Diving to the Depths with Anne Helen Donnelly

#OrisCleanUp #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day3 What does being environmentally friendly really mean to Anne? How does she promote this topic with her young audience? Want to know? Let’s go! 🙂 Thanks for swimming on by to the tours once again, Anne! It’s wonderful to have you back. 😇 Congratulations on the third title in your Ori READ MORE

Just Picture This Illustrator Interview – Gwynneth Jones

We are excited to welcome back Gwynne Jones as a part of our new ‘Just Picture This Illustrator’ Interview. She is a talented illustrator with several picture books published by EK Books, including Finding Granny, which we interviewed her and Kate Simpson about recently (read it here!). Thanks for joining us again, Gwynne! 🙂   READ MORE

Catherine Pelosi – The Perfect Formula Part 1

Today I welcome Catherine Pelosi to the JWFK blog. Catherine’s mid-grade novel about science and inventions, Quark’s Academy, was released earlier this year and she was invited to speak about it recently at an international festival in the United Arab Emirates! Her picture book, Something For Fleur is released next month (check out the invitation READ MORE

Character QandA with Edie from Finding Granny

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day6 Learn the Art to Coping with Change with Edie. Although only a young child, Edie shows great resilience after her beloved Granny suffers from a stroke. Today she’s here to share her feelings and provide readers the insights to dealing with challenging situations such as this. It’s an absolute pleasure to READ MORE

Perfectly Paired – In Conversation with Kate Simpson and Gwynneth Jones

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day3 What an absolute delight! Today we are in conversation with both Kate Simpson and illustrator Gwynneth Jones to learn more about their process and the making of the very special book, Finding Granny!  💐 💐 Hello ladies! Lovely to be able to speak with you both! Firstly, congratulations on the release READ MORE

Edwina Wyatt – The Path to Success Part 2

Last time in our interview with Edwina Wyatt we learned how her own obsession with picture books led to publication, despite her attention meant for other things. In today’s instalment, we find out why this chosen career path is so important to her and the ways she has immersed herself in her role as an READ MORE

Just Picture This illustrator Interview – Jacqui Hewlett

Just Write For Kids are thrilled to introduce emerging illustrator, Jacqui Hewlett to our new segment, ‘Just Picture This Illustrator Interview’! We met her via our Illustrator Competition earlier in the year. Nice to have you here, Jacqui! 😀 🎨 How did you come to be an illustrator, and what do you like about illustrating READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Mikah’s Big Move by Tabitha Page

Title: Mikah’s Big Move Author: Tabitha J Page Illustrator: Alexander Kulieshov Publisher: NA Genre: Children’s Picture Book Age Range: 3-7 Themes: Anxiety, Hearing Loss, Communication, Change, Courage Dear Mikah, It’s an honour to welcome you to our #InterviewByBook questionnaire! Thank you for having me! Let’s begin with ‘the plug’! Please tell us a bit about READ MORE

Just Picture This Illustrator Interview – Morgan Donnelly

As a result of our Illustrator Competition earlier this year, we were fortunate to come across some awesome talent, such as 10 year old Morgan Donnelly who was awarded a Special Mention for her efforts. She is here today to share her amazing achievements she has already accomplished thus far. Thanks, Morgan! 🙂 How did READ MORE

Edwina Wyatt – The Path to Success Part 1

Edwina Wyatt has been down the path to success with three picture books under her belt, and already had TWO of these awarded Notable Books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. But more on that later. Today we have the pleasure of getting to know more about how she took the road from READ MORE