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

Young Adult Books That Kick Butt by Susanna Rogers

Guest Post by Susanna Rogers We love the fierce conviction of Susanna Rogers as she shares her inspiration behind her awesome, kick butt YA novels. Becoming a kickboxer with a second-degree black belt helped Susanna Rogers improve not only her martial arts skills, but also her writing skills so she can write the kick butt READ MORE

Michelle Morgan takes out SCBWI Spark Award for Older Readers

Guest Post by Michelle Morgan It is a pleasure and honour to congratulate author Michelle Morgan on her esteemed win of the SCBWI Spark Awards for her older reader, ‘Flying through Clouds’! Read more here on Michelle’s journey in writing YA novels, and today, enjoy her highlights of this wonderful achievement. Thanks, Michelle! FLYING THROUGH READ MORE

Behind the scenes of The Children’s Bookshop

Paul MacDonald, owner of The Children’s Bookshop, Beecoft, NSW addressed The Northern Sydney Sub branch of the CBCA recently, sharing his knowledge and experience of the Children’s Literature industry from a bookseller’s perspective. The following is a summary of the information I took home from the event. Thanks also to my ‘brains trust’  Brydie Wright, Paula READ MORE

Review: Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day1 Welcome to the blog blitz for Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster, a fantastical mystery for tweens. Thanks for your company! 🐉 🏰 Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster (author), Odyssey Books, 2017. Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish READ MORE

Tonya Alexandra – Magic Happens Part 2

In this second installment of my interview with Tonya Alexandra, she delivers some sage advice and we find out what has encouraged and challenged her in writing for kids. You can catch up on the first installment here Tonya, I understand you have an agent. I hear that they are as hard to get as READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Adele Jones

Title: Activate Author: Adele Jones Illustrator: N/A Publisher: Rhiza Press (YA/Adult imprint of Aussie children’s publisher Wombat Books) Genre: Techno-crime thriller Age Group: Young adult (13+) Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Activate is the final book in the Blaine Colton trilogy. The teenage hero, Blaine, is a survivor of 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