Coastal Treasures: Beachcombing with Ceridwen Fraser
Rediscover the delights of poring over pretty shells and poking about in rockpools with Beachcombing. We spoke to author Ceridwen Fraser about what sparked her love of the marine world, and the stories that cast-up treasures can reveal.
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?
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.
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.
Dive into the Incredible World of Ocean Animals
Are you a fan of fish? A connoisseur of crustaceans? Or do you just love jellyfish? Well, you are not alone. Author Blake Chapman knows that ocean animals are truly awesome, and she explains why in her new book for kids.
Cause for Shell-ebration: Marine and Freshwater Research turns 70
From groundbreaking research to cultivating a sense of family on the Editorial Board, we asked MFR's editors and publishing staff to share their highlights from their time with the journal.
Windcatcher: an amazing tale of migration, conservation and survival
Award-winning children’s author Diane Jackson Hill explores the mysteries of seabird migration in her beautiful new book Windcatcher. We asked Di what it is about this plucky little bird that inspired her.