Monday, May 17, 2010

A fun filled launch at Avid Reader Bookshop in Brisbane

Yesterday The Important Things by Peter Carnavas was launched by Dr Virginia Lowe at Avid Reader Bookshop in Brisbane.

We arrived to the visual spectacular Avid Reader had created in their front window.

Guests began arriving and Peter Carnavas began limbering up for his big moment.

Paul did a fabulous job as the convener

 and Helen organised the children who all wrote down their important things and then hung them up in a special place. You can see some behind Helen in the photo below.

Peter Carnavas is always a crowd pleaser. His audience arrived in droves.

Peter spoke about the importance of little things in our lives and demonstrated some of his cartooning skill with the help of the kids.

 A terrific day was had by all. Many thanks to Avid Reader and to Dr Virginia Lowe for launching the book.

Friday, May 14, 2010

NFP congratulates Janeen Brian and Chantal Stewart

I Spy Dad! has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2010.

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010

Congratulations Janeen Brian and Chantal Stewart.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jacqui Grantford will be appearing at the Bayside Literary Festival

Jacqui Grantford's beautiful illustrations from Molly's Memory Jar, Pemberthy Bear and A True Person are all on display at Brighton Library.

The exhibition is being run in conjunction with the Bayside Literary Festival.
Bayside Literary Festival

Jacqui will be appearing at the festival on Monday 24th May for her 15 minutes of fame. Come along and say hello.

Monday 24th May at 2.30pm
The Brighton Savoy Hotel
Wellington Room
150 The Esplanade

For further information contact:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A look inside the launch of The Important Things at Marks and Gardner

We had a fabulous weekend on Tamborine Mountain. Peter Carnavas was in fine form as his latest picture book The Important Things was launched. Peter demonstrated his artistic talents by drawing characters from his book using his 'important thing', his pencil. He has kept the pencil he used to draw the illustrations for his very first picture book, Jessica’s Box.

Janene and Mary from Marks and Gardner Gallery were so supportive and had organised a quiz and treasure hunt for the kids.They had even placed characters and 'important things' from Peter's books for the children to find.

A big thank you to Janene and Mary for making it such a memorable event.