Picture Books Promoting Harmony

Just Write For Kids is all about community and inclusivity. It’s about sharing inspiration, achieving goals and reflecting what’s needed in the world. As we grapple with some conflicting issues in today’s world, we also infuse ourselves with love and hope, and a fighting spirit for peace. March 21st marks the celebration of Harmony Day; READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Caz Goodwin

Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Caz Goodwin! Caz Goodwin is an award-winning author who writes picture books, short stories, poetry and junior fiction for children. Her work has been published internationally and illustrated by Gus Gordon, Ashley King, Kerry Millard, Loo Joo Hong and others. She is also head of the Society of READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Carolyn Martinez

Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Carolyn Martinez! Carolyn Martinez writes non-fiction to explore topical social issues from varying perspectives. She also has 4 children’s picture books under the pen name Cate Sawyer – Discombobulated, The Umbilical Family, It’s Raining Shoes, and Places to Poop. Her early readers are phonetics based, contemporarily illustrated, and include READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Kerry Malone

Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Kerry Malone! Kerry Malone is a Canberra-based children’s author. Her picture book You can do it Joey! was released in 2015 and her new chapter book, Sophie Makes New Friends is now available. Sophie’s stories were inspired by some of Kerry’s experiences. She first started wearing glasses when READ MORE

Book Review: The Box Cars by Robert Vescio and Cara King

The Box Cars, Robert Vescio (author), Cara King (illus.), EK Books, February 2019.    Blurb: Kai and Liam love playing with their box cars in the park… until Eve joins in. It seems like two’s company but three’s a crowd. Can they come up with a plan to save the situation and get back to 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

Who Loved the Who Dresses God? Blog Tour with Teena Raffa-Mulligan?

#WhoDressesGod? #blogtour #booksontour #day5 No need to ask any questions! We know what a special blog tour this was, laced with beauty, peace, love and family – all the things dear to us at this time of year. We’ve been truly delighted, enlightened and ignited with tender and thought-provoking facets that have certainly sparked deep conversation READ MORE

Who Dresses God? Clothesline Craft Card

#WhoDressesGod? #blogtour #booksontour #day5 Clothesline Craft Card and Exploring the Senses  Follow your reading of and conversation about Who Dresses God? with a fun and meaningful activity to compliment your literary and philosophical experience. Discussion: What sorts of things do you need to be happy? What sorts of things do you think this world needs READ MORE

A Child Inspires a Story of God: A Conversation with Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#WhoDressesGod? #blogtour #booksontour #day3 It’s been a long journey since the initial conceptualisation of Who Dresses God? came into being. Thankfully, Teena takes us through her inspirations, motivations and road to publication, as well as her favourite moments when creating this special book. A must-read interview! 😇 Teena, congratulations on the new edition of the READ MORE

Review: Who Dresses God? by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Veronica Rooke

#whodressesgod? #blogtour #booksontour #day2 Who Dresses God?, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Veronica Rooke (illus.), Sea Song Publications, November 2018 (2nd Ed.). Blurb: This gentle story is a conversation about God between a mother and child. Told from the child’s perspective, the series of questions and answers in rhyme introduces young children to the idea of a READ MORE