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.
Plantastic! Discover fantastic Aussie plants with Cat Clowes and Rachel Gyan
Australia is an amazing place, with unique and wonderful fauna. But do you know much about Australian flora? Embark on a Plantastic! journey exploring 26 incredible Australian native species, in this picture book for kids.
Whitley Awards 2020: Australasian zoological literature on show
The Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Awards are an annual celebration of the best of Australasian zoological literature. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Hawkmoths of Australia has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Medal.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Rachel Tribout
Meet Rachel Tribout, the talented illustrator of our children's picture book Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish. Discover how she approaches science illustration and her best tips for aspiring illustrators.
Making More Hands-On Science
Meet the editorial team of our fun activity book More Hands-On Science! Find out how they come up with ideas for DIY activities, how they test for safety, and the most interesting tidbits they discovered while writing the book.
Behind the Cover: Publishing children’s books with Briana Melideo
Ever thought you might want to write a children’s book? It's more complicated than you might think! We spoke to CSIRO Publishing Books Publisher Briana Melideo about the history of our children's books list and how to stand out as an author.