Pitch It! Competition Winners 2019

Just Write For Kids Australia held its second annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature throughout September this year. The aim was to forward a pitch for a manuscript to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed each READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2019

Wowsers! What a task the Pitch It! Competition team have had this year! This is the second year of running the competition and we are absolutely delighted with its increased reach, enthusiasm and support from the kidlit community. Thank you to everyone who put in the time and effort to enter their pitches! Our team 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

Pitch It! Competition 2019

Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition Guidelines www.justkidslit.com/pitch-it-competition-2019 UPDATE: Competition is now CLOSED for entries. Results to be announced at the end of October. We’re back! The team at Just Write For Kids are very excited to announce our second annual writing competition; Pitch It!   If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching 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 Story Behind In the Shadow of an Elephant by Georgie Donaghey

Guest Post by Georgie Donaghey Georgie Donaghey is on the blog to generously share her touching and emotive story behind the heart-rending book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. This is a book of intense meaning, of beauty, life, earth-shattering loss and of an epic forge of bonding. These themes are all further amplified through READ MORE

Review: Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller than Tomorrow by Robert Vescio and Kathy Creamer

Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller than Tomorrow, Robert Vescio (author), Kathy Creamer (illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, October 2018. Blurb: Hannah isn’t afraid to go on an adventure, as she is bigger than yesterday, but when night approaches… …is Hannah bigger than she thinks? An enchanting tale about a child who craves independence but also longs READ MORE

Animal Antics – Little Pink Dog Picture Book Reviews

I was fortunate to receive two enthralling books from the lovely people at Little Pink Dog Books – two books that encourage a little imagination and a lot of exploration for busy toddlers and young children. Add some wild animals in the mix and you’ve got fun-tastic literary experiences to share. Ziggy’s Zoo is an READ MORE

On Cloud Nine with Kellie Byrnes

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day3 Speaking with Kellie Byrnes is like being on cloud nine! But you don’t have to imagine what’s on her mind because she lays it all out here, sharing her inspirations, her personal understanding of the importance of mental health, and what it’s like to become an author. Thanks for being so READ MORE

Review: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters by Trish Donald

Blurb: Argh, Worry Monsters! What will Tissywoo do? How will she cope? Review: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters, Trish Donald (author, illus.), Little Pink Dog Books, February 2018 Anxiety in children is an issue that is all too common, but however its form, it is always good practice to find ways to counteract feelings of READ MORE