Pitch It! Competition 2022

The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its fifth year, and the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are ecstatic to be able to offer a range of resources and opportunities to help you on your publishing journey! Think about this… your pitch is often your first point of contact with your chosen publisher. This READ MORE

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

#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

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

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

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

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