Time for an Interview with Dave Hackett

Time goes by quickly, and it’s already nearly time for another celebrated event – Father’s Day! We are super excited to hold another treasured picture book in the ‘Time for…’ series in our hands, as we embark on an adventure into cherishing all the wonderful things about our Dads. ‘At a time where our world 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

Place for a Winner: Claire Zorn on No Place for an Octopus

It is always an honour to feature talented authors and illustrators on the blog. Today we welcome a multi award-winning novelist, awarded by prestigious associations including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards for her young adult and older READ MORE

Damon Young and Peter Carnavas on Dads and Dragons

Could these guys get any funnier?! Dad-jokes aside, we are delighted to welcome Damon Young and Peter Carnavas to the blog to discuss their fantastic partnership on their picture book series. We reviewed ‘My Dad is a Dragon’ here earlier in the week, and today we are lucky enough to have its creators spilling the READ MORE

More Father’s Day Book Reviews

Following on from Kellie’s terrific Father’s Day round-up of cute books for dads, we’ve added a couple more to the list – one sweet, the other fiery! Happy Father’s Day and Special Person’s Day to all! 🙂 Up to Something, Katrina McKelvey (author), Kirrili Lonergan (illus.), EK Books, May 2019 So clever! A book full READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Nova Weetman

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Nova Weetman! Just Write For Kids is excited to feature another new face to the blog, multi award-winning author, Nova Weetman, introducing her latest middle grade novel, Sick Bay! 🙂 About the Author Nova Weetman lives in Melbourne with her partner and two children. She has written for TV, including Backyard READ MORE