AUGUST #PICBOOKBC QUESTIONS

We are getting super excited with only 3 sleeps until we chat ‘Nature’ themed picture books with the amazing Anna Walker!

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Anna Walker one of Australia’s most beloved picture book creators.  She has published 25 beautiful books in a career spanning over 20 years. Her imagery is inspired by tiny details in the world around her.

Anna studied graphic design and Swinburne University and started her own business. Gradually the majority of her work became illustration based and picture book illustration became the foundation of her business. She devotes one year to each picture book , giving her work space and time.

“I’ve always believed in the picture book as an art form,” she said. “It’s important to me that every aspect is crafted to be the best it can be.”

Anna’s beautiful book ‘Florette’ has been shortlisted for a 2018 Children’s Book Council Award in the ‘Picture Book of the Year’ category. Have a look at the gorgeous book trailer created for Florette.

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Here are the chat questions for our Nature themed #picbookbc chat!

Q1. What is  your favourite ‘nature’ themed picture book and why? Share a pic!

Q2. How do you think picture books with an environmental focus help readers develop a sense of responsibility for the environment?

Q3. Which environmental focus would you feature in a picture book and why?

Q4. Illustrations play an important part in bringing picture books alive. Share an illustration from one of your nature themed picture books.

There will also be plenty of time at the end for Anna to answer your questions! Horray!!

We look forward to partying with you ‘picture book’ style on Thursday night the 2nd of August at 8pm AEST !

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:)

JULY WRAP UP!

We had lots of fun talking the senses at our #picbookbc chat on Thursday 5th July with Tania McCartney!

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Here are some of the great books that were shared and some highlights from the tantalising discussion we had.

Q1. What’s your favourite picture book that explores the senses? 

starI Hear a Pickle’ by Rachel Isadora

starThe Black Book of Colours by Menena Cottin & Rosana Faria

star The Eye Book by Dr Seuss

star You Can’t Taste a Pickle with Your Ear by Harriet Ziefert & Amanda Haley

star David Smells by David Shannon

star Reena’s Rainbow by Dee White & Tracie Grimwood

starMole’s Sunrise by Jeanne Willis & Sarah Fox-Davies.

starHow do I see? By Katie Daynes

starHorton Hears A Who by Dr Seuss

starThe Very Hungry Caterpiller

starHerman and Rosie by Gus Gordon

Our guest Tania McCartney shared some great classic senses books!

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Q2. Does reading about the senses change your perspective on how you view things?

One common theme that came up in the answers was that reading about the senses helped people to be mindful and widen your perspective.

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Q3. If you had to pick one, which of the five senses is most important to explore in picture books? Why?

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And we talked about how different senses may be more interesting or important at different ages!

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Q4. How can we use picture books to teach children about those who are without one or more of their senses?

The general consensus was that picture books provided us with a way to open up children’s imaginations to understanding and developing their empathy for those living without one or more of their senses.

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At the end of the questions we had a sensational Q & A with Tania!

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We hope you had as much fun as Tania and ourselves did and it’s always great to hear when you enjoy the chats and discussions!

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Don’t forget to join us Thursday 2nd at 8pm to chat Nature picture books with Anna Walker!

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– Ashleigh

JULY #PICBOOKBC CHAT QUESTIONS

Only a few days till our July #picbookbc chat where we’re talking about ‘The Five Senses’ with special guest Tania McCartneyfive senses

Tania McCartney lives and breathes books and she comes as close as one can to actually living within a book! While we mostly know her as an author, illustrator and booklover, she’s also an editor and has 30 years’ experience in magazines and publishing as well as a decade’s experience in book layout, design and typography.

https://taniamccartneyweb.blogspot.com/2012/11/see-hear-april-2018-ek-books-24.html

She currently has 40 books in print or in production including See Hear and Merry Everything both co-created with Jess Racklyeft and Australia Illustrated which showcases Tania’s illustrating abilities. You can find more of her books as well as future works and illustrations on her website.

 

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

Q1. What’s your favourite picture book that explores the senses? Share a pic!

Q2. Does reading about the senses change your perspective on how you view things?

Q3. If you had to pick one, which of the five senses is most important to explore in picture books? Why?

Q4. How can we use picture books to teach children about those who are without one or more of their senses?

There will also be plenty of time at the end for Tania to answer your questions so come prepared!

We look forward to partying with you ‘picture book’ style on Thursday night the 5th of July 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!

-Ashleigh