The Story Behind In the Shadow of an Elephant by Georgie Donaghey

Guest Post by Georgie Donaghey Georgie Donaghey is on the blog to generously share her touching and emotive story behind the heart-rending book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. This is a book of intense meaning, of beauty, life, earth-shattering loss and of an epic forge of bonding. These themes are all further amplified through READ MORE

500 FREE Books for Aussie Schools!

Matt B Lewis is an author and illustrator of children’s books, passionate about introducing kids to the joy of reading at a very early age. Matt B Lewis is also on a grand mission! His aim is to get a copy of his latest, hilarious story ‘A KILLER WHALE CAN’T EAT KALE’ into 500 schools, for FREE! READ MORE

An Excerpt from The Apostrophe Posse

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 Be the first to read this fun and mischievous excerpt from The Apostrophe Posse by Teena Raffa-Mulligan. The posse stayed together as far as the main road and then parted company. When the girls reached the section of Wattle Street where Ben’s Burger Bar was situated it was in darkness because READ MORE

It’s All In the Timing – by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 Author Article by Teena Raffa-Mulligan Timing. We know how important it is to dance and music but it’s easy to overlook the role it plays in a writer’s life. We tend to focus on finding the right words and creating interesting characters. Editing gets due attention and tremendous effort goes into READ MORE

A Chance for Meet and Greet at SCBWI Victoria’s Next Event

If you are new to SCBWI Victoria, here’s a great opportunity to meet the committee and other new members over a casual cup of coffee or pot of tea. Come along and share your latest projects and future aspirations with like-minded creators. This is a FREE event!  SCBWI Vic Meet and Greet 27 April 2019 READ MORE

The Road to Self-Publishing by Jess Spencer

Guest Post by Jess Spencer Just Write For Kids is excited to welcome author Jess Spencer to the blog to give us her insights into the process of self-publishing her absolutely stunning book creations. Thanks, Jess! 🙂   Jess Spencer is a mum of two babes from Adelaide. She founded Adored Illustrations with the intention READ MORE

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