Posts by Melinda Chandler
What’s So Wonderful About Australian Native Wasps?
Every creature matters in its own wonderful way, and native wasps are no exception. But in case you need convincing Katrina Germein and Suzanne Houghton will delight, surprise and woo you too in their picture book Wonderful Wasps.
Whitley Awards 2022: Celebrating Australasian zoological literature
The Whitley Awards recognise the best of Australasian zoological literature. This year we are thrilled to announce that Australian Deserts: Ecology and Landscapes by Steve Morton has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Medal.
On the Slime Trail with Dr John Stanisic – The Snail Whisperer
Prepare to fall in love with Australian native land snails. Just like the snails themselves, you’ll be all gooey inside after Dr John Stanisic has shared his insights on these often overlooked, but environmentally important invertebrates.
Oceans of Plastic: Inspiring change-makers with Tracey Gray
In Oceans of Plastic: Understanding and Solving a Pollution Problem, aquatic scientist and educator Tracey Gray empowers us to tackle one of the biggest environmental challenges on our planet.
Science, Art and Shorebirds with Milly Formby and Jackie Kerin
When science meets art, awesome things are sure to happen. Jackie Kerin and Milly Formby have joined creative forces to produce A Shorebird Flying Adventure – you’ll discover just how amazing migratory shorebirds really are!
Gemstones: Discover the rare and valuable with Robin Hansen
In her book Gemstones: A Concise Reference Guide author Robin Hansen shares dazzling insights into the world’s known types of gemstones, exploring their unique beauty, rarity and durability.
Extinct: Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife
Showcasing stunning artwork Extinct: Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife shares stories of Australian animals that have been lost to extinction. Art to inspire conservation action.
National Threatened Species Day: Stories to share
National Threatened Species Day is a time to reflect on and celebrate our unique native flora and fauna. We believe that encouraging children to learn and care about these species is fundamental to protecting them into the future.
Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature: 2021 shortlist announced
Hands up if you are as happy as we are to learn that Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish written by Gina Newton and illustrated by Rachel Tribout, is shortlisted for the 2021 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature?