Literacy Learning – Activities for Sass and Traz Save the Library

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr 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. Fostering a love of books and the special place they can be explored, borrowed and treasured – READ MORE

Merry Christmas, Eve, and Adam Wallace!

We just adore having fantabulous, funny and New York Times bestselling author, script writer, school presenter and author mentor extraordinaire, Adam Wallace here, to share his brand new energetic and heartwarming Christmas picture book, Merry Christmas, Eve! Please join us for this fun interview and some other cheerful treats – hope you enjoy! 🙂 Book Description: Christmas READ MORE

#BookReview: Sass and Traz Save the Library by Michelle Worthington

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Sass and Traz Save the Library, Michelle Worthington (author), Naomi Greaves (illus.), Daisy Lane Publishing, October 2021. Blurb: Sassafras and Alcatraz are twins who couldn’t be more different, except for the fact that they love their local library. The librarian, Ms Burns, tells them the library is going to be demolished READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Jude Mullen and Jeffery’s Dress

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Jude Mullen! It’s a pleasure to welcome Jude Mullen to the blog, to share her latest children’s book release; Jeffery’s Dress. This affirming story is about having the courage to take pride in yourself, and to honour those who showed courage to stand up for others, as well as breaking stereotypes READ MORE

How to Read to Kids Who Don’t Like Books – Article by Michelle Worthington

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Special thanks to Michelle Worthington, author to countless beautiful picture books and her latest middle grade, Sass and Traz Save the Library, for sharing her experience, knowledge and wisdom in fostering a love of reading and literacy in the early years… and especially so for those children who more easily disengage READ MORE

Meeting the Creators Behind Blue Bucket Cousins

Picture book, short story and poetic writer, Marg Gibbs, always delights with her endearing, personable and engaging stories for young children, just like Jasper’s Jumbled Up Words, A Very Mapleton Christmas and The Post Office Pup. She has a knack for emanating joy, warmth and giggles that are found in real life adventures of the READ MORE

Talking Books – Interview with Michelle Worthington

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The multi-talented, international award-winning author and entrepreneur, Michelle Worthington, is back to talk books! And not just any books, her exciting new, middle grade book about books; Sass and Traz Save the Library. Michelle is a big advocate for helping children to establish positive relationships with books (and libraries). We’re fortunate 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

Learning How to Find The Glint of Gold

#theglintofgold #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Glint of Gold focuses on discovering the golden moments in each day – for children to practice mindful strategies that assist with nurturing mental, emotional and social health, as well as developing skills in communication, kindness and empathy. Thanks to author Kate McGann, with illustrations by Patricia Ward, there is so much to READ MORE