Danielle Binks is a Melbourne-based writer, reviewer, agent, book blogger and Youth Literature Advocate. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired by the #LoveOzYA movement, which won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+) and was shortlisted in the 2018 Gold Inky Awards. The Year the Maps Changed is Danielle’s debut middle-grade novel out now with Hachette Australia.
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Andrew McDonald writes books for children and is the author of the bestselling Real Pigeons series, which is illustrated by Ben Wood.
He enjoys writing stories that make kids laugh, gasp, empathise, think and wonder. His books have been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize and the Australian Book Industry Awards.
When he's not writing, Andrew enjoys baking bread, which he eats down to the last breadcrumb (sorry pigeons).
To find out more check out realpigeons.com
Check out Andrew's AWESOME books & the first episode of The Super Coo Club:
Kate recommends As Fast As I Can by Penny Tangey, published by University of Queensland Press.
Liz recommends The Artist written and illustrated by Alison Binks, published by Berbay Books.
The Giant and the Sea, written by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai and published by Hachette.
Sometimes Cake written by Edwina Wyatt, illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie and published by Walker Books.
Nat recommends the first two books in the Human Kind series titled Honesty and Persistence by Zanni Louise, illustrated by Missy Turner and published by Five Mile.
Action Tank: Book 2 by Mike Barry.
Liz gives a shout-out to some awesome upcoming events for kidlit creators (to be held online due to Corona):
The SCBWI ACT Zoom mini-conference is an innovative online offering coming up for creators. It features speakers from literary agent Alex Adsett to author Dee White to Larrikin House publisher James Layton and more.
Check out the details here:
In July, Brisbane's CYA Conference will be holding their annual event online for the first time. Sessions will be spread over several weekends rather than held concurrently, and there are days devoted to writing for adults as well as for kids and young adults. Find the program and booking details here:
On Nat's radar is Lunchtime Storytime, hosted by the CBCA NSW Branch. Every weekday lunchtime at 12pm they have a Facebook live reading with a kids' book creator. Check it out on their Facebook page at @CBCANSW
Nat's also coming up with some great online ways to promote her book - THE POWER OF POSITIVE PRANKING
This episode, not only do we have a copy of Danielle Binks' new book The Year The Maps Changed, but we also have one of Liz’s biggest faves of 2019 - As Happy As Here by Jane Godwin!
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