#BookReviews: Pet Sitters by Ella Shine and Lisa Flanagan

We were fortunate to recently hear from the fabulous writerly duo that make up Ella Shine – Cecily Anne Paterson and Penny Reeve have brilliantly collaborated to create their Pet Sitters series (read ‘Writing Collaboratively’ here), which includes The Ready for Anything Collection and The Dress-Ups Collection. These books for junior readers beautifully incorporate themes […]

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#BookReview: Counting to Calm by Prasha Sooful and Betania Zacarias

#BookReview: Counting to Calm: My First Self-Regulation Book, Prasha Sooful (author), Betania Zacarias (illus.), Soaring Kite Books, July 2024. Blurb: A how-to guide for modeling SELF-REGULATION for young children using 10 steps and actions to achieve calm and refocus their minds and energy. My First Board Books introduce topics that empower and nurture the development […]

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A Happy Chat with R.W.R. McDonald on Happy Millionth Birthday

It’s the biggest pleasure to welcome R.W.R. McDonald to JWFK as we literally celebrate his extravagantly cheerful picture book release, Happy Millionth Birthday! So much heart, humour and energy has gone into this book, and we couldn’t be happier to join the party and learn more about it! Thanks, Rob! 🙂 Congratulations, Rob, on the […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Rebecca Fraser on Jonty’s Unicorn

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Rebecca Fraser! We’re delighted to welcome back the talented award-winning author and editor, Rebecca Fraser (interview on Sea Glass) to share her latest middle grade novel; Jonty’s Unicorn. If you love speculative fiction and fantasies with an old-world charm, you’ll love this heart-racing, galloping adventure full of thrills and darkness in […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Joe Weatherstone on Queen of Dogs

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Joe Weatherstone! ‘When the going gets RUFF, Maddy’s on the case!‘ Here is the perfect introduction to a gorgeously heartwarming dog detective story! We’re wagging with excitement to welcome talented TV producer and author, Joe Weatherstone, to share the story behind her debut middle grade novel for dog lovers everywhere – […]

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Stay Calm, it’s the Counting to Calm #BookGiveaway!

We’re focusing on ‘calm’ with the refreshing count to ten guide to breathing, stretching and mindfulness, leading to a self-regulated, and fun, reading experience! With thanks to author Prasha Sooful, we’re excited for a lucky recipient to WIN a copy of the beautiful Counting to Calm: My First Self-Regulation Book! So, stay calm and ENTER […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Julie Anne Grasso on Hooray, Hooray, It’s Library Day!

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Julie Anne Grasso! It’s an exciting day when another fabulous author comes to visit! Hooray, it’s Julie Anne Grasso to share her delightfully bright and effervescent reading adventure with Hooray, Hooray, It’s Library Day! Who doesn’t love a good book about books?! This one is such a playful journey navigating a […]

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#BookReview: Tracks in the Mist by Sandra Bennett

#BookReview: The Adamson Adventures Book 4: Tracks in the Mist, Sandra Bennett (author), Rosella Ridge Books, June 2024. Hook: Deep in the wilderness there’s much more to discover than ever anticipated. Review: In an exciting finale, passionate author and researcher, Sandra Bennett takes her Adamson siblings on their fourth adventure; this time in the Southern […]

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A Special Delivery: The Postman’s My Mate #BookGiveaway!

To celebrate the power of imagination and creativity when it comes to the simple things in life, we’re excited to deliver a special boxed prize to a lucky reader to WIN a SIGNED COPY of the charming, The Postman’s My Mate by Kelly Louise Jarris and Natalie Herington! Let’s get unboxing! 🙂 Here’s how you […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Laura Stitzel on 100 School Days

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Laura Stitzel! We’re delighted to welcome supremely talented author-illustrator, Laura Stitzel, to talk about her illustrative journey working on the gorgeous picture book (written by Deborah Frenkel), 100 School Days. How pertinent that Laura shares her own process about a book that celebrates just that – all […]

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