Welcome back to another year of #picbookbc chats! This Thursday we’re travelling the world through picture books with guest Tania McCartney!
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 over 30 years’ experience in magazines and publishing as well as a decade’s experience in book layout, design and typography.
The founder of Kids’ Book Review, the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, and The Happy Book children’s book podcast for creators, Tania is an experienced speaker and presenter, running workshops for schools and organisations such as the ACT Writers Centre, the Australian Society of Authors, the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature, the Children’s Book Council of Australia and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
She currently has 50 books in print or in production including her latest work I Heart The World, Mamie and Australia Illustrated which showcases Tania’s illustrating abilities. Her work particularly in the non fiction book genre is delightfully engaging for both the senses and the mind. 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 Books enable us to be far away, in our favourite chair at home enjoying grand adventures in other countries and worlds. Share a favourite picture book that has helped you travel the world.
Q2 Do picture books about other places and cultures help us to embrace diversity? Why or why not?
Q3 Share with us a place you would love to travel to and why? Is this place featured in a picture book?
Q4 What have you learnt about through travelling the world through picture books that you didn’t know before?
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 6th of February 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!