New Writing Gig: Guest Blogger @ TOP Writing Website

library-visitGuess where I’m Guest Blogging today? … Tania McCartney, founder of Kids Book Review requested I write a series of Guest Posts on ‘Kids books, education or writing for kids‘… An irresistible opportunity, I couldn’t refuse!

I’ll be exercising my expertise as Kids Sci-fi chapter book creator and kids picture book writer, primary school teacher and blogger. From today onwards, you’ll find me over at Kids Book Review, as one of their resident Guest Bloggers.

Kids Book Review is a children’s literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia-wide and internationally. They’re currently achieving over 42,000 hits per month (and growing exponentially), and are one of the most respected literary sites on the web.

Tania McCartney, multi-genre author has published many children’s books including Riley kids-book-review-fb1the Little Aviator series … Riley and the Sleeping Dragon, Riley and the Grumpy Wombat etc.

Today you’ll find my first Guest Post over at Kids Book Review … Here’s a snippet >>>

How to MAXimize your Book Readings to Children

Do you have an author gig lined up at a school, library or book store? Want to connect with your young audience from the very start?
Want to grab their attention? Create an interactive atmosphere? Do you yearn to leave them begging for more?

#10 TOP SECRETS in Engaging children at your Book Reading

1. Liaise with the library and school for a PRIME time. Make sure your visit is well advertised and promoted beforehand. Consider a costume competition with prizes.

2. Be ultra organized. Rehearse your book reading and fun activities from beginning to end. Print off photo permission forms for parents to sign. Provide all props including books, worksheets, materials and handouts. Be flexible on the day. Tailor each session to suit the ages and specific needs of the group

3. Dramatize your story with voice inflections, whispers, pauses and actions varying your voice for different characters and emotions. Pause to create effect and tension.

To read the full REAL DEAL … Click. Don’t forget to return HERE to share your personal experiences.

I’m so grateful for this incredible chance to Guest Blog, to share my books and website as a children’s writer and Blogger.

A special thanks to Tania McCartney and Kids Book Review for offering me this awesome opportunity.

**How have YOU engaged your audience at Book Readings?

**What tips would you like to share?

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