APRIL CHAT QUESTIONS

Hocus pocus….Abracadabra!! The countdown is on! Not long until our #picbookbc chat celebrating ‘Magic and Magicians’ !!

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We are delighted to be joined by  author Damon Young and we will also be celebrating the release of his 5th picture book ‘My Mum is a Magician’ illustrated by Peter Carnavas and published by UQP.

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All mums are different. But what if your mum was really different? What if your mum was a magician?!

Perfect for anyone who has or is a special mum, My Mum is a Magician is a gorgeous celebration of the many talents of mothers everywhere.

Damon is an award winning author and philosopher. He is regular radio guest and festival host. He writes for newspapers/magazines and his non fiction and children’s books are published internationally.  A very talented guy!!!

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We are huge fans of his picture book series and are super excited for the 5th addition! If you haven’t discovered them yet you are in for a treat! Check out My Nanna is a Ninja, My Pop is a Pirate, My Sister in a Superhero and My Brother is a Beast on Damon’s webpage. 

Here are the chat questions for our Magical #picbookbc chat!

Q1. What is your favourite magical picture book ?! Share a pic!
Q2. What is it about magic themed books that are so alluring?
Q3. Mem Fox had a ‘Magic Hat’ in her picture book…what piece of clothing would you like to be magical?
Q4. Magic can be super powers..spells and hocus pocus. It can also be more mysical. e.g Magic Beach vs Meg and Mog. What is your favourite type of magic in pic books?

There will also be plenty of time at the end for Damon to answer your questions so put those magical thinking caps on!!

We look forward to partying with you ‘picture book’ style on Thursday night the 5th April at 8pm AEST for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat!

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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MARCH 1ST BIRTHDAY WRAP UP!

What a chat our March 1st Birthday was! If you missed it, we had the lovely Jackie French as our guest and our theme was Australian Animals. It was a very special 1st birthday chat and it was incredible to celebrate it with one of our biggest chats to date! Thank you to all our regulars and new participants for making it a chat to remember, we certainly had a lot of fun with it and we hope you did too!

And without further ado, here’s our wrap up post!

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Q1. What is your favourite picture book featuring an Australian animal/s ?! Share a pic!

 

Q2. Why is it important to talk about endangered Australian animals and animal conservation in picture books?

 

Q3. Do you think Picture books with Australian Animals have worldwide appeal? Why?

 

Q4. If you could choose an Australian animal to be in your picture book, what would you choose and why?

We loved the diversity of Australian animals in the responses for this question! We couldn’t agree more that we’d love to see more bilbies, cockatoos, kookaburras, platypuses, quolls, quokkas and tassie devils in picture books! (But honestly, we’re happy with any picture book that celebrates our great Australian Animals!)

 

We had so many great questions for Jackie, from writing to wombats and we certainly learned a lot from Jackie’s responses!

 

After the fun we had with the wormoff last time, this time we had a bit of a wombatoff!

 

 

Our next chat is Thursday 5th of April 8pm AEST with special guest Damon Young joining us again to celebrate the soon to be released My Mum is a Magician! We hope you can join us!

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-Ashleigh

MARCH #PICBOOKBC QUESTIONS!

It’s almost time to celebrate our first #picbookbc chat birthday!

To celebrate we’re talking all things Australian Animals with our special guest Jackie French!march

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian,  ecologist  and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children’ Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.

She is probably most known within the picture book community for writing the Diary of a Wombat series but besides picture books about wombats she has written about lots of other lovable Australian animals and Australian history and events, and and has most recently written Koala Bare with illustrations by Matt Shanks.

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Along with Bruce Whatley she also shared the beautifully told yet poignant stories found within the books of the Natural Disaster series which share the stories many of us have experienced or  grown up hearing on the news as a part of life in Australia.

march french.png If you haven’t read them yet I highly recommend it.

 

And so you can get prepared for the chat, here are the chat questions for Thursday night!

Q1. What is your favourite picture book featuring an Australian animal/s ?! Share a pic!
Q2. Why is it important to talk about endangered Australian animals and animal conservation in picture books?
Q3. Do you think Picture books with Australian Animals have worldwide appeal? And why?
Q4. If you could choose an Australian animal to be in your picture book.. what would you choose and why?

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the delightful Jackie French your questions so come prepared!

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night the 8th March at 8pm AEST for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat! Remember to check your times too as we’re still in daylight savings time!
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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!

See you Thursday!

– Ashleigh