Review: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light by Pauline Hosking

Review: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light, Pauline Hosking (author), Lilly Pilly Publishing, 2018. Blurb: Welcome to Cinnamon’s second adventure. Her first was Cinnamon Stevens – Crime Buster. A haunted theatre? A smashed-up grave? Twelve year old sleuth Cinnamon is ready to solve these spooky mysteries. Or is she?   Cinnamon Stevens; an intriguing character with 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

Review: Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Review: Not So Scary Bear, Ruth Waters (author, illus.), Windy Hollow Books, May 2018. Imagine trying to be something, or someone, you’re not. Imagine trying to live to a stereotype rather than just being yourself. Clearly, this is the case for Not So Scary Bear – the bear who can’t fool anyone, not even himself. READ MORE

InterviewByBook with Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Title: Not So Scary Bear​​ Author: Ruth Waters Illustrator: Ruth Waters Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Genre: Picture Book Age Range: 2 years and up Book Description: Every day Scary Bear roams the forest looking for animals to scare. Every night he roars so loudly even the leaves on the trees shake. But looks can be deceiving. READ MORE

InterviewByBook with Maximus by Steve Heron

Title: Maximus Author: Steve Heron Illustrator: Tash Macfarlane Publisher: Serenity Press Genre: Middle Grade Age Range: Nine to twelve-year-olds Synopsis: Sometimes you need a special friend to give you wings… Eleven-year-old Mitch is a regular kid who argues about cleaning his room, thinks his younger sister is a pain, and enjoys hanging out with his READ MORE

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 READ MORE

Esme’s Wish: The Winding Road to Publication by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day2 Elizabeth Foster generously shares her journey to publication with us today for her Esme’s Wish blog tour. See how she found a publishing home that perfectly fits her book’s unique crossover between age range and unobstrusive yet beguiling themes. Thanks, Elizabeth! ☺️ If you’re an aspiring author, no doubt you’ve heard READ MORE

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 READ MORE

Ballerina Monkey Crafts: FREE Downloads

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day4 Fabulously Fun Activities for Kids! Courtesy and copyright © Joe M Ruiz, Nicole Madigan and BlOOturtle Publishing 2017.        Click to download the Kids_Activities_Malik-102017 PDF. SPECIAL BlOOturtle OFFERS! Ballerina Monkey can be purchased at blOOturtle Publishing. PLUS with every purchase you will go into the draw to WIN an entire catalogue of books! READ MORE

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? READ MORE