The Quick Six Interview with Crystal Corocher on Giovanni
The Quick Six Interview with Sally Soweol Han on Nightsong
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Crystal Corocher! It is with great delight to have the amazing Crystal Corocher here to share her remarkable story; Giovanni – a true tale of the incredible voyage on the SS India; a dangerous expedition that saw eager Italian families endure the intrepid journey across the seas to a new colony, […]
#BOOKREVIEW: Jack’s Best Day Ever! by Gabrielle Bassett and Annabelle Hale
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Sally Soweol Han! It’s such a pleasure to welcome CBCA Award-Winning New Illustrator (2023), Sally Soweol Han to our blog to share her beautiful, joyous new picture book, Nightsong. This gorgeous, rhythmic melody of nighttime sounds in a story of a curious, wandering boy in the midst of nature, is a […]
#BOOKREVIEW: The Garden at the End of the World by Cassy Polimeni and Briony Stewart
#BookReview: Jack’s Best Day Ever!, Gabrielle Bassett (author), Annabelle Hale (illus.), Woodslane Press, May 2023. Blurb: Jack loves anything that zooms, digs and races. But Jack doesn’t like change and he only ever wants to eat peanut butter sandwiches! This heartwarming story of friendship explores how it feels to be neurodivergent and introduces children to […]
Picture It! Anthology Competition Winners 2023
#BookReview: The Garden at the End of the World, Cassy Polimeni (author), Briony Stewart (illus.), UQP, April 2023. Blurb: At the end of the world is an island covered in ice. On the island is a mountain. Inside the mountain is a vault. And inside the vault are millions of seeds. When Isla makes a […]
It’s the BEST Day to WIN Jack’s Best Day Ever!
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 […]
It’s the Best Day to Talk with Gabrielle Bassett
‘I wanted to show the main character, Jack, as the loving, friendly and helpful boy that he is.’ – Gabrielle Bassett. Jack’s Best Day Ever! celebrates a joyous, unconditional friendship between Jack and Poh as they, each with their own neurodiversity and disability, triumph with bravery and simply enjoy the fun times they have together. Taking […]
The Quick Six Interview with Vikki Marmaras on I Spy Treasure
We’re thrilled to see Gabrielle Bassett back at Just Write For Kids with her heartwarming debut picture book, Jack’s Best Day Ever! Gabrielle is here to share her inspiration – her amazing son – and her writing journey about her diverse and inclusive picture book that is absolutely bounding with energy, heart and triumph. Combined with vibrant illustrations […]
The Quick Six Interview with Neridah McMullin on Eat My Dust!
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Vikki Marmaras! Who doesn’t love a game of ‘I Spy’, a snarky pirate and a sparkly-kind-of-mystery?! On top of that, a high-seas adventure story with a fun environmental focus on the joys and benefits of upcycling to save our planet! This ‘charming’ new picture book, I Spy Treasure, spoils its readers […]
The Quick Six Interview with Gabrielle Bassett on Jack’s Best Day Ever!
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Neridah McMullin! What a thrill! Award-winning children’s author Neridah McMullin takes us on a wild ride with two brazen ladies from Australian history. EAT MY DUST! is an exciting hurl across the Nullabor with pioneering female motorists, Jean Robertson and Kathleen Howell in 1928. Lucia Masciullo‘s dashing illustrations steer you into […]
Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Gabrielle Bassett! We’re so excited to welcome author, scientist and mum, Gabrielle Bassett to Just Write For Kids with her debut picture book, Jack’s Best Day Ever! Here is a book roaring with energy, bursting with heart and leaping with triumphant moments as two friends, each with their own neurodiversity and […]