Place for a Winner: Claire Zorn on No Place for an Octopus

It is always an honour to feature talented authors and illustrators on the blog. Today we welcome a multi award-winning novelist, awarded by prestigious associations including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards for her young adult and older READ MORE

Fun Picture Books for Halloween 2019

Regardless of the origins and meanings behind Halloween, we just love the excitement and playfulness, and dare I say – innocence – behind this spooky and oftentimes, gory festival! And for little ones, dressing up, crafty decorations, and sweets make it one of the best events of the year. Today I’ll share some devilishly fun 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: Max Booth Future Sleuth Film Flip by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day2 Max Booth Future Sleuth: #4 Film Flip, Cameron Macintosh (author), Dave Atze (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, September 2019. Blurb: In the year 2424, it seems crazy that people once needed film to take photos. Max and Oscar – Bluggsville’s sharpest pair of sleuths – can’t believe their luck when they READ MORE

Little Pink Dog Books Titles to Love – Picture Book Reviews

With gratitude we accept these beautiful titles from Little Pink Dog Books to feature on the blog; showcasing enormous talents in the authors and illustrators that created them. One thing is certain – they are all sumptuously heart-warming stories, and a little fun, adventure and possibility don’t go astray either. Four latest picture books to READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Stef Gemmill

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Stef Gemmill! It’s wonderful to welcome Stef Gemmill back to our blog! Stef won our first Pitch It! Competition for writers in 2018, and guest blogged about her publication journey here. She is a rising star with multiple publications to be released in a short space of time. Today we are READ MORE

#BookReview: In the Shadow of an Elephant by Georgie Donaghey and Sandra Severgnini

In the Shadow of an Elephant, Georgie Donaghey (author), Sandra Severgnini (illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, May 2019. Blurb: One terrible night the ground rumbled, and dark shapes appeared in the distance. A cracking sound tore through the air. Lualani’s life was changed forever. ‘Don’t be afraid. I will look after you.’ Jabari reached out READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Pip Harry

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Pip Harry! Just Write For Kids is excited to feature a new face to the blog, award-winning author, Pip Harry, introducing her latest middle grade novel, The Little Wave! 🙂 About the Author Pip Harry is the author of young adult novels I’ll Tell You Mine, Head of the River and READ MORE

Character Q and A with Juno Jones

#junojoneswordninja #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 What a super thrill to have the opportunity to speak with the awesome Juno Jones Word Ninja herself right here on our blog! Let’s find out all about the FAMOUS Juno… Quick Personality Profile- Full Name: Juno Julia Jones. Nickname: Futoshi has a nickname for me. But it’s a secret. Because READ MORE

#BookReview: Juno Jones Word Ninja by Kate Gordon

#junojoneswordninja #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 Juno Jones Word Ninja #1, Kate Gordon (author), Sandy Flett (illus.), Yellow Brick Books, April 2019.   Blurb: A DISASTER HAS HAPPENED! Muttonbird Bay Primary might be closing. I mean, FOREVER. Juno Jones loves her school, but the Men in Suits want to close it down! And there’s only one thing READ MORE