Focus on Language Development: Tips for Caregivers by Marg Gibbs

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 We thank Marg Gibbs for providing some solid tips and background information for caregivers on the development of language and speech in young children. Her picture book, Jasper’s Jumbled up Words, is a wonderful sounding board for understanding the emotions associated with learning this new skill, and is also a beautiful READ MORE

In Conversation with Marg Gibbs on Jasper’s Jumbled up Words

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 It’s a pleasure to speak with Marg Gibbs, about a topic that stemmed from experiences close to her heart – her grand children and their journey with language and speech, and how this led to the publication of her endearing and uplifting picture book, Jasper’s Jumbled up Words. Lovely to talk READ MORE

#BookReview: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L King and Alisa Knatko

Claire Malone Changes the World, Nadia L King (author), Alisa Knatko (illus.), Dixi Books, November 2019. Blurb: A new generation of children… They are not afraid of taking responsibilities any more, but they are rather keen on addressing problems. Claire is one of them. The moment she sees the broken swing and the cracked slide READ MORE

Review: Reece Give Me Some Peace! by Sonia Bestulic and Nancy Bevington

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day3 You’ll be just as blown away by this exuberant book as we were! Check out our thoughts on Reece Give Me Some Peace! 🎼🥁🎼 Reece Give Me Some Peace!, Sonia Bestulic (author), Nancy Bevington (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, September 2018. Blurb: A fun-loving book about the wonderful world of music and READ MORE

Musical Games – Lessons for Kids

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day11 Musical Games How much fun can you have with music and sound? The idea of learning is to practise your skills, widen your knowledge, and most importantly, to have fun! Here are a few lessons that young children might like to sink their musical ears into!  1. Name That Sound Listen READ MORE

Music and its Transformative Abilities by Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day10 Author Article by Maura Pierlot Music Credit: Aidan Pierlot Music and its Transformative Abilities Maura’s passion for music and instruments is obviously evident in The Trouble in Tune Town. Here she describes her musical background, and what she believes to be the importance of musical experiences for young children. Thanks Maura! READ MORE

Practise Should Never be a Fight by Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day5 Author Article by Maura Pierlot Practise Should Never be a Fight Recount the motto, ‘Practise should never be a fight. If you’re having fun, then you’re playing all right’. Today, Maura explains how this phrase was formative in her personal and working life, and she leaves us with important take-home messages READ MORE

No Trouble Here! Talking with Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booskontour #day4 We’re excited to be talking with Maura Pierlot about her journey into writing and partner publishing, and all the aspects that make The Trouble in Tune Town so special. Thanks, Maura! What led you to become a writer? In my head, I always was a writer – I can’t remember ever READ MORE

Review: The Trouble in Tune Town by Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day3 Today we will be reviewing Maura Pierlot and Sophie Norsa’s energetic and colourful story, The Trouble in Tune Town! We hope you enjoy this musical adventure! 🎶 The Trouble in Tune Town, Maura Pierlot (author), Sophie Norsa (illus.),Little Steps Publishing, August 2017. Joint Winner Best Illustrated E-Book (IPPY 2018). Blurb: Meg READ MORE

Review: Rusty, Buster and Patch Versus the Opera

Rusty, Buster and Patch Versus the Opera, Adam Wallace (author), Serena Geddes (illus.), Krueger Wallace Press, 2017. Dynamo Adam Wallace punches out yet another sharp-witted tale in his new series, an ode to his favourite brother-combo – the Marx Brothers. Teaming up with the impeccable Serena Geddes to illustrate the graphic chapter book, you can READ MORE