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 is Tune Town's best music performer, but she's having trouble rehearsing. So much trouble, in fact...
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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, she spends her time working in the garden or playing with Tom. But, one day, Sadie gets a look at things from a different perspective — and makes a big discovery about...
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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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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 to explore and play. Ready. Set. Discover Logan is a unique concept combining the excitement of a children's story, with an informative tour guide of the Southeast Qu...
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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 birthday. When she messes it up, she’s worried she’s lost her audience forever, but it turns out that no one is as loyal as her fans who love her. ...
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Review: The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection

The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection, individual authors and illustrators, compiled by Georgie Donaghey, Creative Kids Tales, October 2017. You'll find a marvellous collection of short stories and poems in this multi-faceted mix derived from forty emerging authors and illustrators under the Creative Kids Tales association. Founder, Georgie Donaghey, has neatly packaged this anthology with a blend of tales of the humorous, intriguing, inspiring, exciting and poignant kind that will keep it...
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Picture book review: Bubbles and Puddles

Review: Bubbles and Puddles, Michelle Wanasundera (author), Thana-one Yazawa (llustrator.), Lilly Pilly Publishing, 2017 “These are perfect stories to read before I go to sleep.” These were the words my 7-year-old son spoke after I read him the first page-long story in Bubbles and Puddles, a collection of delightfully eclectic rhyming stories, covering a diverse range of subjects. Described by the author as narratives celebrating all the things little ones love, while nurturing a lo...
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Picture Book Review: I Can Only Draw Worms

I Can Only Draw Worms, Will Mabbitt (author & illus.), Puffin Books (Penguin Random House) 2017 Synopsis: This book is about worms. I can only draw worms. You might think worms are boring - but you'd be wrong. These worms have incredible adventures! I can't draw those bits, though, so you'll have to imagine them. A hilarious and superbly silly book that will have children in stitches and begging for more.   On the back cover of I Can Only Draw Worms, the following is w...
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Picture Book Review: The Very Noisy Baby

The Very Noisy Baby, Alison Lester (author/illus.), Affirm Press, Nov 2017 Synopsis: Here is the story of a very noisy baby. She could bellow like a buffalo. And roar like a lion. And howl like a wolf for a very long time. The baby loves to make all kinds of sounds. She’s really very loud. But when some animals in the town go missing, can the very noisy baby help? Find out in this wonderfully boisterous story, full of action, fun (and noise!). If you already have a number of picture bo...
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Top 17 of ’17

It's time for the annual book selections that topped our ‘favourites list’. The ones that had us rip roaring with giggles, the ones that made our hearts stop beating, and the ones that simply took our breath away. It's always tough to choose, especially since we literally turn over hundreds of books in a year. But here they are, picture books as picked between my girls and myself. Which ones were your favourites? A Very Quacky Christmas, Frances Watts (author), Ann James (illus.), ABC Books, ...
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