The Howling Sands: An Excerpt

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day4 Enjoy a piece of the magic... Karen Hughes has generously provided us with an excerpt from The Howling Sands; an intense moment when Kai has been taken by the wind spirits. Kai ate his bread and cheese, while the four wind spirits argued over what to do next. North wanted take him straight to Nagara to deal with Sofia. South said that was ridiculous, he’d need the four other children – the Emerald Child, the Apiki Flower, the Warrior, and th...
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Kalika Magic Quadruple #BookGiveaway

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It's a QUADRUPLE #BookGiveaway! FOUR BOOKS! FOUR PRIZES! You'll definitely want a chance to WIN an extraordinary major prize of the entire Kalika Magic series (Books 1 - 4), or one of three (3) minor prizes of Emerald Child by talented author, Karen Hughes! To enter, simply tell us who you'd like to win this prize for! Simple! * Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Karen Hughes and Kalika Magic. Enter as many times as ...
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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 earth. Now Kai, Indie, Nima and Jabar must find them, or they'll never see Shaman Yanti again. The desert sands are shifting. Time i...
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It’s Like a Fantasy Come True: Interview with Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day3 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are excited to have the talented debut novelist, Elizabeth Foster sharing her insights about her sensational fantasy adventure, Esme's Wish (review). Once displeased by the undesired nickname, Dizzy Lizzy, Elizabeth now regards her daydreaming as central to her writing. Glad to find out more about her and what makes her tick. Thanks, Elizabeth! Firstly, congratulations on the release of your debut fantasy nove...
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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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#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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Review: Ruby Lane by RJ Simon

Ruby Lane: RJ Simon (author), The Word Verve, 2017 Synopsis: Ruby is overexcited again, and her brain is spinning creative ideas so fast it feels like her head could explode! Luckily, it’s school holidays, so she’s allowed to stay up late, reading adventure stories and playing dress-ups with her cat. But when things get out of control, Ruby decides that helping a crazy pirate cat return a malfunctioning book to its rightful owner is the only logical solution… Review: Fun, fantasy and...
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Review: A Humorous Anthology of Short Stories by Australian Children’s Authors

Laugh Your Head Off Again, Various authors, Andrea Innocent (illus.), Pan Macmillan, 2016 Synopsis: 9 authors, 9 stories to make you laugh your head off again. A busting moment + a pet show + a ten metre high concrete tomato + a dog with a knack for trouble + the perfect footy pie + a mischievous monkey + a king on a break from his kingdom + a legendary lunchtime bandit + a llama farm camp = one hilarious book. Laugh Your Head Off Again is the companion title to the 2015 Pan Macmillan book...
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#InterviewByBook with Mark Lancaster

Title: ​​Gorinjas – the beginning Author:​ Mark Lancaster Illustrator:​ Inma Vassar Publisher: ​Moshpit Publishing Genre:​ Action adventure Age Group: ​8-12yrs (middle grade) Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. This is a fun and easy reading book which tells the tale of two young gorillas (boy and girl) who are being bullied. Gonga and Jemma hear the legend of an old, grey gorilla who defends the valley they live in, and make it their mission to find him in a determine...
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#InterviewByBook with Adam Wallace

Title: Zombie Inspiration Author: Adam Wallace Illustrator: James Hart Publisher: Krueger Wallace Press Genre: Zombie/Comedy/Personal Development Age Group: 9-13 Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Well, this is a totally, absolutely, fully, nearly almost true story about me when I was at high school and the zombie apocalypse hit the world! It’s about my search for someone who inspires me, and that inspiration comes from the most unlikely source … the zombies themselves! ...
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