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“PICTURE PERFECT BOOK” – FRIDAY

“The Sandman” Author:  Udo Weigelt Illustrated by:   Sibylle Heusser Translated by:   J. Alison James Published by:   North-South Books Ages:  3 – 7 years Theme:   friendship, sleep, dreams, loneliness Opening Lines:   Every night when the Sandman came home from dusting the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Well Easter has come and gone, and what a lovely time it was.  Thankfully here downunder the kids are off on two week first term break and I for one am pleased, as it means the roads are not so jammed … Continue reading

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PERFECT PICTURE BOOK – FRIDAY

TWO LITTLE BUGS Author:   Mark Sommerset Illustrator:  Rowan Sommerset Published by:   Dreamboat Books Ages:   0 – 12 years. Theme:   Friendship, Lonely, anxiety, believe First Lines:  Two little bugs sitting on a leaf, One on the top…. One underneath. Synopsis:  From … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – FRIDAY

Milly, Molly and Betelgeuse   New Zealand Author:   Gill Pittar Illustrator:   Cris Morrell Ages:  4 – 8 years Published by:   Milly Molly Books / MM House Publishing Theme:   Love, Understanding, Differences, Feelings, Special, questions. Opening Line:   “We may look different, but … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – Friday

No matter how you look at it you are going to need tissues for this one.  This is a moving tender historical fiction you will remember long after you have finished reading. Stefania’s dancing slippers Author:  Jennifer Beck Illustrator:  Lindy … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect Book – Friday

                                     “Old Hu Hu” written by: Kyle Mewburn award winning writer of “Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! illustrated by: Rachel Driscoll Rachel and her partner Michael Greenfield worked together on this book, to make the evocative and beautiful illustrations so special. … Continue reading

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“My Mission”…..

Okay! So my mission over the next 12 months, since I chose to accept it, is to write 12 manuscripts over 12 months. This is a challenge that I have signed up for on Julie Hedlund’s blog. These will be … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book Friday”

For “Perfect Picture Book Friday” this week, a lovely new feature on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog, I am reviewing a book with a difference. Saturday Mountain  through the Art Style of Paul Dore Retold by Julie Somark Original Text: by Jinrak … Continue reading

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“November, a Month of Ideas”

During my time with the Writer’s Platform Campaign on Rach Writes Blog I came across another month long writers campaign called PiBoldMo, created and run by Tara Laser. A mother of two young girls, a member of SCBWI she has … Continue reading

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Book Reading challenge: 31

“Sounds Spooky” By Christopher Cheng and Illustrator Sarah Davis Imagine sitting up in bed late at night and hearing strange, creaking, tinkering noises or the sound of something crashing (which probably woke you up in the first place) and you … Continue reading

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