Books for Our Planet

There’s nothing more important than our children’s future, and what’s the world without a thriving, flourishing and beautiful planet. To make a difference on this Earth, it starts with YOU. One person. One child. So, it is with delight that our children’s book industry has LOTS of empowering, stunning picture books to raise awareness and READ MORE

Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!

We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 – Winners, Runners Up and Honourable Mentions Announced!

Just Write For Kids Australia held its third annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature 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 each entry for READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 Shortlists Announced!

Last week we announced the longlists for the 2020 Pitch It! Competition, and well, that was exciting enough! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING with excitement to find out which of our fabulous Pitch It! entries made the shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges – please expect READ MORE

Pitching Tips from the Experts in the Know

Is this the burning question on your lips – how do I write a killer pitch? And why is ‘the pitch’ so important, anyway? The pitch is like the eyes to your soul. It’s the first thing a publisher will see before they open that manuscript you’ve poured your heart (and soul) into. It’s the READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020

Well, now this is exciting! The Pitch It! Competition is back for its third year running! And the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are deliriously overjoyed to share the new developments this year! If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript READ MORE

The Battle: Fear Fighting Tasks for Young Battlers

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of overcoming fear and anxiety, bravery, friendship, perception and positive thinking in Ashling Kwok and Cara King’s The Battle, we will be focusing on some fun and effective strategies to guide children along the path to triumphing over their battles. Students will be able to identify their READ MORE

How to Help your Little Knight Win the Battle by Ashling Kwok

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Ashling Kwok, author of The Battle; an empowering story on childhood anxiety, shares her expertise on how to sensitively and effectively manage children’s fear associated with going to school. We also have some super handy tips and strategies for parents in the same boat. Thanks, Ashling! x Fears are a common READ MORE

Character Q&A with Edward from The Battle

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 What a delight to welcome the star of The Battle – Edward – to talk to us about his inner thoughts and feelings on ‘battling’ his fears, and he also gives some great tips for other ‘knights’ anticipating the school day. Thanks so much, Edward! Edward, it’s a pleasure to talk READ MORE

#BookReview: The Battle by Ashling Kwok and Cara King

#thebattle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview The Battle, Ashling Kwok (author), Cara King (illus.), EK Books, June 2020. Blurb: Edward is anxious about starting knight school. It’s sure to be terrifying with all those ogres and dragons about! So he puts on his armour, and prepares for battle. But what if he has more in common READ MORE