Book Reviews: Fun, Scary and a Little Bit Gross

Thought this was a Halloween post? Maybe, maybe not. Halloween is such a fun time of the year, isn’t it? Our Aussie children’s writers so cleverly tap into this market, whether their books are ‘Halloween-y’ or not. Anyway, here’s a playful post with a couple of fun, scary (or not) and a little bit gross READ MORE

Behind the Scenes: Illustration Process of The Rabbit’s Magician

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Are you ready for a show? We have a special presentation to show you! The supremely talented illustrator and film maker, Andy Fackrell (along with the beautiful language from Shae Millward), has put together a ‘making of’ video showing early illustration sketches and the transformative magic that went into this enlightening book READ MORE

Blooming Paper Flowers – Magical Science Experiment by Shae Millward

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This fun and easy experiment is a STEM/STEAM activity. The Rabbit’s Magician contains themes of science and magic, so here we have a science demonstration that looks like magic! In the story, flowers remind Ziggy of his beloved magician, The Amazing Albertino, who would make beautiful bouquets magically appear, surprising and delighting READ MORE

In Conversation with the Spectacular Shae Millward and the Amazing Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It is with great delight to welcome back Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell to provide more insights into the making of their moving picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Thank you! Shae and Andy, congratulations on the release of your heart-rending, yet heart-warmingly comforting picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Where did the inspiration READ MORE

#BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician by Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician, Shae Millward (author), Andy Fackrell (illus.), Ford Street Publishing, August 2022, ISBN 9781922696076 Blurb: Ziggy’s beloved magician has performed an amazing disappearing trick. But just where is The Amazing Albertino? Ziggy waits. And waits some more. Has something gone wrong with the trick? Review: How can a book READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Frances Mackay on Baby Worries

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Frances Mackay! It’s a pleasure to welcome Frances Mackay to the blog, to share her latest picture book release; Baby Worries. This hilarious story creates wonder and delight for little ones with the ponderings, and perhaps some worries, about the family gene pool! Baby Worries is exuberantly told with cheeky and lively illustrations by READ MORE

What’s the Trick to WINNING The Rabbit’s Magician?

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr *** UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** What is your favourite magic trick? The Rabbit’s Magician is a heartachingly beautiful and comforting tale that turns grief into a magical kind of energy – love, friendship and wonder. Author Shae Millward, together with illustrator Andy Fackrell, astound with their evocative story that entrances readers READ MORE

The Magical Magnificence of Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We are in awe of the spectacular talents of these creators! It is with great delight to learn about the wonders of author, Shae Millward, and illustrator, Andy Fackrell, as they surprise and enlighten us with their new picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician. With deep and heart-rending layers of meaning and concepts READ MORE

#BookReview: Finding You by Robert Vescio and Hannah Sommerville

#BookReview: Finding You, Robert Vescio (author), Hannah Sommerville (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, August 2022. Blurb: When a boy and a dog meet, an unbreakable and life-changing bond is created. A touching and timely story about welcoming newcomers and those in need. Book Trailer: Created by Books On Tour PR & Marketing, with thanks to Robert READ MORE

Imagine Our Special Place Educational Activities

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Imagine Our Special Place is an uplifting and joyful story that celebrates life through the difficulties of adversity. With themes of sparking the imagination and special relationships, this picture book is glowing with emotion. Stemming from her own losses, author Kelly Louise Jarris, together with illustrator Sandunika Dissanayake, have brought a softness READ MORE