Writing Community Buzz by Adam Wallace

Guest Post by Adam Wallace As always we thoroughly enjoy the thrill of including funny, Zombie-obsessed author-illustrator, Adam Wallace on the blog. Today he gives us chilling goosebumps - of the good variety - with his 'inspirational' (of the non-zombie kind) and encouraging article about what it means to be involved in such a supportive writing community. Thanks, Adam! 💀 😬 😍 Writing, or creating of any kind, can be amazing and lonely and incredible and lonely. ...
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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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Review: Meeka by Suzanne Barton and Anil Tortop

Meeka, Suzanne Barton (author), Anil Tortop (illus.), Bluebell Books, October 2017. Cooking, singing and a sense of community are a few of the big ‘ingredients’ mixed into this lively story. Debut author, Suzanne Barton’s words lyrically glide through the pages, adding a peppering of whimsical phrases, a sprinkle of rhyme and a dash of alliteration that young children will love to repeat. And the quickened tempo towards the end builds the playful drama, which Anil Tortop’s ebulliently rich il...
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Guest Post by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall: It’s Our World

Guest Post by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall Thanks, once again, to Vanessa Ryan-Rendall from Educate. Empower, for contributing your wisdom to our blog! Please enjoy her article on facilitating an environmentally-aware community amongst our young Australians.  How do we raise our children to be more environmentally conscious children? How we do we raise them so that they are not caught up in the world of consumption, acting for the Instagram followers or having a total disregard for tomorrow?...
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Review and Giveaway – Baby Band

Baby Band, Diane Jackson Hill (author), Giuseppe Poli (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, 2017. With a lively, orchestral celebration of clangs, squeaks, stomps and Cha-Cha-chas, here is a joyous book that is set to get your hearts racing, feet pacing, and instruments hooting and hustling in your own little world. Baby Band is a harmonious arrangement of a musical transformation from solidarity to togetherness. Upon careful observation of the illustrations we see that despite the people in ...
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