Dive In! It’s the Great Barrier Reef Rescue #BookGiveaway!

#greatbarrierreefrescue #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 Question: How do I enter the Great Barrier Reef Rescue #BookGiveaway? Answer: Easy! Check out what others are saying about Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell on Goodreads, then write a comment stating WHY you WISH to WIN this action-packed book! Best answer wins the book and SUPER HUGE prize READ MORE

Jo Sandhu’s Mammoth Success: Part Two

In Part One of this interview with Jo Sandhu, we looked at how she started out writing and how she got her foot in the door of the publishing house at Penguin. In Part Two,  we drill down into the details of publication, editing and bringing out a series, and more. Jo has woven some great READ MORE

Book Review: Follow After Me by Allison Marlow Paterson

#followafterme #booksontourpr #bookcampaign Follow After Me, Allison Marlow Paterson, Big Sky Publishing, April 2019. Blurb: Two young women, a century apart, are mysteriously connected by a tiny key. Will they discover who they are and where their hearts belong? 2018 – Tired of being the perfect daughter, student and sister, Lizzie abandons old friends and READ MORE

The Story Behind In the Shadow of an Elephant by Georgie Donaghey

Guest Post by Georgie Donaghey Georgie Donaghey is on the blog to generously share her touching and emotive story behind the heart-rending book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. This is a book of intense meaning, of beauty, life, earth-shattering loss and of an epic forge of bonding. These themes are all further amplified through READ MORE

500 FREE Books for Aussie Schools!

Matt B Lewis is an author and illustrator of children’s books, passionate about introducing kids to the joy of reading at a very early age. Matt B Lewis is also on a grand mission! His aim is to get a copy of his latest, hilarious story ‘A KILLER WHALE CAN’T EAT KALE’ into 500 schools, for FREE! READ MORE

Jo Sandhu’s Mammoth Success: Part One

Jo Sandhu’s mid grade historical fiction/adventure, Tarin of the Mammoths trilogy has burst onto the scene with a bang. Book one: The Exile, won the 2018 Readings Children’s book prize, was an Aurealis finalist and a CBCA notable book. The three books were released over 2017 and 2018. I first noticed Jo on Twitter and then kept READ MORE

An Excerpt from The Apostrophe Posse

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 Be the first to read this fun and mischievous excerpt from The Apostrophe Posse by Teena Raffa-Mulligan. The posse stayed together as far as the main road and then parted company. When the girls reached the section of Wattle Street where Ben’s Burger Bar was situated it was in darkness because READ MORE

The Story of Evolution – Interview with Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 It’s no secret that we adore Teena Raffa-Mulligan here at Just Write For Kids! You’ll never be short of enlightened when learning about her writing life and the ‘evolution’ of her work. Let’s look at the fascinating formation of the indelible The Apostrophe Posse! Congratulations on the release of your latest READ MORE

Book Review: The Apostrophe Posse by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#theapostropheposse #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 The Apostrophe Posse, Teena Raffa-Mulligan (text), Veronica Rooke (cover design), Sea Song Publications, April 2019. Blurb: Trouble comes to Tea Tree Bend… In cowboy movies the sheriff forms a posse to round up all the bad guys. Cam and Ellie from Daisy Cottage and their friends Billy and Louisa have formed READ MORE

Top take-homes from the SCBWI Sydney 2019 Conference

The bi-annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Sydney conference is a highlight of the kidlit calendar.  Congratulations to Susanne Gervay and the team for pulling together a brilliant programme. For me, the best bit was the coming together of a community of writers from all over Australia and New Zealand. I got READ MORE