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

Until the Next Adventure, Charlie!

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day5 You know that moment you wished your holiday would never end? Well, that’s exactly how we feel about this sensational blog tour that whizzed past too quickly! However, what a trip of a lifetime it has been! We’ve been delighted by the marvellous sights, sounds, tastes and amazing cultural diversity experienced READ MORE

Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern Inspired by the World

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day3 The World of Story: Author Article by Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern Jacqueline’s fascination with culture and travel stemmed from her early adventures at a young age. Learn more about why this is an ‘essential ingredient’ in her life. Thanks, Jacqueline!  From my travels I have been fortunate to hear and read some 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

Review: Meeka by Suzanne Barton and Anil Tortop

Meeka, Suzanne Barton (author), Anil Tortop (illus.), Bluebell Books, October 2017. Cooking, singing and a sense of community are a few of the big ‘ingredients’ mixed into this lively story. Debut author, Suzanne Barton’s words lyrically glide through the pages, adding a peppering of whimsical phrases, a sprinkle of rhyme and a dash of alliteration that READ MORE

Inspiring Global Citizens – the significance of multicultural literature

Guest Post By Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern is an author who adores exploring all the world has to offer! Her appreciation of travel and uniqueness of culture has been captured in the pages of her books. Writer of the fascinating Charlie’s Adventure series, Jacqueline is here today to share her insights into the READ MORE

Review: Magic Fish Dreaming by June Perkins

Magic Fish Dreaming, June Perkins (author), Helene Magisson (illus.), Gumbootspearlz Press, 2016. “Listen to the fish. Listen to the water. Listen to the moonlight. Watch the twinkle, twinkle of the stars.” “If you ever found a fairy’s tooth what kind of magic do you think it would do?” If that description doesn’t stir up evocative READ MORE