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

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

#BookReview: Boo Loves Books by Kaye Baillie and Tracie Grimwood

#BookReview Boo Loves Books, Kaye Baillie (author), Tracie Grimwood (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: Some dogs are shy and anxious, and so are some children. Can Boo and Phoebe turn their fears into a positive experience? A book that celebrates the joy of reading. Review: Boo Loves Books touched us so deeply we READ MORE

Character Q and A with Juno Jones

#junojoneswordninja #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 What a super thrill to have the opportunity to speak with the awesome Juno Jones Word Ninja herself right here on our blog! Let’s find out all about the FAMOUS Juno… Quick Personality Profile- Full Name: Juno Julia Jones. Nickname: Futoshi has a nickname for me. But it’s a secret. Because READ MORE

#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

HiYA! You’re Entering the Juno Jones Word Ninja #BookGiveaway, Right?

#junojoneswordninja #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 ALERT! Ten Thousand Juno Ninja Points awarded to anyone who enters! That’s right! You can redeem your points upon entering this totally dangerous #bookgiveaway adventure! Completely true! Kate Gordon and Juno Jones absolutely want you to get your hands on a copy of their book, so this is your chance to 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

An Appetite for Literature by Robyn Osborne

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day5 You never know how a writer’s talent has been approached by influential people throughout their life. It’s an interesting journey, and certainly for us outsiders to learn. This is Robyn’s story… From an early age I enjoyed reading, writing and creating fantasy worlds. My parents were both avid readers and encouraged READ MORE

Read, read, write.

I’ve just added this accumulated pile of books on my desk to my Goodreads profile. It got me thinking about the importance of reading for writers. One of the things I put on my Writers’ Action Matrix at the beginning of the year was “Read books in your genre – study their elements.” It’s something READ MORE

In Literacy we Trust

Last month we gave a shout out to several amazing Australian literacy foundations that tirelessly advocate for and celebrate children’s literacy skills. Today we’ll get behind some wonderful educational initiatives fostering positive and engaging reading and learning experiences. Hail to educators and their passion for literacy development!!! Kids’ Book Review is a terrific resource for READ MORE