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!

 

 

 

 

 

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! 

Felicity Pulman's new book on penguins

The Little Penguins of Manly Wharf         by   Felicity Pulman , with photos by David Jenkins.    

The Little Penguins of Manly Wharf    by  Felicity Pulman, with photos by David Jenkins.

 

Felicity Pulman's new non fiction book is

The Little Penguins of Manly Wharf

 

With beautiful photographs by David Jenkins and designed by Cath of Catfish Creations, all proceeds of this delightful and informative book go to the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. It tells the stories and real life adventures of the cute fairy penguins who nest under Manly Wharf, part of the only mainland colony found in Australia. 

isbn 9780987570802 

RRP $24.95 - all proceeds going to the care and preservation of the colony.

Enquiries and distribution: Melanie Tyas of NPWS: mel.tyas@environment.nsw.gov.au 

or Felicity: felicity@felicitypulman.com.au 

Congrats Felicity - a  wonderful contribution! 

ps Her second instalment of Our Asian Adventures: Cambodia was published in the May issue of Blast Off, published by NSW School Magazine.  

 

 

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!

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 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 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!

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!

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!

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!

Corinne Fenton's 'Queenie' released in USA

Australian cover of  Queenie One Elephant's Story

Australian cover of Queenie One Elephant's Story

Queenie One Elephant's Story

by

Corrine Fenton

illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe

will be released by Candlewick Press in the US in June.

A true story of the time when elephants were giving rides in zoos around the world. It follows Queenie's birth in an Indian jungle to Melbourne Zoo, where she lived for more than forty years and was an icon - loved by many children who helped celebrate her birthday and sent her letters

Honour Book, 2007 CBCA Awards

Published by Black Dog Books/Walker Books Aust 2006/2012

Richly deserved - congrats Corinne!

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!

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