The Quick Six Interview with Joel Slack-Smith and Rebel Challenger on Roarsome

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Joel Slack-Smith and Rebel Challenger! It was a pleasure to chat to awesome duo, debut author Joel Slack-Smith and illustrator Rebel Challenger about their new collaboration, Roarsome, which is the first in a junior fiction series. With Joel’s background in writing for kids’ animation and Rebel’s quirky illustration style, they are […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Kritika Singh on Billabong Bus

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Kritika Singh! It’s a pleasure to welcome debut children’s author, Kritika Singh to the blog to share her story and her goals behind her new picture book, Billabong Bus. This sweet tale brings about a harmonious blend of kindness and friendship with the added appreciation of Australia’s unique animals and floral […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Julie Murphy on Cheer Up, Blobfish!

On this day of friendship (May 8), it’s the perfect time to celebrate this Festival of Fish with a story where kindness takes centre-stage in the effort to delight a seemingly downcast mate. This increasingly talked about, misunderstood creature of the deep – the blobfish – features in this upbeat and energetic rhyming tale that […]

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#BOOKREVIEW: Jack’s Best Day Ever! by Gabrielle Bassett and Annabelle Hale

#BookReview: Jack’s Best Day Ever!, Gabrielle Bassett (author), Annabelle Hale (illus.), Woodslane Press, May 2023. Blurb: Jack loves anything that zooms, digs and races. But Jack doesn’t like change and he only ever wants to eat peanut butter sandwiches! This heartwarming story of friendship explores how it feels to be neurodivergent and introduces children to […]

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It’s the BEST Day to WIN Jack’s Best Day Ever!

‘I wanted to show the main character, Jack, as the loving, friendly and helpful boy that he is.’ – Gabrielle Bassett. Jack’s Best Day Ever! celebrates a joyous, unconditional friendship between Jack and Poh as they, each with their own neurodiversity and disability, triumph with bravery and simply enjoy the fun times they have together. Taking […]

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It’s the Best Day to Talk with Gabrielle Bassett

We’re thrilled to see Gabrielle Bassett back at Just Write For Kids with her heartwarming debut picture book, Jack’s Best Day Ever! Gabrielle is here to share her inspiration – her amazing son – and her writing journey about her diverse and inclusive picture book that is absolutely bounding with energy, heart and triumph. Combined with vibrant illustrations […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Kate Foster and The Unlikely Heroes Club

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Kate Foster! OHMYGOSH! Who doesn’t love a good mystery between a group of daring friends? And who doesn’t love ALL of Kate Foster‘s glorious books! Well, Kate is here to tell us more about another of her wildly fun and heart-warming stories – her latest rollicking middle grade adventure – The […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Gabrielle Bassett on Jack’s Best Day Ever!

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Gabrielle Bassett! We’re so excited to welcome author, scientist and mum, Gabrielle Bassett to Just Write For Kids with her debut picture book, Jack’s Best Day Ever! Here is a book roaring with energy, bursting with heart and leaping with triumphant moments as two friends, each with their own neurodiversity and […]

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The Quick Six Interview with R. A. Stephens on Riz Chester

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with R. A. Stephens! What an honour and thrill to welcome R. A. Stephens to the blog to share the first in an exciting new series for junior fiction readers; Riz Chester: The Counterfeit Bust! Riz is a clever, brave, unique and curious strong female character with a penchant for solving mysteries […]

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#BookReview: Neil, the (Boring) Amazing Sea Cucumber by Amelia McInerney and Lucinda Gifford

#BookReview: Neil, the Boring Amazing Sea Cucumber, Amelia McInerney (author), Lucinda Gifford (illus.), Affirm Press, April 2023. Look! I’ve found Neil! Oh wait, it might be Sandra. The identity of this little cucumber may be unknown, but we’re here to explore the identity of the real Neil – the star of the bottom of the […]

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