Thursday, October 27, 2011

Come and join us for the launch of Nancy Bentley @fullersbookshop in Tasmania

Three years ago we heard the story of Nancy Bentley, the first Australian female sailor. A former naval officer told the story to a group of children at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Tracey Hawkins made contact with Nancy’s grandson Allan and began writing the story of Nancy Bentley. Set in 1920 in Port Arthur, Tasmania, this story features beautiful illustrations by Jacqui Grantford reflecting the time and place.

Nancy Bentley will be launched on the 26th November at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Peter Carnavas goes on a blog tour

Peter Carnavas, the author of the Little Treasures, is about to begin his blog tour. Over the next couple of weeks you can catch up with Peter at the most brilliant blogs below.

Peter will be answering questions, giving some insights into being a published author and will even be doing a bit of illustrating.

24th October Be A Fun Mum 

25th October Books For Little Hands

31st October Reading Upside Down

2nd November Squiggle Mum 

 3rd November Life In A Pink Fibro

 4th November  The Book Chook

 7th November  Kids Book Review

8th November My Little Bookcase

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mr Darcy will be attending the Kids Book Swap this month

Kids Book Swap is hosting Alex Field, the author of Austen inspired Mr Darcy, at 3.30pm on Friday 28th October at Forestville Library.

Do come along for a sneak peek into the world of Pride and Prejudice before Mr Darcy is officially released on the 1st November.

We would love to see you there for our quintessential English tea party!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hazel Edwards nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award

Congratulations to Hazel Edwards who has been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren award.

184 candidates were nominated for the award including Australian authors Jackie French and Morris Gleitzman. Hazel said she was ‘extremely honoured’ to be nominated.

Hazel is the author of Flight of the Bumblebee and Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop.