Julie Hunt's The Coat a CBCA shortlisted picture book

Huge congratulations to Julie Hunt for the shortlisting of her wonderful picture book

                                           The Coat

The Coat   by Julie Hunt, illustrated by Ron Brooks

The Coat by Julie Hunt, illustrated by Ron Brooks

for the Picture Book of the Year, CBCA Awards 2013.

With beautiful illustrations by Ron Brooks.

The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight and stuffed full of straw and it was angry. 'What a waste of me!' it yelled.

Published by Allen and Unwin

isbn  9781741146059

Richly deserved!

Ships in the Field a 2013 CBCA Notable

Ships in the Field   by Susanne Gervay and Anna Pignataro

Ships in the Field by Susanne Gervay and Anna Pignataro

Congratulations to SCBWI members Anna Pignataro (illustrator) and Susanne Gervay (author), whose beautiful picture book

Ships in the Field

is a CBCA Notable Book, in both the Picture Book and Early Childhood categories!

published by Ford Street Publishing

isbn  97811921665233

A picture book with a message for all ages!

Susanne Gervay's picture book shortlisted for awards

  Ships in the Field     by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Ships in the Field  by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Anna Pignataro

by

Susanne Gervay

illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Our wonderful and incredibly hard working President of SCBWI Aust and NZ has done very well with this beautiful picture book! It has been 

  • Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2012 
  • Shortlisted for the Crystal Kite Awards 2013

Ships in the Field is a moving exploration of the migrant experience  The Canberra Times

Gloriously illustrated with delicate watercolours ... It's beautifully structured, allowing the historical details to inform the preciousness of the peaceful present  Sun Herald

Congratulations Susanne!

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!

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!

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!!