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!

 

 

 

 

 

Jaquelyn Muller's new picture book

Congrats to Jaquelyn Muller on the publication of

I Love You 5 Lollipops

illustrated by Kathryn Zemmel

   I Love You 5 Lollipops  by  Jaquelyn Muller    

 I Love You 5 Lollipops by Jaquelyn Muller 

Elizabeth Rose has an unusual family. When they aren't spinning, twirling, parading or flying, she loves to spend time with each of them in her own special way. Through her colourful (and sometimes scrumptious) imagination, Elizabeth Rose reminds us that all love is important, regardless of whether it barks, tastes buttery sweet or comes topped on a stick! 

 For ages 0 - 5

isbn 9780646591490

Available on Amazon

Great stuff Jaquelyn! 

 

 

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!

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!

Anna Pignataro's two new titles

Forever   by Anna Pignataro

Forever by Anna Pignataro

Everyone seems to be producing in pairs!

Anna Pignataro's new picture books are:

Forever

published in hardback by Scholastic, for preschoolers and stage 1

isbn 9781742830711

It's also being released this year in the US (Cartwheel Books) as Mama, Will I Be Yours Forever?

The world is full of many changes - from egg to chick, river to sea, day to night. But no matter what, Mamma's love for Oli endures forever. A timeless story to read together with your little bear.

and also:

Princess and Fairy Enchanting Carnival.

also published by Scholastic in hardback

isbn  9781742833200

A charming look-and-find picture book, the sixth in the Princess and Fairy series, with detailed spreads and rhyming lyrical text. The most exciting things may be found where you least expect.

Congrats Anna!

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!

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!

Hey Baby by Corinne Fenton now a board book

Congrats to Corinne Fenton!

     Hey Baby   by Corinne Fenton

Hey Baby by Corinne Fenton

her very successful

Hey Baby!

has now been released as a board book.

Published by Walker Books Australia

isbn 9781922179173

For babies and tiny tots. Never doubt just how special you are. A love letter to baby, with 53 beautiful photos.   

                                                                               

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!

New picture book for Susanne Gervay

Susanne Gervay's beautiful new picture book is

Gracie and Josh   by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Serena Geddes

Gracie and Josh by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Serena Geddes

Gracie and Josh

illustrated by Serena Geddes

It isn't often - if ever - that a picture book has the power to bring a lump to my throat ... it's not a story about fighting a life-threatening disease; it's ... about life and living ... this is profound.  Jenny Mountfield

published by Ford Street Publishing 

isbn 9 781921 665844 hard back

isbn 9 781921 665851 paperback

Congrats to our wonderful SCBWI Aust/NZ President!

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!

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!!