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!

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!

Romy's Garden Adventures was Amazon's No. 1 downloaded children’s book

Romy's Garden Adventures by SCBWI member Rob Towner

Romy's Garden Adventures by SCBWI member Rob Towner

Rob Towner SCBWI member from Newcastle and digital communication expert's picture book - Romy's Garden Adventures: Christmas City was Amazon's No. 1 downloaded children’s book and in the top 100 books of any genre in December - fabulous!

Read more about Rob and self publishing in this write up in The Age.

The success of the book happened overnight. Rob even wrote a small article on it himself, including reviews and support he received in such a short period:

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