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 Quick Six Interview with Maura Pierlot on Alphabetter

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Maura Pierlot! Our ultimate aim is to raise our younger generation to act with kindness, compassion and inclusivity. It has never been more important for us to value life, to act as moral and ethical citizens, and to care deeply about the future of humanity and the world we live in. […]

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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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Pitch It! Competition 2023 WINNERS Announcement

Just Write For Kids Australia’s sixth Pitch It! Competition for Australian writers of children’s and young adult books was held throughout September this year. The aim was to craft a manuscript pitch to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed […]

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A Buzzi-licious Interview with the Inimitable Mr Sean E Avery

As a long-time fan of Sean E Avery‘s, I’m buzzing with glee to have the opportunity to get the inside scoop on what makes him tick (or sting?!). He quickly shot to kidlit stardom with the success of his first picture book, All Monkeys Love Bananas, then went on to win awards for his edgy, […]

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Pitch It! Competition 2023 SHORTLISTS Announcement

It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2023 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, it’s such an absolute THRILL to reveal the fabulous Pitch It! SHORTLISTS! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges. The following pitches stood out to the judges for their high level of intrigue, […]

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Pitch It! Competition 2023 Longlists Announcement

Every year I say it, but WOW! What fantastic entries! The standard just improves year upon year. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who put their best pitches forward for our 2023 Pitch It! Competition! Submissions were well-crafted with elements of intrigue, voice and professionalism. There was a wide range of topical and interesting concepts that obviously deliberately […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Pamela Jones on Ayla’s Christmas Wish

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Pamela Jones! It’s such a delight to welcome children’s author, poet and podcaster, Pamela Jones here today to share her beautiful, sweet and nostalgic debut picture book, Ayla’s Christmas Wish. In creating this story, Pamela was inspired by the hay bale art in towns across Australia, from Tarrington in Victoria’s West […]

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Let’s Learn and Play with ‘Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!’

Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma! is a funny role-reversal tale of a stubborn grandma on her shopping trip with her ever-so-patient and independent young granddaughter. Besides the pure entertainment factor, this book by Sharon Giltrow and Dhwani Gosalia also creates a wonderful array of learning opportunities and play experiences that will help children in many developmental […]

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#BOOKREVIEW: Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma! by Sharon Giltrow and Dhwani Gosalia

  #Bookreview: Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!, Sharon Giltrow (author), Dhwani Gosalia (illus.), Dixi Books, September 2023. Blurb: Taking Grandma shopping can be tricky! She will dawdle to the bus, ask to push the trolley and plead for chocolate. But with cuddles, a few deep breaths and a piggy back ride, you and your grandma will […]

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