Book Review: Dog, by Shaun Tan

Dog, Shaun Tan, Allen and Unwin, 2020 From the publisher:   A beautifully poetic and gorgeously illustrated reflection on the relationship between dogs and humans. Dog is a stand-alone picture book of one of the most-loved stories from the bestselling and internationally acclaimed Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan, winner of the 2020 READ MORE

#BookReview: The Adamson Adventures Fossil Frenzy by Sandra Bennett

#theadamsonadventures #fossilfrenzy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview Fossil Frenzy; The Adamson Adventures 3, Sandra Bennett (author), Rosella Ridge Books, November 2020. Blurb: In the drought-stricken present, the only hope is buried in the past. Devastated by the effects of the drought on the family farm, rock collector and all-round science buff, Zac, has a plan. Along with READ MORE

Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!

We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times READ MORE

#CourseReview: Picture Books 101 by Adam Wallace’s Kid’s Book Creator Capital

#CourseReview Picture Books 101, Adam Wallace (best-selling author, presenter), Kid’s Book Creator Capital, 2020. Course Description: PICTURE BOOKS ROCK. They sure do. They rock harder than a chair, a horse, a band, heck, they even rock harder than a rock itself! So what’s so good about picture books? What’s the magic? And how can you READ MORE

#BookReview: We’re All in This Together by Skye Hughes and Alice Coates

#wereallinthistogether #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: We’re All in This Together, Skye Hughes (author), Alice Coates (illus.), Dean Publishing, November 2020. Blurb: School friends – Kiana, Amin, Roshan, Casey, Ming and Tyler all have one thing in common – they can’t go to school. The world changed very quickly and now they have to stay home to READ MORE

#BookReview: Gorkle by Penny Macoun and Anam Akram

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Gorkle, Penny Macoun (author), Anam Akram (illus.), ©Penny Macoun 2019, November 2020.   Blurb: Gorkle is a gremlin who lives in cyberspace. He doesn’t like where he lives, it’s a miserable place because there are no bright colours anywhere. He likes the look of Earth. He really likes the brightly coloured READ MORE

#BookReview: Solo Dan by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Solo Dan, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Kym Langfield (illus.), Daisy Lane Publishing, November 2020. Synopsis: A warm-hearted picture book that highlights the importance of family connections for young readers. Solo Dan, written by multi-published WA author Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by debut Victorian illustrator Kym Langfield, is filled with warmth as READ MORE

#BookReview: Verityville; Girl on the Road by Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Johanna Roberts

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview Verityville: Girl on the Road, Elizabeth Mary Cummings (author), Johanna Roberts (illus.), EC Press, October 2020. Blurb: Noisy cars, long road blocks, and busy building sites are all just part of life for the people who work on the road. Join the women and girls on the road as they direct READ MORE

Book Review: The Bad Bassinis, by Clair Hume and Tom Jellett

The Bad Bassinis, Clair Hume and Tom Jellett, Scholastic, 2020   From the publisher: The Bassinis were BIG. The Bassinis were BURLY. And those BIG, BURLY Bassinis . . . were BAD. The Bassinis are the baddest dogs in town–that is, until they come across Pipsqueak!   Parenting changes you. When I was a kid, READ MORE

#CourseReview: School Visits 101 by Adam Wallace

#kidsbookcreatorcapital #shortcourses #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #CourseReview: School Visits 101, Adam Wallace (author, creator, presenter), Kid’s Book Creator Capital, 2020. You may have seen posts with kids’ creators visiting schools recently (live or virtually), particularly with Book Week running all over the country. You may very well have been one of those authors or illustrators out there READ MORE