Pitch It! Competition WINNERS and RUNNERS UP 2022

Just Write For Kids Australia’s fifth 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 2022

It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2022 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fabulous Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges. Although the standard across the board was phenomenal, with many entries READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2022

WOW! What a result! CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who tackled the enormity of writing a knock-out pitch for our 2022 Pitch It! Competition! And to elicit so much in only 150 words or less! The judges were all in agreeance – this year’s standard was extremely high; the pitches impressed with their well-crafted elements of intrigue, READ MORE

Book Reviews: Fun, Scary and a Little Bit Gross

Thought this was a Halloween post? Maybe, maybe not. Halloween is such a fun time of the year, isn’t it? Our Aussie children’s writers so cleverly tap into this market, whether their books are ‘Halloween-y’ or not. Anyway, here’s a playful post with a couple of fun, scary (or not) and a little bit gross READ MORE

Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures Teaching Notes

#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures is a fun new series from award-winning author Ellie Royce, with zesty illustrations by Mardi Davies, for junior readers aged five to seven that incorporate positive, true to life, stand-alone stories with themes of imagination, friendship, family and real-life challenges. The first title, How Does A Hat Save The READ MORE

Hats Off to Ellie Royce – Author Interview

#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It is with great pleasure to chat with award-winning author, Ellie Royce about her newest junior fiction series for younger readers, Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures, and how the journey has progressed. It’s an interesting one! Thanks for sharing, Ellie! 🙂 Ellie, congratulations on the release of your first delightful junior fiction chapter READ MORE

What’s with the Hats? Article by Ellie Royce

#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We just adore Avery – a unique character that brings sunshine wherever she goes! Thanks to author Ellie Royce for creating this feisty girl and the hat-tastic adventures she’s taking us on! So, let’s find out why hats play such a big role in this series… What’s with the hats in READ MORE

#BookReview: Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures 1 by Ellie Royce and Mardi Davies

#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures Book 1; How Does A Hat Save The Day?, Ellie Royce (author), Mardi Davies (illus.), We Are All Made of Stories, August 2022. Blurb: Avery knows hat are helpful. After all, she has forty nine of them in her collection! One hat helps her feel brave and READ MORE

How Hat-Tastic! A Chance to WIN Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures!

#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontour ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** What is your favourite kind of hat? Avery’s Hat-tastic Adventures; How Does a Hat Save the Day? encourages readers to put their thinking caps on with a fun, but very important, problem solving adventure that also involves sacrifice, strong beliefs, a sense of community, and of course, READ MORE

Join Ellie Royce on her Hat-Tastic New Adventure

#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Did you know that hats can have an effect on our moods, and even help alter our abilities in certain situations? Author Ellie Royce is at the top of her (writing) game with her fascination for hats in this brand new series for junior readers aged five to eight, brimming with READ MORE