From little things big things grow! To celebrate the launch of On a Small Island we're offering free puppet activity sheets for schools, libraries and kindergartens. Just complete the form below. While stocks last.
With lots of kids attending the launch of The Last Viking Returns on 10 September 2014
I decided to get creative. Book launches can be notoriously dull, especially when author and illustrator speeches consist mostly of thanking everyone who gave birth to them or helped create the book or once said something kind about them scribbling as a kid that set them on this magical path. And this list can go on and on and on and – ‘Oops, sorry, was I snoring?’
Caterpillar and Butterfly is an Indigenous picture book with vibrant colour and delightfully alliterative text. Read the story in class. Using the colouring-in sheet, encourage students to create their very own colourful butterflies.
Classified variously as young adult, 'new adult' and adult, Whisky Charlie Foxtrot is a great read for senior secondary students. In this post, we invite you to listen to author Annabel Smith as she reads from the novel. A student activity and comprehensive teaching notes are available below.
Chris Nixon is the illustrator of the internationally renowned Jake series and Crocodile Cake but he's so much more than that. He's building a CV that includes public art, video direction and commercial illustration. Here are some notes about how he approaches each project and a video of Chris at work.