Book Review: I Despair of My Hair by Ann-Marie Finn

I Despair of My Hair, Ann-Marie Finn, Yellow Brick Books, 2018 From the publisher: Do you know the feeling when you just can’t do ANYTHING with your hair, no matter how hard you try? Well Alice has that problem every day, but what can she do about it? At the end of the day is READ MORE

The JWFK Members’ Top Children’s Books of 2018!

Every year I sort through my hundreds of books read, reviewed, bought, given, borrowed and absolutely treasured throughout the past twelve months. And as you know, the standard of children’s titles in Australia is phenomenal. So my process of selecting my favourites is always painstakingly difficult. That’s why I passed the buck onto my fellow READ MORE

An Easy, Breezy Blog Tour Leaves Us Feeling at Peace

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day5 This has been the dreamiest, yet most empowering blog tour we’ve had the pleasure of ‘conducting’! Our minds have been stretched to realise the power of imagination and creativity, and really opened our eyes, hearts and minds to new understandings and possibilities. Take this journey to the skies over and over READ MORE

Character QandA with Frankie from Cloud Conductor

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day5 What an absolute delight to welcome Frankie from Cloud Conductor to share her dreams, inspirations and wishes with the world! Thanks, Frankie! ☁️😇☁️ Hello dear Frankie, Thank you for talking with us today. Hope you’re feeling well. I understand you love to daydream and conduct symphonies with clouds in your mind. 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

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

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

#InterviewByBook with Ann-Marie Finn

Title: Eric Finds a Way Author: Robert Vescio Illustrator: Ann-Marie Finn Publisher: Wombat Books Genre: Picture Book Age Group: 5 – 8 years Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. The book is a story about a little boy called Eric who longs to be creative, but doesn’t know how to READ MORE

Review: Eric Finds a Way by Robert Vescio and Ann-Marie Finn

Eric Finds A Way, Robert Vescio (author), Ann-Marie Finn (illus.), Wombat Books, July 2017. When the process is just as much of an achievement than the outcome. When the power of imagination and innovation leads to far more creative pursuits than expected. When design and technology is of the good old fashioned paper variety. These are some READ MORE