Literacy Learning – Activities for Sass and Traz Save the Library

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Sass and Traz Save the Library takes its twin hero protagonists, and its readers, on a magical bookish adventure with some wondrous characters in a bid to save their beloved local library from closure. Fostering a love of books and the special place they can be explored, borrowed and treasured – READ MORE

Merry Christmas, Eve, and Adam Wallace!

We just adore having fantabulous, funny and New York Times bestselling author, script writer, school presenter and author mentor extraordinaire, Adam Wallace here, to share his brand new energetic and heartwarming Christmas picture book, Merry Christmas, Eve! Please join us for this fun interview and some other cheerful treats – hope you enjoy! 🙂 Book Description: Christmas READ MORE

Learning How to Find The Glint of Gold

#theglintofgold #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Glint of Gold focuses on discovering the golden moments in each day – for children to practice mindful strategies that assist with nurturing mental, emotional and social health, as well as developing skills in communication, kindness and empathy. Thanks to author Kate McGann, with illustrations by Patricia Ward, there is so much to READ MORE

Fascinated by Flight – Len Waters Activities

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day6 Australia Remembers; Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly, delves into the life, career, hardships and Indigenous roots of Australia’s first known First Nations fighter pilot, Len Waters. Flying and everything about it fascinated Len. It seemed, from the time he was a small boy, Len Waters was born to READ MORE

Utilising Australia Remembers 3 as an Education Tool by Catherine Bauer

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Author Catherine Bauer is here to generously share some fantastic resources and tools to help parents and educators effectively utilise the information found in Australia Remembers 3; Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly. Thanks so much, Catherine, for this wonderful article. Big Sky Publishing’s Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters READ MORE

Fluff-Filled Fun: Educational Activities for Belly Button Fluff

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 In Belly Button Fluff, Scarlett Von Scruff’s inquisitive nature leads her on a courageous, fun- and fluff-filled adventure in and around her town, meeting a diverse range of people and animals, and their belly buttons! This quirky, curious and colourful tale written and illustrated by Dave Atze encourages readers to embark on READ MORE

STEM Magic! Educational Fun for Marlow Brown

#marlowbrown #magicianinthemaking #bookcampaign #booksontourpr In Marlow Brown; Magician in the Making, Marlow tests out her skill and ability, persistence and resilience, when it comes to mastering the art (or science) of illusions! This show-stopping, hilarious tale by Kesta Fleming, combined with the energetic illustrations by Marjory Gardner, empowers readers to conjure up their own bag of READ MORE

Home is Within: Educational Activities

In Home, a young Sudeten German girl and her family are expelled from their home and forced to give up their belongings and their freedom, until they eventually find a safe passage across the seas to Australia. This poignant, uplifting and hopeful story by Karen Hendriks, combined with the hauntingly evocative illustrations by Alisa Knatko, READ MORE

I Wonder – Educating our World

#iwonder #bookcampaign #booksontourpr I Wonder whimsically explores the themes of pollution, sustainability, and environmental care, as a little wooden boat wonders and worries whether it too, has become litter or waste like the floating objects that pass it by into the ocean. Allison Paterson and Nancy Bevington have brought these inanimate objects and marine sea 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