Amy Illustrates – A Sneak Peek into the Art Process with Amy Calautti

#whenthemoonisasmile #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 For those of you who already follow the talented Amy Calautti on social media, you will have had the fortunate visual pleasure of absorbing her incredible portfolio. Here, Amy walks us through her art process for each piece – this may of interest in particular to fellow artists out there! And READ MORE

An A to Z of the Writing Life By Teena Raffa-Mulligan

Just ahead of another fabulous blog tour with the superlative Teena Raffa-Mulligan, here she is once again with her tenacity and acuity, teaching us the multi-layered art of the writing life. Not as easy as ABC, that’s for sure! Thanks, Teena. Love it! 😉 A is for Acceptances, and also for Angst because there will READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Susan Hancy

Welcome to the Quick Six Interview with Susan Hancy! HancyPancy (a.k.a. Susan Hancy) lives with her partner, twin toddlers and 3 cats amongst the kookaburras, cockatoos, possums and spiders in Sydney, NSW. She loves big ferocious animals as much as small cuddly ones, reading rhymes and writing witty words. For this newbie mum, time out READ MORE

BOOK REVIEW: Disney Ideas Book

Disney Ideas Book, Elizabeth Dowsett (author), Lynne Moulding (illus.), DK Books, 2018 Synopsis: Bring your love of Disney to life with more than 100 amazing and creative projects and activities. Let your imagination run wild with Disney inspired arts and crafts, party games, puzzles, papercraft, and many more fun and practical activities.   Many of READ MORE

Finding Granny Activity: Emotion Stones

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day7 Emotion Stones Illness in one’s family can become a shocking reality, particularly when what was once safe and comfortable rapidly changes to the unfamiliar and the unknown. Granny’s stroke certainly had a deeply profound impact, not only to herself, but the ones her love her most. In this nature art activity, READ MORE

Reinventing the Look Illustrator Competition Winner

We were absolutely ecstatic with all the unique entries that came in for our Reinventing the Look Illustrator Competition! And extremely appreciative of the time and energy, and of course bundles of talent, put towards making our first competition a success!  Heartfelt thanks to guest judges, who took their role very seriously, objectively and carefully READ MORE

Educational Activities: The Trouble in Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day7 Maura Pierlot has a band-full of educational activities and teaching notes for The Trouble in Tune Town! From literacy to social studies, art/craft and science, and of course music, your home studies or classroom curriculum will never be dull or downbeat! Click on the images to download your FREE activities!   READ MORE

The Scared Book Kids Craft: Paper Fan

#TheScaredBook #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 Paper Fan (For fanning away monster smells!) What’s the smelliest smell you’ve ever smelt? What did you do when you found the smell? What did your face look like? What kinds of things could you use to take the smell away? Why do you think these monsters left such a yucky READ MORE

The Scared Book Kids Craft: Monster Shaker

#TheScaredBook #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 Monster Shaker What do you know about monsters? Do you know any monsters in books or on TV? Do monsters scare you? Can monsters be something else that’s scary, like a new place, or a new kind of food? What can we do to try and be brave and not be READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Rhonda Brown

Title: ​​Hello Rainbow Author:​ Rhonda Brown Illustrator:​ Trevor Salter Publisher: ​Oombee Woombee Books Genre: ​Children’s Picture Book Age Group:​ 3 – 8 years Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Hello Rainbow is a funny, rhyming story that teaches young children about colours and colour mixing. What kinds of themes / issues READ MORE