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.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Alicia Rogerson
Alicia Rogerson is the illustrator of One Potoroo: A Story of Survival which is a tale of the world’s most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert’s potoroo. We talk to her about her artistic process and ask for advice for aspiring illustrators.
Kitchen Science Experiment: Create a density rainbow
Are you feeling hungry for some science? In these edited extracts from The Curious World of Kitchen Science series, try your hand at creating a density rainbow, and learn some other cool facts from the worlds of physics, biology and maths!
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?
Celebrating World Bee Day with the Bee Detectives
We don’t want to drone on, but we’re buzzing once again to celebrate World Bee Day! Author Vanessa Ryan-Rendall and the Bee Detectives are too!
Dive in and Meet the Weedy Seadragon with Anne Morgan
Take a trip under the rolling waves of Australia's southern oceans and meet the weedy seadragon with Anne Morgan. We spoke to Anne about where she finds inspiration and the road she took to becoming a children's book author.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Brenna Quinlan
Activism and illustration go hand-in-hand, as we found out when we spoke to Brenna Quinlan, the artist behind the seriously cute illustrations in Bee Detectives. In this blog, find out how permaculture and sustainability inspire her work.
Hold On… The 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist is Here
We are delighted to announce that Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish, written by Gina Newton and illustrated by Rachel Tribout, has been shortlisted for the 2021 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards!
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Lois Bury
Lois Bury is the artist behind the gorgeous illustrations in The Way of the Weedy Seadragon. From her studio in Hobart, she spoke to us about what inspires her and her interesting approach to finding accuracy in science illustration.
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Notables Announced
Each year the Children's Book Council of Australia celebrate great Australian children's literature with the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. We are thrilled to announce that Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish has been recognised in the 2021 Notables.