Amelia McInerney – Bursting onto the Scene -Part Two

I’m so excited to be posting part two of this interview with children’s picture book author, Amelia McInerney on the day of the OFFICIAL RELEASE of the first of her FIVE picture books, The Book Chook. I was fortunate to have had a sneak peek at this funny chook last weekend at the SCBWI conference, READ MORE

Amelia McInerney – Bursting onto the Scene – Part One

I am so excited to introduce you to a new picture book author about to burst onto the scene. This is her first author interview, so it’s very special! Amelia McInerney’s debut The Book Chook,  illustrated by Connah Brecon and published by Scholastic is released on the first of March. Not only that, but Amelia READ MORE

Penny Reeve – Breaking Boundaries Part 3

This is the third and final part of my interview with Kids and YA author Penny Reeve (Penny Jaye for YA). In Part One, Penny spoke about the process of writing and publishing her YA novel, Out of the Cages, a powerful and important story about human trafficking.  In Part Two, we congratulated Penny on READ MORE

Bruno’s Downloadable Literacy Activities

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day6 Bruno’s Literacy Activities Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush has a plethora of literacy and language connections to explore. From alliteration to finding the definitions of Aussie slang, and discovering language conventions in the book like adjectives / nouns / verbs. Here are a few educational ideas to follow READ MORE

An Appetite for Literature by Robyn Osborne

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day5 You never know how a writer’s talent has been approached by influential people throughout their life. It’s an interesting journey, and certainly for us outsiders to learn. This is Robyn’s story… From an early age I enjoyed reading, writing and creating fantasy worlds. My parents were both avid readers and encouraged READ MORE

Discover Cameron Macintosh and Max Booth Stamp Safari

#maxbooth #stampsafari #blogtour #booksontour #day1 It’s a real thrill to step into the future on this sci-fi adventure tour with the impressive author Cameron Macintosh – hugely passionate about engaging kids into reading with his wit, energy and oh-so-cool themes to explore. So, time to use your best super-sleuthing skills! Let’s fly… Cameron Macintosh is READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2018 Winners

Over the month of September, Just Write For Kids Australia held its first writing competition. The theme was to write a pitch based on a children’s or young adult manuscript, aimed at publishers in under 150 words. The expert panel of judges were given the enormous task of processing 100 entries with consideration to the READ MORE

Penny Reeve – Breaking boundaries Part 2

As the second part of this interview goes live, I’m so excited to be able to congratulate Penny Reeve on her recent win with the Caleb Prize for her junior fiction, Camp Max – the third book in her Tania Abbey junior fiction series. It’s illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom and published by Wombat Books (the READ MORE

Penny Reeve – Breaking Boundaries

Penny Reeve, is an established children’s author with more than 20 books for children in print. The latest in her Tania Abbey chapter book series, Camp Max, (published by Wombat Books) was launched earlier in the year. Penny says on her website that her books are ‘fun, real and empower kids to engage with – READ MORE

Catherine Pelosi – The Perfect Formula Part 3

Congratulations to Catherine Pelosi who launched her new picture book, Something for Fleur in August! Judging by the social media pics, it looks like such fun, complete with with Fleur and Bo cupcakes! Yum! Wish I was there! This is part three of my interview with Catherine, and we look at the author’s role in promoting READ MORE