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#BookReview: The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough

#BookReview: The Boy from the Mish, by Gary Lonesborough (Goodreads Author), Allen and Unwin, 2021 From the publisher: ‘I don’t paint so much anymore,’ I say, looking to my feet. ‘Oh. Well, I got a boy who needs to do some art. You can help him out,’ Aunty Pam says, like I have no say READ MORE

You Can Be A Writer: Educational Activities

#youcanbeawriter #bookcampaign #booksontourpr A writing session unto itself, to teach budding writers how to structure stories, incorporate all the necessary elements, and inject sparks of imagination, You Can Be A Writer opens up a plethora of literacy and language opportunities for primary school-aged children. From setting up for writing, to planting and sowing the idea seeds, READ MORE

What’s in my Author Visit Kit? by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#youcanbeawriter #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Don’t you love it when authors share their secrets on what makes their workshops and presentations a success? I’m not talking about the ‘m’ word (money), although that’s a handy by-product – I’m talking about being so prepared and organised that absolutely nothing can go wrong. That’s what you call success! Let’s find out READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Wendy Buss and Creme and Caramel’s Big Adventure

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Wendy Buss! It’s always wonderful to welcome new authors to the blog, and today we have Wendy Buss, picture book author of Creme and Caramel’s Big Adventure; a story of two adventurous guinea pigs and a rascally housecat, with the themes of anti-bullying, courage and a positive attitude. Thanks for being here, READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Anita Zurbrugg and My Brother is an Alien

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Anita Zurbrugg! We’re thrilled to welcome another new author to the blog; Anita Zurbrugg shares her humorous sibling rivalry adventure story into the life of changing family dynamics and a new baby. It’s ‘My Brother is an Alien’! Can’t wait to learn more about this lively, bright and out-of-this-world story! Thanks READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Larissa Collins and Be Brave Beatrice

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Larissa Collins! It’s a pleasure to welcome debut picture book author, Larissa Collins, to the blog, here to discuss her story on children’s health, the important role of families, and the promotion of resilience; Be Brave Beatrice! This is a light-hearted and funny tale about coping with the unpleasantness of being READ MORE

#BookReview: You Can Be A Writer by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#youcanbeawriter #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview You Can Be A Writer, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Sea Song Publications, February 2021. Blurb: Anyone can write stories. You can too! Writing stories is like having an adventure. This book will lead you on your own story adventure. Imagination is your passport. It can take you anywhere. Start with an idea… choose READ MORE

You Can Be a Winner! It’s the You Can Be A Writer #BookGiveaway!

#youcanbeawriter #bookcampaign #booksontourpr ** UPDATE: COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ** Tell us your favourite story for your CHANCE to WIN!   You Can Be A Writer is an encouraging, empowering and motivational guide for young writers to bloom with their own seeds of ideas for imaginative and well-structured stories! For your CHANCE to WIN a copy of this handy book by Teena READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Tabitha Page and I’m a Type One Kid

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Tabitha Page! We are delighted to welcome advocate for children’s literacy and health, Tabitha Page to the blog to discuss the latest picture book in her wonderful collection, I’m a Type One Kid! This eye-opening and valuable story empowers and supports readers to understand some of the complexities of living with READ MORE

Australia Remembers Educational Activities: Customs and Traditions

#australiaremembers2 #customsandtraditionsoftheadf #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Australia Remembers series provides a plethora of opportunities for students to explore historical facts, traditions and personal meaning in relation to the studies of Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and the customs of the Australian Defence Force. Topics including the Anzac spirit, commemorative services, symbols and emblems, mottos, defence force practices and more can READ MORE