CBCA 2020 Book of the Year: Shortlist announced
We are delighted to announce that A Hollow Is a Home, written by Abbie Mitchell and illustrated by Astred Hicks, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards!
Talking Frogs With Mike Tyler
Mike Tyler passed away on 26 March 2020. It was our great pleasure to work with Mike, and just before his passing we asked this herpetological hero how his passion for frogs started, and to tell us some of the highlights of his career.
Notably Excited: Announcement of the 2020 CBCA Notables
Each year the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) celebrate the best in Australian children’s literature with the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. We are thrilled to announce that two of our titles, Windcatcher and A Hollow Is a Home, have made the Notables (longlist) in 2020.
Unlocking the Secrets of Seeds
Have you ever wanted to grow your own rainforest trees? This long-awaited guide to rainforest propagation unlocks the secrets to growing 300 rainforest species.
Coding for Kids: Building technology creators not technology users
Confused about coding? Heather Catchpole, co-author of children's book Ready, Set, Code! reveals the value of teaching the next generation to see how the technology around them works – and how to create it themselves.
The Secrets of Good Science Communication: telling stories that matter with Craig Cormick
Dr Craig Cormick, author of The Science of Communicating Science, reveals his three top tips for communicating science to influence beliefs, behaviours and policies.
Australian Mistletoes: unwrapping the mysteries of these intriguing native plants
Seems like the perfect time to read about Australian mistletoes don’t you think? But are they naughty or nice? David Watson’s Mistletoes of Southern Australia unwraps some of the mysteries surrounding these fascinating native plants.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Craig Smith
Hoping to hone your sketching abilities? Renowned children's illustrator Craig Smith shares his tips and tells us what it was like bringing our new picture book Windcatcher to life.
Australian Pollinator Week: celebrating more than just the bees and birds
It’s Australian Pollinator Week (10 – 17 Nov) and time to celebrate the amazing animals like bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, reptiles, and flies that keep our planet alive.