3 months ago
Photos from Lisa Shanahan's post

Such a wonderful day meeting with the students at Hillston! And then onto Goolgowi Public School in the arvo to catch up with the fantastic 38 students at that school. And look at these wonderful ... See more

4 months ago
Timeline Photos

One of my favourite things about writing books is the chance to dedicate them and usually my picture books feature a whole posse of people. In the case of 'Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee,' there's only one, ... See more

6 months ago
Timeline Photos

Look who turned up in the mail today? My very favourite special emergency officer!
#harkitsmerubylee #binny #hcboz #hachette #cbca2018

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

Here are these two, hanging out at #dymocksgeorgestreet in very good company. Although perhaps they're feeling a little bit nervous about their big-eyed, yellow companion below. He does still look a ... See more

7 months ago
The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

So grateful to those teachers hunkered down inside, on these very last delicious days of the autumn school holidays, prepping big time for the term ahead. I'm delighted to announce that Allen & Unwin ... See more

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000.

8 months ago
Emma Quay Books

Emma Quay has a lovely new website. So gorgeous and fresh!! And with some fantastic resources for teachers too!

New to my website - a TEACHERS page.

Thanks so much for your feedback, teachers - the learning resources and worksheets are all back in one easy-to-find place: ... See more

8 months ago
Photos from Lisa Shanahan's post

I was astounded to discover that 'Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!' and 'The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler' were both short-listed in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards yesterday. ... See more

9 months ago
Writing Rules That Were Made to Be Broken: Kill Your Darlings

So good to ponder which enshrined writing rules are made to be broken.

Rule: You have to kill your darlings. Now there’s a workshop rule I’d heard, internalized, and then parroted many times over—until I came across this revision advice from Elisa Gabbert (you can ... See more

9 months ago
My Little Story Corner

This is such a lovely, special review of 'Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!' from Romi Sharp of My Little Story Corner. And so wonderful to get to know these other very gorgeous books about life at school ... See more

School in Focus - Picture Book Reviews

With these picture books at the ready, your kids will be inspired to remember their purpose and excitement for school and the day ahead.

#DaveHackett Natalie ... See more

9 months ago
Children's Book Council of Australia

So thrilled to see 'The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler' and 'Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!' on the CBCA Notable Book List for 2018 and in such excellently fine company too. There are so many ... See more

Here it is ... the list of Notables for 2018!
Congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers selected and thank you to our judges for their many months of reading and assessing. ... See more

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