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

BOOK REVIEW: Mercy Point by Anna Snoekstra

Mercy Point, Anna Snoekstra, HarperCollins Australia, 2018 From the publisher: In real life, they are enemies. Emma the know-it-all, Michael the bully, Fabian the coward, Tessie the weirdo and Sam the mystery. Online they are best friends, with one big thing in common: they are all sure they are adopted. When they finally meet, they READ MORE

BOOK REVIEW: What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

What I Like About Me, Jenna Guillaume, Pan Australia, 2019 From the publisher: You know those movies where teenagers have the summer of their lives? This summer is probably not going to be that. Here lies Maisie Martin, dead from embarrassment, aged sixteen. The last thing Maisie Martin thought she’d be doing this summer is READ MORE

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

Who Dresses God? Clothesline Craft Card

#WhoDressesGod? #blogtour #booksontour #day5 Clothesline Craft Card and Exploring the Senses  Follow your reading of and conversation about Who Dresses God? with a fun and meaningful activity to compliment your literary and philosophical experience. Discussion: What sorts of things do you need to be happy? What sorts of things do you think this world needs 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