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The Quick Six Interview with Steven Herrick on Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Steven Herrick! We are delighted to welcome award-winning author Steven Herrick to the blog to talk about his recent middle grade fiction, Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus! This funny, uplifting verse novel celebrates freedom, creativity and friendship that will have you smiling and taking straight to the outdoors… on bikes! Thank READ MORE

Inspiring A Very Mapleton Christmas by Marg Gibbs

Marg Gibbs, author of Arriving Home, with Mapleton Art, the eight artists is delighted to announce a companion story featuring Maggie Magpie Goose and Eric Echidna. Released in time for Christmas, and for families who love Australian animals, A Very Mapleton Christmas has a festive feel to the cover with its natural bush bunting and extra READ MORE

Character Chat with Dan from Solo Dan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 What a delight to witness this in-depth conversation between author and character; delving deep into the thoughts and feelings of a boy once on the outer, and what that was like to never really be a part of the fun. Thanks, Teena and Dan for sharing the development of your story. READ MORE

The Illustration Process for Solo Dan with Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Don’t you find the book illustration process fascinating? We do, and we’re enthralled by Kym Langfield‘s video where she explains each step of the process from observations to rough sketches to watercolours and text placement. She even has a secret knack to help her process move quickly and seamlessly… illustrators, you’ll READ MORE

A Place to Belong: Behind the Book Article by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Teena Raffa-Mulligan‘s description here, of both her family history and her journey to publication are as touching and meaningful as the story itself. Solo Dan refused to be forgotten. As Teena’s manuscript bounced from publisher to publisher, it eventually found its forever home. How fitting! Hope you fall in love with READ MORE

#BookReview: Solo Dan by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Solo Dan, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Kym Langfield (illus.), Daisy Lane Publishing, November 2020. Synopsis: A warm-hearted picture book that highlights the importance of family connections for young readers. Solo Dan, written by multi-published WA author Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by debut Victorian illustrator Kym Langfield, is filled with warmth as READ MORE

A Family Favourite! Your Chance to WIN Solo Dan!

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Share a favourite family tradition for a CHANCE to WIN Solo Dan!  ***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Solo Dan is a heart-warming, uplifting and engaging story of family connection, acceptance and belonging. One that truly pulls on the heartstrings! For your CHANCE to WIN this beautiful picture book, we’d love for you to answer the READ MORE

Connecting with Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield on ‘Solo Dan’

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 It’s always a thrill and a delight to be a part of the launch journey of one of our favourite regulars; multi-published author, Teena Raffa-Mulligan! This November, she, and debut illustrator, Kym Langfield, are celebrating the release of their heart-warming picture book, Solo Dan! What an honour to have them both here READ MORE

#BookReview: Verityville; Girl on the Road by Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Johanna Roberts

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview Verityville: Girl on the Road, Elizabeth Mary Cummings (author), Johanna Roberts (illus.), EC Press, October 2020. Blurb: Noisy cars, long road blocks, and busy building sites are all just part of life for the people who work on the road. Join the women and girls on the road as they direct READ MORE

Let’s Share to WIN with the We’re All in This Together #BookGiveaway!

#wereallinthistogether #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Share your home experience for a CHANCE to WIN We’re All in This Together!  We’re All in This Together is an uplifting, fun-loving and relatable story that we can all find meaning in, with a strong message of resilience and unity, and making the best of one of the most challenging times READ MORE