Book Review: The Pyramid Puzzle, Starring Olive Black

The Pyramid Puzzle, Starring Olive Black, Alex Miles (author), Maude Guesne (illus.), Affirm Press, 2018 Synopsis: Olive jet-sets all the way to Egypt for her latest blockbuster. She’s starring as a junior archaeologist who uncovers ancient secrets. But it’s the mystery she’s digging up at school that’s truly puzzling. With the help of the naughtiest READ MORE

Review: Cloud Conductor by Kellie Byrnes and Ann-Marie Finn

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day2 Want to know more? Find out what we thought of this dreamy story… Review: Cloud Conductor, Kellie Byrnes (author), Ann-Marie Finn (illus.), Wombat Books, May 2018 Shivers. Goosebumps. Tingles. Fuzzies. All the terms that come to mind to describe the sensations felt during the reading of Cloud Conductor. Kellie Byrnes has READ MORE

Review: Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Review: Not So Scary Bear, Ruth Waters (author, illus.), Windy Hollow Books, May 2018. Imagine trying to be something, or someone, you’re not. Imagine trying to live to a stereotype rather than just being yourself. Clearly, this is the case for Not So Scary Bear – the bear who can’t fool anyone, not even himself. READ MORE

Picture Book Review: Shark Nate-O

Shark Nate-O, Tara Luebbe & Becky Cattie (authors), Daniel Duncan (illus.), Little Bee Books, 2018 Synopsis: Nate loves sharks. He reads shark books every day, watches sharks on TV, and talks about them nonstop. He even likes to pretend he’s a shark wherever he goes! However, there is one small problem. . . . Nate can’t swim. Shark Nate-O, READ MORE

Review: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters by Trish Donald

Blurb: Argh, Worry Monsters! What will Tissywoo do? How will she cope? Review: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters, Trish Donald (author, illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, February 2018 Anxiety in children is an issue that is all too common, but however its form, it is always good practice to find ways to counteract feelings of READ MORE

Review: The Trouble in Tune Town by Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day3 Today we will be reviewing Maura Pierlot and Sophie Norsa’s energetic and colourful story, The Trouble in Tune Town! We hope you enjoy this musical adventure! 🎶 The Trouble in Tune Town, Maura Pierlot (author), Sophie Norsa (illus.),Little Steps Publishing, August 2017. Joint Winner Best Illustrated E-Book (IPPY 2018). Blurb: Meg READ MORE

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, READ MORE

Review: Songlines by Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day2 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are excited to reveal some secrets from the mystifying YA fantasy series, The Sentinels of Eden. Today we will be reviewing the first book, Songlines, just to give you a taste of what’s to come. We hope you enjoy this thrilling adventure! 😯 READ MORE

Picture book review: Ready. Set. Discover Logan

Ready. Set. Discover Logan, Karen Tyrrell (author), Aaron Pocock (illus.), Digital Future Press, 2018 Synopsis: Yana arrives in the City of Logan with her family, feeling alone. She’s not sure what children can do in Logan Yana meets Bunji, an Aboriginal boy at the Logan City library. Bunji shows Yana the best places for kids READ MORE

Picture Book Review: I Am Famous

I Am Famous, Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie (authors), Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (illus.), Albert Whitman & Company, 2018 Synopsis: Kiely knows she is famous! The paparazzi (her parents) follow her every move, documenting with cameras. It’s exhausting being famous, but someone has to do it! She even gets to perform a big song at her grandfather’s READ MORE