Ocean Devotion Activity: Plastic Bottle Planters

#oceandevotion #bookcampaign #booksontourpr In Ocean Devotion, Kalea and Hiapo discover the unsettling truth about the shimmering mountain on the ocean surface, and are dismayed to find the beautiful waters in Hawaii polluted with plastic. Determined to save the marine life and restore the sea’s health, the pair have some ideas on what to do to reduce READ MORE

Let’s Make it Clear: Say NO to Plastics!

Did you know, plastic pollution, including plastic, glass, oil, and chemicals, makes up around 60–95% of all the debris found in the ocean? The bulk of this pollution stems from single-use items. Plastic is one of the least biodegradable materials in the world, and can seriously endanger marine life, and even affect our health. This is READ MORE

#BookReview: Ocean Devotion by Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Melissa Salvarani

#BookReview Ocean Devotion, Elizabeth Mary Cummings (author), Melissa Salvarani (words and illus.), EC Press, June 2021. Blurb: An empowering environmental story about how we can all help care for our world. Join Kalea and Hiapo as they set out to explore what is shimmering on the horizon. Discover the dangerous truth and learn how the READ MORE

Share How You Care for a Chance to WIN Ocean Devotion

#oceandevotion #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Tell us ONE thing you do to care for our oceans for your CHANCE to WIN!   Ocean Devotion is a valuable non-fiction narrative that resonates with an empowering message of care and action for our precious oceans, written and illustrated in both a lyrical and visual beauty that children will adore. Whether READ MORE

Featuring Devoted Creator, Elizabeth Mary Cummings

#oceandevotion #bookcampaign #booksontourpr I’m sure you feel the same. When others are devoted to making a difference, it inspires us to do the same. This week, we are casting our focus on raising awareness and advocating for the reduction, and ultimately the elimination of pollution in our precious oceans and beautiful environment. With gratuitous thanks READ MORE

A Special Introduction to Ocean Devotion on World Ocean Day

Ahead of our campaign later this month, today we are celebrating World Ocean Day; an international day to raise awareness of the impact of human actions on our oceans, and to unite everybody in managing the sustainability of our world’s oceans. Passionate and devoted author, Elizabeth Mary Cummings, together with illustrator Melissa Salvarani, have created 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

Verityville Education: Cardboard City Craft

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Verityville is a marvellous place to be – full of wonder, friendship and adventure! Verityville is a town with wonderful people who live and work there. It’s about ordinary, everyday people who make a big difference to our lives. Immerse yourselves in the town of Verityville, and the very town of where READ MORE

#BookReview: Verityville; Girl on the Road by Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Johanna Roberts

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview Verityville: Girl on the Road, Elizabeth Mary Cummings (author), Johanna Roberts (illus.), EC Press, October 2020. Blurb: Noisy cars, long road blocks, and busy building sites are all just part of life for the people who work on the road. Join the women and girls on the road as they direct READ MORE

Writing Books and Verityville Folk: Interview with Elizabeth Mary Cummings

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We’re heading down to Verityville to find out more about the characters and their delightful, passionate and talented author, Elizabeth Mary Cummings. We recently celebrated the release of Elizabeth’s new picture book, Rain Shaker, which you can revisit here. Writing from a child’s perspective, Elizabeth takes on a fresh way of seeing READ MORE