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  • 2017 Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference will be held at Swinburne University, Melbourne, on 8th-10th September. Details are here

  •  Read IBBY Australia Media Release 24/03/17 here announcing the Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2018. 

  • Author member, Elizabeth Mary Cummings, has her new book, Mrs. T And The Magic Pencil  launched on April 12. Details here.

  • Author member, Michelle Morgan has her new book, Flying Through the Clouds released on April 2. Check out the Blog and Book tour here


  • Member, Yvonne Low, author and illustrator,has illustrated 

Jack of Spades by award-winning member author Sophie MassonIt will be released on 3 April. A gripping, original thriller for older readers.Targetted age range: 10-14 years.






  • Picture Books @ Pinerolo: The Children’s Book Cottage

ON: Saturday 25th February

Join award-winning author/illustrator Tohby Riddle and children’s book publisher Margaret Hamilton for a day of guidance and mentorship on creating children’s picture books.

Registration Form and further information here.

  • Member, Aura Parker, author and illustrator of TWIG extends an 

invitation to a special starting school story time, illustration demonstration, book signing and see some real live insects.

ON: Saturday 4th February, 9.30 am RSVP 9560 3200

Watch an interview with Aura Parker on Kinderling radio here about picture books, the first day of school and the dilemma of illustrating a character who likes to blend into the background of her own story.