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  • PINEROLO Family Fun Day: Sunday 4th December. 116 Shipley Road, Blackheath             FREE ENTRY! Storytelling and Activities-Come dressed up. Books for Sale. View original artwork and our research book collection. BYO Picnic and mingle with other book lovers.    Access the flyer here and the price list of original artwork by illustrator, Anna Pignataro here.

  • Fundraiser for Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Gleebooks presents a special evening at the Seymour Centre. Stan Grant, in conversation with Larissa Behrendt, discusses THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM – Blood, History and Becoming – published in this month's Quarterly Essay. Details here.

Tuesday 29 November, 6 for 6.30pm Tickets $20 or $35 + book (no concessions) BOOK HERE

  • Aura Parker, Member, has an exhibition coming up about her picture book illustration process, in collaboration with Willoughby City Library and Art Space on the Concourse and also running illustration workshops for kids too. The opening is on the 17th November at 5.30. Click here for more details and here for a program.

  • Member Zoya Nojin is pleased to announce the publication of her co-authored novel 'Into Tordon' under the psuedonym Z.F. Kingbolt. A fast-paced fantasy for kids who love gaming, it is for 8-14 year-olds and will be launched in Adelaide on 19th November at Shakespeare's Bookshop, Blackwood. More information here  or at the website here.
  • Member Libby Hathorn has announced the launch of her new inspirational website: Contact Libby here.


  • Member Aura Parker (debut as author/illustrator) extends an open invitation to attend one of the book launches at Kinokuniya (Oct. 29) and The Children’s Bookshop (Nov. 4) for her new picture book, 'Twig'. It is about a stick insect on her first day at Bug School, perfect for 3-7 year olds. Click here for the poster.


  • Member Dianne (Di) Bates is excited to announce that she has published her first book with her new imprint About Kids Books. A junior novel, All of Us Together by CBCA multi-award winning author Bill Condon is essentially a gentle story family story, told with much warmth and good humour. Read more here
  • Read here the interview with Anthony Horowitz published on Sophie Masson's blog

Scholastic gave the gift of reading to the children at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne when its Book Bunker opened on 17th May. 
After over seven years of dedicated planning, Scholastic Australia in partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne opened the doors to a whole new chapter of literacy and learning through a brand new children’s Library. The Book Bunker, a vibrant, inspirational place ‘dripping’ in literacy and learning, is designed to bring comfort, adventure and fun and help 'open a world of possible' to sick children in hospital. Read the full press release here, and more details here.