It was a privilege to contribute five annotations for this database of Australian Picture Books for Older Readers, collated by the NCACL.
My debut book, NOTHING ALIKE, is a lighthearted look at the serious topic of race, perception and stereotyping, and the phenomenon of #sorrywrongasian
There must have been something in the air last month. Three picture books about freckles came out on the same day, 8 March 2023! All with a different take, they would make a great display for a classroom or library, as a conversation starter about feeling different. Freckles By Catherine …
Check out the standout Australian middle grade fiction titles as chosen by emerging and early career creators (ie #LoveOzMG tragics!)
A list of Standout Picture Books from 2022, a chosen by emerging and early career creators (AKA picture book obsessed!)
Picture books are just what the doctor ordered ~ a format that even the most exhausted, ADHD-frazzled, tail-end-of-the-pandemic-years child, parent, or teacher can respond to. Condensed liquid sweetness mixed with something substantial to chew on. Like bubble tea, but nutritious It’s been a wonderful year for Australian picture books, but …
THE RABBIT’S MAGICIAN is a children’s book dealing with death. Discover how Shae Millward was inspired by the Law of Conservation of Energy. And how the picture book ended up as a reassuring and heart-warming meditation on love and loss.
The Oz edition was a hit. Now explore this list of Standout World (Ex-Oz) 2021 picture books, compiled by early career and emerging creators.
Join me as keynote speaker at the online Bibliotherapy Symposium hosted by SCBWI Australia New Zealand (QLD).
It can be hard to find a picture book about anxiety that appeals to kids and isn’t too much like a self-help manual. Go Away, Worry Monster! is highly recommended for anyone dealing personally or professionally with anxious kids.