#BookReview: Sass and Traz Save the Library by Michelle Worthington

#sassandtraz #savethelibrary #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Sass and Traz Save the Library, Michelle Worthington (author), Naomi Greaves (illus.), Daisy Lane Publishing, October 2021. Blurb: Sassafras and Alcatraz are twins who couldn’t be more different, except for the fact that they love their local library. The librarian, Ms Burns, tells them the library is going to be demolished READ MORE

Meeting the Creators Behind Blue Bucket Cousins

Picture book, short story and poetic writer, Marg Gibbs, always delights with her endearing, personable and engaging stories for young children, just like Jasper’s Jumbled Up Words, A Very Mapleton Christmas and The Post Office Pup. She has a knack for emanating joy, warmth and giggles that are found in real life adventures of the READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2021 Winners Announced!

Just Write For Kids Australia’s fourth Pitch It! Competition for Australian writers of children’s and young adult books was held 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 READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Shortlists 2021

It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2021 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fantastic Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges. The judges have noted the phenomenally high standard in pitch READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2021

First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took the leap and entered our 2021 Pitch It! Competition! The aim is to encourage writers to hone their pitches to a highly polished, well-crafted and submission-ready standard that would impress any children’s book publisher. In only 150 words or less, we gave you the challenge to deliver READ MORE

STEM Magic! Educational Fun for Marlow Brown

#marlowbrown #magicianinthemaking #bookcampaign #booksontourpr In Marlow Brown; Magician in the Making, Marlow tests out her skill and ability, persistence and resilience, when it comes to mastering the art (or science) of illusions! This show-stopping, hilarious tale by Kesta Fleming, combined with the energetic illustrations by Marjory Gardner, empowers readers to conjure up their own bag of READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2021

The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its fourth year, and the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are delighted to be able to offer a range of resources to help you on your publishing journey! Remember our competition pitch? It’s had a small upgrade… If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the READ MORE

Finding Motivation, Inspiration and Story Ideas by Kesta Fleming

#marlowbrown #magicianinthemaking #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Do authors ever struggle to come up with story ideas? Well, I can’t answer for others, but this one does! Do I like admitting that? Not at all! There’s this little voice within me that says: ‘You can’t be a proper author if you struggle to come up with ideas! You’re READ MORE

Talk about Magic! Interview with Kesta Fleming

#marlowbrown #magicianinthemaking #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We just love the tenacity of Marlow Brown, and the determination of her author, Kesta Fleming! It’s a pleasure to learn more about the journey of this character and Kesta’s marvellously spectacular series. Enjoy our interview! 🙂 Congratulations on the release of the second title in your Marlow Brown series; Magician READ MORE

#BookReview: Marlow Brown #2; Magician in the Making by Kesta Fleming

#marlowbrown #magicianinthemaking #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: Marlow Brown #2: Magician in the Making, Kesta Fleming (author), Marjory Gardner (illus.), Celapene Press, July 2021. Blurb: Marlow Brown dreams of becoming a top-class magician, but she has two problems: her special talent for creating chaos, and the fact that Dad won’t stop laughing… How can she show them, READ MORE