Picture Book Review: Wolfie, an Unlikely Hero

Wolfie: An Unlikely Hero, Deborah Abela (author), Connah Brecon (illus.), Random House Australia, 2017 Synopsis: I, The Wolf, am sick of being the bad guy. I’m taking over this book. Dear Readers, Fairytales are nonsense. They’re full of wolves pestering pigs and picking on sweet little girls in red hoods. But I would never do READ MORE

Review: A Picture Book Exploring the Life of Dame Nellie Melba

Meet… Nellie Melba, Janeen Brian (author), Claire Murphy (illus.), Random House, 2016 Synopsis: Dame Nellie Melba was Australia’s first classical music star. The beauty of her singing was celebrated around the globe. She was appointed Dame Commander, OBE for her enormous fundraising efforts during World War One and today she is commemorated on Australia’s hundred READ MORE

Our Country, Our Stories – Reviews and Activities

It’s that glorious time again where teachers, parents, children, literacy creatives and advocates raid the bookshelves (and craft cupboards) in honour of the annual Book Week celebrations! Hosted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and running from August 20th to 26th, this year’s theme is inspiring; it’s ‘Australia! Story Country’. Last year I wrote READ MORE

#InterviewByTheme with Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly is so divine to share a bit about her writing life in this feel-good ‘Romance’ themed interview. Thanks, Deborah! 🌸🍭 If you could receive any gift from any children’s author or illustrator, what would it be and who would it be from? My kids are huge ‘Weir-Do’ fans and recently met the illustrator READ MORE

KidLitVic2016 Meet the Publishers Day by Alison Reynolds

Guest Post by Alison Reynolds Just Write For Kids is delighted to welcome Alison Reynolds to share about her exciting upcoming event – KidLitVic2016 in Melbourne this May. Alison and Dee White together have organised this prodigious occasion in support of emerging and accomplished authors and illustrators seeking tips and feedback from expert publishing professionals. READ MORE