Still the Great Land Down Under – Picture Book Reviews

There’s no denying this great, wide land of ours is, well, great! A lot of focus in recent times has been targeted towards our losses – of land, of lives, of homes and of precious wildlife. But lest never forget – we have a unique and wonderful world amongst us that ought to be absolutely READ MORE

What’s Your 2020 Vision?

Welcome to 2020, book lovers! We’re kicking off the new year with a challenge to plan ahead for a year full of success and personal achievements. You may have already figured out your goals, or at least had a fleeting thought about them! We thought we’d help break down the many aspects to being a READ MORE

The JWFK Members’ Top Picks of 2019!

Last year I decided that for me to pick only a handful of favourite children’s books would be a little self-indulgent, and to be honest, way too difficult with the insurmountable amount of quality books released in Australia each year. So, I drew upon the brains trust of the Just Write For Kids author and READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Nean McKenzie

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Nean McKenzie! It is a delight to welcome children’s author, Nean McKenzie here today, talking about her exciting debut novel for 8 to 12 year olds; a mystery adventure tale – Cryptosight! Welcome, Nean! 🙂 About the Author Nean McKenzie is a children’s writer and optometrist who lives in western Melbourne READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Cori Brooke

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Cori Brooke! It is a great pleasure to have author Cori Brooke on the blog discussing her new picture book, Twelve Days of Kindness. A timely and important tale to remind us all of the value of friendship, family, togetherness, and of course, kindness. Thanks, Cori! 🙂 About the Author Cori READ MORE

Author Tania Louise Smith on Nurturing Children’s Health

Tania Louise Smith has kindly shared this insightful piece with Just Write For Kids readers, discussing the challenging and seemingly escalating topic of mental health in children. As an author and social worker in child protection, Tania has written an empowering story incorporating coping strategies to deal with trauma and adversity; ‘Not Too Far From READ MORE

Raymund and the Fear Monster Blow Art Activity

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 Managing Emotions Through Art! To create the stunningly detailed artwork in ‘Raymund and the Fear Monster‘, illustrator Ester de Boer meticulously sketched line after line, dot, etch, dash and swish through the use of fine ink, textured shadings and illuminating yet subtle wisps of colour. To start, let’s take a look READ MORE

A Truly Inspiring Story about Fear by Megan Higginson

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 Megan Higginson has had to face and overcome pretty traumatic events in her life. Her bravery is truly inspirational, and undoubtedly, life changing. Megan used her fears to anchor courage through her story, which now she presents to the children of the world as a gift to be empowered by. In READ MORE

A Fierce Duo – Speaking with Megan Higginson and Ester de Boer

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 A collaborative relationship made in heaven! The inner and working strengths of both author Megan Higginson and illustrator Ester de Boer are certainly ones to be admired, and inspired by. No doubt bringing a picture book such as this, via the self-publishing route, is a challenge in itself. But these super READ MORE

#BookReview: Raymund and the Fear Monster by Megan Higginson and Ester de Boer

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 Raymund and the Fear Monster, Megan Higginson (author), Ester de Boer (illus.), Blue Brumby Books, November 2019. Blurb: A monster that eats fear is terrorising Raymund’s village. Raymund is small and not very brave. Will Raymund be able to overcome his fear, defeat the monster and save his village? Review: Dedicated READ MORE