Children’s Book Launch Extravanganza #BookGiveaway WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who came along, participated and shared in the fun of our first Children’s Book Launch Extravaganza event! Your support is greatly appreciated. And thanks to those who entered to WIN one of the fabulous books launched on the day. We are now pleased to announce the WINNERS, each taking home a READ MORE

Show and Tell with Kate Simpson

Many thanks to my guest, today, children’s author, Kate Simpson, who is the guinea pig for my restyled interview format – Show and Tell. And given Kate’s background in science, I’m predicting that she’s happy to be part of my experiment! So, this is how it works: I ask Kate to SHOW us her books and READ MORE

Book review: Red Day, by Sandy Fussell

Red Day, Sandy Fussell, Walker Books Australia, 2020 From the publisher: Set against a backdrop of the 1944 Cowra Prisoner of War Camp breakout, this powerful story explores an important part of Australia’s past and how it informs the future. Set in a modern-day small town among the remnants of a Japanese POW camp, this READ MORE

Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft

#haydensbedtime #blogcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft Combining aspects of bedtime routines, seeking comfort and telling the time, today we are going to create a piece that involves fine motor, mathematical and interpersonal skills. Using the literature to discuss the character’s feelings, and relating his routine to our own experiences, children will reflect a READ MORE

Book Review: The Secret Runners of New York, by Matthew Reilly

The Secret Runners of New York, Matthew Reilly, Pan Macmillan Australia, 2019 From the publisher: THE COMING END When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But the young elite of New York keep partying without a care. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? And READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 3

So far in this interview with children’s author, Kiah Thomas, we’ve heard about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing and publishing, and we got to know some of her great picture books. In this instalment, we look at how Kiah is linked in to a writing community and how that helps, as well as discover READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 2

In Part One of this interview we saw how children’s author, Kiah Thomas, got her start writing for kids, and we got to know a bit about her current and upcoming picture books. In Part two Kiah talks about working with publishers, illustrators and book promotion (or not!). Kiah, in total, you will have four books 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

Featured Author: Cameron Macintosh

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day1 It’s always a blast when Cameron Macintosh comes over for a visit to the blog! Last time we had the best time exploring old stamps when Max Booth went on a Stamp Safari! Here’s a recap. Now, we have more adventures in store as we return to the future AND READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – putting her best foot forward.

Kiah Thomas is a star on the rise. Her first picture book, Allergic Alpaca was recently released, and she has another picture book, Foothand Elbownose, both illustrated by the quirky Connah Brecon, due out in November this year. But also waiting in the wings are two more books to be published next year. Whilst these READ MORE