue that is all too common, but however its form, it is always good practice to find ways to counteract feelings of READ MORE

Robert Vescio’s Story on Mindfulness Opens our Hearts

It’s always a pleasure including Robert Vescio on the blog. His passion, voice and expertise are nothing short of inspiring. Robert, author of numerous children’s books such as Marlo Can Fly, Eric Finds a Way, Jack and Mia, and Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville, most recently brings us an important story of ‘being READ MORE