Writing Collaboratively: Pet Sitters Series with Cecily Anne Paterson and Penny Reeve

As an animal-mad kid, I {Debra Tidball} would have loved the Pet Sitters series of junior fiction books! Each book features a new adventure for friends Cassie and Lina as they pet sit a different animal each book, all with a magical twist. The constant is Gus, the mischievous and imperious cat, who can talk […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Nick Long on The Forbidden Journal of Rufus Rumble

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Nick Long! What a giant privilege to welcome TV producer and author, Nick Long to our blog to talk about his hilarious new book. It’s the first in a ‘laugh-out-loud per minute’ series, titled, The Forbidden Journal of Rufus Rumble; Worst Space Crew Ever! Written in the ever-so-popular diary format with […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Cassy Polimeni on Ella and the Amazing Frog Orchestra

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Cassy Polimeni! It’s such a thrill to see the success of talented author (and our 2020 Pitch It! Winner), Cassy Polimeni, with the popularity of her picture book, The Garden at the End of the World, and now a new junior fiction series making a bouncing, resounding entrance – here is […]

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A Calm Conversation with Prasha Sooful: Counting to Calm

Welcome to a #CalmConversation with Prasha Sooful! We’re delighted to welcome back clever and passionate author, audiologist and mum, Prasha Sooful, celebrating her newest amazing book for little ones, Counting to Calm: My First Self-Regulation Book. But first, let’s acknowledge her previous title, My Brain is Magic: A Sensory-Seeking Celebration, which was recently announced Honour […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Elly Both on A Kids Book About ADHD

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Elly Both! It’s lovely to welcome author and ADHDer, Elly Both to the blog to share her valuable book, A Kids Book About ADHD. With its bright and bold design and easy to read simplicity, this is a book that will encourage positive, engaging and empowering connections and discussions around the […]

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#BookReviews: Touching Picture Books that Light Up the World

I was fortunate to receive two touching picture books recently, which both, in different yet similar ways, capture visual and emotive beauty in their centring around themes of friendship and overcoming challenges, whether this is as a young girl in a village or as a lonely snail in a scary garden. Both equally stunning and […]

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The Makings of Another Adamson Adventure by Sandra Bennett

Three Reasons Why I Wrote a Fourth Adamson Adventure Article by Sandra Bennett. 1. Truth be told there was never meant to be a book four in the Adamson Adventures. When Secrets Hidden Below, the Adamson Adventures 1 was picked up by a small publisher here in Canberra, I was excited not only because someone […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Bec Nanayakkara and Joanna Bartel on The Book Star

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Bec Nanayakkara and Joanna Bartel! It is with twinkling delight to welcome a fabulous duo to the blog today – author Bec Nanayakkara and illustrator Joanna Bartel! Their beautiful picture book, The Book Star, is a heartfelt and inspiring story about being true to yourself, self-expression, creativity, a love of science […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Liz Ledden on Everyone Wants an Octopus Book!

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Liz Ledden! It is with huge pleasure to have the wonderful Liz Ledden on the blog to share all of her ‘tentacular’ secrets behind her latest picture book, Everyone Wants an Octopus Book! Yes, this is a book that everyone wants because it is, well, tentacular, but also an important and […]

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Interview with Our Mates, Kelly Louise Jarris and Natalie Herington

We’re delighted to welcome back our good friend, author Kelly Louise Jarris, to share her wonderfully creative journey with her newest picture book, The Postman’s My Mate. Kelly’s stories, including Imagine Our Special Place and Cheese On Toast, consistently come from the heart and at the same time spread joy, fun and thoughtfulness that resonate […]

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