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 Sarah Speedie on Boss Cat

Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Sarah Speedie! It was such a treat to chat to author Sarah Speedie about her third picture book Boss Cat due out today! Sarah’s story was inspired by her own grumpy cat growing up, and her collaboration with illustrator Tom Jellet is a delight for anyone who loves […]

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The Quick Six Interview with David Lawrence on Xander and the Pen

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with David Lawrence! It’s such a huge honour to welcome award-winning children’s author, Indigenous Literacy Foundation Ambassador and all-round funny man, David Lawrence to our blog to talk about the latest magical book in his Pen series; Xander and the Pen. Following the success of Ruby and the Pen, this sequel is […]

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Let’s Learn and Play with ‘Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!’

Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma! is a funny role-reversal tale of a stubborn grandma on her shopping trip with her ever-so-patient and independent young granddaughter. Besides the pure entertainment factor, this book by Sharon Giltrow and Dhwani Gosalia also creates a wonderful array of learning opportunities and play experiences that will help children in many developmental […]

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#BOOKREVIEW: Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma! by Sharon Giltrow and Dhwani Gosalia

  #Bookreview: Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!, Sharon Giltrow (author), Dhwani Gosalia (illus.), Dixi Books, September 2023. Blurb: Taking Grandma shopping can be tricky! She will dawdle to the bus, ask to push the trolley and plead for chocolate. But with cuddles, a few deep breaths and a piggy back ride, you and your grandma will […]

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Let’s Go for the WIN of Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!

It’s a Special In-Store Promotion to WIN Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma! Roll up to our ‘in-store’ promotion as we give away a FREE copy of the hilarious and heart-warming picture book, Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!, courtesy of Sharon Giltrow and Dixi Books! This delectably sweet and energetic role reversal story (with gorgeous illustrations by Dhwani […]

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Let’s Go On Tour with Sharon Giltrow and Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!

We’re so excited to welcome back funny and talented author and educator, Sharon Giltrow, with her third hilarious instalment in her role reversal picture book series. Following the success of Bedtime, Daddy! and Get Ready, Mama!, we are filling our trolleys with excitement for Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma! With aptly expressive, funny and tender illustrations […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Ashleigh Mounser on Blair Moon

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Ashleigh Mounser! It’s such a delight to welcome talented writer and author, Ashleigh Mounser, to the blog to talk about her very ‘cool’ and supremely funny new middle grade title, Blair Moon: How to be Cooler Than the Moon. From nursing home to primary school, Blair Moon is set to trade […]

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Pitch It! Workshop 2023 with James Layton and Dani Vee

Just Write For Kids Australia are thrilled to offer Australian writers of children’s books the opportunity to present their ‘knock-out’ pitches to publishers through the annual Pitch It! Competition!* This year will be the sixth year we have organised this popular competition, and due to last year’s popularity, we are also allowing participants the chance […]

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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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