Anthologies – A Leap to Publication by Stef Gemmill

Guest Post by Stef Gemmill We are thrilled to have the winner of our Pitch It! Competition for children’s writers on the blog – Stef Gemmill – as she shares how writing for magazines and anthologies has helped her achieve her goals and get a foot in the publishing house door. Thanks Stef!  While many READ MORE

Blimey! What a Bonzer Book Blog Tour with Bruno!

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day14 Blimey! That was totally bonzer! What a book – brimming with the best alliteration, awesome Aussie slang and dinky-di Australiana life! It contains beautiful messages in friendship and the notions that ‘money can’t buy happiness’ and the importance of having a place to call home. The Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from 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 Blog Tour to Remember: Australia Remembers

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day7 AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM ‘On the 11th of November, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after four long years of war. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance of 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

The Forever Kid Blog Tour – Forever in Our Hearts

#theforeverkid #blogtour #booksontour #day14 When a moving story has touched you forever. That’s how we feel about The Forever Kid. We’ve been so fortunate to have been blessed with the insights in and around this book, its inspirational author, Elizabeth Mary Cummings, and the themes around grief and remembrance and having a positive outlook following loss. Celebrate READ MORE

Until the Next Adventure, Charlie!

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day5 You know that moment you wished your holiday would never end? Well, that’s exactly how we feel about this sensational blog tour that whizzed past too quickly! However, what a trip of a lifetime it has been! We’ve been delighted by the marvellous sights, sounds, tastes and amazing cultural diversity experienced READ MORE

We’ve Hit the Crescendo – Reece Give Me Some Peace End of Tour

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day14 What a marvellous fortnight full of rollicking rhythm, amiable alliteration and an onomatopoeia oomph, shared with budding maestros and musicians in the making! Parents of these cacophony-loving children have also had the pleasure in learning more about Sonia Bestulic and her brilliantly lively picture book, Reece Give Me Some Peace. Re-play all the READ MORE

We Get Knocked Down, But We Get Up Again

When I signed up for this writing gig, almost eight years ago (and by signed up, I refer to a conversation with myself saying, ‘I WILL be a writer!’), I was determined to be in it for the long haul. I’d spent my life dabbling in creative pursuits; music, performance, writing, but this time, this READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Michelle Worthington

Title: The World’s Worst Pirate Author: Michelle Worthington Illustrator: Katrin Dreiling Publisher: Little Pink Dog Books Genre: Picture Book Age Group: Age 4 to 8   Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. William was born to be a pirate captain. There is just one problem. He’s the world’s worst pirate. READ MORE