Father’s Day Book Reviews

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought it fitting to review two cute new picture books designed specifically to celebrate Dads – yet in two very different ways! If kids are looking for a sweet, heartfelt picture book to give Dad and remind him of how much he means to them, it’s hard READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2019

Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition Guidelines www.justkidslit.com/pitch-it-competition-2019   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 for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript directly on the READ MORE

Holiday Book Review Roundup

If you’re looking for ideas for new books to keep your kids entertained and engaged during the remainder of the school holidays, here are some titles to consider: Tricky’s Bad Day Alison Lester is one of Australia’s most treasured author/illustrators and she is back doing what she does best in her picture book Tricky’s Bad READ MORE

Picture Book Review: Emily Gravett’s OLD HAT

Old Hat, Emily Gravett, Pan Macmillan, 2018 Synopsis: Harbet had a hat. His Nana had knitted it for him when he was little. Harbet likes his comfy knitted hat, but the others keep jeering at him – OLD HAT! OLD HAT! No matter what headwear he buys – be it a towering fruit platter hat, an old-boot-on-the-head hat or READ MORE

Book Review: Charlie Changes into a Chicken

Charlie Changes into a Chicken, Sam Copeland (author), Sarah Horne (illus.), Penguin Books, 2019 Synopsis: Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret . . . He can change into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino. Trouble is, he can’t decide when – it only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie READ MORE

Book Review: A Monster in My House

A Monster in My House, The Umbilical Brothers (authors), Johan Potma (illus.), Puffin Books, 2018 Synopsis: There’s a Monster in my Bedroom. Keep very, very still. Tell me you can see it. It’s giving me a chill . . . A funny, charming rhyming picture book about a house full of monsters with an unexpected READ MORE

BOOK REVIEW: At The End Of Holyrood Lane

At the End of Holyrood Lane, Dimity Powell (author), Nicky Johnston (illus.), EK Books, 2018 Synopsis: Flick is just like any other youngster. She loves to chase butterflies and jump in autumn leaves. But life at the end of Holyrood Lane is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home, READ MORE

A Roundup of Summer and Outdoor Books for Kids

With kids still enjoying school holidays at the moment and a lot of parents starting to run out of ways to keep the young ones occupied, now is a great time to stock up on books. While any books will help take children’s minds away to amazing places and situations, and teach them valuable language READ MORE

Children’s Book Ideas for Christmas: A Roundup of Mini Reviews

With Christmas right around the corner, now is a great time to start checking out books you can buy your children, nieces and nephews, grandkids and other youngsters in your life. Here is a rundown on some great options you might like to consider – there’s something for all ages! Picture books and colouring-in There’s READ MORE

A Blog Tour to Remember: Australia Remembers

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day7 AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM ‘On the 11th of November, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after four long years of war. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance of READ MORE