Nancy Bentley by Tracey Hawkins wins award

    Nancy Bentley    by Tracey Hawkins

Nancy Bentley by Tracey Hawkins

Nancy Bentley

by

Tracey Hawkins

Nancy Bentley is the heartwarming true tale of a 6 year old who was bitten by a snake at Port Arthur in 1920. There was no doctor and her father had to row her out to a naval vessel in the bay for treatment. No women allowed on board in those days, so she had to be inducted into the Royal Australian Navy. The rest is history!

Winner - ACT Writing and Publishing Award, Children's Section 2012

Shortlisted - Speech Pathology Aust Book of the Year Award 2012

Published by New Frontier Books 

isbn 9781921042812

A winner - congratulations Tracey!

Julie Nickerson's new Aussie Nibble

   Pippa's Perfect Picnic  by Julie Nickerson

Pippa's Perfect Picnic by Julie Nickerson

Pippa's Perfect Picnic

by

Julie Nickerson

Julie's third book in her delightful Pippa series for Penguin's Aussie Nibbles is Pippa's Perfect Picnic.

Pippa has invited her friends to a perfect spring picnic - and she knows that the secret to a perfect picnic is ... a perfect surprise!

Published by Penguin Books Australia

isbn 9780143307341

May there be many more - congrats Julie!

Clare Havens' Bella Street Mysteries finalists in the Woollahra Writers' Word Festival

  Doc Gutson's Revenge,  by Clare Havens

Doc Gutson's Revenge, by Clare Havens

Clare Havens'

Bella Street Mysteries, Doc Gutson's Revenge and The Secret Formula

were both finalists in the Woollahra Writers' Word Festival (2011 and 2012). 

  The Secret Formula  by Clare Havens

The Secret Formula by Clare Havens

New York gangsters and crims are quaking in their boots since the advent of Bella Street, a cool skateboarding champ and tech genius Felix Samson, a wannabe detective!

Both novels are available in ebook print format on Amazon  

Great stuff Clare!

Corinne Fenton's The Dog on the Tuckerbox released in paperback

  The Dog on the Tuckerbox by  Corinne Fenton

The Dog on the Tuckerbox by Corinne Fenton

The Dog on the Tuckerbox

by Corinne Fenton, illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, has recently been released in paperback.

The story of Lady and her unswerving loyalty to her master Bill, and of Australia's pioneers and the bullocks who worked the rough tracks. The Dog on the Tuckerbox was a CBCA Notable Book in 2009, was shortlisted in the ABIA Awards and was one of 20 Aussie picture books chosen for display at the Bologna Children's Bookfair, 2010.

Published by Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books

Congrats Corinne!

The Last Viking Wins Hoffman Award

 The Last Viking by Norman Jorgensen and James Foley

The Last Viking by Norman Jorgensen and James Foley

The Last Viking

by

Norman Jorgensen and James Foley

has won the prestigious

Hoffman Award,

presented to the highest ranked Australian work in the Younger Readers category of the West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards (WAYRBA)

Congratulations to Norman, James ... oh, and little Knut!!

JB Thomas in new Random House anthology

Stories For Seven Year Olds
Stories For Seven Year Olds

How the Crow's Feathers Turned Black

is the delightful title of

JB Thomas'

 short story published in the new anthology

Stories for Seven Year Olds

published by Random House,  isbn 9781742756622

Congrats JB on being included with such luminaries as Paul Jennings, Morris Gleitzman and Jacqueline Harvey!

Source: http://www.randomhouse.com.au

Warriors, by Krista Bell

 Warriors by Krista Bell

Warriors by Krista Bell

Krista Bell's

exciting new book is

Warriors

published by Windy Hollow Books, isbn 9781922081032.

Warriors tells the confronting and historically important story of the creation of the famous Terracotta Warriors of China, and their unbelievable chance discovery by famers some 2000 years later.

Fascinating - congrats Krista!

Source: http://www.kristabell.com