#BookReview: The Post Office Pup by Marg Gibbs and Alicia Rogerson

#BookReview The Post Office Pup, Marg Gibbs (author), Alicia Rogerson (illus.), M J Gibbs, June 2021. Set in author Marg Gibbs’ local Mapleton community, The Post Office Pup is a delightfully told story of Shilo, the Post Office’s Cocker Spaniel, and his postal mission to sniff out some goodies from the delivery van each day. READ MORE

#BookReview: The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough

#BookReview: The Boy from the Mish, by Gary Lonesborough (Goodreads Author), Allen and Unwin, 2021 From the publisher: ‘I don’t paint so much anymore,’ I say, looking to my feet. ‘Oh. Well, I got a boy who needs to do some art. You can help him out,’ Aunty Pam says, like I have no say READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Anita Zurbrugg and My Brother is an Alien

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Anita Zurbrugg! We’re thrilled to welcome another new author to the blog; Anita Zurbrugg shares her humorous sibling rivalry adventure story into the life of changing family dynamics and a new baby. It’s ‘My Brother is an Alien’! Can’t wait to learn more about this lively, bright and out-of-this-world story! Thanks READ MORE

Character Chat with Dan from Solo Dan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 What a delight to witness this in-depth conversation between author and character; delving deep into the thoughts and feelings of a boy once on the outer, and what that was like to never really be a part of the fun. Thanks, Teena and Dan for sharing the development of your story. READ MORE

The Illustration Process for Solo Dan with Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Don’t you find the book illustration process fascinating? We do, and we’re enthralled by Kym Langfield‘s video where she explains each step of the process from observations to rough sketches to watercolours and text placement. She even has a secret knack to help her process move quickly and seamlessly… illustrators, you’ll 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

#BookReview: Solo Dan by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Solo Dan, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Kym Langfield (illus.), Daisy Lane Publishing, November 2020. Synopsis: A warm-hearted picture book that highlights the importance of family connections for young readers. Solo Dan, written by multi-published WA author Teena Raffa-Mulligan and illustrated by debut Victorian illustrator Kym Langfield, is filled with warmth as READ MORE

A Family Favourite! Your Chance to WIN Solo Dan!

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Share a favourite family tradition for a CHANCE to WIN Solo Dan!  ***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Solo Dan is a heart-warming, uplifting and engaging story of family connection, acceptance and belonging. One that truly pulls on the heartstrings! For your CHANCE to WIN this beautiful picture book, we’d love for you to answer the READ MORE

Connecting with Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield on ‘Solo Dan’

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 It’s always a thrill and a delight to be a part of the launch journey of one of our favourite regulars; multi-published author, Teena Raffa-Mulligan! This November, she, and debut illustrator, Kym Langfield, are celebrating the release of their heart-warming picture book, Solo Dan! What an honour to have them both here READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Fiona Merrin on My Mum’s A Pillow

We are thrilled to welcome Fiona Merrin to the blog to talk about her recent picture book release, My Mum’s a Pillow. This is an encouraging story about seeing and valuing people for who they are, and not what they look like. It’s about reaching out to others who may have their own ‘rocks in READ MORE