NOVEMBER #PICBOOKBC CHAT QUESTIONS

We are very excited to be waddling ‘penguin’ style! towards our November picture book chat on Thursday November 1st!

We are being joined this month by Australian children’s writer and poet Meg McKinlay!

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Meg lives near the ocean in Western Australia and her publications range from picture books, chapter books and young adult novels through to poetry for adults.

Meg was a bookish kid, in love with words and excited by dictionaries.  She is a former academic at the University of Western Australia, where she taught Japanese, Literature, and Creative Writing!

Some of her picture books include ‘The Penguins Are Coming’ , ‘Duck’ and one of my all time favourites ‘Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros’ . You can find out  more about Meg’s wonderful work on her website.

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Here are the chat questions for our November ‘Penguin’ picture book palooza!!!

Q1.  What is your favourite fiction penguin themed picture book and why?! Share a pic!

Q2. What makes penguin picture books different from other bird themed picture books?

Q3. Share a favourite non fiction penguin picture book and a fact you learnt about penguins!

Q4. Many of our favourite penguin picture book characters wear hats and scarves! What would you dress your penguin in?!

 

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

We look forward to partying with you and all our favourite penguins on Thursday night the 1st of November 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:)

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OCTOBER WRAP UP

We got SPOOKED!! on October 4th as we celebrated ‘Spooky and Scary’ picture books with our special guest Debra Tidball!

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Q1. What is your favourite spooky or scary picture book and why?! Share a pic!

Here are some of our favourites!

star Mary & Frankenstein – Linda Bailey & Julia Sarda

star Drop of Blood – Paul Showers & Edward Miller

star FunnyBones – Janet & Allan Ahlberg

star Zombelina – Kristyn Crow & Molly Idle

star Meg and Mog  – Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

star The Dreadful Fluff – Aaron Blabey

star Hoot Owl – Sean Taylor & Jean Jullien

star The Scariest book ever – Bob Shea

starSpooky Spooky – Christopher Cheng & Sarah Davis

starHist – C.J Dennis & P.J Gouldthorpe

starA Dark, Dark tale – Ruth Brown

starScary Night – Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King

star Night Noises – Mem Fox & Terry Denton

starThe Spider & the fly – Tony DiTerlizzi

star My Dead Bunny – Sigi Cohen & James Foley

starThe  Dark – Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen

 

Q2. What are picture books that get us spooked so appealing?!

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Q3. Do you think scary/spooky books have become more sought-after in Australia with Halloween becoming more popular?

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Q4. Witches…Ghosts…Skeletons…Monsters…Mummies….Vampires…to name a few! What type of spooky character do you love seeing in a picture book?! Share an example if you have a favourite!

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At the end of our ‘Spooky and Scary’ picture book celebration, we were very lucky to have a Q & A session with Debra Tidball!

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A huge thank you to Deb and all our chat participants for joining us to get ‘Spooky and Scary ‘ at our October Picture book celebration!

Who will be joining us on Thursday the 1st of November?!…what will the theme be..who will be our special guest?! ?!!!

Keep your eyes glued to our twitter and Instagram accounts for the announcement!

Hope you can join us again in November and celebrate the very awesome world of Picture Books:)

Nicola

OCTOBER #PICBOOKBC CHAT QUESTIONS

3 sleeps until we are getting SCARY and SPOOKY!! at our October Picture Book chat with Debra Tidball!

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Deb has always loved picture books , she collected them even in her teens  and was very fond of animal themed stories. When she started reading picture books to her children, it sparked her desire to write.

Her latest picture book ‘The Scared Book’ (illustrated by the super talented Kim Siew) was a CBCA 2018 Noteable book AND won the Crystal Kite Award for Australia and New Zealand region!  .The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognise great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world.

Horray for Deb!!!

For those who are yet to have the pleasure of reading ‘The Scared Book’ – It is described on Hachette Australia as-

“A gorgeously designed, interactive picture book which is a  fun shared experience that puts the child in charge of the story.

It’s story time, but this book has bad news – as soon as it realises there are monsters in it, it’s too scared to tell you the rest of the story! Can you help it feel better? It needs you to rub away its goosebumps, blow away the giant butterflies in its tummy, and fan away the yucky smell the monsters have left behind. A fun and quirky interactive story, with distinctive and stylish illustrations from an innovative young illustrator and muralist”

It is wonderful!

Here are the questions for our October ‘Spooky and Scary’ #picbookbc chat!

Q1. What is your favourite spooky or scary picture book and why?! Share a pic!

Q2. What are picture books that get us spooked so appealing?!

Q3. Do you think scary/spooky books have become more sought-after in Australia with Halloween becoming more popular?

Q4. Witches…Ghosts…Skeletons…Monsters…Mummies….Vampires…to name a few! What type of spooky character do you love seeing in a picture book?! Share an example if you have a favourite!

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

We look forward to partying with you SPOOKY ‘picture book’ style on Thursday night the 4th of October 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:)