An Inspiring Journey: Guest Post by Kelly Louise Jarris

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Special thanks to author, Kelly Louise Jarris, for sharing her personal story about the losses of her sister and father; the inspirations she admired and reasons for writing Imagine Our Special Place. Our hearts are with you x Imagine Our Special Place stems from spending time with my sister and dad during READ MORE

Learning How to Find The Glint of Gold

#theglintofgold #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Glint of Gold focuses on discovering the golden moments in each day – for children to practice mindful strategies that assist with nurturing mental, emotional and social health, as well as developing skills in communication, kindness and empathy. Thanks to author Kate McGann, with illustrations by Patricia Ward, there is so much to READ MORE

Book Review: Concrete Rose, by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas, Walker Books Australia, 2021 From the publisher: If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he READ MORE

Book Review: Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero by Ellie Royce and Hannah Chambers

Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero, Ellie Royce and Hannah Chambers, Pow! Kids Books, 2020 From the Publisher: Told from the perspective of their adoring nephew, Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero is the story of a courageous drag queen who saves the day, and brings two communities together. The young narrator thinks it’s awesome that his READ MORE

Children’s Book Launch Extravanganza #BookGiveaway WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who came along, participated and shared in the fun of our first Children’s Book Launch Extravaganza event! Your support is greatly appreciated. And thanks to those who entered to WIN one of the fabulous books launched on the day. We are now pleased to announce the WINNERS, each taking home a READ MORE

Show and Tell with Kate Simpson

Many thanks to my guest, today, children’s author, Kate Simpson, who is the guinea pig for my restyled interview format – Show and Tell. And given Kate’s background in science, I’m predicting that she’s happy to be part of my experiment! So, this is how it works: I ask Kate to SHOW us her books and READ MORE

Book review: Red Day, by Sandy Fussell

Red Day, Sandy Fussell, Walker Books Australia, 2020 From the publisher: Set against a backdrop of the 1944 Cowra Prisoner of War Camp breakout, this powerful story explores an important part of Australia’s past and how it informs the future. Set in a modern-day small town among the remnants of a Japanese POW camp, this READ MORE

Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft

#haydensbedtime #blogcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Hayden’s Bedtime Clock Craft Combining aspects of bedtime routines, seeking comfort and telling the time, today we are going to create a piece that involves fine motor, mathematical and interpersonal skills. Using the literature to discuss the character’s feelings, and relating his routine to our own experiences, children will reflect a READ MORE

Book Review: The Secret Runners of New York, by Matthew Reilly

The Secret Runners of New York, Matthew Reilly, Pan Macmillan Australia, 2019 From the publisher: THE COMING END When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But the young elite of New York keep partying without a care. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? And READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 3

So far in this interview with children’s author, Kiah Thomas, we’ve heard about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing and publishing, and we got to know some of her great picture books. In this instalment, we look at how Kiah is linked in to a writing community and how that helps, as well as discover READ MORE