Learn about The Lady with the Lamp: Educational Activities

#carlymillspioneergirl #theladywiththelamp #bookcampaign #booksontourpr In The Lady with the Lamp, Carly Mills and her friends are thrust back in time to the mid 1800s, where they meet the inspirational founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Travelling through London and the Crimea in Turkey, they discover what life was like for women, and how healthcare and sanitation READ MORE

Rollo’s Wet Surprise STEM Education

#rolloswetsurprise #bookcampaign #booksontourpr In Rollo’s Wet Surprise, Rollo the dog discovers that his inquisitive nature leads him to a rather unexpected, wet surprise in the pool. Unknowingly putting himself in danger, Rollo learns a valuable lesson when it comes to being aware of boundaries in and around unfamiliar territory. Being responsible for our pets and understanding 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

Ocean Devotion Activity: Plastic Bottle Planters

#oceandevotion #bookcampaign #booksontourpr In Ocean Devotion, Kalea and Hiapo discover the unsettling truth about the shimmering mountain on the ocean surface, and are dismayed to find the beautiful waters in Hawaii polluted with plastic. Determined to save the marine life and restore the sea’s health, the pair have some ideas on what to do to reduce READ MORE

Let’s Make it Clear: Say NO to Plastics!

Did you know, plastic pollution, including plastic, glass, oil, and chemicals, makes up around 60–95% of all the debris found in the ocean? The bulk of this pollution stems from single-use items. Plastic is one of the least biodegradable materials in the world, and can seriously endanger marine life, and even affect our health. This is READ MORE

Educational Activities: Mapping for Max Booth Map Trap

#maxboothfuturesleuth #maptrap #bookcampaign #booksontourpr In Map Trap, Max Booth and Oscar discover an ancient 400-year-old GPS navigational unit from 2015, and are shocked to find it still works. Using their mapping and orientation skills, they navigate their way through the suburbs way out of Bluggsville. Today, students can have the opportunity to explore orienteering and READ MORE

A Special Introduction to Ocean Devotion on World Ocean Day

Ahead of our campaign later this month, today we are celebrating World Ocean Day; an international day to raise awareness of the impact of human actions on our oceans, and to unite everybody in managing the sustainability of our world’s oceans. Passionate and devoted author, Elizabeth Mary Cummings, together with illustrator Melissa Salvarani, have created READ MORE

Books for Our Planet

There’s nothing more important than our children’s future, and what’s the world without a thriving, flourishing and beautiful planet. To make a difference on this Earth, it starts with YOU. One person. One child. So, it is with delight that our children’s book industry has LOTS of empowering, stunning picture books to raise awareness and 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