Inside the 2021 CBCA Shortlist We Love You, Magoo is written and illustrated by much-loved author-illustrator Briony Stewart. It is shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood awards and is published by Penguin Random House Australia. Thank you for speaking to PaperbarkWords, Briony. No worries! My Pleasure! I have loved and promoted […]Read More We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart
“You’re free too … You’re not trapped by the secrets of the past. You’re now a witness to the past. To honour those who have suffered and let no one ever forget so it cannot happen again. You’re free to create your future now.” (Heroes of the Secret Underground) Any introduction of Australian children’s author […]Read More Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay
“Everything is happening so fast, puberty is like a runaway train. Why can’t my body slow down for a second? So I can catch my breath?” (Are You There Buddha?) Pip Harry has a glowing backlist of YA novels – Because of You, Head of the River and I’ll Tell You Mine. She has followed […]Read More Pip Harry and Are You There Buddha?
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 […]Read More Oliver Phommavanh Brain Freeze