Jan Latta's Diary of a Wildlife Photographer

Congrats to Jan Latta on the launch of the wonderful

Diary of a Wildlife Photographer

       Diary of a Wildlife Photographer by  Jan Latta

   Diary of a Wildlife Photographer by Jan Latta

Published by True to Life Books

isbn 9780980872729

A journal of Jan's amazing adventures creating the True to Life Books series. She's travelled to Africa, India, Sri Lanka, China and Uganda to photograph endangered animals and write about their survival. 104 pages, over 300 stunning photographs. 

A must for school libraries! 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Edmonds' new picture book illustrations

Congrats to Andrea Edmonds for her wonderful illustrations for Ed Allen's new preschool picture book

10 Silly Wombats

A funny counting book, featuring ten colourful wombat friends who start their day getting on a bus. As the day unfolds they have silly adventures including  going down a waterside, swinging very high and driving racing cars! There are also hidden numbers to find. 

    10 Silly Wombats    by Andrea Edmond

 10 Silly Wombats by Andrea Edmond

Published by Scholastic Australia 

isbn 9781742836386 

 Looks heaps of fun!

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!

Dawn Meredith's new book on Bradman

Congrats to Dawn Meredith on her new title

Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman    by Dawn Meredith

Sir Donald Bradman  by Dawn Meredith

Australian Champion Cricketer

  With carefully researched facts and rare photographs, this is an excellent reference book for school projects and for people learning to read and write English - no matter how old they are. Written with high interest, low vocabulary in mind, the simple language and layout makes it perfect for reluctant readers in primary and lower secondary.

Available from Amazon in ebook or paperback. 

 Well done Dawn - should be a winner!

 

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! 

Chris Cheng's two latest ...

   Python   by Chris Cheng, illustrated by Mark Jackson        

Python by Chris Cheng, illustrated by Mark Jackson  

Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations     by Chris Cheng and Linsay Knight

Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations by Chris Cheng and Linsay Knight

Chris Cheng has joined the flood of double releases with

Python

illustrated by Mark Jackson

Published by Walker Books Australia

isbn  9781921529603

It's morning in the bush. Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter. She warms her head and smells the air with her forked tongue. Python is a beautiful snake, but also dangerous - and she is looking for a meal.

and

Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

written with Linsay Knight in conduction with the Power House Museum, for age 10+

published by Random House Australia

isbn  9781742755649

A comprehensive guide to the above, as well as their amazing creators. Full of facts, photos and fun surprises for curious kids and grown-ups alike.

Looks fascinating - congrats Chris!

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!

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!

Sophie Masson's tips of the trade ...

BY THE BOOK

Tips of the trade for writers

is Sophie Masson's new book of advice for writers of children's books.

E-book only, in Epub and mobi formats

isbn  978 0 9873224 2 5

This well known author for young people shares her many years of experience in authorship, with practical and entertaining tips on the craft, business and inspirations for writing. For 15 years through to adult.

Lots of food for thought here - congratulations Sophie!

 

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!

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!

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!