The Quick Six Interview with Cori Brooke

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Cori Brooke! It is a great pleasure to have author Cori Brooke on the blog discussing her new picture book, Twelve Days of Kindness. A timely and important tale to remind us all of the value of friendship, family, togetherness, and of course, kindness. Thanks, Cori! 🙂 About the Author Cori READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Kitty Black

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Kitty Black! We are delighted to welcome debut picture book author, Kitty Black here today to discuss her exuberant and funny fractured fairy-tale; ‘Who’s Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?’ (see our review here) Thanks, Kitty! 🙂 About the Author Kitty Black is a Children’s Author living in Perth, Western Australia. She 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

SPECIAL Competition News!

Hey, Pitch It! folks! We are fully underway with our second annual Pitch It! Competition for Australian children’s writers, and wow, the entries are certainly impressive so far! Well done! Today’s SPECIAL COMPETITION NEWS serves as an encouraging piece of inspiration that by taking a chance, having the initiative and putting your best self forward 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

The Inspiration for the Eco Rangers Series by Candice Lemon-Scott

It’s a pleasure to invite Candice Lemon-Scott back, and to be invited back to celebrate her #EcoRangers blog tour! Today Candice allows us in on her very own brush with danger during an early wildlife encounter, and how this experience informed her writing of the exciting series. Thanks, Candice! 🙂  For me, stories usually come READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Candice Lemon-Scott

We’re thrilled here at Just Write For Kids to be a part of an exciting blog tour, organised by the lovely people at New Frontier Publishing! And what’s more, we get to kick it off with an interview with the talented author, Candice Lemon-Scott! About the Author… Candice is an Australian author, editor and workshop READ MORE

Anthologies – A Leap to Publication by Stef Gemmill

Guest Post by Stef Gemmill We are thrilled to have the winner of our Pitch It! Competition for children’s writers on the blog – Stef Gemmill – as she shares how writing for magazines and anthologies has helped her achieve her goals and get a foot in the publishing house door. Thanks Stef!  While many READ MORE

Top 17 of ’17

It’s time for the annual book selections that topped our ‘favourites list’. The ones that had us rip roaring with giggles, the ones that made our hearts stop beating, and the ones that simply took our breath away. It’s always tough to choose, especially since we literally turn over hundreds of books in a year. READ MORE

Review and Giveaway – Baby Band

Baby Band, Diane Jackson Hill (author), Giuseppe Poli (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, 2017. With a lively, orchestral celebration of clangs, squeaks, stomps and Cha-Cha-chas, here is a joyous book that is set to get your hearts racing, feet pacing, and instruments hooting and hustling in your own little world. Baby Band is a harmonious arrangement READ MORE