My Brother, Finch by Kate Gordon

My Brother, Finch by Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon is one of those authors who makes you feel things, all sorts of things. She notices the big and the small moments in life and she draws all of your senses into the worlds she builds for her characters. Kate is not afraid to confront pain and darkness, and yet, she does so…

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Legends of Living with Type 1 Diabetes -Annabelle

Legend of the Lighthouse Moon by Helen Edwards coming 2nd October 2024

As part of the lead-up to the release of Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, I am sharing stories of people who live with type 1 diabetes – in particular, their diagnosis, how they felt, how they managed, how they coped, and what happened as they moved forwards, including what helped. This is because my main…

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The Beehive by Megan Daley & Max Hamilton

The Beehive by Megan Daley and Max Hamilton

Megan Daley is well-known in the Australian kidlit community. She’s a multi-award winning Teacher Librarian, former national vice-president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, a regular literary judge, curator of 2023 Brisbane Writers Festival Word Play program, a workshop presenter, the creator of the popular website Children’s Books Daily and co-creator of the Your Kid’s…

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Australian Sea Lions of Seal Bay

Australian Sea Lions Seal Bay Kangaroo Island in Legend of the Lighthouse Moon by Helen Edwards. Photo Nikki Redman

** Image by Nikki Redman Photography There’s a strong environmental and conservation theme running through all of my stories. In Legend of the Lighthouse Moon, the endangered Australian Sea Lion takes centre stage. I’ve learned a lot about these incredible creatures and the history of Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island during my research. The amazing…

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Scar Town by Tristan Bancks

Scar Town by Tristan Bancks

Author Tristan Bancks is well-known for his books for kids and teens, including Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series, Nit Boy and Ginger Meggs, a 100th anniversary book of short stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921. Tristan’s books have won and been shortlisted for many…

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