#BookReview: Daisy Runs Wild by Caz Goodwin and Ashley King

Daisy Runs Wild, Caz Goodwin (author), Ashley King (illus.), Little Hare, March 2020 Blurb: What in the world was poor Jasper to do? Daisy kept running, so Jasper did too. Review: If you haven’t had your paws on the first rollicking title, Lazy Daisy (my review), then get scooting because you’ll need to be ready READ MORE

Still the Great Land Down Under – Picture Book Reviews

There’s no denying this great, wide land of ours is, well, great! A lot of focus in recent times has been targeted towards our losses – of land, of lives, of homes and of precious wildlife. But lest never forget – we have a unique and wonderful world amongst us that ought to be absolutely READ MORE

Liz Ledden on Pitching her Story – Tulip and Brutus

We just adore celebrating rising stars on the blog, and today’s author is another exceptional one to watch out for! Liz Ledden – you may have heard her as one of the fabulous trio of the One More Page Podcast fame – is debuting her picture book, Tulip and Brutus, with Ford Street Publishing this 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

Book Review: Colouroos by Anna McGregor

#colouroos #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 Colouroos, Anna McGregor (author, illus.), Hachette Australia, Lothian Children’s Books, March 2019. Blurb: Deep in the heart of the Red Centre lived a mob of red kangaroos. During a long, hot drought, the thirsty roos went searching for water. When three different mobs of kangaroos come to the same waterhole, they READ MORE

The Story of Evolution – Interview with Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 It’s no secret that we adore Teena Raffa-Mulligan here at Just Write For Kids! You’ll never be short of enlightened when learning about her writing life and the ‘evolution’ of her work. Let’s look at the fascinating formation of the indelible The Apostrophe Posse! Congratulations on the release of your latest READ MORE

Book Review: The Apostrophe Posse by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 The Apostrophe Posse, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (text), Veronica Rooke (cover design), Sea Song Publications, April 2019. Blurb: Trouble comes to Tea Tree Bend… In cowboy movies the sheriff forms a posse to round up all the bad guys. Cam and Ellie from Daisy Cottage and their friends Billy and Louisa have formed READ MORE

Book Review: Australia Remembers by Allison Paterson

#AustraliaRemembers #blogtour #booksontour #day3 Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials, Allison Paterson (author), Big Sky Publishing, October 2018. Blurb: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Every year there are special days when we remember all those who have fought in the past to READ MORE

Writing Community Buzz by Adam Wallace

Guest Post by Adam Wallace As always we thoroughly enjoy the thrill of including funny, Zombie-obsessed author-illustrator, Adam Wallace on the blog. Today he gives us chilling goosebumps – of the good variety – with his ‘inspirational’ (of the non-zombie kind) and encouraging article about what it means to be involved in such a supportive READ MORE

A Little Taste of Magic – Interview with Suzanne Barton

Zimbabwean-born, West Australian-raised, Melbourne-resident, Suzanne Barton , author of the deliciously magical picture book, ‘Meeka’, has certainly had her own little taste of culture. Besides her love of writing for children, Suzanne is also the editor of the City of Melbourne’s ‘Melbourne Magazine’ and the creator of the radio drama, Neo Radio; inspired by 1940s cabaret. It READ MORE