Review: Rusty, Buster and Patch Versus the Opera

Rusty, Buster and Patch Versus the Opera, Adam Wallace (author), Serena Geddes (illus.), Krueger Wallace Press, 2017. Dynamo Adam Wallace punches out yet another sharp-witted tale in his new series, an ode to his favourite brother-combo - the Marx Brothers. Teaming up with the impeccable Serena Geddes to illustrate the graphic chapter book, you can just see the amount of fun and laughter that went into each page. The book is divided aptly into three short ‘acts’ with large text and 'pun'chy, ...
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KidLitVic2017 Reflections

I'm still buzzing after a day of encouragement, empowerment and energy. A day filled with camaraderie, connections and reverence. KidLitVic Meet the Publishers Conference 2017 in Melbourne on May 20th certainly achieved its goals for attendees to network, showcase talents, and “kick-start, build, reinvigorate and strengthen” our creative journeys. Conference organisers, Alison Reynolds, Coral Vass, Jaquelyn Muller and Nicky Johnston once again did a stellar job in putting it all together. Eve...
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Review – Zombie Inspiration by Adam Wallace

There are some books that really stick in your mind long after you've read them. They grip your heart and delve deep to the core. They lift you up and make you realise that those inner most desires are attainable, no matter what challenges are in your way. Just believe in yourself. Here is a book that aims to inspire, empower and encourage a kind of greatness that comes from within. Once you get past the gore, guts, violence and terror (which young readers seem to love), you'll find a humorou...
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Reflecting on 2016 with the JWFK Team

2016 has been a tremendously eventful year on the blog, with establishing the Directory, a cascade of amazing interviewees and guest posters, and invaluable tips and news updates made available. And I couldn't have done it all without the support and dedication of my wonderful team of bloggers and the Australian kidlit community. So, thank you! I feel blessed to be a part of this always-inspiring world. To celebrate, a few of us Just Write For Kids bloggers got together to reflect personally ...
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#InterviewByBook with Adam Wallace

Title: Zombie Inspiration Author: Adam Wallace Illustrator: James Hart Publisher: Krueger Wallace Press Genre: Zombie/Comedy/Personal Development Age Group: 9-13 Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Well, this is a totally, absolutely, fully, nearly almost true story about me when I was at high school and the zombie apocalypse hit the world! It’s about my search for someone who inspires me, and that inspiration comes from the most unlikely source … the zombies themselves! ...
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#InterviewByTheme with Adam Wallace

Shut your eyes tight (no don't, you'll want to see this!) because Adam Wallace is here to scare us senseless with his answers to our 'Thriller' themed interview! Thanks, Adam! 😜   What is the scariest book you've ever read? Ummm, well, this is kind of a tricky one, because I don’t scare easily. I was reading thrillers and horror books when I was 10! James Herbert was a favourite of mine. But books that scared me? Okay, so Alice in Wonderland freaked me out. Seriously, what wa...
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