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Mums On Phones

It’s Easter Monday. A public holiday. Our youngest daughter Eve wakes early. ‘Get out of bed!’ she says. ‘It’s Moana day! Remember, no devices!’ The gorgeous girl had crafted herself a raft out of bamboo fence, and a paddle from a piece of bamboo and a...

A musical show Tiggy

Tiggy review and teacher resources

So happy today to read a wonderful review of TIGGY AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH over on Children's Books Daley. Megan and Melissa Kroeger have prepared some valuable teacher's notes, to use with 'A Musical Show' in classrooms. View it here.  If you are a Stage 1 primary...

ERROL! published in Italy

Crack open the vino! Looks like ERROL! has a publishing deal in Italia. So exciting! I think Mum may need to repack her shopping trolley ...

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Archie and the Bear selected for International catalogue: White Ravens

Good news! Archie and the Bear has been selected for the "White Ravens" catalogue 2018, to be launched at Bologna Book Fair next year. This means it has been selected by the International Youth Library to be included in their annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field...

New Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush books!

This month, two new Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush books hit the shelves.‘Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush is a wonderful celebration of the power of children’s imagination,’ says book reviewer, Better Reading. ‘Tiggy is the lucky owner of a magical paintbrush, one that allows her to...

tiggy costume book week

How to be Tiggy for Book Week

As many of you know, it's Book Week next week in Australia. This year's theme is Find Your Treasure. Exciting times ahead! Is your school doing Book Week? Are they doing a book parade? I love seeing the photos of kids' and teachers' costumes each year.  My friend...

Errol! Picture book with Philip Bunting

ERROL! hits the shelves

Well, it's finally here! ERROL! by yours truly and amazing Philip Bunting is on the shelves. ERROL! is the story of a cheeky penguin who has an unusual response when his mother starts counting to three, and saying it's time to go. This story is about resistance,...

Great Girl Characters For International Women’s Day

I was reading Archie and the Bear to kids at the Byron Writers' Festival last year, when a mother asked: "Why have you chosen to write a male protagonist? You are a female. You should write from a girl's perspective.” Other than spluttering on about the...