Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Kid Lit Blog Hop #37

Welcome back to the Kid Lit Blog Hop #37

Today, I don't have any reviews, just a fun slide show of Supanova 2 day Conference Melbourne.
Once upon a time, there was an elf named
Caramel ( aka Julie)
She journeyed long and far to the Melbourne show grounds,
To showcase some of her books.

Not without her trusty side kick Blake ( aka Jess)
Who certainly stole the show
Along the way, they found a strange blue box
A wookie
An Elf King
A very big tank

A steampunk lady

The Melbourne Quidditch Society

And a few Transformers, just hanging around

On the second day we were joined by one very cute Catbug
And Beth ( aka Jess)

Who once again stole the show...
A fun time was had by all.
And the best part, I got to meet one of my Melbourne fans.
She was awesome, and I got to sign her tablet cover.
I hope you enjoyed my slide show, and happy hopping folks.


The Kid Lit Blog Hop hostesses are super-excited to unveil our new Kid Lit Blog Hop button. Tada!!!

Kid Lit Blog Hop Button The Kid Lit Blog Hop began roughly 1 1/2 years ago and the original design for the button was drawn by my then 9 year old daughter, who complained that she could have drawn something much better if I hadn't insisted on stick figures. While the old logo is certainly recognizable, we felt it was time to breathe new life into the Hop. Please feel free to grab the code for the button (below) and pop it up into your sidebar or elsewhere on your site. Big thank you to designbox1, who we found through Fiverr, for working closely with us in creating our beautiful new button.  

Children's Book Week ~ Kid Lit Giveaway Hop 2014

CBW Kid Lit Giveaway Hop 2014 - Banner - FINALWe also want to invite you to participate in the Children's Book Week Kid Lit Giveaway Hop 2014 (May 12 to 18). Are you a children's book or teen literature blogger, an author, a publisher, or a publicist looking to share copies of a fabulous book? Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews are joining forces to provide you with the opportunity to take part in a Blog Hop featuring links to giveaways for fabulous children/teen's books, gift cards, cash, or other prizes. What better way to celebrate Children's Book Week?



On to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 37th Kid Lit Blog Hop where twice per month (the 1st and 3rd Wednesday) we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! We are pleased to welcome Divina from Beauty of the Picture Book as co-host this week. Please pop on over and give her a quick hello and welcome and be sure to follow her as specified below. Welcome Divina!

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

Kid Lit Blog Hop

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Interested in co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop? If you've joined us before, you are welcome to join us again! Please email renee @ motherdaughterbookreviews (dot) com and put Co-Hosting Blog Hop in the subject line.
Happy Hopping!


  1. Looks like you had a blast. Great idea to share it with us. I hope it all went well.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Steve, we had a lot of fun

  2. Oh the catbug is adorable Julie and so are you :) Thanks for sharing your tour pics, the stand looks wonderful!!!
    -Reshama @Stackingbooks

    1. LOL, thanks so much Reshama, we had a great day.

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    1. Thanks so much for joining us Dena, we had a blast

  4. Oh my word, how fun! Catbug is my favorite! :0)
    Thanks for sharing your fun pics!!!!

    1. LOL Cool Mom, you are so biased, he he, thanks for stopping by

  5. How fun! Thanks for sharing your pics, Julie!

    1. Hurrah, Katie, we hope you are having a wonderful time with your new delivery. Thanks so much for stopping by

  6. Wow, Caramel looks so much like you. Very cute! And Supernova looks so much like Comic Con in Atlanta. My sins go there every year. I keep meaning to go with them. I clicked on your book link and thought, "I have to read this!" Then I saw that I already signed up for your tour, so I will. Whew!

  7. LOL Sher you are so sweet. Yes, Caramel was modelled on my elf like features lol. Yes Supanova is a lot like Comic con. Loads of fun. LOL, you have missed the blog tour, but Paul very graciously joined us.
    Thanks so much for stopping by

  8. Really enjoyed your pictures! Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, authors wanting to exhibit at BEA (America) must pay a couple a thousand US dollars for the smallest booth.