Books for Our Planet

There’s nothing more important than our children’s future, and what’s the world without a thriving, flourishing and beautiful planet. To make a difference on this Earth, it starts with YOU. One person. One child. So, it is with delight that our children’s book industry has LOTS of empowering, stunning picture books to raise awareness and 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

The Quick Six Interview with Helen Castles on Scoop McLaren

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Helen Castles! It’s a pleasure to welcome children’s author, Helen Castles, to the blog! Helen is here to discuss her fun, captivating series for junior readers (and writers!), Scoop McLaren: Detective Editor, and in particular, the second title, Waves of Mystery. Keep your eyes open and pens ready to uncover more READ MORE

Encouraging Children to Love Nature by Robert Vescio

You’ll, too, be on a mission to discover all the secrets, wonder, beauty and surprises within this awe-inspiring book by the irrepressible, ever impressive, award-winning author, Robert Vescio, and with the stunningly wondrous and magical illustrations by Mel Armstrong – let’s get ‘Into the Wild’! If only for Robert Vescio, empowering his readers to open READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Leigh Hardingham on Three Dancing Frogs

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Leigh Hardingham! It’s a real honour to welcome singer-songwriter and children’s author to the blog – Leigh Hardingham! Leigh’s new release, Three Dancing Frogs, is a joyful celebration of the Australian bush, stunningly illustrated by the talented Patrick Shirvington. Let’s learn a little more about this lyrical dance of words and READ MORE

#BookReview and #AuthorInterview: In My Dreams with Stef Gemmill

#BookReview and #AuthorInterview In My Dreams, Stef Gemmill (author), Tanja Stephani (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: A child’s dream takes him on a fantastic journey as he sleeps at night. He finds fruit flavoured rainbows, makes mischief with monkeys, flies his dragon to faraway places and chases the night shadows away. An imaginative READ MORE

Show and Tell with Kaye Baillie

It’s been a big year for children’s author Kaye Baillie. She has recently released not one, but two picture books into the world! In this interview she tells us about her new books and shares with us a wealth of industry experience that spans years writing for the educational and trade market. Kaye has generously READ MORE

#BookReview: Boo Loves Books by Kaye Baillie and Tracie Grimwood

#BookReview Boo Loves Books, Kaye Baillie (author), Tracie Grimwood (illus.), New Frontier Publishing, May 2020. Blurb: Some dogs are shy and anxious, and so are some children. Can Boo and Phoebe turn their fears into a positive experience? A book that celebrates the joy of reading. Review: Boo Loves Books touched us so deeply we READ MORE

Mother’s Day Beauties 2020

Mother’s Day may look a little different this year, but no less filled with love, warmth and the joy our families bring to our hearts. Here are a few titles that are perfect for sharing with loved ones, swelling with comfort and spreading tingles in the most glorious of ways. Lola and Grandpa, Ashling Kwok READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Cori Brooke

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Cori Brooke! It is a great pleasure to have author Cori Brooke on the blog discussing her new picture book, Twelve Days of Kindness. A timely and important tale to remind us all of the value of friendship, family, togetherness, and of course, kindness. Thanks, Cori! 🙂 About the Author Cori READ MORE