Sing it Loud! It’s Giveaway Time!

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day2 SING IT LOUD! It's GIVEAWAY TIME! Be in the running to WIN the groovalicious hardback picture book, The Trouble in Tune Town by talented author, Maura Pierlot and extraordinary illustrator, Sophie Norsa! To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less, 'What instrument do you describe yourself as?'  Here's Maura's example: ​a violin – a long neck, a few curves and variable tones … often warm and expressive, occasionally screechy. ...
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Introducing Maura Pierlot and The Trouble in Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day1 Introducing… Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are super excited to introduce children's author and playwright, Maura Pierlot, and her glorious picture book, The Trouble in Tune Town, for a wonderful, extended 14 days of blog tour bopping and boogieing! We can hardly contain ourselves! 🎶🎹😎 Maura is an author and playwright who enjoys writing fiction for children and young adults. The Trouble in Tune Town i...
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InterviewByBook with Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Title: Not So Scary Bear​​ Author: Ruth Waters Illustrator: Ruth Waters Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Genre: Picture Book Age Range: 2 years and up Book Description: Every day Scary Bear roams the forest looking for animals to scare. Every night he roars so loudly even the leaves on the trees shake. But looks can be deceiving. What is Scary Bear's secret? Not So Scary Bear is a tale of deception, friendship, and of being yourself, scary or not. Dear Not So Scary Bear, It’s an honour ...
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Picture Book Review: The Art Garden

The Art Garden: Sowing the Seeds of Creativity, Penny Harrison (author), Penelope Pratley (illus.), EK Books, 2018 Synopsis: Sadie wants to be a painter, just like her best friend, Tom. She loves playing with colour and finding shapes in unlikely places. But whenever Sadie picks up a paintbrush she makes a big mess. So instead, she spends her time working in the garden or playing with Tom. But, one day, Sadie gets a look at things from a different perspective — and makes a big discovery about...
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The Sentinels of Eden Blog Tour Wrap Up

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day7 We’ve had such a fun week virtually touring with Carolyn Denman and her breathtaking series, The Sentinels of Eden! It has been so blissful journeying to Paradise as Carolyn has shared her inspirations, beliefs and behind-the-scenes insights into her three stories. We were transported into Lainie's worlds with her first ever interview, and even plunged into other fictional fantasy waters. PLUS! Generous bloggers have co-hosted alongside the...
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No History to Speak Of – A teaser for Sympath

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day7 No History To Speak Of: A teaser to Sympath – Sentinels of Eden #3 by Carolyn Denman The envelope fell to the floor, ignored in favour of its contents. George Durante let his eyes blur, feeling his heart thud against his ribs, but when he focussed his vision again, the numbers on the letter in front of him hadn’t changed. Must be a mistake. Too many digits. He opened the locked file behind the till, flicking through the files to ‘D’ and drew...
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A Case For The Intelligent Protagonist by Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day6 Guest Post by Carolyn Denman A Case for the Intelligent Protagonist A few weeks ago while I was watching a show aimed at older children, I had a rather distressing revelation. It grew from my increasing frustration with the main character who could not see the blindingly obvious threat, and then when everything started to fall apart, didn’t do the obvious thing to fix it. You may call this a standard plot weakness, but I’ve realised that it’s...
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Character QandA: Lainie from The Sentinels of Eden

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day5 This is a real treat having Lainie from The Sentinels of Eden talk to us about her journey through Nalong and into Eden. See what secrets she reveals, even though it is forbidden!! 😇 🌕 Please tell us a bit about yourself. What is your power? Why is it so important to you? I’m really not supposed to talk about it, but I guess given that I’m somehow able to even type these words it must mean that it’s okay. If there’s one thin...
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Who Gets to Decide if Something is Offensive? by Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day4 Guest Post by Carolyn Denman Who gets to decide if something is offensive? No matter what genre you write in, or readership you write for, at some point you will write something that upsets someone. No matter how careful you are. Let’s face it, even if you were to get Barack Obama’s best speech writers to edit for you, and your work passes the scrutiny of the most outspoken twenty-something hipsters on the planet, your work could still fall d...
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A Writer’s Paradise – Interview with Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day3 We are thrilled to speak with Carolyn Denman, author of the spellbinding fantasy series for young adults, The Sentinels of Eden. Today we find out about her journey into the writing world and background information on her books. Welcome Carolyn! :) What kinds of books or particular titles do you enjoy reading and inherit inspiration from? My dad is to blame for getting me addicted to fantasy novels. I’m sure he deliberately left a copy ...
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