Character QandA with Frankie from Cloud Conductor

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day5 What an absolute delight to welcome Frankie from Cloud Conductor to share her dreams, inspirations and wishes with the world! Thanks, Frankie! ☁️😇☁️ Hello dear Frankie, Thank you for talking with us today. Hope you’re feeling well. I understand you love to daydream and conduct symphonies with clouds in your mind. READ MORE

Kellie Byrnes Discusses the Importance of Creativity in KidLit and in Life

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Following on from our interview yesterday, Kellie opens up even further with her personal story on how being creative saved her, and how her difficult experience links to her evocative book of strength and empowerment. You are truly an inspiration, Kellie! Xx As someone who has always been a total bookworm, READ MORE

Review: Cloud Conductor by Kellie Byrnes and Ann-Marie Finn

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day2 Want to know more? Find out what we thought of this dreamy story… Review: Cloud Conductor, Kellie Byrnes (author), Ann-Marie Finn (illus.), Wombat Books, May 2018 Shivers. Goosebumps. Tingles. Fuzzies. All the terms that come to mind to describe the sensations felt during the reading of Cloud Conductor. Kellie Byrnes has READ MORE

Cloudy with a Chance of WINNING Cloud Conductor!

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day1 IMAGINE yourself WINNING Cloud Conductor! Here’s how to get your head in the clouds and a chance to WIN a hardback copy of this enlightening picture book by Kellie Byrnes and Ann-Marie Finn! To enter, simply tell us what you see in the clouds! *Open to Australian residents only. To enter, comment READ MORE

Sing it Loud! It’s Giveaway Time!

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day2 SING IT LOUD! It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! Be in the running to WIN the groovalicious hardback picture book, The Trouble in Tune Town by talented author, Maura Pierlot and extraordinary illustrator, Sophie Norsa! To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less, ‘What instrument do you describe yourself as?’  Here’s Maura’s example: ​a READ MORE

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 READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Nicole Madigan

Title: Darcy and the Dinosaurs Author: Nicole Madigan Illustrator: Joe M Ruiz Publisher: BlOOturtle Publishing Genre: Picture book Age Group: 4 – 7 Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Darcy and the Dinosaurs tells the story of Darcy, a little boy who just can’t sleep. After making shadow puppets dance READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Ann-Marie Finn

Title: Eric Finds a Way Author: Robert Vescio Illustrator: Ann-Marie Finn Publisher: Wombat Books Genre: Picture Book Age Group: 5 – 8 years Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. The book is a story about a little boy called Eric who longs to be creative, but doesn’t know how to READ MORE

Review: Eric Finds a Way by Robert Vescio and Ann-Marie Finn

Eric Finds A Way, Robert Vescio (author), Ann-Marie Finn (illus.), Wombat Books, July 2017. When the process is just as much of an achievement than the outcome. When the power of imagination and innovation leads to far more creative pursuits than expected. When design and technology is of the good old fashioned paper variety. These are some READ MORE

#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 READ MORE