How to Read to Kids Who Don’t Like Books – Article by Michelle Worthington

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Special thanks to Michelle Worthington, author to countless beautiful picture books and her latest middle grade, Sass and Traz Save the Library, for sharing her experience, knowledge and wisdom in fostering a love of reading and literacy in the early years… and especially so for those children who more easily disengage READ MORE

Here’s to Resilience – Article by Maura Pierlot

It is an honour to welcome back talented author and playwright, Maura Pierlot (The Trouble in Tune Town); introducing her incredibly notable and prevalent script for teens, Fragments: Journeys from Isolation to Connection. Her just-released novel is adapted from her sold-out stage play, Fragments, which, during October 2019, was programmed for Mental Health Month. Through 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

How Belly Button Fluff Came to Life: Article by Dave Atze

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 We just LOVE finding out how illustrations and stories come to life, and fortunately for us, Dave Atze can reveal BOTH, because yes, he is BOTH the author AND illustrator of his latest new, adorably icky picture book, Belly Button Fluff! Let’s discover more about the process of creating the ‘fluff’! READ MORE

A Family Connection to HOME – Article by Karen Hendriks

My new picture book HOME was inspired by my family heritage. While writing Home and researching facts and history I discovered more about my family heritage then I could ever imagine. I had always felt that there was a deep sadness inside my Oma from the loss of her family home in Wunschendorf, Czechoslovakia. She READ MORE

Finding Motivation, Inspiration and Story Ideas by Kesta Fleming

#marlowbrown #magicianinthemaking #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Do authors ever struggle to come up with story ideas? Well, I can’t answer for others, but this one does! Do I like admitting that? Not at all! There’s this little voice within me that says: ‘You can’t be a proper author if you struggle to come up with ideas! You’re READ MORE

I Wonder … the Problem with Plastic!

#iwonder #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Article by Allison Paterson Our beautiful oceans have become a rubbish dump. The rubbish that ends up in the ocean is called ‘marine debris’. Scientists think that the deaths of more than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales are caused by marine debris READ MORE

The Nurse Ahead of her Time: Article by Jane Smith

#carlymillspioneergirl #theladywiththelamp #bookcampaign #booksontourpr When I was researching Florence Nightingale for The lady with the lamp, the fourth ‘Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl’ book, I had no idea that modern medicine was about to face challenges not unlike those routinely encountered by practitioners in Florence’s day. The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us that medicine doesn’t have READ MORE

Paws Paddle: Article by Penny Macoun

#rolloswetsurprise #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Whenever dogs fall in a pool, they always seem to be able to swim even though they have never had lessons.             ‘Doggy paddle’ seems to be a swimming stroke many children can master very early on when they learn to swim. This swimming stroke uses the same technique as dogs do READ MORE

Activities with The Post Office Pup by Marg Gibbs

There’s so much to learn and engage in with the themes delivered in The Post Office Pup by Marg Gibbs and Alicia Rogerson. For children, how often do they participate in local postal services, such as sending and receiving letters and parcels, and visiting the Post Office? What do they know about different delivery options, READ MORE