Discover Gems at the SCBWI Victoria Quarterly Event

Whether you are new to writing and illustrating for children, curious about it, or have been in the industry for years, SCBWI events are sure to provide you with stimulating speakers and inspiration. Our first event for 2019 will be held on 16 February at Library at the Dock. Our guest speaker will be Davina READ MORE

All the Buzz about Children’s Books by Dianne Bates

Guest Post by Dianne Bates It’s a new year. Time to plan your goals and schedule your bookish events. Get yourself well-immersed in the industry and keep abreast of all the current news. For anyone involved in the Australian children’s book world, one service you might consider is subscribing to the popular Buzz Words online READ MORE

The JWFK Members’ Top Children’s Books of 2018!

Every year I sort through my hundreds of books read, reviewed, bought, given, borrowed and absolutely treasured throughout the past twelve months. And as you know, the standard of children’s titles in Australia is phenomenal. So my process of selecting my favourites is always painstakingly difficult. That’s why I passed the buck onto my fellow READ MORE

Anthologies – A Leap to Publication by Stef Gemmill

Guest Post by Stef Gemmill We are thrilled to have the winner of our Pitch It! Competition for children’s writers on the blog – Stef Gemmill – as she shares how writing for magazines and anthologies has helped her achieve her goals and get a foot in the publishing house door. Thanks Stef!  While many READ MORE

Add Questions to Your Writer Tool Kit by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#WhoDressesGod? #blogtour #booksontour #day4 I love how Teena Raffa-Mulligan takes inspiration from the curious perspective of a child, and uses this knowledge to formulate her own questions as an essential part of her writer tool kit. You’ll want to follow in pursuit! Here’s how… My picture book Who Dresses God? was inspired by that question READ MORE

Introducing Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Who Dresses God?

#whodressesgod? #blogtour #booksontour #day1 We always delight in having Teena Raffa-Mulligan on the blog. She has been a true and loyal supporter of Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour, so we are very excited and grateful for this opportunity to take one of her special books on tour! And this picture book, Who READ MORE

How Much Does Children’s Literature Influence the Construction of Gender? by Robyn Osborne

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day8 How aware are you of gender stereotypical roles and attributes in children’s literature, and their influence on our young readers? An interesting topic, raised here by Robyn Osborne, and how she perceptively navigates this through her own writing. Thanks, Robyn!  It wasn’t until I became a parent, then later a teacher READ MORE

An Appetite for Literature by Robyn Osborne

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day5 You never know how a writer’s talent has been approached by influential people throughout their life. It’s an interesting journey, and certainly for us outsiders to learn. This is Robyn’s story… From an early age I enjoyed reading, writing and creating fantasy worlds. My parents were both avid readers and encouraged READ MORE

Cheeky Child Evades Arrest Once Again!

#MaxBooth #StampSafari #blogtour #booksontour #day5         CHEEKY CHILD EVADES ARREST ONCE AGAIN! 6 February 2424 Bluggsville is on high alert this evening after the arrest and re-escape of notoriously cheeky street urchin and suspected thief, Max Booth. Booth, 11, has been on the run since 2422, when he escaped the Skyburb 7 READ MORE

Discover Cameron Macintosh and Max Booth Stamp Safari

#maxbooth #stampsafari #blogtour #booksontour #day1 It’s a real thrill to step into the future on this sci-fi adventure tour with the impressive author Cameron Macintosh – hugely passionate about engaging kids into reading with his wit, energy and oh-so-cool themes to explore. So, time to use your best super-sleuthing skills! Let’s fly… Cameron Macintosh is READ MORE