October 12, 2015

Gusto & Gecko Travel to Kenya

Writer: Longy Han
Illustrator: Elinor Hägg

Home for author Longy Han is the smell of fresh linen, the sound of Chinese news on TV, the touch of postcards on the walls, the sight of parents making fresh dumpling and the taste of happiness. Sh...

September 18, 2014

Pivotal moments affect the lives of authors and characters, as Melissa Wray discovered.

A father saying ‘yes’ to his daughter proved a pivotal moment in the life of author Melissa Wray, and the protagonist, Jessica, in Melissa’s debut young adult novel 'Destiny Road'. T...

September 9, 2014

 Celia and Nonna

Writer: Victoria Lane

Illus: Kayleen West

Ford Street Publishing


Like many books, 'Celia and Nonna' began with a line of truth, says author Victoria Lane, with the narrative exploring the relationship between a granddaughter and grandmother, and how they...

July 1, 2014

STOP the Bully

Karen Tyrrell


Bullying is an ongoing problem in schools, and the reasons why some kids are victims and others bullies is often a mystery. In 'STOP the Bully', Queensland author Karen Tyrrell has revealed the mystery of the bullying dilemma from all perspe...

May 22, 2014

Happy Pants

Writer: Heather Gallagher

Illustrator: Liz McGrath

Publisher: Wombat Books


A personal battle with post-natal, or perinatal, depression drove Heather Gallagher to write 'Happy Pants' out of a desire to help families understand the illness together.

“During my ow...

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