Featured Author: Cameron Macintosh

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day1 It’s always a blast when Cameron Macintosh comes over for a visit to the blog! Last time we had the best time exploring old stamps when Max Booth went on a Stamp Safari! Here’s a recap. Now, we have more adventures in store as we return to the future AND READ MORE

Little Pink Dog Books Titles to Love – Picture Book Reviews

With gratitude we accept these beautiful titles from Little Pink Dog Books to feature on the blog; showcasing enormous talents in the authors and illustrators that created them. One thing is certain – they are all sumptuously heart-warming stories, and a little fun, adventure and possibility don’t go astray either. Four latest picture books to READ MORE

Damon Young and Peter Carnavas on Dads and Dragons

Could these guys get any funnier?! Dad-jokes aside, we are delighted to welcome Damon Young and Peter Carnavas to the blog to discuss their fantastic partnership on their picture book series. We reviewed ‘My Dad is a Dragon’ here earlier in the week, and today we are lucky enough to have its creators spilling the READ MORE

More Father’s Day Book Reviews

Following on from Kellie’s terrific Father’s Day round-up of cute books for dads, we’ve added a couple more to the list – one sweet, the other fiery! Happy Father’s Day and Special Person’s Day to all! 🙂 Up to Something, Katrina McKelvey (author), Kirrili Lonergan (illus.), EK Books, May 2019 So clever! A book full READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2019

Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition Guidelines www.justkidslit.com/pitch-it-competition-2019 UPDATE: Competition is now CLOSED for entries. Results to be announced at the end of October. We’re back! The team at Just Write For Kids are very excited to announce our second annual writing competition; Pitch It!   If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Stef Gemmill

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Stef Gemmill! It’s wonderful to welcome Stef Gemmill back to our blog! Stef won our first Pitch It! Competition for writers in 2018, and guest blogged about her publication journey here. She is a rising star with multiple publications to be released in a short space of time. Today we are READ MORE

Reflections for a Better World – Interview with Jason K. Foster

#hadamarthehouseofshudders #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It’s an honour to speak with Jason K. Foster about his motivations and writing journey, his thoughts on war, and books, and writing historical fiction.  We need to have children know that, when they all pull together for the right reasons, they can achieve anything. They can achieve the change in the READ MORE

The Importance of Teaching Students about Totalitarian Ideologies by Jason K. Foster

#hadamarthehouseofshudders #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana In writing Hadamar I wanted students to think about the importance of their own education. I wanted to highlight both the importance of children to a society but equally how a totalitarian society will attempt to indoctrinate its READ MORE

#BookReview: Hadamar: The House of Shudders by Jason K Foster

Hadamar: The House of Shudders, Jason K. Foster (text), Big Sky Publishing, May 2019. Blurb: A bastard, a shame, a national disgrace. Nazi Germany is ruled by Hitler’s barbaric policies of racial cleansing. Ingrid Marchand’s only sin was to be born black. Horrifying institutions like Hadamar are where the undesirables – including the mentally and READ MORE

#BookReview: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L King and Alisa Knatko

Claire Malone Changes the World, Nadia L King (author), Alisa Knatko (illus.), Dixi Books, November 2019. Blurb: A new generation of children… They are not afraid of taking responsibilities any more, but they are rather keen on addressing problems. Claire is one of them. The moment she sees the broken swing and the cracked slide READ MORE