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

Kellie Byrnes Discusses the Importance of Creativity in KidLit and in Life

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Following on from our interview yesterday, Kellie opens up even further with her personal story on how being creative saved her, and how her difficult experience links to her evocative book of strength and empowerment. You are truly an inspiration, Kellie! Xx As someone who has always been a total bookworm, READ MORE

On Cloud Nine with Kellie Byrnes

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day3 Speaking with Kellie Byrnes is like being on cloud nine! But you don’t have to imagine what’s on her mind because she lays it all out here, sharing her inspirations, her personal understanding of the importance of mental health, and what it’s like to become an author. Thanks for being so READ MORE

Cloudy with a Chance of WINNING Cloud Conductor!

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day1 IMAGINE yourself WINNING Cloud Conductor! Here’s how to get your head in the clouds and a chance to WIN a hardback copy of this enlightening picture book by Kellie Byrnes and Ann-Marie Finn! To enter, simply tell us what you see in the clouds! *Open to Australian residents only. To enter, comment READ MORE

Introducing Kellie Byrnes and Cloud Conductor

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day1 We are super excited about this tour! Why? Because our very own Kellie Byrnes has just welcomed her debut picture book into the world, and we want to show it off! So please join us as we soar into the virtual skies and become absolutely mesmerised with the wonder and beauty 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

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

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

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE