Strength and Gratitude: Kelly Louise Jarris Talks about her Special Place

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Kelly Louise Jarris provides comfort for families in times of adversity, with the notion that special places can be imagined and special bonds can live on forever. Thanks to the gift that is her beautiful picture book, Imagine Our Special Place. Thanks to Kelly for answering our questions about this personal story. READ MORE

Learning Through Lollies at The Lolly Shop!

#thelollyshop #bookcampaign #booksontour The Lolly Shop is a wondrous and imaginative story loaded with sweet fun and excitement, and themes of bravery, teamwork, family support and creative problem solving at the heart of it. This book is full of pure joy with its wild wishes of magical powers coming true and the potential for opportunities of READ MORE

#BookReview: The Lolly Shop by Lauren, B. and E. Hackney

#thelollyshop #bookcampaign #booksontour #BookReview: The Lolly Shop (Book 1), Lauren Hackney (author), B. and E. Hackney (illus.), L. B. & E. Hackney, 2021. Blurb: Join in the magic with Bax and Ethan as they make sweetness and mayhem in their Lolly Shop. These loveable characters solve many problems with their special magic, loving and caring, 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

Sharing her Magic: Interview with Lauren Hackney

#thelollyshop #bookcampaign #booksontour It’s a treat to speak with debut author, Lauren Hackney, about her journey, with her two sons, to developing and creating the delicious new chapter book series for junior and middle grade readers; The Lolly Shop! :p Lauren, congratulations on the release of your magically imaginative and scrumptious chapter book series, The READ MORE

Your Chance to WIN The Lolly Shop is the Sweetest Thing!

#thelollyshop #bookcampaign #booksontour ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever tasted? The Lolly Shop hits just the right spot with its ability to inspire the most inventive of imaginations in a story that is just so sweetly satisfying. Author Lauren Hackney, together with her storytelling and illustrating young sons, delight with their READ MORE

Welcome to The Lolly Shop with Lauren Hackney!

#thelollyshop #bookcampaign #booksontourpr How sweet is this?! A brand new author, bursting out into the kidlit world! Lauren Hackney is here to share her heart-warming (and mouth-watering) family story that brings so much joy and imagination to her readers. The Lolly Shop is the first in the exciting, magical series; full of unexpected surprises, much READ MORE

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