Category: Picture books

Congratulations Debra!

I was excited to hear The Scared Book by Debra Tidball had won the SCBWI Australasian Crystal Kite Award. Debra works tirelessly to support Australian Children’ literature and its authors, so it’s wonderful… Continue reading

Sandy reviews: Ida, Always

I love reviewing books. I know lots of authors don’t feel the same and some even feel it’s not appropriate. You can find more about what I think here. I read lots of… Continue reading

How to Review a Picture Book – Sad the Dog Blog Tour Day 4

I’m thrilled to introduce Anastasia Gonis, one of Australia’s most respected reviewers of children’s literature. Anastasia has written reviews for Good Reading Magazine, The Reading Stack, The Age, The Herald Sun and Bookseller… Continue reading

An invitation

It’s a digital party. I hope you can join us. A touching look into the life of an unloved pet and the heart-warming journey towards finding your true home. Sad, The Dog… Continue reading

#pb10for10 Ten Picture Book Memories

For 2015 #pb10for10, my first time, the picture books I’ve chosen are not connected by a theme but they are the ones that have a place on my shelves forever because of the… Continue reading

Carnival of Children’s Literature August 2010

Here in Australia, Children’s Book Week has just ended. It’s been a week long celebration of reading, writing and children’s literature – and for me as an author, school visits and video… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

And to think I almost forgot an important birthday!!! Today is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss. His work is proof that all those reports into… Continue reading

A New Beginning

I’ve tried to blog a number of times. Never managed to get it going. But now thanks to Adele at Persnickety Snark and Judith at Misrule, I think I might have worked… Continue reading