A Sense of Wonder: Talking with Penny Macoun about The Christmas Door

#thechristmasdoor #bookcampaign #booksontourpr A Christmas poem borne from a love of this magical time of year and the inspiration from the classic, A Night Before Christmas, Penny Macoun (Gorkle, Rollo’s Wet Surprise) shares the joy and journey behind her latest picture book, The Christmas Door. Thank you so much, Penny! Congratulations on the release of READ MORE

A Festive Gift: WIN The Christmas Door!

#thechristmasdoor #bookcampaign #booksontourpr What is your Christmas / Holiday Season wish? The Christmas Door is a fun, bright and magical poem about the mysterious door in the floor on Christmas Eve. What kind of magic awaits? With beautiful themes of family, kindness and togetherness, this picture book by Penny Macoun and Paul Nash is also bursting READ MORE

Merry Christmas, Eve, and Adam Wallace!

We just adore having fantabulous, funny and New York Times bestselling author, script writer, school presenter and author mentor extraordinaire, Adam Wallace here, to share his brand new energetic and heartwarming Christmas picture book, Merry Christmas, Eve! Please join us for this fun interview and some other cheerful treats – hope you enjoy! 🙂 Book Description: Christmas READ MORE

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 READ MORE

Little Pink Dog Books Titles to Love – Picture Book Reviews

With gratitude we accept these beautiful titles from Little Pink Dog Books to feature on the blog; showcasing enormous talents in the authors and illustrators that created them. One thing is certain – they are all sumptuously heart-warming stories, and a little fun, adventure and possibility don’t go astray either. Four latest picture books to READ MORE

Ori’s Christmas Craft: How to Make an Underwater Snow Globe

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #BonusDay How to Make an Underwater Snow Globe Besides Ori the octopus and his friends in Ori’s Christmas, what other creatures, plants and marine life can be found under the sea? What kinds of Christmas activities did the sea friends enjoy in the story? How do you like to celebrate being with READ MORE

Author Article by Anne Helen Donnelly: Learning to Compromise

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 What is compromise, and how do young children learn to manage the challenge between satisfying themselves and others at the same time? Anne, too, pondered this aspect of maturing awareness, and so her loveable Ori’s Christmas was born… PLUS, there’s a chance to WIN in our fabulous #bookgiveway! Learning to Compromise READ MORE

Character Q and A: Ori from Ori’s Christmas

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It is a pure joy to celebrate this special time with Ori from ‘Ori’s Christmas‘, who will be sharing his important tips on being able to compromise, and valuing friendship. Thanks for joining us today, Ori! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ It must have been difficult when your friends didn’t want to compromise with the READ MORE

It’s Time to Play! Ori’s Christmas #BookGiveaway

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast It’s time to play! For your chance to WIN a signed copy of Ori’s Christmas by Anne Helen Donnelly, complete with pull-out crafts for preschool children, comment below, or on social media with your response to “Name something Christmassy in the picture.” And here it is: *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes READ MORE

Review: Ori’s Christmas by Anne Helen Donnelly

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day1 Welcome to the blog blast for Ori’s Christmas and its author, Anne Helen Donnelly! Thanks for coming along for the ride! It’s sure to be a ‘jolly’ good tour! Enjoy! 😊 Ori’s Christmas, Anne Helen Donnelly (author, illus., publisher), October, 2017. Facing the conundrum of how to please each friend’s wishes, READ MORE