The Quick Six Interview with Stephanie Ward

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Stephanie Ward! We are excited to welcome author Stephanie Ward to our blog for this interview! Stephanie will be releasing her debut picture book into the world shortly, and it sounds absolutely heart-warming and utterly magical! Thanks, Stephanie, for introducing us to Arabella and the Magic Pencil! 🙂 About the Author READ MORE

More Father’s Day Book Reviews

Following on from Kellie’s terrific Father’s Day round-up of cute books for dads, we’ve added a couple more to the list – one sweet, the other fiery! Happy Father’s Day and Special Person’s Day to all! 🙂 Up to Something, Katrina McKelvey (author), Kirrili Lonergan (illus.), EK Books, May 2019 So clever! A book full READ MORE

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

BOOK REVIEW: At The End Of Holyrood Lane

At the End of Holyrood Lane, Dimity Powell (author), Nicky Johnston (illus.), EK Books, 2018 Synopsis: Flick is just like any other youngster. She loves to chase butterflies and jump in autumn leaves. But life at the end of Holyrood Lane is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home, 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

Six Top Tips on How to Write Children’s Manuscript Pitches – That Editors Want to Read

You’ve spent countless hours pouring your thoughts, heart and soul, and even blood, sweat and tears into your manuscript. It’s taken months, if not years, to perfect it. It’s been on it’s own journey around and around, reimagined and rejigged many times over. And now it’s ready to be sent off into the world of READ MORE

Just Picture This Illustrator Interview – Gwynneth Jones

We are excited to welcome back Gwynne Jones as a part of our new ‘Just Picture This Illustrator’ Interview. She is a talented illustrator with several picture books published by EK Books, including Finding Granny, which we interviewed her and Kate Simpson about recently (read it here!). Thanks for joining us again, Gwynne! 🙂   READ MORE

Finding Granny Blog Tour Wrapped Up, Warm and Loved

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day7 What a beautifully heartfelt and memorable blog tour we’ve had the pleasure of sharing this week. Our hearts have been caressed with the immense power of resilience, support and love; a journey of enlightenment and impenetrable bonds. Repeat and cherish the joy of Finding Granny by visiting the complete tour archive READ MORE

Finding Granny Activity: Emotion Stones

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day7 Emotion Stones Illness in one’s family can become a shocking reality, particularly when what was once safe and comfortable rapidly changes to the unfamiliar and the unknown. Granny’s stroke certainly had a deeply profound impact, not only to herself, but the ones her love her most. In this nature art activity, READ MORE

Character QandA with Edie from Finding Granny

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day6 Learn the Art to Coping with Change with Edie. Although only a young child, Edie shows great resilience after her beloved Granny suffers from a stroke. Today she’s here to share her feelings and provide readers the insights to dealing with challenging situations such as this. It’s an absolute pleasure to READ MORE