The Impact of an Indigenous Literacy Foundation Initiative by David Lawrence

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a national charity that works, through the support of the community, to provide reading and literacy opportunities for children and families in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Their goals are to provide culturally relevant books, including early learning board books, resources, and programs to support Communities to create […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Jeanette Stampone

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Jeanette Stampone! Today we’re thrilled to have passionate author and up-and-coming illustrator extraordinaire, Jeanette Stampone on the blog! Jeanette is the author of Shadow and the Girl and soon-to-be-released The Dragon Guest Handbook, as well as one of our contributors in Our Australian HeART. Her piece, After […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Carla Hoffenberg

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Carla Hoffenberg! It’s exciting to continue our new series with amazing kidlit illustrators and author-illustrators. It is with great pleasure to introduce the talented Carla Hoffenberg to the blog to talk about her illustration journey and inspirations, as well as her illustrated titles including Little Shark Lulu […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Rachael Robertson

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Rachael Robertson! We are excited to begin a new series on the blog featuring fantastic illustrators and author-illustrators in the children’s book world. It is a privilege to introduce our first up-and-coming superstar, now with several titles to her name including the awesome My Amazing Animal Alphabet […]

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Picture It! Anthology Competition Winners 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 […]

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