Ten Naughty Numbats Number Games

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The One to Ten and Back Again series opens up so many possibilities for number activities in terms of counting by ones, adding on and counting back by ones. For children in the early years (preschool to Year 2), grasping the concept of counting sets up learning for all kinds of mathematical READ MORE

Imagination to Paper – Interview with Grace Nolan

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It’s a pleasure to have Grace Nolan grace us with her presence, answering questions about her delightfully lively counting series, One to Ten and Back Again. With the first book, Ten Naughty Numbats, recently released, and the following; Ten Bush Babies and Ten Lively Lorikeets out soon, these handy, clever and engaging READ MORE

Inspiration in a Flash of Rainbow Colours – Article by Grace Nolan

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This, the epiphany of when inspiration strikes – author and educator, Grace Nolan, sparks our interest with her story behind the stories of the lively, bouncy and cheeky new series for younger children, One to Ten and Back Again. Thank you, Grace! 🙂 A Flash of Rainbow Colours The One to Ten READ MORE

#BookReview: Ten Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview One to Ten and Back Again #1: Ten Naughty Numbats, Grace Nolan (author), Nancy Bevington (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, February 2021. Blurb (from the publisher’s website): About the Series Fun and learning go together in this beautifully presented counting series One to Ten and Back Again. Packed with imaginative rhyming text READ MORE

Counting Ten Aussie Animals for the WIN!

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Count Ten Aussie Animals for your CHANCE to WIN!  The One to Ten and Back Again series is an adorable, fun and interactive rhyming, counting romp through the Australian bush. The first book, Ten Naughty Numbats, introduces young readers to counting by ones all the way up to ten. For your CHANCE to WIN a copy of READ MORE

Learn the Tens Facts with Grace Nolan

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Just like her new picture books, author Grace Nolan is an absolute delight to meet! Her adorable counting, adding and subtracting series, One to Ten and Back Again (illustrated by the amazing Nancy Bevington), teaches basic number facts to and from ten, all in the most engaging and playful way. Celebrating the READ MORE

Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!

We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 – Winners, Runners Up and Honourable Mentions Announced!

Just Write For Kids Australia held its third annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature throughout September this year. The aim was to craft a manuscript pitch to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed each entry for READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 Shortlists Announced!

Last week we announced the longlists for the 2020 Pitch It! Competition, and well, that was exciting enough! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING with excitement to find out which of our fabulous Pitch It! entries made the shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges – please expect READ MORE

Rain Shakers and Sunflowers: Educational Activities

#rainshaker #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Considering the themes of climate change, rain cycles, plant growth and seasons in Elizabeth Mary Cummings’ and Cheri Hughes’ picture book, Rain Shaker, here are a couple of activities to encourage positive empowerment and exploration in caring for the environment.  *Rain Shaker is written by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri READ MORE