The Quick Six Interview with Stef Gemmill

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Stef Gemmill! It’s wonderful to welcome Stef Gemmill back to our blog! Stef won our first Pitch It! Competition for writers in 2018, and guest blogged about her publication journey here. She is a rising star with multiple publications to be released in a short space of time. Today we are READ MORE

From Strength to Strength: Interview with Karen Tyrrell

#greatbarrierreefrescue #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 Karen Tyrrell is the passionate author and motivational speaker behind a series of diverse, inclusive, anti-bullying, resilience and environmental topics, helping kids live STRONG through books with humour and self-belief. Today we ask Karen all about her intentions for her prolific writing and celebrate the success of her newest title, Great READ MORE

#BookReview: Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

#greatbarrierreefrescue #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 Song Bird Superhero; Great Barrier Reef Rescue, Karen Tyrrell (author), Trevor Salter (illus.), Digital Future Press, May 2019. Blurb: Rosie aka Song Bird, Superhero must save the Great Barrier Reef. Something weird is happening on Green Turtle Island. Marine creatures have been dying, and now her friends are disappearing. Rosie travels READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Rachel Brace

Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Rachel Brace! Rachel Brace is a registered psychologist and co-creator and founder of steppingthrough.com.au, an educational and support web-based resource for stepparents and their partners. She has worked extensively with children and families over many years across a variety of settings in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia. Rachel READ MORE

Picture Books Promoting Harmony

Just Write For Kids is all about community and inclusivity. It’s about sharing inspiration, achieving goals and reflecting what’s needed in the world. As we grapple with some conflicting issues in today’s world, we also infuse ourselves with love and hope, and a fighting spirit for peace. March 21st marks the celebration of Harmony Day; READ MORE

BOOK REVIEW: At The End Of Holyrood Lane

At the End of Holyrood Lane, Dimity Powell (author), Nicky Johnston (illus.), EK Books, 2018 Synopsis: Flick is just like any other youngster. She loves to chase butterflies and jump in autumn leaves. But life at the end of Holyrood Lane is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home, READ MORE

Book Review: The Box Cars by Robert Vescio and Cara King

The Box Cars, Robert Vescio (author), Cara King (illus.), EK Books, February 2019.    Blurb: Kai and Liam love playing with their box cars in the park… until Eve joins in. It seems like two’s company but three’s a crowd. Can they come up with a plan to save the situation and get back to READ MORE

Character QandA with Edie from Finding Granny

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day6 Learn the Art to Coping with Change with Edie. Although only a young child, Edie shows great resilience after her beloved Granny suffers from a stroke. Today she’s here to share her feelings and provide readers the insights to dealing with challenging situations such as this. It’s an absolute pleasure to READ MORE

Character Q and A: Meg from Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day6 Meg from Tune Town joins us in person with her top tips on relieving frustrations and keeping a calm composure when learning and practising new skills. Such a joy to have you here, Meg! 👧🏼 🎷🎻 Dear Meg, I understand sometimes when you practice playing instruments the notes come out flat READ MORE

Practise Should Never be a Fight by Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day5 Author Article by Maura Pierlot Practise Should Never be a Fight Recount the motto, ‘Practise should never be a fight. If you’re having fun, then you’re playing all right’. Today, Maura explains how this phrase was formative in her personal and working life, and she leaves us with important take-home messages READ MORE