Finding Joy in Writing for Children: Interview with Jacinta Farragher

#joysjourney #bookcampaign #booksontour Her joy in the writing of Joy’s Journey really shines through. Jacinta Farragher is the author of this new gorgeous picture book, and she’s here to chat about her journey from initial concept to publication. Thanks, Jacinta! 🙂 Jacinta, congratulations on the release of your thoughtful and adventurous picture book, Joy’s Journey! READ MORE

#BookReview: Joy’s Journey by Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha

#joysjourney #bookcampaign #booksontour #BookReview: Joy’s Journey, Jacinta Farragher (author), Manka Kasha (illus.), Little Steps Publishing, March 2022. Blurb: When she hears about a magical paradise where wishes come true, Joy sets off to find it. She travels over land and sea, to see what she can see. She becomes a bold adventurer, to be what 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

The Nurse Ahead of her Time: Article by Jane Smith

#carlymillspioneergirl #theladywiththelamp #bookcampaign #booksontourpr When I was researching Florence Nightingale for The lady with the lamp, the fourth ‘Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl’ book, I had no idea that modern medicine was about to face challenges not unlike those routinely encountered by practitioners in Florence’s day. The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us that medicine doesn’t have READ MORE

Paws Paddle: Article by Penny Macoun

#rolloswetsurprise #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Whenever dogs fall in a pool, they always seem to be able to swim even though they have never had lessons.             ‘Doggy paddle’ seems to be a swimming stroke many children can master very early on when they learn to swim. This swimming stroke uses the same technique as dogs do READ MORE

Answering the Questions! Article by Allison Paterson

#australiaremembers2 #customsandtraditionsoftheadf #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Why? A simple question with some thought-provoking, in-depth answers. Curiosity settled (or sparked!) with the help of knowledgeable expert on the subject of Australian war history – Allison Paterson! Thanks! 🙂 Why?  How often do we hear that simple word? This one-word question is a sign of an inquiring mind, a thirst for READ MORE

Inspiration in a Flash of Rainbow Colours – Article by Grace Nolan

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This, the epiphany of when inspiration strikes – author and educator, Grace Nolan, sparks our interest with her story behind the stories of the lively, bouncy and cheeky new series for younger children, One to Ten and Back Again. Thank you, Grace! 🙂 A Flash of Rainbow Colours The One to Ten READ MORE

Do You Know About Australia’s Unique Dinosaurs? Article by Sandra Bennett

#theadamsonadventures #fossilfrenzy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This has to be the most fascinating article on Australian dinosaurs we’ve ever read! Have you ever heard of the ‘Australovenator Wintonensis’ or the ‘Diamantinasaurus Matildae’? Sandra Bennett is quite the expert and shares her findings that have inspired so much of her thrilling time-travelling, Australian dinosaur adventure, Fossil Frenzy; the third READ MORE

Technology Can be Fun, But Always be Safe – Article by Penny Macoun

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Ah, technology. Can’t live with it, can’t live without out. More of the latter, actually. Whilst there are times when technology won’t behave, it’s a vital part of our existence and the advancements over the years are truly remarkable. For children using devices and engaging with various platforms, there are many elements READ MORE

A Place to Belong: Behind the Book Article by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Teena Raffa-Mulligan‘s description here, of both her family history and her journey to publication are as touching and meaningful as the story itself. Solo Dan refused to be forgotten. As Teena’s manuscript bounced from publisher to publisher, it eventually found its forever home. How fitting! Hope you fall in love with READ MORE