Jill Carter-Hansen illustrates Bearly There

Congrats to Jill Carter-Hansen for her gorgeous illustrations for

Bearly There

written by Aleesah Darlison

Bearly There, by Aleesah Darlison,  illustrated by Jill Carter-Hansen  

Published by Windy Hollow Books

isbn  9781922081056 

Blake resists family criticism of his favourite toy, the well worn Bearly. A superior, arrogant replacement bear appears, hatching plots to replace the bedraggled Bearly in Blake's affections. This is a story of loyalty and the negotiations involved in true friendship.  

 Sounds wonderful!

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Thomason's Moonrunner Trilogy on Kindle

Moonrunner's Spirit    by  Mark Thomason     

Moonrunner's Spirit by Mark Thomason   

Mark Thomason's popular

Moonrunner series

is now available on Amazon Kindle. 

Moonrunner  by  Mark Thomason

Moonrunner by Mark Thomason

The trilogy consists of  

Moonrunner 

The unbreakable bond between a determined boy and a wild brumby stallion in 1895 gold rush Australia 

Moonrunner's Spirit

 The final battle between Moonrunner and a black panther, and a race to save a grandfather

   

 

 

 

Moonrunner's Shadow

A boy and a young horse growing up together and Casey trying to be a man

 

Moonrunner's Shadow  by  Mark Thomason

Moonrunner's Shadow by Mark Thomason

Congrats Mark!

New story from Wai Ping Chim

         Chook Chook: Little and Lo in the City      by  Wai Ping Chim

   Chook Chook: Little and Lo in the City by Wai Ping Chim

Wai Ping Chim's new junior novel is

Chook Chook: Little and Lo in the City

With Little and Lo now an accepted part of the family, Mei's happier than ever. That is until Ma decides to marry the one-eyed butcher. Now Mei has to contend with a new dad, a new brother and new pets. A story of family, friendship and belonging. 

Published by University of Queensland Press 

isbn 9780702249754 

 For  independent readers ages 7/8+

Congrats Wai! 

New YA e-book for Lorraine Orman

Touchstone  by  Lorraine Ormon

Touchstone by Lorraine Ormon

Lorraine Orman's new e-book is

Touchstone

for ages 13 - 16

Published by Ashmore Books

isbn 978-0-473-23973-2 (Kindle)

        978-0-473-23972-5 (epub)

Available on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, etc

Skye travels to the remote West Coast of New Zealand hoping to find the answer to a family secret. But she becomes ensnared in a bigger web of lies. Does she have the courage to do the right thing?

Sounds intriguing - congrats Lorraine!

Julie Hunt's new fantasy adventure

Song for a Scarlet Runner  , by Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt's new novel for 9 - 12 year olds

Song for a Scarlet Runner

is already receiving rave reviews!

Published by Allen and Unwin

isbn  9781743313589

'A gripping tale ... Both magical and superbly true, this new world draws us into universal struggles of survival, loyalty and freedom, as secrets build and break around us like weather.'  Anna Fienberg

Congratulations Julie!

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!

Two new novels for Sherryl Clark

Congrats to Sherryl Clark, who has two new novels out:

The Littlest Pirate and the Stinky Ship

published by Penguin books (Nibbles series) for 5 - 8 year olds

paperback isbn 9780143306627

eBook isbn 9781742538099

The Littlest Pirate, Nicholas Nosh, and his crew have been taken prisoner on board Captain Stinker's smelly ship! Is there a way to rescue them all? 

plus

Runaways

also published by Penguin, a verse novel for 10 - 14 year olds

Paperback isbn  9780143307150

Cassie and her brother Jack are on the run from the past, from the future and from their failure of a family. But where can they go? And can you ever really run away?

Two new picture books for Sally Odgers

Bushland Lullaby   by Sally Odgers

Bushland Lullaby by Sally Odgers

  The Way of the Drago  n by Sally Odgers

The Way of the Dragon by Sally Odgers

Sally Odgers has certainly been busy, with two new picture books out:

Bushland Lullaby

published by Scholastic Australia

isbn 139781742831770

One by one, the bush babies go to sleep in their own environments. Each scene is described in rhyming couplets following animals as diverse as crocodiles and wallabies. The story ends with a human child.

and

The Way of the Dragon

published by Blake

  

isbn 9781741647648

Didymous Drake is fed up with humans. Denzil has been kicked out for setting fire to Dame Cooch's bed. Simpkins Smidgeon feels neglected by his big brothers. Whenn these 3 characters meet the dust is going to fly ... literally.

Wow - congrats Sally!

New younger readers' title for Meredith Costain

Congrats to Meredith Costain

on the publication of her new primary school age novel

Disaster Chef

Published by Walker Books Australia

isbn  9781921977794

Disaster Chef   by Meredith Costain

Disaster Chef by Meredith Costain

Ollie's a footy champ, not a chef. When his brother Julian makes it onto a kids' cooking show, Ollie's world turns into a recipe for disaster. Will Ollie be able to survive on the sidelines?  

Sounds fun, and very topical!

New picture book illustrated by Annie White

Annie White

is the illustrator of a delightful new picture book

Grumpy Grandpa

written by Kate Forsyth

Published by Scholastic Australia

isbn  9781742831756

            Grumpy Grandpa  , illustrated by Annie White, written by Kate Forsyth

Grumpy Grandpa, illustrated by Annie White, written by Kate Forsyth

A humorous and gentle story told in rhyme, following a little girl as she visits her grandpa and discovers that people are never quite what they seem.

Congrats Annie!

Sophie Masson's new YA thriller/romance

Scarlet in the Snow   by Sophie Masson

Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

is

Sophie Masson's

new YA romance, based on the Russian version of Beauty and the Beast.

A deserted mansion. Empty picture frames. A perfect red rose in a snowy garden. There is rich and powerful magic here, and a mystery to unravel. 

Published by Random House Australia

isbn  9781742758152

Should be a hit - congratulations Sophie!

Hazel Edwards' new junior mystery e-series

Hazel Edwards' new e-series starring

Sleuth Astrid

The two   Sleuth Astrid  e-books   , by  Hazel Edwards , illustrated by Jane Connory

The two  Sleuth Astrid e-books, by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Jane Connory

contains 2 (so far) titles:

The Mind-Reading Chook

the Magician has lost his sense of humour - Sleuth Astrid must find it before the 3 pm show

The Lost Voice of the Grand Final

Sleuth Astrid has to find the Voice of the Coach before the Saturday Grand Final

illustrated and designed by Jane Connory

Sleuth Astrid is a hi-tech chook who rides a Harley-Davidson motorbike and solves mysteries.

E-book only, available only on author website. Isbn  9780987157539

Sounds wonderful - congratulations Hazel!

Hazel Edwards' vintage picture book becomes app

   Feymouse    by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Kilmeny Niland

Feymouse  by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Kilmeny Niland

Feymouse

by

Hazel Edwards

illustrated by Kilmeny Niland

has been given a whole new lease of life as a picture book app.

Fey is a large and clumsy cat born into a family of highly talented mice. This delightful story is about coping sucessfully with being different. Author's voice narrating, or read your own.

Available from iTunes directly.

Congratulations Hazel!

Another Ghost Club for Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela's latest addition to her Ghost Club series is

Ghost Club Part 3: A Transylvanian Tale

After dealing with a haunted castle and ridding their school of its very own pesky paranormal, Ghost Catchers Angeline and Edgar Usher are off to the Annual Ghost Club Convention and this year it's in Transylvania, home of the infamous Count Dracula.

published Random House Australia

isbn 9781742758534

Yet another wonderful spooky tale from this year's recipient of

The Maurice Saxby Award for Services to Children's Literature

Double congrats Deb!!

Ben Taylor's new picture book app

Danny Dimple Dares to Dream

Danny Dimple Dares to Dream

Danny Dimple Dares to Dream

is

Ben Taylor's new picture book app.

As Danny ventures into the backyard to practise his soccer, he dreams about becoming a famous soccer star. Dreams so often happen in the backyard - this is where things get really exciting!

Self published under BTC Enterprises Pty Ltd - iOS platform for iPad from iTunes App Store

Youtube

Sounds perfect for a picture book app - congrats Ben!

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!

New YA novel for Felicity Pulman

A Ring Through Time  by Felicity Pulman

A Ring Through Time by Felicity Pulman

A Ring Through Time

by

Felicity Pulman

Award - winning Felicity Pulman's new YA novel A Ring Through Time has just come out. It's a ghostly romance set on idyllic Norfolk Island, with a flashback to its brutal convict past and a pair of star-crossed lovers who will a haunt the future unless Allie can solve a family mystery. 

Published by Harper Collins Australia

isbn 9780732294885

Sounds gripping - congrats Felicity!

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!

Ned Kelly's Secret, by Sophie Masson

Ned Kelly's Secret by Sophie Masson

Ned Kelly's Secret by Sophie Masson

Sophie Masson's

fourth production!! for 2012 is

Ned Kelly's Secret

Harper Collins  isbn 9781742830322    

A boy with a dark and dangerous secret - he's 15 year old Ned Kelly! An exciting adventure story for readers 9 - 13.

Congrats Sophie on your truly amazing and inspiring output!