Character Chat with Dan from Solo Dan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 What a delight to witness this in-depth conversation between author and character; delving deep into the thoughts and feelings of a boy once on the outer, and what that was like to never really be a part of the fun. Thanks, Teena and Dan for sharing the development of your story. READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Fiona Merrin on My Mum’s A Pillow

We are thrilled to welcome Fiona Merrin to the blog to talk about her recent picture book release, My Mum’s a Pillow. This is an encouraging story about seeing and valuing people for who they are, and not what they look like. It’s about reaching out to others who may have their own ‘rocks in READ MORE

Heartfelt Dreams and Feathers: Ideas for Capturing Loving Memories

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With regard to the themes of empowerment, grief, family, hope and memories in Karen Hendriks and Kim Fleming‘s picture book, Feathers, here are a couple of ideas to help children manage loss of a loved one in positive ways.  *Feathers is written by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming, published by READ MORE

#BookReview: Feathers by Karen Hendriks and Kim Fleming

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Feathers, Karen Hendriks (author), Kim Fleming (illus.), Empowering Resources, September 2020.   Blurb: ‘Dad, it’s my wish feather.’ I gently place my dream treasure under my pillow. Mum promised to always be with me…   Review: The combination of author and illustrator chosen for this gentle story is the ideal READ MORE

Time for an Interview with Dave Hackett

Time goes by quickly, and it’s already nearly time for another celebrated event – Father’s Day! We are super excited to hold another treasured picture book in the ‘Time for…’ series in our hands, as we embark on an adventure into cherishing all the wonderful things about our Dads. ‘At a time where our world READ MORE

Together in Interview: Ashling Kwok and Yvonne Low

#LolaandGrandpa #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 We’re thrilled to share this interview with you all! The working relationship between author and illustrator is always an interesting one to learn about; from the inner workings of the minds to what resonates most in relation to the story and the process. We thank Ashling Kwok and Yvonne Low for READ MORE

#BookReview: Lola and Grandpa by Ashling Kwok and Yvonne Low

#LolaandGrandpa #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview: Lola and Grandpa, Ashling Kwok (author), Yvonne Low (illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, May 2020. Blurb: Every Sunday Lola visits her Grandpa. They spend the day exploring the universe and teaching each other about the world. But then one day everything changes. Grandpa isn’t there anymore. Lola struggles to deal READ MORE

Featured: Author Ashling Kwok and Illustrator Yvonne Low Present Lola and Grandpa

#lolaandgrandpa #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 We just love ‘firsts’, and we couldn’t be prouder to showcase these talented debut picture book creators for the first time at JWFK and Books On Tour PR & Marketing! Presenting author and freelance journalist, Ashling Kwok, and illustrator and artist, Yvonne Low and their new, beautiful book, Lola and Grandpa! READ MORE

More Father’s Day Book Reviews

Following on from Kellie’s terrific Father’s Day round-up of cute books for dads, we’ve added a couple more to the list – one sweet, the other fiery! Happy Father’s Day and Special Person’s Day to all! 🙂 Up to Something, Katrina McKelvey (author), Kirrili Lonergan (illus.), EK Books, May 2019 So clever! A book full READ MORE

Kisses in Your Heart Educational Activities

#kissesinyourheart #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 “Hand on my heart, a sparkle smile warms my lips for a little while.” Discussion Do you have a family member (or more than one) that makes you feel safe, secure and loved? What does it mean to be loved? What does it feel like? Have there been times when you READ MORE