The Quick Six Interview with Helen Castles on Scoop McLaren

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Helen Castles! It’s a pleasure to welcome children’s author, Helen Castles, to the blog! Helen is here to discuss her fun, captivating series for junior readers (and writers!), Scoop McLaren: Detective Editor, and in particular, the second title, Waves of Mystery. Keep your eyes open and pens ready to uncover more READ MORE

#BookReview: League of Llamas Books 1 and 2 by Aleesah Darlison

#BookReview: League of Llamas #1: The Golden Llama, League of Llamas #2: Llama Impossible, Aleesah Darlison (author), Simon Greiner (illus.), Penguin, March 2020. Blurb – The Golden Llama: The League of Llamas is on a mission to save the world! And – if Agent Phillipe Llamar can stop looking at his luxurious fringe in every READ MORE

#BookReview: Ella at Eden New Girl by Laura Sieveking and Danielle McDonald

#BookReview: Ella at Eden #1: New Girl, Laura Sieveking (author), Danielle McDonald (illus.), Scholastic Australia, February 2020. Description: Ella has started at her new high school, and Eden College is everything she hoped it would be. She is getting to know her new friends and enjoying everything Eden has to offer. Until things start to READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Nean McKenzie

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Nean McKenzie! It is a delight to welcome children’s author, Nean McKenzie here today, talking about her exciting debut novel for 8 to 12 year olds; a mystery adventure tale – Cryptosight! Welcome, Nean! 🙂 About the Author Nean McKenzie is a children’s writer and optometrist who lives in western Melbourne READ MORE

Book review: The Goldfish Boy, by Lisa Thompson

The Goldfish Boy, Lisa Thompson, Scholastic, 2017 From the publisher: Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn’t been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbours from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their READ MORE

Oh Snap! It’s the Film Flip #BookGiveaway!

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day2 Max Booth will add a whole new dimension to your world! Jump ahead…to the 25th century…and land head first into this wild and zany sci-fi mystery adventure where ancient artefacts prove more valuable than they seem. Hurry! Enter to WIN Max Booth Film Flip before this #bookgiveaway is a thing READ MORE

Book Review: Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

Small Spaces, Sarah Epstein, Walker Books, 2018   From the publisher: “We don’t pick and choose what to be afraid of. Our fears pick us.” Tash Carmody has been traumatised since childhood, when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure young Mallory Fisher away from a carnival. At the time nobody believed Tash, and READ MORE

Reliving the History of the Max Booth Stamp Safari Blog Tour

#MaxBooth #StampSafari #blogtour #booksontour #day10 What an exciting quest to boggle the mind with infinite and unreal possibilities! The Max Booth Stamp Safari Blog Tour has been a marvellous expedition in and across the blogosphere and way, way into the future. Cameron Macintosh has most definitely ensnared our imaginations and given us some thought-provoking facets READ MORE

A Spectacular Finale to the Columbine’s Tale Blog Tour

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day14 When history is brought back to life and awakens your sense of creativity and magic within. That’s the feeling we get from Columbine’s Tale. How amazingly insightful has this tour been with the beauty and talent emanating from each feature, and the wonderful themes of where creativity can take you and READ MORE

Step Back in Time with Historical Facts

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day11 How much fun to be able to step back into the Renaissance era with some interesting facts about Rachel’s past and the history of the Commedia dell’Arte!       Rachel Nightingale: website | instagram | facebook | twitter   And now for a special feature appearance with a review of Columbine’s READ MORE