Your Chance to WIN The Lolly Shop is the Sweetest Thing!

#thelollyshop #bookcampaign #booksontour What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever tasted? The Lolly Shop hits just the right spot with its ability to inspire the most inventive of imaginations in a story that is just so sweetly satisfying. Author Lauren Hackney, together with her storytelling and illustrating young sons, delight with their adventurous narrative that is READ MORE

Your Wish to WIN Joy’s Journey Can Come True!

#joysjourney #bookcampaign #booksontour What’s your biggest wish? ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** Joy’s Journey enlightens and uplifts with the dual underlying messages of discovering one’s sense of adventure – through time and space – and discovering oneself – through finding the core of who you are. Author Jacinta Farragher delights her readers with her lyrical READ MORE

Get Ready to WIN a Copy of Get Ready, Mama!

What’s your favourite thing to wake up to? ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** Get Ready, Mama! flips the usual parental responsibilities on its head with its highly amusing (and touchingly sweet) role reversal story of a little girl agonisingly persisting with an easily-distractible mama in the morning. Funny author Sharon Giltrow, alongside the shrewd talents READ MORE

Love Your Library and WIN with Sass and Traz

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr What do you love about your local library? ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Sass and Traz Save the Library takes its twin hero protagonists, and its readers, on a magical bookish adventure with some wondrous characters in a bid to save their beloved local library from closure. Whimsically penned by Michelle Worthington, READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2021 Winners Announced!

Just Write For Kids Australia’s fourth 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 READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Shortlists 2021

It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2021 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fantastic Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges. The judges have noted the phenomenally high standard in pitch READ MORE

WIN A Piece of Gold to Treasure Forever

#theglintofgold #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Where can you find ‘the glint of gold’? **UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** The Glint of Gold is a stunningly illustrated, reassuring and empowering story that provides opportunity for rich, deep and rejuvenating experiences to open and nourish the mind and soul. Evocatively penned by Kate McGann, and exquisitely illustrated by Patricia Ward, this READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2021

First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took the leap and entered our 2021 Pitch It! Competition! The aim is to encourage writers to hone their pitches to a highly polished, well-crafted and submission-ready standard that would impress any children’s book publisher. In only 150 words or less, we gave you the challenge to deliver READ MORE

A Launch with Book-Lover, Michelle Worthington

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It’s always a real pleasure to have multi-talented, international award-winning author and entrepreneur on the blog – Michelle Worthington! Last time she visited we were swept away with her adorable adventures in The Wind and the Mouse and The Mouse and the Egg, and now we are diving in to her READ MORE

Be Inspired and WIN Australia Remembers, Len Waters

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Do you want to be inspired by Len Waters? **UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** Australia Remembers 3; Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly is a rich treasure trove of facts and narratives that share the inspiring life of Indigenous hero – Australia’s first known Aboriginal fighter pilot of WWII – READ MORE