This is Not Art

October 2, 2014

Writing for Kids

Children's books come in all shapes and sizes and are an art unto themselves. From picture books to YA novels, come get the low down on how to write for kids. Supported by SA Writers' Centre.


Raelke Grimmer

Sponsored by SA Writers Centre

Raelke is a YA and children’s writer from Adelaide. Her first YA novel, Sleepwalking, was published in 2013 by US publisher, and her picture book What in the World? was published in 2010. She is a regular contributor to Lip Magazine. ...

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Wai Chim

Wai Chim is the author of the 'Chook Chook' series published by the University of Queensland Press. She started her first book about a 'daddy chicken' at age five; it came to three pages. It only took twenty years to write the rest!

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Davina Bell

Davina Bell has been published in various journals and anthologies, including Best Australian Stories. She is one of the founding editors of harvest, and in 2012 her first novels for children were published as part of the Our Australian Girl series (Penguin

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Melissa Kiel

Melissa Kiel is an award winning young adult novelist who grew up in Melbourne. Her first book, Life in Outer space, earned Melissa the Ena Noël Encouragement Award from IBBY Australia. She now works as a children’s book editor, and spends her free time ...

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