Author Article: About Brave and Strong by Elizabeth Cummings

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day1 Welcome to the blog tour for Elizabeth Cummings' latest release, Brave and Strong All Day Long! We will certainly make a splash with all the sunny goodness we have in store. So come along and have some fun in the sun! Here's what you want to know about the heroine behind the story - article written by Elizabeth. :) Brave and Strong All Day Long is based on real-life lifeguard Fiona. She is an inspiring female role model and a true ch...
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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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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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#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 us a bit of what your book is about. It is a poetry quest set in Far North Queensland; encouraging readers to g...
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#InterviewByBook with Devon Sillett

Title: The Leaky Story Author: Devon Sillett Illustrator: Anil Tortop Publisher: EK Books Genre: Picture book Age Group: 4 – 8 Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. When a book is ignored for too long, the story starts to leak out into the home of an unsuspecting family! J.J. (the protagonist) sees what’s happening but his parents are oblivious. Not long after, J.J. and his parents come face to face with pirates who have sailed out of the book and into their living room! ...
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Flying Through Clouds with Michelle Morgan

FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS – Written by Michelle Morgan Just Write For Kids are thrilled to welcome back YA author, Michelle Morgan as a part of her Flying through Clouds tour. She generously provided a snippet of her book in our interview last week. Today she shares her in-depth process in developing her historical novels. Thank you, Michelle! 😀 🌥 ☁️ Highlights and Challenges of writing YA novels Flying through Clouds is my new historical novel for young adults, and follows on fro...
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#InterviewByBook with Michelle Morgan

Title: Flying through Clouds Author: Michelle Morgan Illustrator: n/a Publisher: Michelle Morgan Genre: YA Fiction Age Group: 12+ Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS is a young adult novel with a compelling blend of humour and drama. Set mostly in Sydney in the 1930s, the story revolves around Joe Riley, a teenage boy who wants to become an aviator. But Joe has many obstacles to overcome if he wants to achieve his dream. He has a plan and won’t ...
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#InterviewByBook with Kaye Baillie

Title: Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps Author: Kaye Baillie​ Illustrator: Krista Brennan Publisher: Wombat Books Genre: Fiction, humor, mystery. Age Group: 6+ Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Archie Appleby is a regular boy who finds himself in a weird situation. When his parents go out of town, Archie is left for two nights with his Great Aunt Ruth whose scary old house happens to be on the way. Archie is highly imaginative and is often accused of exag...
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Bonding with Bill Condon and All of Us Together

Today’s guest is Australian author Bill Condon who is well-known for his prize-winning YA and junior novels. Bill’s books have CBCA short-listed four times and he was the inaugural winner of the Australian Prime Minister’s Award for Youth Literature. Bill’s latest book, a gentle and sometimes heart wrenching junior novel about a loving family struggling to make ends meet in the 1930s Great Depression, has just been released. It is All of Us Together, published by a new Australian imprint, About ...
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