The ANZAC Tree by Christina Booth

Christina Booth is a talented author and illustrator. She began her career illustrating books written by Colin Thiele, Max Fatchen and Christobel Mattingley and then graduated to creating her own picture books, which include Purinina – A Devil’s Tale and Kip. Kip won a CBCA Honour award. We have a fine backlist of picture books … Continue reading The ANZAC Tree by Christina Booth

Guest Post: Karly Lane, author of Poppy’s Dilemma, on Anzac Day

Anzac day has always been special for most Australian’s. We’ve grown up hearing the stories of our ANZACs. We’ve watched movies and read books about it; it makes up part of our DNA, but it wasn’t until I read a small article from 1920 about an incident that happened in my home town around this … Continue reading Guest Post: Karly Lane, author of Poppy’s Dilemma, on Anzac Day

Not a Review – A Reflection of An ANZAC Tale

Confession: The day I received Working Title Presses’ latest release, An ANZAC Tale, I was assailed with nostalgia and immense trepidation. How does one do justice to one of the most unjustifiable periods of human history? Ruth Stark and Greg Holfeld have done it and done it admirably well. The result is a meticulously researched … Continue reading Not a Review – A Reflection of An ANZAC Tale

Books of Australia – For Kids

January 26th marks the date in which Australians reflect upon our cultural history and celebrate the accomplishments since the first fleet landed on Sydney’s shores in 1788. Here are a select few picture books aimed at providing children with some background knowledge of our beautiful land, flora, fauna and multicultural diversity. There is plenty of … Continue reading Books of Australia – For Kids

2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists

In a year of outstanding achievement by Australian writers, today the Government announces the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists. These awards recognise the role Australian writers play in enlightening and entertaining us, reflecting on our history and taking our stories to the world. Australia’s writers are ambassadors for our stories and our cultural life … Continue reading 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists

DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA – SALLY MURPHY’S NEW BOOK

Today, award-winning author, Sally Murphy is visiting Kids’ Book Capers to talk about the inspiration behind her latest book, Do Not Forget Australia. Ideas for stories can come from anywhere. In the past I’ve been inspired by a humorous word combination (Head Hog), a poem out of the blue (Pearl Verses the World) and a … Continue reading DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA – SALLY MURPHY’S NEW BOOK

PICTURE BOOK FEST DAY 2 – MEET TRUDIE TREWIN

Trudie Trewin is the author of I Lost My Kisses and Wibbly Wobbly Street. She grew up on a farm in South Australia, but says, my outdoor play time was hampered by a condition which left me unable to cope with cold weather – known as ‘Acute Sookie-la-la syndrome’. But don’t worry – having that … Continue reading PICTURE BOOK FEST DAY 2 – MEET TRUDIE TREWIN