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Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2022

WOW! What a result! CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who tackled the enormity of writing a knock-out pitch for our 2022 Pitch It! Competition! And to elicit so much in only 150 words or less! The judges were all in agreeance – this year’s standard was extremely high; the pitches impressed with their well-crafted elements of intrigue, READ MORE

Keeping the Story Alive: Catherine Bauer on Tulips for Breakfast

Author and history-enthusiast, Catherine Bauer (Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters, Dreaming Soldiers, Colourful Memories), generously shares her research and writing journey of her latest release; Tulips for Breakfast (Ford Street Publishing) is a powerful, heart-rending novel based on the real-life accounts of Hanneli (Hannah) Goslar-Pick, friend to Anne Frank and Holocaust survivor of WW2. It READ MORE

WIN BIG! It’s the Little People Big Emotions #BookGiveaway!

#littlepeoplebigemotions #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Why do you need Little People Big Emotions in your collection? Little People Big Emotions is a heartfelt and beautiful resource that encourages positive mental health in a gentle, playful and loving manner. This valuable, much needed picture book by award-winning, best-selling author, Kylie Mort, and talented illustrator Tiina Morton, is one READ MORE

Getting to Know Kylie Mort and her Little People Big Emotions

#littlepeoplebigemotions #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It is a huge honour to introduce award-winning, best-selling author, entrepreneur and psychologist-in-training, Kylie Mort, to the blog to celebrate the release of her new picture book, Little People Big Emotions! Together with talented illustrator and graphic designer, Tiina Morton, their valuable, heartfelt resource on encouraging positive mindsets is a beautiful, prevalent READ MORE

Book Reviews: Fun, Scary and a Little Bit Gross

Thought this was a Halloween post? Maybe, maybe not. Halloween is such a fun time of the year, isn’t it? Our Aussie children’s writers so cleverly tap into this market, whether their books are ‘Halloween-y’ or not. Anyway, here’s a playful post with a couple of fun, scary (or not) and a little bit gross READ MORE

Behind the Scenes: Illustration Process of The Rabbit’s Magician

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Are you ready for a show? We have a special presentation to show you! The supremely talented illustrator and film maker, Andy Fackrell (along with the beautiful language from Shae Millward), has put together a ‘making of’ video showing early illustration sketches and the transformative magic that went into this enlightening book READ MORE

Blooming Paper Flowers – Magical Science Experiment by Shae Millward

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This fun and easy experiment is a STEM/STEAM activity. The Rabbit’s Magician contains themes of science and magic, so here we have a science demonstration that looks like magic! In the story, flowers remind Ziggy of his beloved magician, The Amazing Albertino, who would make beautiful bouquets magically appear, surprising and delighting READ MORE

In Conversation with the Spectacular Shae Millward and the Amazing Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It is with great delight to welcome back Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell to provide more insights into the making of their moving picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Thank you! Shae and Andy, congratulations on the release of your heart-rending, yet heart-warmingly comforting picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Where did the inspiration READ MORE

#BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician by Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician, Shae Millward (author), Andy Fackrell (illus.), Ford Street Publishing, August 2022, ISBN 9781922696076 Blurb: Ziggy’s beloved magician has performed an amazing disappearing trick. But just where is The Amazing Albertino? Ziggy waits. And waits some more. Has something gone wrong with the trick? Review: How can a book READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Frances Mackay on Baby Worries

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Frances Mackay! It’s a pleasure to welcome Frances Mackay to the blog, to share her latest picture book release; Baby Worries. This hilarious story creates wonder and delight for little ones with the ponderings, and perhaps some worries, about the family gene pool! Baby Worries is exuberantly told with cheeky and lively illustrations by READ MORE