Picture It! Anthology Competition Winners 2023
Picture It! Anthology 2023
Just Write For Kids Australia’s first Picture It! Anthology Competition for local artists and illustrators of children’s books was held throughout June and July (and some of August!) as an initiative to raise the profiles of our wonderful illustrators and creatives, to raise donations for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, and to produce a stunning anthology […]
#CourseReview: School Visits 101 by Adam Wallace
Author-illustrators! Would you like to be a part of a wildly wonderful and beautifully-crafted anthology that encapsulates the complete joy of our land… and gives back to the community? We’re looking to view Australia through a colourful lens of diversity – from our stunning landscapes to our iconic parts of nature, a unified community of […]
Adam Wallace Shares all of his Awesomeness in this Interview!
#kidsbookcreatorcapital #shortcourses #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #CourseReview: School Visits 101, Adam Wallace (author, creator, presenter), Kid’s Book Creator Capital, 2020. You may have seen posts with kids’ creators visiting schools recently (live or virtually), particularly with Book Week running all over the country. You may very well have been one of those authors or illustrators out there […]
What’s Your 2020 Vision?
#kidsbookcreatorcapital #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Yes, Adam, you have calibre – high calibre, in fact. And we are super excited that you are here sharing your highly skilled and knowledgeable authorly insights on what you have learned through your 20+ years of experience as a full time writer and school presenter. Readers, you’ll soak up everything Adam […]
All the Buzz about Children’s Books by Dianne Bates
Welcome to 2020, book lovers! We’re kicking off the new year with a challenge to plan ahead for a year full of success and personal achievements. You may have already figured out your goals, or at least had a fleeting thought about them! We thought we’d help break down the many aspects to being a […]
Aura Parker – Sprouting Wings PART 2
Guest Post by Dianne Bates It’s a new year. Time to plan your goals and schedule your bookish events. Get yourself well-immersed in the industry and keep abreast of all the current news. For anyone involved in the Australian children’s book world, one service you might consider is subscribing to the popular Buzz Words online […]
Reinventing the Look: Our First Illustrator Competition!
In part two of this interview, author/illustrator Aura Parker speaks about her upcoming books, her agent, engaging kids with books and her top tips for those wanting to squeeze into the industry. Read or refresh you memory of Part 1 here. Cocoon is coming out this November, what can you tell us about this book? […]
Review: The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection
Just Write For Kids is very excited to announce the very first illustrator competition; Reinventing the Look! We know just how lucky and blessed we are to be in the presence of so many amazingly talented Australian children’s book illustrators. And with Just Write For Kids now in its fifth year, it’s time to call […]
Picture Book Review: The Catawampus Cat
The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection, individual authors and illustrators, compiled by Georgie Donaghey, Creative Kids Tales, October 2017. You’ll find a marvellous collection of short stories and poems in this multi-faceted mix derived from forty emerging authors and illustrators under the Creative Kids Tales association. Founder, Georgie Donaghey, has neatly packaged this anthology with […]
The Catawampus Cat, Jason Carter Eaton (author), Gus Gordon (illus.), Penguin Random House, 2017 When I first received this delightful picture book I thought the author, Jason Carter Eaton, had made up the word “catawampus” to suit the story’s feline character, and to have some fun. While fun definitely is had in a reading of […]