Pitch It! Workshop

Just Write For Kids Australia are thrilled to offer Australian writers of children’s and young adult books the opportunity to present their ‘knock-out’ pitches to publishers through the annual Pitch It! Competition!* This year will be the fifth year we have organised this popular competition, and for the first time we are also allowing participants READ MORE

Imagine Our Special Place Educational Activities

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Imagine Our Special Place is an uplifting and joyful story that celebrates life through the difficulties of adversity. With themes of sparking the imagination and special relationships, this picture book is glowing with emotion. Stemming from her own losses, author Kelly Louise Jarris, together with illustrator Sandunika Dissanayake, have brought a softness READ MORE

The Power of a Vivid Imagination in Children by Kelly Louise Jarris

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Hold on to those precious moments where young children’s imaginations soar. Their sense of freedom to be creative and care-free with their imaginations is an important life skill. We love how Kelly Louise Jarris describes the power of that wonder and excitement, and how her books help to harness those mindful moments. READ MORE

#BookReview: Imagine Our Special Place by Kelly Louise Jarris and Sandunika Dissanayake

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour #BookReview: Imagine Our Special Place, Kelly Louise Jarris (author), Sandunika Dissanayake (illus.), InHouse Publishing, July 2022. Blurb: Sophie is unwell and has to go to the hospital a lot. This enchanting story is about two sisters that go on a magical journey. It touches on celebrating life and all its precious moments. READ MORE

Strength and Gratitude: Kelly Louise Jarris Talks about her Special Place

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Kelly Louise Jarris provides comfort for families in times of adversity, with the notion that special places can be imagined and special bonds can live on forever. Thanks to the gift that is her beautiful picture book, Imagine Our Special Place. Thanks to Kelly for answering our questions about this personal story. READ MORE

An Inspiring Journey: Guest Post by Kelly Louise Jarris

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour Special thanks to author, Kelly Louise Jarris, for sharing her personal story about the losses of her sister and father; the inspirations she admired and reasons for writing Imagine Our Special Place. Our hearts are with you x Imagine Our Special Place stems from spending time with my sister and dad during READ MORE

Imagine WINNING Special Books by Kelly Louise Jarris!

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontour ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Where is your most wonderful, special place? Both Imagine Our Special Place and Wonderful Wishes take readers to imaginative places and on special adventures where dreams can be made. Author Kelly Louise Jarris uplifts and empowers her audience with the power and hope to overcome challenges and adversity, READ MORE

A Special Introduction: Kelly Louise Jarris

#imagineourspecialplace #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Imagine your happiest place, anywhere in or around the world. Imagine spending all your precious moments there with your nearest and dearest. Author Kelly Louise Jarris touches her readers with this notion of peace, of treasuring conversations and of utilising the imagination to empower hope and comfort to those in need. Both READ MORE

Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!

We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 Shortlists Announced!

Last week we announced the longlists for the 2020 Pitch It! Competition, and well, that was exciting enough! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING with excitement to find out which of our fabulous Pitch It! entries made the shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges – please expect READ MORE