Katrina McKelvey and Kirrili Lonergan's new picture book


Congrats to SCBWI members Katrina McKelvey and Kirrili Lonergan on the publication of


Written by Katrina, illustrated by Kirrili

Published by EK Books

In hardback, for ages 4 - 8

A little girl hears her father mowing the lawn, thereby destroying her favourite flowers - the dandelions. She's just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back!
Fortunately, Dad has another idea ...

A debut picture book for Katrina. Both she and Kirrili are from Newcastle and worked together with the publisher.
Sounds and looks delightful - congrats again you two!


Yvonne Mes' new non-fiction title

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Congrats to Yvonne Mes on the publication of

Meet Sydney Nolan

Illustrated by Sandra Eterovic

Published by Random House Australia

in hardback, for ages 6+.

This is the latest non-fiction picture book in the Random House 'Meet' series.

Sidney Nolan is one of Australia's most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings.

Sure you've done him justice Yvonne!

Dimity Powell's new adventure story app

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Congrats to Dimity Powell, who is part of a team who have created an exciting new app:

Story City Gold Coast 2015

Co-created by Emily Craven, Ken Best and Jed Walters

Published by Emily Craven Story City in digital app
For YA+

Story City is a digital storytelling experience that puts you in the story. It combines fictional choose you own adventure style stories with physical locations, allowing the fantasy to become 'real'! The Story City app and adventures are FREE to download and enjoy.

Dimity is part of the Gold Coast team producing three distinct tales set around the city. Her story takes place in one of the most scenically stunning, epicurean epicentres of the northern Gold Coast.

What a great idea Dimity - sure it'll go brilliantly!