Review: Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Review: Not So Scary Bear, Ruth Waters (author, illus.), Windy Hollow Books, May 2018. Imagine trying to be something, or someone, you’re not. Imagine trying to live to a stereotype rather than just being yourself. Clearly, this is the case for Not So Scary Bear – the bear who can’t fool anyone, not even himself. READ MORE

Picture Book Review: Shark Nate-O

Shark Nate-O, Tara Luebbe & Becky Cattie (authors), Daniel Duncan (illus.), Little Bee Books, 2018 Synopsis: Nate loves sharks. He reads shark books every day, watches sharks on TV, and talks about them nonstop. He even likes to pretend he’s a shark wherever he goes! However, there is one small problem. . . . Nate can’t swim. Shark Nate-O, READ MORE

Let Us Entertain You!

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day13 Let us entertain you! Put on the soft background music while you enjoy a teaser of The Trouble in Tune Town, and a special photo gallery of the book in the wild! ⭐️ SING IT LOUD!  It’s G I V E A W A Y  T I M E! WIN a READ MORE

No Trouble Here! Talking with Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booskontour #day4 We’re excited to be talking with Maura Pierlot about her journey into writing and partner publishing, and all the aspects that make The Trouble in Tune Town so special. Thanks, Maura! What led you to become a writer? In my head, I always was a writer – I can’t remember ever 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

InterviewByBook with Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Title: Not So Scary Bear​​ Author: Ruth Waters Illustrator: Ruth Waters Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Genre: Picture Book Age Range: 2 years and up Book Description: Every day Scary Bear roams the forest looking for animals to scare. Every night he roars so loudly even the leaves on the trees shake. But looks can be deceiving. READ MORE

Picture Book Review: The Art Garden

The Art Garden: Sowing the Seeds of Creativity, Penny Harrison (author), Penelope Pratley (illus.), EK Books, 2018 Synopsis: Sadie wants to be a painter, just like her best friend, Tom. She loves playing with colour and finding shapes in unlikely places. But whenever Sadie picks up a paintbrush she makes a big mess. So instead, READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Every Family is Different by Maureen Eppen

Title: Every Family is Different Author: Maureen Eppen Illustrator: Veronica Rooke Publisher: Serenity Press Genre: Children’s Picture Book Age Range: Up to 5 Blurb: Who’s in your family? Some children live with their mum and dad, others live with their grandparents or foster parents. Some live in a big house, others live in a tiny READ MORE

Picture Book Review: I Am Famous

I Am Famous, Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie (authors), Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (illus.), Albert Whitman & Company, 2018 Synopsis: Kiely knows she is famous! The paparazzi (her parents) follow her every move, documenting with cameras. It’s exhausting being famous, but someone has to do it! She even gets to perform a big song at her grandfather’s READ MORE

InterviewByBook with Our Mum is Fun by Laura Hockley

Title: Our Mum is Fun Author: Laura Hockley Illustrator: Aliosa Tran Phan Publisher: Evie and Gabe Genre: Picture Book Age Range: 0-5 years Dear Our Mum is Fun, It’s an honour to welcome you to our #InterviewByBook questionnaire! Let’s begin with ‘the plug’! Please tell us a bit about yourself in the most enticing way READ MORE