#BookReview: League of Llamas Books 1 and 2 by Aleesah Darlison

#BookReview: League of Llamas #1: The Golden Llama, League of Llamas #2: Llama Impossible, Aleesah Darlison (author), Simon Greiner (illus.), Penguin, March 2020. Blurb – The Golden Llama: The League of Llamas is on a mission to save the world! And – if Agent Phillipe Llamar can stop looking at his luxurious fringe in every READ MORE

#BookReview: Ella at Eden New Girl by Laura Sieveking and Danielle McDonald

#BookReview: Ella at Eden #1: New Girl, Laura Sieveking (author), Danielle McDonald (illus.), Scholastic Australia, February 2020. Description: Ella has started at her new high school, and Eden College is everything she hoped it would be. She is getting to know her new friends and enjoying everything Eden has to offer. Until things start to READ MORE

Book Review: Esme’s Gift by Elizabeth Foster

#BookReview: Esme’s Gift (Book 2), Elizabeth Foster, Odyssey Books, November 2019 Blurb: Terror was within. Terror was without. Like her mother, she was at the water’s mercy. In the enchanted world of Aeolia, fifteen-year-old Esme Silver faces her hardest task yet. She must master her unruly Gift – the power to observe the past – READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Jayne Lyons

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Jayne Lyons! We’re back again, introducing talented authors and their new releases for your viewing pleasure! Today, we are delighted to speak with internationally published and best-selling author, Jayne Lyons, about her upcoming middle-grade action story; Z for Zanto (“Even Zombies can dream…”). Welcome, Jayne! 🙂 About the Author Jayne Lyons READ MORE

Book Review: Dear Sweet Pea, by Julie Murphy

Dear Sweet Pea, Julie Murphy, HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 2019 From the publisher: Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the “brilliant” idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one READ MORE

The JWFK Members’ Top Picks of 2019!

Last year I decided that for me to pick only a handful of favourite children’s books would be a little self-indulgent, and to be honest, way too difficult with the insurmountable amount of quality books released in Australia each year. So, I drew upon the brains trust of the Just Write For Kids author and READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Nean McKenzie

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Nean McKenzie! It is a delight to welcome children’s author, Nean McKenzie here today, talking about her exciting debut novel for 8 to 12 year olds; a mystery adventure tale – Cryptosight! Welcome, Nean! 🙂 About the Author Nean McKenzie is a children’s writer and optometrist who lives in western Melbourne READ MORE

Book review: The Goldfish Boy, by Lisa Thompson

The Goldfish Boy, Lisa Thompson, Scholastic, 2017 From the publisher: Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn’t been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbours from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their READ MORE

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

A Flippin’ Good Interview with Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day3 Wowsers! What a combo! Hilarious and humble at the same time! We had an absolute ‘flippin’ ball interviewing the masterminds behind the Max Booth Future Sleuth series! Here they are – Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze! 🙂 Congratulations on the release of another exciting book in the series – Max READ MORE