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

Make a Noise! Lyrebird Craft Activity

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day8 Make a Noise! Cute Musical Lyrebird Craft What do you know about lyrebirds? What is their special talent? Did you know they can mimic noises like car alarms and chainsaws?! What kinds of sounds can you make with your voice? What kinds of sounds can you make with objects found around READ MORE

Educational Activities: The Trouble in Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day7 Maura Pierlot has a band-full of educational activities and teaching notes for The Trouble in Tune Town! From literacy to social studies, art/craft and science, and of course music, your home studies or classroom curriculum will never be dull or downbeat! Click on the images to download your FREE activities!   READ MORE

Character Q and A: Meg from Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day6 Meg from Tune Town joins us in person with her top tips on relieving frustrations and keeping a calm composure when learning and practising new skills. Such a joy to have you here, Meg! 👧🏼 🎷🎻 Dear Meg, I understand sometimes when you practice playing instruments the notes come out flat 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

Sing it Loud! It’s Giveaway Time!

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day2 SING IT LOUD! It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! Be in the running to WIN the groovalicious hardback picture book, The Trouble in Tune Town by talented author, Maura Pierlot and extraordinary illustrator, Sophie Norsa! To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less, ‘What instrument do you describe yourself as?’  Here’s Maura’s example: ​a READ MORE

Inspiring Global Citizens – the significance of multicultural literature

Guest Post By Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern is an author who adores exploring all the world has to offer! Her appreciation of travel and uniqueness of culture has been captured in the pages of her books. Writer of the fascinating Charlie’s Adventure series, Jacqueline is here today to share her insights into the READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern

Title: Charlie’s Adventures…in Hawaii Author: Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern​ Illustrator: Sophie Norsa Publisher: Little Steps Publishing Genre: Children’s picture book, Adventure, Travel Age Group: 3 to 6 years Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. ‘Charlie’s Adventures…in Hawaii’ is the first book in the ‘Charlie’s Adventures…’ series. Charlie is off on his first READ MORE