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

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

Fascinated by Flight – Len Waters Activities

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day6 Australia Remembers; Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly, delves into the life, career, hardships and Indigenous roots of Australia’s first known First Nations fighter pilot, Len Waters. Flying and everything about it fascinated Len. It seemed, from the time he was a small boy, Len Waters was born to READ MORE

#BookReview: Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 #BookReview: Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly, Catherine Bauer (author), Big Sky Publishing, September 2021. Blurb: Len Waters may have been born behind the gates of an Aboriginal reserve, but his big imagination and even bigger dreams took him soaring well beyond the reach of those READ MORE

Utilising Australia Remembers 3 as an Education Tool by Catherine Bauer

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Author Catherine Bauer is here to generously share some fantastic resources and tools to help parents and educators effectively utilise the information found in Australia Remembers 3; Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly. Thanks so much, Catherine, for this wonderful article. Big Sky Publishing’s Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters READ MORE

Taking to the Skies with Catherine Bauer – Part 2

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 It is with delight that we continue our interview with the talented Catherine Bauer, discussing more about her latest book, Australia Remembers; Len Waters, Boundless and Born to Fly. Here, she reveals what she finds most inspiring about Len Waters and the impact of her research into his life. Thanks 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

Taking to the Skies with Catherine Bauer

#australiaremembers #lenwaters #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 It’s a huge honour to welcome masterful journalist and author, Catherine Bauer to the blog! Throughout this week, we will be discovering more about Catherine and her writing, her background and inspirations, as well as the Indigenous hero she so thoroughly researched and beautifully represented in her latest title; Len READ MORE

Fluff-Filled Fun: Educational Activities for Belly Button Fluff

#bellybuttonfluff #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 In Belly Button Fluff, Scarlett Von Scruff’s inquisitive nature leads her on a courageous, fun- and fluff-filled adventure in and around her town, meeting a diverse range of people and animals, and their belly buttons! This quirky, curious and colourful tale written and illustrated by Dave Atze encourages readers to embark on READ MORE