Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!

We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times READ MORE

Technology Can be Fun, But Always be Safe – Article by Penny Macoun

#gorkleĀ #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Ah, technology. Can’t live with it, can’t live without out. More of the latter, actually. Whilst there are times when technology won’t behave, it’s a vital part of our existence and the advancements over the years are truly remarkable. For children using devices and engaging with various platforms, there are many elements READ MORE

Inspiring A Very Mapleton Christmas by Marg Gibbs

Marg Gibbs, author of Arriving Home, with Mapleton Art, the eight artistsĀ is delighted to announce a companion story featuring Maggie Magpie Goose and Eric Echidna. Released in time for Christmas, and for families who love Australian animals, A Very Mapleton Christmas has a festive feel to the cover with its natural bush bunting and extra READ MORE

Character Chat with Dan from Solo Dan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 What a delight to witness this in-depth conversation between author and character; delving deep into the thoughts and feelings of a boy once on the outer, and what that was like to never really be a part of the fun. Thanks, Teena and Dan for sharing the development of your story. READ MORE

The Illustration Process for Solo Dan with Kym Langfield

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Don’t you find the book illustration process fascinating? We do, and we’re enthralled by Kym Langfield‘s video where she explains each step of the process from observations to rough sketches to watercolours and text placement. She even has a secret knack to help her process move quickly and seamlessly… illustrators, you’ll READ MORE

A Place to Belong: Behind the Book Article by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#solodan #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Teena Raffa-Mulligan‘s description here, of both her family history and her journey to publication are as touching and meaningful as the story itself. Solo Dan refused to be forgotten. As Teena’s manuscript bounced from publisher to publisher, it eventually found its forever home. How fitting! Hope you fall in love with READ MORE

Encouraging Children to Love Nature by Robert Vescio

You’ll, too, be on a mission to discover all the secrets, wonder, beauty and surprises within this awe-inspiring book by the irrepressible, ever impressive, award-winning author, Robert Vescio, and with the stunningly wondrous and magical illustrations by Mel Armstrong – let’s get ‘Into the Wild’! If only for Robert Vescio, empowering his readers to open READ MORE

How Can Kids Help with Climate Change? Article by Elizabeth Mary Cummings

#rainshaker #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 The harsh realities of the world turned into positive affirmations and interpretations. Thank you for this deeply insightful and empowering article to save our future, Elizabeth! xx I want a child who can change the world, a child who can believe, a child who is full of hope and energy and READ MORE

Helping Children Through Grief by Karen Hendriks

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Children having to deal with loss is varied and complex, and each individual child copes and expresses their emotions in their own way. Karen Hendriks shares her experiences as a teacher, and as a parent, with the focus on the power of stories to help children through their grief. A beautiful READ MORE

Roll Up, Roll Up! Penny Harris’ Guide to Teaching Empathy and Responsibility with Ginnie and Pinney

We are delighted to welcome back Penny Harris, author and knowledgeable expert in teaching social and emotional skills to children in the early years. You may remember our wonderful ‘Ginnie & Pinney, Learn & Grow’ book campaign where we discovered the fun and value from the first two titles in the series. It is with READ MORE