The Davide Cali blog tour

Davide Cali, one of Europe’s top kids’ writers, will be touring Australia for the first time in May 2012

WELCOME TO THE Davide Cali blog tour page. The blog tour took place between 1 and 15 May 2012, as a countdown to Davide’s first visit to Australia from 16 to 28 May.

Each day, some of Australia’s most interesting book bloggers posted interviews with him, reviewed his books, offered giveaways and maybe gave a sneak peak of his award-winning new book, 10 Little Insects.

You can check out the blogs below on the following days to see what they posted:

1 May (blog tour kick-off)

2 May

  • Kids Book Review releases a sneak peak of Davide Cali’s new book, 10 Little Insects.

3 May

4 May

5 May

6 May

7 May

8 May

  • Children’s writer and reviewer Dee White examines Davide Cali’s approach to picture book writing on her DeeScribe Writing blog.
  • The Yarra Plenty Regional Library blog previews Reading for Social Peace, a new program which aims to use stories to encourage conversation in young people about issues that cause conflict, such as war, cultural differences, and bullying. Davide Cali will launch the program on 24 May in Melbourne.

9 May

10 May

  • Illustrator Ann James chats with Davide on her Books Illustrated blog about how he works with illustrators, his celebrated collaborations with French illustrator Serge Bloch and which other writers and illustrators inspire him.

11 May

12 May

  • Popular kids activity website Little Melbourne provides a profile of Davide and his books, as well as his Australian tour dates. They’re also running a competition to win a copy of Davide Cali and Evelyn Daviddi’s delicious picture book, I Like Chocolate.

13 May

  • Davide Cali interviewed in Adelaide Matters

14 May

15 May

  • Watch this space


16 May

  • Davide Cali arrives in Adelaide – the real tour begins! For a full listing of Davide’s tour, click here. Here are the key public events:

17 to 19 May

21 May

22 May

24 May

26 May

  • 10am Morning tea and meet the author event with the Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft, New South Wales (for more information, please contact Paul MacDonald on 02 9481 8811).
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Davide Cali’s 2012 Australian tour is an initiative of the National Year of Reading


22 thoughts on “The Davide Cali blog tour

  1. Macleod College Grade 5/6 students loved meeting Davide today and really engaged with his stories.
    Thanks to Wilkins Farago for making it possible.

  2. Therese says:

    As a Literacy consultant for Sydney Region DEC I was lucky enough to have Davide attend and speak at an afternoon project. Our project is called Literature and Coffee. It is held at our local children’s bookstore Bloomin Books. We engage in a professional reading and some quality dialogue whilst enjoying coffee and cake. We then share presentations of best practice lessons around quality picture books presented to us each term by Kate. It is a wonderful project to be involved in and it was made so much more special this term as we had Davide as our guest speaker. To hear his stories, view his books and gain insight into the way he chooses what to write about and what illustrator he thinks matches his ideas was fantastic and gave us so many ideas and new resources to take back into our classrooms. We actually needed more books as we were all so inspired. I know, I for one, will definitely take this quality literature into my schools and I am sure it will be to the benefit of our Sydney region students. Thanks so much to both Davide and to Andrew from Wilkins Farago. Therese

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