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Review: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light by Pauline Hosking

Review: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light, Pauline Hosking (author), Lilly Pilly Publishing, 2018. Blurb: Welcome to Cinnamon’s second adventure. Her first was Cinnamon Stevens – Crime Buster. A haunted theatre? A smashed-up grave? Twelve year old sleuth Cinnamon is ready to solve these spooky mysteries. Or is she?   Cinnamon Stevens; an intriguing character with READ MORE

Book Review: The Greatest Magician in the World

The Greatest Magician in the World, Matt Edmondson (author), Garry Parsons (illus.), Pan Macmillan, 2017 Synopsis: A showstopping quirky gift book for budding magicians, filled with mind-blowing removable magic tricks. Prepare to be amazed! Elliot is mad about magic. Completely and utterly mad. It’s all he talks about, all he thinks about, and even all READ MORE

Pitch It Competition

Just Write For Kids Competition – Pitch It! Just Write For Kids is very excited to announce the very first writing competition; Pitch It! If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript directly on the desk a publishing editor. I’ll bet you also READ MORE

Catherine Pelosi – The Perfect Formula Part 2

In part 1 of my interview with children’s mid-grade and picture book author, Catherine Pelosi, we heard about what got Catherine writing and how she developed her skills, so that her work was picked up for publication.  There was so much to learn from the steps she took to refine her work and get feedback. In part READ MORE

The Ori’s Clean-Up Blog Tour Has Made a Difference

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day5 What an affecting week of global awareness and compassion, knowledge and empowerment we’ve had the pleasure of engaging in with Anne Helen Donnelly and Ori’s Clean-Up. If we each make an effort of just a small change, imagine the huge impact that could have on our environment, for now and the future. READ MORE

Ori’s Clean-Up Activity: Recycled Plastic Bag Jellyfish

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day5 Re-used Recycling with Plastic Bag Jellyfish In Ori’s Clean-Up, the focus is on encouraging the different ways in which we can manage our rubbish to best help the environment. Rather than throwing away our used packaging, it’s better to re-use or recycle them. ♻ This two-part activity will help children reflect upon READ MORE

Saving the Future of Our Environment is Not an Inconvenience by Anne Donnelly

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day4 You’ll be alarmed at the facts, just like Anne was, of the amount of plastic disposal littering our oceans and harming the wildlife. Today, Anne shares her findings, and the good reason behind why Ori’s Clean-Up was inspired. I wrote my new book Ori’s Clean-Up, because the environment is important to READ MORE

Diving to the Depths with Anne Helen Donnelly

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day3 What does being environmentally friendly really mean to Anne? How does she promote this topic with her young audience? Want to know? Let’s go! 🙂 Thanks for swimming on by to the tours once again, Anne! It’s wonderful to have you back. 😇 Congratulations on the third title in your Ori READ MORE

Review: Ori’s Clean-Up by Anne Helen Donnelly

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day2 Thanks for joining in on this blog tour with a very important message at heart. 🐙🐬🐡🐟🐠 Blurb: Ori the Octopus and his friends have left their rubbish everywhere. They tidy up, but it doesn’t work. To keep their home clean and healthy, they need to do something different, something better. Endorsed READ MORE

Clean Up with Ori for a Chance to WIN!

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day1 Tell us how you help the environment and you could WIN! Do you recycle, reuse, compost or donate? One simple act on a regular basis can greatly help to improve the quality of our environment. So tell us, name the last item you recycled, reused, composted or donated. You will go in READ MORE