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

Pitch It! Competition Winners 2019

Just Write For Kids Australia held its second annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature throughout September this year. The aim was to forward a pitch for a manuscript to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed each READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Verity Croker

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Verity Croker! Verity Croker is a highly versatile, talented writer, and we are thrilled to learn more about her and her writing here today! Sharing more about her intriguing internationally-published young adult novel, give it up for Verity and ‘Jilda’s Ark’! 🙂 About the Author Verity Croker writes across a range READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2019

Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition Guidelines www.justkidslit.com/pitch-it-competition-2019 UPDATE: Competition is now CLOSED for entries. Results to be announced at the end of October. We’re back! The team at Just Write For Kids are very excited to announce our second annual writing competition; Pitch It!   If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching READ MORE

Book Review: After the Lights Go Out, by Lili Wilkinson

After the Lights Go Out, by Lili Wilkinson, A & U Children, July 2018   From the publisher: What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice? ‘After the Lights Go Out is READ MORE

The Importance of Teaching Students about Totalitarian Ideologies by Jason K. Foster

#hadamarthehouseofshudders #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana In writing Hadamar I wanted students to think about the importance of their own education. I wanted to highlight both the importance of children to a society but equally how a totalitarian society will attempt to indoctrinate its READ MORE

A Story to Grip Your Heart. WIN Hadamar: The House of Shudders!

#hadamarthehouseofshudders #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This book will inspire knowledge, power and embrace. Understanding the horrors of the past can help us create a better future. Hadamar: The House of Shudders is one such book that the world should know about. You now have the chance to experience it for yourself, your classroom or other teenagers you READ MORE