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#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

The Quick Six Interview with Diana Harley on Fantastic Gymnastics

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Diana Harley! It’s a pleasure to welcome author Diana Harley to the blog, sharing her inspiring picture book release, Fantastic Gymnastics; a fun and educational book about exercise and physical movement. Thanks for being here, Diana! 🙂 About the Author Diana Harley is a writer, author, poet and playwright living and READ MORE

#BookReview: Ribbit Rabbit Robot by Victoria Mackinlay and Sofya Karmazina

#BookReview: Ribbit Rabbit Robot, Victoria Mackinlay (author), Sofya Karmazina (illus.), Scholastic, April 2020. Blurb: This lamp is enchanted and I am the genie, I’ll grant all your wishes but don’t be a meanie… When a friendly frog, a greedy rabbit and a robot with a short fuse discover a magic lamp, chaos follows… and friendship READ MORE

#BookReview: The Big Old Rambutan Tree by Kathy Creamer

#BookReview The Big Old Rambutan Tree, Kathy Creamer (author, illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, May 2020. Blurb: From the flames of the burning rainforest, an extraordinary bond of friendship ignites between a savage tiger and a gentle orangutan, as they both struggle to survive in their fast diminishing habitat. Review: With all net proceeds being READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Sharon Boyce on There’s a Shark in the Loo

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Sharon Boyce! It’s a pleasure to welcome author Sharon Boyce with her debut picture book that’s sure to crack some toothy grins – There’s a Shark in the Loo; a laugh-out-loud and cheeky story for preschoolers and beyond! Thanks for being here, Sharon! 🙂 About the Author Sharon grew up surrounded READ MORE

#BookReview: Boo Loves Books by Kaye Baillie and Tracie Grimwood

#BookReview Boo Loves Books, Kaye Baillie (author), Tracie Grimwood (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: Some dogs are shy and anxious, and so are some children. Can Boo and Phoebe turn their fears into a positive experience? A book that celebrates the joy of reading. Review: Boo Loves Books touched us so deeply we READ MORE

Book Review: Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal, by Anna Whateley

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal, Anna Whateley, Allen and Unwin, 2020 From the publisher: At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip – and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Carolyn Martinez on Pelican’t Do It

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Carolyn Martinez! It’s a pleasure to welcome back to the blog, author and editor, Carolyn Martinez to discuss her new picture book, Pelican’t Do It; a heart-warming tale of self-identity and family dynamics. Nice to learn more about your new book, Carolyn! 🙂 About the Author Cate Sawyer (aka Carolyn Martinez) READ MORE

Educational Activity: Re-Creating Scenes from Carly Mills

#CarlyMillsANewWorld #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With respect to the themes of women’s rights, adventure, immigration, social philanthropy, communities in the past and present, Australian history and people of influence in Jane Smith’s Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl series, we will be exploring scenes from the book, A New World and re-creating some of what it was like READ MORE