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! 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 

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 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!

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!

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!

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!

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!!

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!

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!

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!

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!