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Book Review: Wrestle! By Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, and Gus Skattebol-James, illustrated by Tom Jellett

  Wrestle! By Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, and Gus Skattebol-James, illustrated by Tom Jellett, Allen and Unwin, 2019. From the publisher: I love wrestling. When I grow up, I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don’t like fighting… A funny READ MORE

Talented Author Illustrator Chloe Jasmine Harris Shares Her Story, Henry Turnip

We are delighted to welcome talented author – illustrator, Chloe Jasmine Harris, to our blog! I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of her latest release, Henry Turnip, and instantly fell in love with her vibrant, sweet and playful illustration style, and a story that is so relatable – it truly speaks volumes READ MORE

The Battle: Fear Fighting Tasks for Young Battlers

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of overcoming fear and anxiety, bravery, friendship, perception and positive thinking in Ashling Kwok and Cara King’s The Battle, we will be focusing on some fun and effective strategies to guide children along the path to triumphing over their battles. Students will be able to identify their READ MORE

How to Help your Little Knight Win the Battle by Ashling Kwok

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Ashling Kwok, author of The Battle; an empowering story on childhood anxiety, shares her expertise on how to sensitively and effectively manage children’s fear associated with going to school. We also have some super handy tips and strategies for parents in the same boat. Thanks, Ashling! x Fears are a common READ MORE

Character Q&A with Edward from The Battle

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 What a delight to welcome the star of The Battle – Edward – to talk to us about his inner thoughts and feelings on ‘battling’ his fears, and he also gives some great tips for other ‘knights’ anticipating the school day. Thanks so much, Edward! Edward, it’s a pleasure to talk READ MORE

#BookReview: The Battle by Ashling Kwok and Cara King

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview The Battle, Ashling Kwok (author), Cara King (illus.), EK Books, June 2020. Blurb: Edward is anxious about starting knight school. It’s sure to be terrifying with all those ogres and dragons about! So he puts on his armour, and prepares for battle. But what if he has more in common READ MORE

#BookGiveaway! Prepare to WIN The Battle!

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Prepare to WIN ‘The Battle’! *BOOK GIVEAWAY COMPETITION NOW CLOSED* Do you have a young school-goer struggling with the challenge of preparing for the day? Does wearing a ‘suit of armour’ seem to be holding them back? In The Battle, young Edward faces the same anxieties, but with a little switch READ MORE

Book Profile: Taking The Battle On Tour

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1   We are absolutely delighted to welcome back talented author, Ashling Kwok, for another spectacular book campaign! It wasn’t long ago she introduced us to the loveable, Lola and Grandpa (see it all here). This week, we present The Battle (illustrated by Cara King); a valuable and sensitive tale of learning READ MORE

#BookReview and #AuthorInterview: In My Dreams with Stef Gemmill

#BookReview and #AuthorInterview In My Dreams, Stef Gemmill (author), Tanja Stephani (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: A child’s dream takes him on a fantastic journey as he sleeps at night. He finds fruit flavoured rainbows, makes mischief with monkeys, flies his dragon to faraway places and chases the night shadows away. An imaginative READ MORE

Show and Tell with Kaye Baillie

It’s been a big year for children’s author Kaye Baillie. She has recently released not one, but two picture books into the world! In this interview she tells us about her new books and shares with us a wealth of industry experience that spans years writing for the educational and trade market. Kaye has generously READ MORE