Review: Brave and Strong All Day Long by Elizabeth Cummings

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day2 Welcome back to our sunny blog tour! Here's our take on this important book with a universal, child-centred appeal. Review: Brave And Strong All Day Long, Elizabeth Cummings (author), Johanna Roberts (illus.), EC, November 2017. Aptly dedicated to those who risk their lives to save others, and to the brave and strong role model; lifeguard Fiona, this picture book is an asset to the wider, water-loving community. And coincidenta...
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Author Article: Kalika Beginnings by Karen Hughes

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 Karen Hughes lets us in on her motivations for becoming, and committing to being a writer, as well as where her ideas for her Kalika Magic series stemmed. Find out about Karen's real life magical experiences that have shaped the intricate richness of her books. 😊 In primary school I was always scribbling stories when I was supposed to be doing sums. I’d gaze out the window, lost in a world of secret tunnels, dark caves, and strange and...
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Character Q and A: Indie and Kai from The Howling Sands

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It's a thrill to welcome such honourable characters from the Kalika Magic series to our blog tour; the esteemed Indie and the pragmatic Kai, here together to discuss their adventures and responsibilities of being saviours. Thanks for joining us, Indie and Kai! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves? What makes you good candidates for being a part of the five children of the prophecy? Indie: Your question is so funny! Obviously I’m going ...
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Review: The Howling Sands by Karen Hughes

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day1 We’re thrilled to run this blog blast with Karen Hughes and her exciting middle-grade novel, The Howling Sands! We hope you get swept up in the magic with us! :) Kalika Magic: The Howling Sands, Karen Hughes (author), November 2017. Synopsis: One hundred years ago, the mysterious Veladin vanished into the earth. Now Kai, Indie, Nima and Jabar must find them, or they'll never see Shaman Yanti again. The desert sands are shifting. Time i...
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Esme’s Wish Competition and Launch Details

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day5 Wow! What a brilliant week we've had touring through the blogosphere and between realms with Elizabeth Foster and her breathtaking fantasy mystery adventure story, Esme's Wish!  Elizabeth has been very generous in sharing her writing journey, inspirations and influences, as well as even sharing a piece of the magic for us to get lost in! We were also enchanted by the works of guest bloggers, Megan Higginson and Teena Raffa-Mulligan, who provided us wi...
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GIFT Yourself with Esme’s Wish #BookGiveaway

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day1 'Gift' yourself! For your chance to WIN a signed copy, plus other goodies, of Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster, a remarkable fantasy mystery novel for tweens, simply like or comment on any web or social media post for the blog tour. It's that easy! *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Elizabeth Foster and Odyssey Books. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be selected at random. No further correspondence will be eneter...
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Review: Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day1 Welcome to the blog blitz for Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster, a fantastical mystery for tweens. Thanks for your company! 🐉 🏰 Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster (author), Odyssey Books, 2017. Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father's wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme's mother - so why can't she? But Esme is suspicio...
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Character Q and A: Malik from Ballerina Monkey

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day2 It's an honour to have Malik the monkey swing on by to chat with us about his journey of becoming a dancer in the jungle! 🐒 Nice to meet you, Malik, and thanks for joining us today! Thanks for having me! Where do you think you get your passion for dancing? Why did you not try to dance before setting your eyes on those flamingos? I think I was born with it! I've always felt like I wanted to move and groove but it wasn't until I...
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#InterviewByBook with Tamsin Janu

Title: Blossom Author: Tamsin Janu Illustrator: N/A Publisher: Scholastic Omnibus Genre: Children’s Fiction Age Group: 8-12 Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. The book follows 10 year old Lottie, who is excited when a lost little girl arrives on her doorstep. Lottie, who only has Uncle Bobby in the world, has always wanted a sister. But Blossom isn't like other kids. She doesn't speak and is obsessed with her flower, refusing to go anywhere without it. But everythin...
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Introducing Pippa Dowling

We are delighted to introduce thirteen-year-old, first-time author to Just Write For Kids; Pippa Dowling. Her debut picture book, Just Like Molly, is a sensitive yet powerful story of adapting to change in the face of loneliness, and having the confidence to make friends, particularly in a new environment. Pippa has written this book with heart and soul, blended with a touch of heartbreak and splash of playfulness. Scene-appropriate muted, and vivid watercolour illustrations by Sunshine reflect ...
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