I'm forever on the hunt for the next great read. I simply can't get enough of picture books, and am convinced they are the elixir of life. A sublime marriage of art, meaning and entertainment that should be shared and cherished by all at ANY age.
I am also partial to a gripping YA read and a belly-busting, laugh-aloud mid-grade chapter book.
And being a bit of an over-sharer, I like to tell people about the more illuminating and memorable reads that find their way to my desk and ultimately my heart (my bookshelves are far too full to accommodate them). Because good words were meant to be spread...
I do this with regular review posts, author and illustrator interviews and feature posts from some of your favourite kids' literary greats and some shiny new talents too at Boomerang Books Blog.
Boomerang Books a nifty little Aussie owned on line bookshop site offering great deals on an incredible selection of titles but they also have an applaudable penchant for promoting Australian artists. If you ever want to learn more about a particular children's title featured on my review blog or here, don't hesitate to get in touch. Feel free to comment on a children's book you've read recently too. Good writing evokes many points of view.
When I'm not bouncing back and forth at Boomerang, I'll be zipping around on one Blog Tour or another and featuring the odd review here. I also pop into Wombat Books Blog from time to time as a guest reviewer. You can read more about their new releases here.
If that wasn't enough, I also masquerade as the Managing Editor for the renowned Kids' Book Review site. In the words of Jackie French, this is a site that reviews the best books for kids 'with insight and charm but without compromise'. It's where you'll find dozens upon dozens of reviews on every imaginable genre of children's books along with revealing author and illustrator interviews.
Why not stick around and tour with me from time to time? Have a read. It's always great fun discovering more about your writing heroes and their stories.
Here are a few to start you off:
My Zombie Dog by Charmaine Clancy
Author Interview - Charmaine Clancy
Blog Tour and review of An Aussie Year with Tania McCartney
Everything is Awesome - Mother's Day Review of Awesome Aussie Things to do with Mum
Bouncing along with Robert Vescio - Hopscotch Showdown cyber-party
Blasting Off with Tottie and Dot and Tina Snerling - an illustrator interview
Review - Snap Magic - It's more than hocus pocus
Fear - A natural part of life - A Duck is Watching Me Review
Author Illustrator interview - Feeling Happy with Nicky Johnston
Selfies - Self-Published Picture Book reviews