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.
I have to admit I’m a fan of Beverly Cleary, and the Ramona books in particular. So much so that I named my firstborn after that irrepressible young character!
Short answer: No way! But you probably knew I was going to say that. We read for lots of reasons. Sometimes we want to be comforted or cheered up. We read to feel emotions or connect to an issue. We read to challenge ourselves and we read for the sheer …