I've just finished reading 'The Family with Two Front Doors' by Anna Ciddor, a story which absolutely captivated me and took me back to my pre-teen years when I went through a stage of reading...

It is my very great pleasure and immense honour, to introduce you today to Will Kostakis. Will is without a doubt one of my favourite YA authors of the last few years and he...

Click on cover to pre-order for March 1st release. Hattie and Mama are preparing for Dad’s party. Everything’s going well, until it’s time for Hattie’s afternoon nap. Hattie’s not even sleepy! But Mama looks tired....

  The fabulous new 'Squishy Taylor' series for young independent readers has sophisticated writing and engaging storylines which will resonate with young people. They are books which I hope will end up in the hands of many,...

I have loved the work of Emma Quay ever since 'Bear and Chook' (written by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Emma Quay) first landed in my library. It was pretty much love at first sight...

The launch of Natalie's latest book (with illustrator Cheryl Orsini), 'The Fairy Dancers' was one of the lovliest launches we have attended in quite some time - more here. Young attendees were given the...

Book People: Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard (Netball Gems) Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard are sisters who have been involved in all aspects of netball in Australia for many years. They have played at A-grade...

Book People: Janeen Brian I have long loved the work of Janeen Brian and can never quite believe how diverse her writing style is. I often double check covers to see it really is Janeen's name...

Terrible Lizards Book Party Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) coordinator extraordinaire, Jenny Stubbs, saw the 'book party' concept when she was touring children's literature festivals in the UK a few years ago now....and I kind of,...

How to Host a Ninja Book Party! I've had an afternoon full of ninja moves, ninja illustrations and general ninja chit chat, at the Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) Ninja Book Party. Enormous thanks to...