#InterviewByBook with Melissa Gijsbers

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day6 Just Write For Kids is happy to welcome back Melissa Gijsbers to provide us with some final insights into her exciting junior fantasy fiction, Lizzy's Dragon! Hope you've all enjoyed the blog tour! :) Title: Lizzy’s Dragon Author: Melissa Gijsbers Illustrator: Kylie Leane Publisher: Stone Table Books Genre: Fantasy Age Group: 8-12 years old Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Lizzy really wants a pet lizard, but her paren...
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#InterviewByBook with Marie Alafaci

Title: Zelda’s Big Adventure Author: Marie Alafaci Illustrator: Shane McG Publisher: Allen & Unwin Genre: Picture book Age Group: 3 and up Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Zelda has a plan – she wants to be the first chook in space, so she knuckles down and plans her experiments, builds her space ship and trains for space walks. There’s a small hitch when her friends aren’t willing to help her, but Zelda is a plucky chook, so goes ahead and does it all on her own...
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#InterviewByBook with Jhana Bowen

Title: Rainbow Turtle, Golden Dolphin Author: Jhana Bowen Illustrator: Jhana Bowen Publisher: Self Published Genre: Environment / Spirituality Age Group: 8 - 14 Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Rainbow Turtle, Golden Dolphin is aimed for children aged 8 to 14. Essentially the story is about humanity’s relationship to the earth. An angel, Mama-Gaia, asks two friends, turtle and dolphin to share her message, to see if humanity can change its direction. But turtle and do...
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#InterviewByBook with Jenny Woolsey

Title: Land of Britannica Author: Jenny Woolsey Publisher: Pearls of Wisdom Press Genre: Junior Fiction/Allegory/Fantasy Age Group: 9-12 years Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Twelve-year-old Brittney is upset her parents have split up and she wants them back together. After Dad introduces his girlfriend to Brittney and her brothers, she is plunged into a strange world... the Land of Britannica. This kingdom is ruled by the evil Storm Queen and it is Brittney’s mission,...
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#InterviewByBook with Anne Helen Donnelly

Title: Ori the Octopus Author: Anne Helen Donnelly Illustrator: Anne Helen Donnelly Publisher: Self-published Genre: Children’s Picture Book Age Group: 2 – 5 y.o.   Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Ori the Octopus likes to help his friends. But when he helps his friends all at once, he gets all tangled up. Ori’s friends don’t like to see Ori tangled, so they help him do all the chores. What kinds of themes / issues are raised in this story? Friendshi...
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#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 on his bedroom wall and counting sheep, he decides to sneak into the kitchen to find a snack, where hears a strange noise coming from his mother's vegetable garden. A little...
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#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 express it. What kinds of themes / issues are raised in this story? The story gives a message of not giving up, that if you keep trying you will achieve your goals. Does the story reso...
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#InterviewByBook with Michelle Worthington

Title: The World’s Worst Pirate Author: Michelle Worthington Illustrator: Katrin Dreiling Publisher: Little Pink Dog Books Genre: Picture Book Age Group: Age 4 to 8   Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. William was born to be a pirate captain. There is just one problem. He’s the world’s worst pirate. His mother doesn’t understand that what he really wants to be is the world’s best chef. When the ship and its crew are attacked far out at sea, can William ...
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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 Michelle Dennise

Title: Where’s My Sandwich? Author: Michelle Dennise Illustrator: Michelle Dennise Publisher: Self Published via Createspace Genre: Children Age Group: 2 years + Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Where’s My Sandwich? is about a girl and her dog who go on a picnic. When Nellie’s sandwich goes missing, she sets out through the Australian Bush to find the one who took it. Along the way she meets some Australian animals and learns a little about what they eat. However, ...
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