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Book Review: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, Wai Chim, Allen and Unwin, 2019 From the publisher: Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad’s restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Verity Croker

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Verity Croker! Verity Croker is a highly versatile, talented writer, and we are thrilled to learn more about her and her writing here today! Sharing more about her intriguing internationally-published young adult novel, give it up for Verity and ‘Jilda’s Ark’! πŸ™‚ About the Author Verity Croker writes across a range READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Suzanne Barton

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Suzanne Barton! We are excited to have author Suzanne Barton join us on the blog for this interview! Suzanne brings a blast of sparkling goodness with her recently released picture book, which she will share with us today. Thanks, Suzanne, for showering us with the glitter-bomb story of the century, My READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 2

In Part One of this interview we saw how children’s author, Kiah Thomas, got her start writing for kids, and we got to know a bit about her current and upcoming picture books.Β In Part two Kiah talks about working with publishers, illustrators and book promotion (or not!). Kiah, in total, you will have four books READ MORE

Liz Ledden on Pitching her Story – Tulip and Brutus

We just adore celebrating rising stars on the blog, and today’s author is another exceptional one to watch out for! Liz Ledden – you may have heard her as one of the fabulous trio of the One More Page Podcast fame – is debuting her picture book, Tulip and Brutus, with Ford Street Publishing this READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Stephanie Ward

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Stephanie Ward! We are excited to welcome author Stephanie Ward to our blog for this interview! Stephanie will be releasing her debut picture book into the world shortly, and it sounds absolutely heart-warming and utterly magical! Thanks, Stephanie, for introducing us to Arabella and the Magic Pencil! πŸ™‚ About the Author READ MORE

Max Booth Film Flip: Film Activity

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day5 Colour My World! It’s a Film Task! In this scene in Max Booth Future Sleuth Film Flip, we find Max and Oscar discovering the contents of the roll of film as they project light and the image onto a wall. Although the image of the building on the film is READ MORE

Oscar in the Hotseat! Character Q and A

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day4 BREAKING NEWS! Max Booth’s robo-sidekick, Oscar, has never appeared on live news before, but here he is, featuring in this special report with Bluggsville Observer reporter, Simone Taranto! Nice work, Oscar! Guest post written by Cameron Macintosh. Illustrations by Dave Atze. Oh Snap! It’s the Film Flip #BookGiveaway! What’s in READ MORE

A Flippin’ Good Interview with Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day3 Wowsers! What a combo! Hilarious and humble at the same time! We had an absolute ‘flippin’ ball interviewing the masterminds behind the Max Booth Future Sleuth series! Here they are – Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze! πŸ™‚ Congratulations on the release of another exciting book in the series – Max READ MORE

#BookReview: Max Booth Future Sleuth Film Flip by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day2 Max Booth Future Sleuth: #4 Film Flip, Cameron Macintosh (author), Dave Atze (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, September 2019. Blurb: In the year 2424, it seems crazy that people once needed film to take photos. Max and Oscar – Bluggsville’s sharpest pair of sleuths – can’t believe their luck when they READ MORE