Book Review: Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal, by Anna Whateley

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal, Anna Whateley, Allen and Unwin, 2020 From the publisher: At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip – and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and READ MORE

Discovering More about Monelli and Me: Interview with Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#MonelliandMe #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We’re back with the fabulous Teena Raffa-Mulligan to discuss more on her latest YA novel, Monelli & Me! Have you ever wondered how an author such as Teena, who writes across genres, adapts and shifts mind set to suit writing style and target audience? Does this require careful plotting? What is the READ MORE

Book Review: Deep Water by Sarah Epstein

Deep Water, Sarah Epstein, Allen and Unwin, 2020   From the publisher: HENRY WEAVER IS MISSING Three months ago, thirteen-year-old Henry disappeared from The Shallows during a violent storm, leaving behind his muddy mountain bike at the train station.   MASON WEAVER IS TRAPPED While Mason doesn’t know who he is or what he’s capable READ MORE

Finding the ‘Write’ Fit By Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#monelliandme #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The adaptable, multi-skilled writer, Teena Raffa-Mulligan, takes us through her process of creativity when it comes to writing in different genres. From picture books, to short stories, middle grade and young adult, Teena is finely attuned to shifting focus to suit her target audience. Thanks, Teena! Beginner writers are often told to READ MORE

#BookReview: Monelli & Me by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#monelliandme #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: Monelli & Me, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (author), Sea Song Publications, March 2020. Blurb: Who do you trust when those you love most let you down? Fifteen-year-old Kate Norton has been living a happy family fantasy. Her mum has been keeping secrets. Now the father Kate never knew she had is coming to READ MORE

Chance to WIN: Monelli and Me #BookGiveaway!

#monelliandme #blogcampaign #booksontourpr CHANCE to WIN! Young Adults! Are you looking for a gripping read, one that inspires you to perhaps trace back your family tree? A read that most definitely will have you captivated from start to end? Yes? Then, you need to enter this giveaway for your CHANCE to WIN a copy of READ MORE

Book review: Red Day, by Sandy Fussell

Red Day, Sandy Fussell, Walker Books Australia, 2020 From the publisher: Set against a backdrop of the 1944 Cowra Prisoner of War Camp breakout, this powerful story explores an important part of Australia’s past and how it informs the future. Set in a modern-day small town among the remnants of a Japanese POW camp, this READ MORE

Featured Author: Teena Raffa-Mulligan Presents Monelli & Me

#monelliandme #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We couldn’t be more excited to have our seasoned JWFK regular guest back again for another wonderful book campaign, and we really are spoiled for choice when it comes to the work of Teena Raffa-Mulligan. From picture books, to junior fiction, it is an absolute delight to jump in to Teena’s debut READ MORE

Book Review: Esme’s Gift by Elizabeth Foster

#BookReview: Esme’s Gift (Book 2), Elizabeth Foster, Odyssey Books, November 2019 Blurb: Terror was within. Terror was without. Like her mother, she was at the water’s mercy. In the enchanted world of Aeolia, fifteen-year-old Esme Silver faces her hardest task yet. She must master her unruly Gift – the power to observe the past – READ MORE

The JWFK Members’ Top Picks of 2019!

Last year I decided that for me to pick only a handful of favourite children’s books would be a little self-indulgent, and to be honest, way too difficult with the insurmountable amount of quality books released in Australia each year. So, I drew upon the brains trust of the Just Write For Kids author and READ MORE