A Trip to the Beach – Review

A trip to the Beach by Gwyn Perkins and published by Affirm Press is a sweet story of Iggy, a gorgeous little cat on a beach adventure. I was first drawn to this book probably because the beach is one of my favourite places, having grown up with surfing as one of my favourite things… Continue reading A Trip to the Beach – Review

Interview with Sandra Bennett

Sandra Bennett Sandra Bennett is a children’s author. Her book ‘Secrets Hidden Below, the Adamson Adventures 1’ was long listed in the Sisters in Crime 2019 Children’s Category, Davitt Awards and shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2019. Her latestbook, Fossil Frenzy the Adamson Adventures 3 has just been awarded Finalist… Continue reading Interview with Sandra Bennett

Nostalgic Picture Books – Bug’s Bunny’s Carrot Machine

Nostalgic Picture Books -2 This is my second post in my nostalgic picture books series. Did you read Bugs Bunny’s Carrot Machine when you were little? I couldn’t get enough of this story as my Mum would agree. If you were like me, you’d remember being intrigued by the instructions of how to make a… Continue reading Nostalgic Picture Books – Bug’s Bunny’s Carrot Machine

Interview with Illustrator, Liz Anelli

Liz Anelli

About Liz Anelli When she lived in England, Liz had a job dusting dinosaurs at London’s Natural History Museum. Now she illustrates picture books and junior fiction and has collected numerous short-listings and awards. Liz likes to mix up the media  – weaving collage and printmaking with found objects into her detail-packed pages. In between… Continue reading Interview with Illustrator, Liz Anelli

Interview with Illustrator, Sami Bayly

Sami Bayly

This week on the book creator interviews,we have illustrator, Sami Bayly here! Sami tells us little known facts about some of the world’s craziest creatures, how she learned to draw animals in such great detail and accuracy, and even how a video of her rugby team went viral! Let’s jump straight into it! Andrew: Hi… Continue reading Interview with Illustrator, Sami Bayly

Liz Ledden Interview

Super excited to have Liz Ledden with us today for an interview! Andrew: Hi Liz! Thanks for coming on my blog. Could you introduce yourself to us? Liz: Hi Andrew – thanks for having me! I’m a kids’ book author based in Sydney’s inner west, and I also co-host a kids’ book podcast, One More… Continue reading Liz Ledden Interview

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – Picture Book Review.

Introduction Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld is another one of our favourite bedtime stories at home. Why? It has all sorts of awesome construction site vehicles. You know, the ones you see and immediately point and yell in a panic, “Look! Look! Look!” hoping to high… Continue reading Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – Picture Book Review.

Picture Book Classics: The Book With No Pictures Review

Ladies and gentlemen. I’m afraid I have some rather chilling news for you. Throughout history, story time has been simple. Authors write stories. You read the stories to your kids. Simple. Well, that’s until The Book With No Pictures showed up. The author, B. J. Novak has used the foundational rules of reading a story… Continue reading Picture Book Classics: The Book With No Pictures Review