Australian Kids Through the Years is officially released! I will be having a book launch at the National Library's Imaginarium Family Day on Sunday 11 October, at 2.10pm, so come along if you can! More info here.

In the meantime, here are two really lovely book reviews.


Kids' Book Review

And if you'd like to WIN a signed copy of the book and some original artwork by the amazing Andrew Joyner, just click here!

Tina and I are delighted to reveal the covers to books 2 and 3 in the A Kids' Year series, which is now going international! A Scottish Year and An English Year will be released in the UK (with a small run in Australia and NZ) this September--and next year we'll be releasing two more titles (but the destinations are hush hush!).

Read all about them here!

Peas in a Pod has launched! Singapore, Wednesday 3 June 2015. See NEWS for more.

Riley and the Jumpy Kangaroo has been chosen by the ACT Government as the official gift for Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, born in May this year.

I've long dreamed of a picture book series on famous Australians, and around four years ago, was fortunate to be able to approach the National Library with this idea--a series of picture books for the very young.

I was quickly set to work on some other picture books, like Australian Story, Eco Warriors and Australian Kids Through the Years (out October), but along the way, my idea for a picture book on Captain Cook took shape, and I'm beyond thrilled to officially reveal the cover of This is Captain Cook!

Illustrated by the amazing (and my dear friend) Christina Booth, this book has been the most glorious collaboration and is something I'm really proud of. It just goes to show that when you hold a dream in hand, you CAN make it happen.

Learn more about the book here.


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