Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2021

First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took the leap and entered our 2021 Pitch It! Competition! The aim is to encourage writers to hone their pitches to a highly polished, well-crafted and submission-ready standard that would impress any children’s book publisher. In only 150 words or less, we gave you the challenge to deliver READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2021

The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its fourth year, and the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are delighted to be able to offer a range of resources to help you on your publishing journey! Remember our competition pitch? It’s had a small upgrade… If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Tabitha Page and I’m a Type One Kid

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Tabitha Page! We are delighted to welcome advocate for children’s literacy and health, Tabitha Page to the blog to discuss the latest picture book in her wonderful collection, I’m a Type One Kid! This eye-opening and valuable story empowers and supports readers to understand some of the complexities of living with READ MORE

Accessing Stories – Interview with Michelle Worthington

#thewindandthemouse #themousenandtheegg #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We love learning about the back story, rewards and challenges with what goes with producing new books. We’re delighted to have a chat with international award-winning author, Michelle Worthington about her latest releases in The Willing Kids Program; The Wind and the Mouse and The Mouse and the Egg! Thanks, Michelle! 🙂 READ MORE

Share Your Story for a Chance to WIN the Mouse Books!

#thewindandthemouse #themousenandtheegg #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Share your story for your CHANCE to WIN!  The Wind and the Mouse and The Mouse and the Egg are sweet, fun and gentle sensory friendly stories of Mouse and her growth in independence and resilience, shared in both picture book and animated video formats. For your CHANCE to WIN a copy of BOTH of these adorable picture READ MORE

Inspiration in a Flash of Rainbow Colours – Article by Grace Nolan

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This, the epiphany of when inspiration strikes – author and educator, Grace Nolan, sparks our interest with her story behind the stories of the lively, bouncy and cheeky new series for younger children, One to Ten and Back Again. Thank you, Grace! 🙂 A Flash of Rainbow Colours The One to Ten READ MORE

#BookReview: Ten Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

#onetotenandbackagain #tennaughtynumbats #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview One to Ten and Back Again #1: Ten Naughty Numbats, Grace Nolan (author), Nancy Bevington (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, February 2021. Blurb (from the publisher’s website): About the Series Fun and learning go together in this beautifully presented counting series One to Ten and Back Again. Packed with imaginative rhyming text READ MORE

Kid’s Book Creator Capital by Adam Wallace Giveaway Announcement… and a Bit of Homework!

#kidsbookcreatorcapital #shortcourses #bookcampaign #booksontourpr If you’re about to book in for Adam Wallace’s self-paced, instructional, informative… AND HUGELY ENGAGING AND ENERGISING short courses, then there are a few things you will need to be prepared for. So, before we tell you who will be granted FREE ACCESS, let’s do some internal soul searching… Think about READ MORE

Writing Books and Verityville Folk: Interview with Elizabeth Mary Cummings

#verityville #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We’re heading down to Verityville to find out more about the characters and their delightful, passionate and talented author, Elizabeth Mary Cummings. We recently celebrated the release of Elizabeth’s new picture book, Rain Shaker, which you can revisit here. Writing from a child’s perspective, Elizabeth takes on a fresh way of seeing READ MORE

Character Q and A with Ad from Feathers

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Today’s interview is a special one! We are talking with the young boy, Ad, from Feathers, who shares his inner thoughts and feelings with us on his grief and coping strategies to deal with the loss of his Mum. Thanks for being so open with us, Ad!  It’s a pleasure to READ MORE