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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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 some permutation of the following advice countless times: “Write something you would enjoy!” “Don’t try and pigeonhole your work ...
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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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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! WOW! AND Mention Just Write For Kids when purchasing the Ballerina Monkey a...
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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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Author Article by Anne Helen Donnelly: Learning to Compromise

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 What is compromise, and how do young children learn to manage the challenge between satisfying themselves and others at the same time? Anne, too, pondered this aspect of maturing awareness, and so her loveable Ori's Christmas was born... PLUS, there's a chance to WIN in our fabulous #bookgiveway! Learning to Compromise by Anne Helen Donnelly “Let’s watch something on TV while we eat dinner,” I tell my two children after an exhausting day. “What...
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Character Q and A: Ori from Ori’s Christmas

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It is a pure joy to celebrate this special time with Ori from 'Ori's Christmas', who will be sharing his important tips on being able to compromise, and valuing friendship. Thanks for joining us today, Ori! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ It must have been difficult when your friends didn't want to compromise with the Christmas activities. How did you feel in this situation? Have you experienced this before? Well, you can see from my picture Romi, I was sad. ...
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It’s Time to Play! Ori’s Christmas #BookGiveaway

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast It's time to play! For your chance to WIN a signed copy of Ori's Christmas by Anne Helen Donnelly, complete with pull-out crafts for preschool children, comment below, or on social media with your response to "Name something Christmassy in the picture." And here it is: *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Anne Helen Donnelly. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be selected at random. No further correspondence will b...
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Review: Ori’s Christmas by Anne Helen Donnelly

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day1 Welcome to the blog blast for Ori's Christmas and its author, Anne Helen Donnelly! Thanks for coming along for the ride! It's sure to be a 'jolly' good tour! Enjoy! 😊 Ori’s Christmas, Anne Helen Donnelly (author, illus., publisher), October, 2017. Facing the conundrum of how to please each friend’s wishes, Ori the octopus navigates his way through an armful of demands during what should be the most festive time of the year. But here...
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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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