What’s with the Hats? Article by Ellie Royce

#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We just adore Avery – a unique character that brings sunshine wherever she goes! Thanks to author Ellie Royce for creating this feisty girl and the hat-tastic adventures she’s taking us on! So, let’s find out why hats play such a big role in this series… What’s with the hats in READ MORE

The Power of a Vivid Imagination in Children by Kelly Louise Jarris

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Hold on to those precious moments where young children’s imaginations soar. Their sense of freedom to be creative and care-free with their imaginations is an important life skill. We love how Kelly Louise Jarris describes the power of that wonder and excitement, and how her books help to harness those mindful moments. READ MORE

An Inspiring Journey: Guest Post by Kelly Louise Jarris

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Special thanks to author, Kelly Louise Jarris, for sharing her personal story about the losses of her sister and father; the inspirations she admired and reasons for writing Imagine Our Special Place. Our hearts are with you x Imagine Our Special Place stems from spending time with my sister and dad during READ MORE

Made with Love and a Sprinkle of Magic: Article by Lauren Hackney

#thelollyshop #bookcampaign #booksontour Article by Lauren Hackney. From the time my children were old enough to speak, I’ve loved building stories with them. I say build because of the way the stories would begin and possibly never end. My husband would work night shift and at bedtime I would push the two beds together, turn READ MORE

Jacinta Farragher’s Journey to Publication

#joysjourney #bookcampaign #booksontour Jacinta Farragher has spent the past couple of years or so knuckling down and learning the craft of writing for children. Through networking, study and obtaining thorough feedback, Jacinta’s road to publication was finally achieved, and her hard work and dedication paid off. Thanks to Jacinta for sharing her journey to publishing READ MORE

How to Read to Kids Who Don’t Like Books – Article by Michelle Worthington

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Special thanks to Michelle Worthington, author to countless beautiful picture books and her latest middle grade, Sass and Traz Save the Library, for sharing her experience, knowledge and wisdom in fostering a love of reading and literacy in the early years… and especially so for those children who more easily disengage READ MORE

Here’s to Resilience – Article by Maura Pierlot

It is an honour to welcome back talented author and playwright, Maura Pierlot (The Trouble in Tune Town); introducing her incredibly notable and prevalent script for teens, Fragments: Journeys from Isolation to Connection. Her just-released novel is adapted from her sold-out stage play, Fragments, which, during October 2019, was programmed for Mental Health Month. Through READ MORE

Utilising Australia Remembers 3 as an Education Tool by Catherine Bauer

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Author Catherine Bauer is here to generously share some fantastic resources and tools to help parents and educators effectively utilise the information found in Australia Remembers 3; Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly. Thanks so much, Catherine, for this wonderful article. Big Sky Publishing’s Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters READ MORE

How Belly Button Fluff Came to Life: Article by Dave Atze

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 We just LOVE finding out how illustrations and stories come to life, and fortunately for us, Dave Atze can reveal BOTH, because yes, he is BOTH the author AND illustrator of his latest new, adorably icky picture book, Belly Button Fluff! Let’s discover more about the process of creating the ‘fluff’! READ MORE

A Family Connection to HOME – Article by Karen Hendriks

My new picture book HOME was inspired by my family heritage. While writing Home and researching facts and history I discovered more about my family heritage then I could ever imagine. I had always felt that there was a deep sadness inside my Oma from the loss of her family home in Wunschendorf, Czechoslovakia. She READ MORE