Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Big, Bad Book Swap is Back!

It's that time again - come down to Forestville Library tomorrow afternoon for New Frontier's monthly book swap!

Gabiann Marin, author of the awesome books A True Person and Dame Nellie Melba, will be there talking and partying as well.

If you're not sold already, how about the fact that you get free cake and the chance to swap old books? Yeah!

Details for parents are on the image below. See you there!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Don't miss this event

Since his first book Jessica’s Box was published in 2008 Peter Carnavas has had four books published by New Frontier. The fourth book, Last Tree in the City has just been released.

Each one of Peter’s books develops as a moving story with a gentle message.
They give a child something to think about and something to take away with them. For the most part his books give children solutions to difficult situations.

Peter has the advantage of being able to illustrate his own work; this allows the text and illustrations to work seamlessly together.

At the age of 30 this young primary school teacher from the Sunshine Coast has been ever so quietly producing beautiful, poignant picture books for children and adults to share.

On Sunday 31st October we will be launching Peter’s latest environmentally themed picture book, Last Tree in the City at Avid Reader in Brisbane at 10am. If you are around we would love to see you. Molly Palmer from Brisbane Writers’ Festival will be launching the book.

You will be treated to a visual display of Peter Carnavas’ work and be able to watch him create some of his favourite characters. Peter will also share some of his inspiration behind the creation of his latest book.

Peter’s first book was published in April 2008, his fourth in October 2010. That is quite an achievement. We will be celebrating his success in style on Sunday.

You may even get a sneak peek at his next book.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Aussie Heroes

We all need a hero, someone we can look up to and admire.

There are many great Australians who have shown compassion, bravery and humanitarianism.

The Aussie Heroes series introduces children to heroes who have made an important contribution to Australian society.

Each hero has helped others in need, and in turn shaped history.

This new series is for primary school aged children. It will give them an insightful look into the lives of great Australians.

The first book has just been released and features the great Australian diva Dame Nellie Melba.

There are coloured illustrations throughout the book.

The second book in the series, Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop will be released in February 2011.

Further titles include Professor Fred Hollows and Saint Mary MacKillop.

Each book comes with teaching notes which can be downloaded from the Teachers' Resources section of the New Frontier website.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Last Tree in the City!

 Despite the fact that it poured with rain, loads of people came out to see Peter Carnavas read from his book Last Tree in the City. Peter did illustrations for all the kids and everyone that came was given a free tree. Crazy! Some people even got signed books!

 This tree was made by Peter out of a picture of Barack Obama's pants and Michelle Obama's dress!
This lucky girl, Lilly, even has a character named after her in Peter's next book!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The bike is finished!

It’s been a long time coming but Nick’s super secret project is finally ready! Complete with shiny red paint and a very fashionable plant, this bike is the coolest of the cool.
If you want to know more about the bike and why it’s so cool, check out Peter Carnavas’s new book Last Tree in the City
It’s a story about a young boy called Edward who rides around the city mourning the loss of his favourite tree. It doesn’t take long for Edward to figure out how to make a change and soon the whole city is involved! 
  The bike is going on tour in Sydney from next Monday so if you want to get involved and have the bike at your store let us know!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Last Tree in the City

This weekend we are heading to Mount Tamborine for the launch of Last Tree in the City by Peter Carnavas.
There will be craft, storytelling and Peter will be demonstrating a few cartooning techniques for the young and for those a little older.
Marks and Gardner is a beautiful gallery set in the idyllic Mount Tamborine, the perfect setting for this book's first outing.
We are very excited to be able to launch this book at Marks and Gardner and hope to see you there.