It’s only 3 sleeps until we are off to the beach for our Spetember #picbookbc chat! We are very lucky to have Kylie Howarth as our special guest this month!

She has published 3 amazing ocean themed picture books: Fish Jam, Chip and 1, 2 Pirate Stew. Many of you will have come across the amazing cheeky seagull ‘Chip’ as Kylie’s beautiful book was shortlisted for a CBCA 2017 book award..


Kylie Howarth is an author and illustrator from Perth. She is an animal lover and was raised in the country. She shared her childhood with a dog, sheep, several orphaned kangaroos and one very cheeky echidna!

Have a close look at her illustrations as the  textures are created during her backyard art sessions with her two young sons!

Here are the chat questions for Thursday night…so get your thinking caps on!!!…or should that be swimming cap 😉

Q1. Which beach themed picture book would you put in your beach bag?! (Share a photo)

Q2. Do beach stories differ depending on the country? What makes an Aussie beach story?

Q3. Which picture books would you recommend for teaching about beach life?

Q.4 What similar themes have you noticed in ‘beach’ picture books?

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the super amazing Kylie Howarth your questions !

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night at 8pm for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat! Grab your beach chair, floppy hat and don’t forget to Slip Slop Slap! 😉

If you haven’t joined one of our chats before and wondering how it works head on over to our Welcome to the #picbookbc Twitter chat post!

Nicola 🙂



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