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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Kalika Magic Quadruple #BookGiveaway

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It's a QUADRUPLE #BookGiveaway! FOUR BOOKS! FOUR PRIZES! You'll definitely want a chance to WIN an extraordinary major prize of the entire Kalika Magic series (Books 1 - 4), or one of three (3) minor prizes of Emerald Child by talented author, Karen Hughes! To enter, simply tell us who you'd like to win this prize for! Simple! * Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Karen Hughes and Kalika Magic. Enter as many times as ...
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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

The Just Write for Kids team is proud to announce our first Christmas Giveaway. We have gathered together 12 members of the Just Write for Kids Facebook group who have generously offered to give away a copy of one of their books just in time for Christmas. Every day for 12 days, starting on December 1, we will ask a Christmas question, simply answer that question for your chance to win. We look forward to sharing this giveaway with you. Conditions of Entry: You must answer t...
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Esme’s Wish Competition and Launch Details

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day5 Wow! What a brilliant week we've had touring through the blogosphere and between realms with Elizabeth Foster and her breathtaking fantasy mystery adventure story, Esme's Wish!  Elizabeth has been very generous in sharing her writing journey, inspirations and influences, as well as even sharing a piece of the magic for us to get lost in! We were also enchanted by the works of guest bloggers, Megan Higginson and Teena Raffa-Mulligan, who provided us wi...
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GIFT Yourself with Esme’s Wish #BookGiveaway

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day1 'Gift' yourself! For your chance to WIN a signed copy, plus other goodies, of Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster, a remarkable fantasy mystery novel for tweens, simply like or comment on any web or social media post for the blog tour. It's that easy! *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Elizabeth Foster and Odyssey Books. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be selected at random. No further correspondence will be eneter...
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Review: Ballerina Monkey by Nicole Madigan

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day1 We're back again for another spectacular blog tour! This time we'll be 'blog bopping' through the virtual blogosphere with Ballerina Monkey and its author, Nicole Madigan! Thanks for grooving with us! 🌟 🐒 🌟 Ballerina Monkey, Nicole Madigan (author), Joe M Ruiz (illus.), BlOOturtle Publishing, October 2017. Besides his love of bananas, more than anything else that Malik the monkey yearns to do is stretch his legs in t...
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A Little Taste of Magic – Interview with Suzanne Barton

Zimbabwean-born, West Australian-raised, Melbourne-resident, Suzanne Barton , author of the deliciously magical picture book, 'Meeka', has certainly had her own little taste of culture. Besides her love of writing for children, Suzanne is also the editor of the City of Melbourne's 'Melbourne Magazine' and the creator of the radio drama, Neo Radio; inspired by 1940s cabaret. It is a delight to be able to chat with Suzanne Barton about her debut book. You can read my review here. Today I ask her a...
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Author Article by Anne Helen Donnelly: Learning to Compromise

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 What is compromise, and how do young children learn to manage the challenge between satisfying themselves and others at the same time? Anne, too, pondered this aspect of maturing awareness, and so her loveable Ori's Christmas was born... PLUS, there's a chance to WIN in our fabulous #bookgiveway! Learning to Compromise by Anne Helen Donnelly “Let’s watch something on TV while we eat dinner,” I tell my two children after an exhausting day. “What...
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Lizzy’s Dragon Book Giveaway!

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day2 It's a #BookGiveaway!!! For your chance to WIN a signed copy of Lizzy's Dragon by Melissa Gijsbers, suitable for ages 7+, comment below, on social media or any participating blog in the tour, with your response to "What mythical creature would you love to have as a pet?". Don't forget to add the hashtag #dragongiveaway for your entry to be noticed.   *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Melissa Gijsbers and Stone Tab...
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