Until the Next Adventure, Charlie!

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day5 You know that moment you wished your holiday would never end? Well, that’s exactly how we feel about this sensational blog tour that whizzed past too quickly! However, what a trip of a lifetime it has been! We’ve been delighted by the marvellous sights, sounds, tastes and amazing cultural diversity experienced READ MORE

Review: Charlie’s Adventures in South Africa

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day2 Charlie’s Adventures…in South Africa, Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern (author), Sophie Norsa (illus.), Little Steps Publishing, August 2018. Blurb: Charlie is off on the second of his adventures with his family… to South Africa. With his friends, Charlie is set on a discovery of different clues to uncover South Africa’s Rainbow Nation. Review: READ MORE

Introducing Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern and Charlie’s Adventures in South Africa

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day1 How appropriate to have a seasoned traveller and expert guide as our next blog tour recipient! We have our heads in the clouds with excitement to welcome Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern and her ‘lekker’ picture book in a spectacular series, Charlie’s Adventures…in South Africa! So, grab your bags and camera, ‘cos we’re READ MORE

Book Review: Brothers from a Different Mother

Brothers from a Different Mother, Phillip Gwynne (author), Marjorie Crosby-Fairall (illus.), Penguin Books, 2017 Synopsis: From a master storyteller comes this heartfelt tale of friendship . . . and seeing past our differences. Tapir lives in the jungle. Pig lives in the village. But when they meet at the waterhole, they discover they are the READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Every Family is Different by Maureen Eppen

Title: Every Family is Different Author: Maureen Eppen Illustrator: Veronica Rooke Publisher: Serenity Press Genre: Children’s Picture Book Age Range: Up to 5 Blurb: Who’s in your family? Some children live with their mum and dad, others live with their grandparents or foster parents. Some live in a big house, others live in a tiny READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with June Perkins

Title: Magic Fish Dreaming Author: June Perkins Illustrator: Helene Magisson Publisher: Gumbootspearlz Press Genre: Poetry ISBN: ISBN 9780980731187 DETAILS ON BOOK: Paper back. 17 poems, 48 pages in total, title index, 2 sections, 210mm X 284mm, extensive educational notes and suggested activities available. Age Group: 4 and up, for independent readers 8 and up Please tell READ MORE

The D Word – Diversity at the AAA

Well, the dust has well and truly settled on the The CBCA  Anticipate, Appreciate, Applaud (AAA) shortlist announcement in March this year, and in my mind, the gold has sifted to top to be extracted here in this post. The day started with Freya Blackwood speaking on ‘Escape to the everyday’ and the adventures that READ MORE

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 READ MORE