January 2019

Kids Light Up Workshops in Schools

Kids Light up books Australian Authors Lisa Maravelis and Wendy Mason

We love to share our stories with students! Grade 1-3 students at Karingal Primary School booked us during 2018 to share our journey about becoming authors. During this visit we told our journey and some interesting facts that we learned along the way, such what is an ‘imprint page,’ how books are bound together, ‘thread sewn or saddle stitched,’ and how to view the ‘plotter proofs’ when they arrived from the printer! During our workshop, we shared a video made by our illustrator in which she shows the children how to draw faces on our stars. This opportunity allowed discussions...

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Joy – Teaching Notes

Kids Light up books Australia

Joy is a deep-seated emotion that comes not from things that happen to you but from a choice that we make to be happy. Joyful learning looks like being happy, engaged in what they are doing, and in charge of their actions and emotions. When I’m Shining with Joy teaches specifically what the emotion of joy feels like and looks like and acknowledges that it goes away when things go wrong. We acknowledge that things do go wrong, this picture story book picks up principles from the Restorative Practice approach from which parents and teachers can base discussions on how...

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