The Quick Six Interview with Margaret Wild and Hannah Sommerville on Reading to Baby

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Margaret Wild and Hannah Sommerville! When you come across a storybook that is bound to become a classic, you treasure it. A storybook that radiates with imagination, inspiration, sibling love and a pure goodness of heart. Reading to Baby is a book that glows with joy and shines with the beauty […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Maggie Hutchings on Be True to You!

What a bright, colourful, affirming book full of loving life, and loving yourself! The rhyme written by Maggie Hutchings sings the perfect note for addressing acceptance of differences and being proud of your identity. Voicing it loud, ‘This is really ME!‘, whether you’re a butterfly or a bee, a princess or a king, readers will […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Julie Murphy on Cheer Up, Blobfish!

On this day of friendship (May 8), it’s the perfect time to celebrate this Festival of Fish with a story where kindness takes centre-stage in the effort to delight a seemingly downcast mate. This increasingly talked about, misunderstood creature of the deep – the blobfish – features in this upbeat and energetic rhyming tale that […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Samantha-Ellen Bound on Seven Wherewithal Way

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Samantha-Ellen Bound! What an absolute honour to welcome an award-winning author and podcast host to our blog to talk about the third book in her incredibly epic, portal fantasy series! Samantha-Ellen Bound is a folklore, fairytales and mythology enthusiast, and the Seven Wherewithal Way books for middle grade readers are immersed […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Maura Pierlot on Alphabetter

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Maura Pierlot! Our ultimate aim is to raise our younger generation to act with kindness, compassion and inclusivity. It has never been more important for us to value life, to act as moral and ethical citizens, and to care deeply about the future of humanity and the world we live in. […]

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#BookReview: Neil, the (Boring) Amazing Sea Cucumber by Amelia McInerney and Lucinda Gifford

#BookReview: Neil, the Boring Amazing Sea Cucumber, Amelia McInerney (author), Lucinda Gifford (illus.), Affirm Press, April 2023. Look! I’ve found Neil! Oh wait, it might be Sandra. The identity of this little cucumber may be unknown, but we’re here to explore the identity of the real Neil – the star of the bottom of the […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Amelia McInerney

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Amelia McInerney! Oh my gosh! Internationally published author (and one of our fabulous Pitch It! judges), Amelia McInerney is such a mega star! And you know who else is? Her newest book character – Neil. Neil’s a sea cucumber, and he is totally AMAZING! If you thought you’d never fall in […]

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Picture Book Review Roundup: Christmas Ideas for Children

With Christmas fast approaching, now is a great time to check out some beautiful picture books to buy as gifts for kids, both those celebrating this festive time of year and some wonderful reads in any month. We’re spoilt for choice in Australia when it comes to picture books, so it was hard to choose […]

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Father’s Day Book Reviews

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought it fitting to review two cute new picture books designed specifically to celebrate Dads – yet in two very different ways! If kids are looking for a sweet, heartfelt picture book to give Dad and remind him of how much he means to them, it’s hard […]

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Holiday Book Review Roundup

If you’re looking for ideas for new books to keep your kids entertained and engaged during the remainder of the school holidays, here are some titles to consider: Tricky’s Bad Day Alison Lester is one of Australia’s most treasured author/illustrators and she is back doing what she does best in her picture book Tricky’s Bad […]

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