Chelsea Luker Introduces Us to Square Me, Round World

We’re thrilled to welcome an exciting new talent to the children’s book industry with the added bonus of a specialised expertise in the world of psychology and neurodiversity. Chelsea Luker is an inspiring role model, master in her domain, and all-round lovely person. She runs her own Psychology practice, Connect Us Psychology, in the neuro-affirming […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Sandra Bennett on Dragons Drumming

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Sandra Bennett! A fear that leads to an imaginative, booming and boisterous night of delight and discovery. Sandra Bennett‘s new picture book will create a thunderous roar amongst its readers as they roll through the storm of wild and wonderful wordplay and visual sensations. Dragons Drumming is a *noisy* rhyming tale […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Carla Hoffenberg

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Carla Hoffenberg! It’s exciting to continue our new series with amazing kidlit illustrators and author-illustrators. It is with great pleasure to introduce the talented Carla Hoffenberg to the blog to talk about her illustration journey and inspirations, as well as her illustrated titles including Little Shark Lulu […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Maura Pierlot on Alphabetter

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Maura Pierlot! Our ultimate aim is to raise our younger generation to act with kindness, compassion and inclusivity. It has never been more important for us to value life, to act as moral and ethical citizens, and to care deeply about the future of humanity and the world we live in. […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Rachael Robertson

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Rachael Robertson! We are excited to begin a new series on the blog featuring fantastic illustrators and author-illustrators in the children’s book world. It is a privilege to introduce our first up-and-coming superstar, now with several titles to her name including the awesome My Amazing Animal Alphabet […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Jodi Toering and Tannya Harricks: Night Watch

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Jodi Toering and Tannya Harricks! It is with such honour and delight to welcome two astounding creatives to talk about their newest picture book release! Night Watch; a bush ballad for bedtime, casts its comforting, protective eye over its readers like a warm, feathery hug. The lyrical, evocative beauty of this […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Deb Fitzpatrick on Maddy McAllister

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Deb Fitzpatrick! We’re excited to kick off with another intriguing and inspiring title in the wildly popular Aussie STEM Stars series; real-life stories about some of Australia’s top scientists and inventors all written by award-winning children’s authors. Author Deb Fitzpatrick explores the life of maritime archaeologist, Maddy McAllister: Shipwreck Detective, as […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Luella Stanley on Finlay the First Aid Bear

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Luella Stanley! It’s a pleasure to introduce a debut picture book author with a background as a registered nurse, Luella Stanley. She’s here to discuss her valuable picture book, that also happens to be a fun adventure – The Dare to Golden Mountain; Finlay the First Aid Bear. A narrative integrated […]

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Pitch It! Competition 2023 WINNERS Announcement

Just Write For Kids Australia’s sixth Pitch It! Competition for Australian writers of children’s and young adult books was held throughout September this year. The aim was to craft a manuscript pitch to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed […]

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A Buzzi-licious Interview with the Inimitable Mr Sean E Avery

As a long-time fan of Sean E Avery‘s, I’m buzzing with glee to have the opportunity to get the inside scoop on what makes him tick (or sting?!). He quickly shot to kidlit stardom with the success of his first picture book, All Monkeys Love Bananas, then went on to win awards for his edgy, […]

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