Little Lon by Andrew Kelly

Little Lon by Andrew Kelly, illustrated by Heather Potter & Mark Jackson (published by Wild Dog Books) Andrew Kelly is a stalwart of the literary community. He has undertaken many roles but is most recently recognised as the co-author, with Aunty Joy Murphy, of Wilam: a Birrarung Story. Wilam is featuring in children’s literary awards. […]

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Oliver Phommavanh Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Wacky Stories by Oliver Phommavanh Oliver Phommavanh is one of Australia’s most popular writers for young people. He has a backlist of books to be proud of, including The Other Christy, Natural Born Loser and his breakthrough hit Thai-riffic! Most of Oliver’s novels combine thoughtful scenarios and compassionate characterisation (often of […]

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The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

“But somehow Kate didn’t feel scared. Instead she felt as happy as she ever had in her life. Like something in her was being released, too. Like her brakes were finally coming unstuck. This was it. This was the something she’d been waiting for.” (The Silver Arrow) The Silver Arrow by New York Times best-selling […]

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Bethany Macdonald’s illustrations in ‘Paperboy’

Inside the CBCA Shortlist Paperboy, illustrated by Bethany Macdonald, written by Danny Parker and published by Dirt Lane Press is shortlisted for the 2020 CBCA Awards for New Illustrator. This award aims to recognise and encourage emerging Australian book illustrators. The illustrations in Paperboy are emotionally sensitive and beautiful. They showcase an original style and […]

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The Thing About Oliver by Deborah Kelly

Inside the CBCA Shortlist “This new life doesn’t really feel like it fits.” The Thing About Oliver by Deborah Kelly (Wombat Books) is shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia in the Book of the Year: Younger Readers category. The Thing About Oliver is an appealing, although heart-wrenching, story for children told through the […]

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