Pitch It! Competition 2020

Well, now this is exciting! The Pitch It! Competition is back for its third year running! And the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are deliriously overjoyed to share the new developments this year! If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript READ MORE

Writing About Non-Fiction: Educational Tasks for Children and Adults!

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Being able to attract young readers to read and write about non-fiction, biographical accounts requires certain elements. According to Toni Brisland, author of the fascinating middle grade book about the life of celebrated novelist, Patrick White, there needs to a mix of quirkiness and fun thrown in to the facts. Today, READ MORE

A Flawless Read: Interview with Toni Brisland

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 What interesting facts did Toni Brisland find out about Patrick White whilst researching the award-winning author? How does his writing inspire her own? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our fascinating interview! Enjoy! 🙂 Congratulations on the release of your inspirational graphic novel for middle graders, Patrick READ MORE

Australia’s only Nobel Laureate for Literature, Patrick White

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 We thank author, Toni Brisland, for sharing her passion and research into the life of ‘Australia’s only Nobel Laureate for Literature’; Patrick White. Her findings are remarkable, just like the man himself – a person of great humility and honour. Thanks, Toni, for teaching us more about this phenomenal Australian icon READ MORE

#BookReview: Patrick White by Toni Brisland and Anastasia Popp

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Patrick White, Toni Brisland (author), Anastasia Popp (illus.), Little Steps Publishing, August 2020. Blurb: Patrick White wanted to be a writer when no one thought he should! This remarkable man, remembered for how poetically he described the Australian landscape and people in his many novels and plays, is the only READ MORE

Write in for a Chance to WIN Patrick White

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Can you write like Patrick White? It’s a #BookGiveaway! You don’t need to be one of the greatest novelists or poets like Patrick White! But if you are inspired by his work and would like the CHANCE to WIN a copy of this beautifully written and illustrated biography, extremely accessible for READ MORE

Presenting Toni Brisland and her latest biography, Patrick White

#patrickwhite #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 It’s an absolute delight to have the opportunity to learn more about an Australian literary icon in a stunningly illustrated and fascinating account – the life of Patrick White, presented specifically for a middle to upper primary-aged audience. The author sharing in the launch of her school-essential resource is Toni Brisland; READ MORE

Max Booth Chip Blip Tech-tastic Educational Activities

#maxboothfuturesleuth #chipblip #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of science and technology, friendship, kindness to animals and animals in space in Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze’s Max Booth Future Sleuth; Chip Blip, we will be focusing on some fun learning tasks to reinforce and develop understanding in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, READ MORE

Book Review: As Fast as I Can by Penny Tangey

As Fast as I Can, Penny Tangey, University of Queensland Press, 2020   From the publisher: One girl. One dream. A few hurdles. Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn’t found a sport she’s any good at yet. But everyone says if you work READ MORE

Remain on High Alert – News on Max Booth from the Bluggsville Evening Post

#maxboothfuturesleuth #chipblip #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Senior journalist of the Bluggsville Evening Post maintains an interesting view on the case of the missing ‘Cosmic Collar’, and who they call, ‘Runaway Ragamuffins’ – Max Booth and Oscar B Beaglebot. Please read on to find out what they have to say… Article by Cameron Macintosh.     Follow READ MORE