A Keepsake of Positivity: Educational Resources for We’re All in This Together

#wereallinthistogether #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We’re All in This Together is a book that will keep the discussion on the effects of the pandemic open to children for some time to come. As we begin to prepare for another school year, adapting to a new kind of normal, and possibly even adopting a forward-thinking approach to what the 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

#BookReview: We’re All in This Together by Skye Hughes and Alice Coates

#wereallinthistogether #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: We’re All in This Together, Skye Hughes (author), Alice Coates (illus.), Dean Publishing, November 2020. Blurb: School friends – Kiana, Amin, Roshan, Casey, Ming and Tyler all have one thing in common – they can’t go to school. The world changed very quickly and now they have to stay home to READ MORE

Character QandA with Gorkle

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Join us for this intriguing interview with the gremlin himself, Gorkle, who is here visiting from cyberspace! Gorkle tells us about his experience with the floating text messages and meeting the humans. Thanks, Gorkle! 🙂 Gorkle, it’s a pleasure to speak with you today! Thanks for making the trip!               Thank you READ MORE

Technology Can be Fun, But Always be Safe – Article by Penny Macoun

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Ah, technology. Can’t live with it, can’t live without out. More of the latter, actually. Whilst there are times when technology won’t behave, it’s a vital part of our existence and the advancements over the years are truly remarkable. For children using devices and engaging with various platforms, there are many elements READ MORE

#BookReview: Gorkle by Penny Macoun and Anam Akram

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Gorkle, Penny Macoun (author), Anam Akram (illus.), ©Penny Macoun 2019, November 2020.   Blurb: Gorkle is a gremlin who lives in cyberspace. He doesn’t like where he lives, it’s a miserable place because there are no bright colours anywhere. He likes the look of Earth. He really likes the brightly coloured READ MORE

Say Hello to Gorkle in this #BookGiveaway!

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Say ‘Hello!’ for a CHANCE to WIN Gorkle!  Gorkle is a funny and energetic tale of friendship, communication and technology, and understanding the consequences of impulsive behaviour! For your CHANCE to WIN this vivacious picture book, all you need to do is say; ‘Hello!‘ You will be in the running to win a copy ‘Gorkle’ by Penny Macoun and READ MORE

Communicating Across the Blogosphere with Penny Macoun and Gorkle

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 What a delight to introduce a debut children’s author, passionate about writing, the arts, education and technology! Welcome, Penny Macoun, picture book author of newly released, Gorkle! This is a sweet and funny story of an impulsive gremlin, enamoured by the shining text messages that float from Earth towards his dull planet READ MORE

Inspiring A Very Mapleton Christmas by Marg Gibbs

Marg Gibbs, author of Arriving Home, with Mapleton Art, the eight artists is delighted to announce a companion story featuring Maggie Magpie Goose and Eric Echidna. Released in time for Christmas, and for families who love Australian animals, A Very Mapleton Christmas has a festive feel to the cover with its natural bush bunting and extra READ MORE

Character Chat with Dan from Solo Dan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 What a delight to witness this in-depth conversation between author and character; delving deep into the thoughts and feelings of a boy once on the outer, and what that was like to never really be a part of the fun. Thanks, Teena and Dan for sharing the development of your story. READ MORE