Book Review: Wrestle! By Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, and Gus Skattebol-James, illustrated by Tom Jellett

  Wrestle! By Maya Newell, Charlotte Mars, and Gus Skattebol-James, illustrated by Tom Jellett, Allen and Unwin, 2019. From the publisher: I love wrestling. When I grow up, I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don’t like fighting… A funny READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Carolyn Martinez on Pelican’t Do It

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Carolyn Martinez! It’s a pleasure to welcome back to the blog, author and editor, Carolyn Martinez to discuss her new picture book, Pelican’t Do It; a heart-warming tale of self-identity and family dynamics. Nice to learn more about your new book, Carolyn! 🙂 About the Author Cate Sawyer (aka Carolyn Martinez) 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

Review: Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Review: Not So Scary Bear, Ruth Waters (author, illus.), Windy Hollow Books, May 2018. Imagine trying to be something, or someone, you’re not. Imagine trying to live to a stereotype rather than just being yourself. Clearly, this is the case for Not So Scary Bear – the bear who can’t fool anyone, not even himself. READ MORE