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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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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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! 😯 🌳 🍎 Synopsis: We belong to the Earth, Lainie-Bug. We were sent here in human form for a reason. If you don’t know what to do, then just b...
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Grab a Piece of Paradise – It’s Giveaway Time!

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day2 WIN THE WHOLE SET!!! THREE BOOKS for ONE LUCKY WINNER! Be in the running to WIN an extraordinary prize of the entire Sentinels of Eden set (Books 1-3) by talented author, Carolyn Denman! To enter, simply tell us who you'd like to win this prize for! Easy! *Open to Australian residents only. To enter, comment on this post or on social media. Winner will be notified via email and/or Facebook and will be required to provide an Australian ...
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Introducing Carolyn Denman and Sympath

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day1 Introducing... Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are thrilled to introduce YA fantasy novelist, Carolyn Denman for 7 days of blog tour magic! 🌳 🍎 😇 Carolyn Denman grew up in suburban Melbourne but always liked to pretend she was in the country by hiding out by the tiny creek behind her house. Many worlds were invented there. She never, however, expected to write about them. She became a science geek, completing h...
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Michelle Morgan takes out SCBWI Spark Award for Older Readers

Guest Post by Michelle Morgan It is a pleasure and honour to congratulate author Michelle Morgan on her esteemed win of the SCBWI Spark Awards for her older reader, 'Flying through Clouds'! Read more here on Michelle's journey in writing YA novels, and today, enjoy her highlights of this wonderful achievement. Thanks, Michelle! FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS is about a teenage boy's dream of becoming an aviator amid the pressures and hardships of growing up in Sydney during the Depression. ...
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Behind the scenes of The Children’s Bookshop

Paul MacDonald, owner of The Children’s Bookshop, Beecoft, NSW addressed The Northern Sydney Sub branch of the CBCA recently, sharing his knowledge and experience of the Children’s Literature industry from a bookseller’s perspective. The following is a summary of the information I took home from the event. Thanks also to my 'brains trust'  Brydie Wright, Paula Stevenson and Elizabeth Foster and for their contributions to this post. Firstly, about Paul If you read Paul’s biography you’l...
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A walk through Walker Books

I first heard Linsay Knight at a CBCA conference speaking about poetry, before she became the publisher at Walker Books Australia and New Zealand. Then, earlier this year, I had the good fortune to pitch a manuscript to her at a literary speed dating event where I found her to be engaging and responsive. Recently, I heard her speak about Walker Books at the recent SCBWI Christmas Party. I wasn’t quick enough to secure one of the manuscript assessments that Linsay was giving that day, but I heard...
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Author Article: Kalika Beginnings by Karen Hughes

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 Karen Hughes lets us in on her motivations for becoming, and committing to being a writer, as well as where her ideas for her Kalika Magic series stemmed. Find out about Karen's real life magical experiences that have shaped the intricate richness of her books. 😊 In primary school I was always scribbling stories when I was supposed to be doing sums. I’d gaze out the window, lost in a world of secret tunnels, dark caves, and strange and...
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