Rory H. Mather is a picture book and rhyme enthusiast. He likes stuff, items and things, and loves potatoes, dogs and sticky date puddings, and adores his wife Georgia. When he was small Rory didn’t like reading – he found it hard to do – but at age 11 two things happened. Rory started getting taller AND he fell in love with books. Rory lives in South East Queensland where he spends most of his time telling his two dogs they are very good boys.
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Winner of the '2020 State Library NSW Award for Emerging Children's Author', Victoria Mackinlay is a new and exciting children's author who loves to play with language. Her debut picture book Ribbit Rabbit Robot, illustrated by Sofya Karmazina and published by Scholastic, is a CBCA shortlisted book 2021 in the New Illustrator Award category. It has been shortlisted in the 2021 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and longlisted in this year’s ABDA awards. Victoria’s two new books, The Bark Book (Harper Collins) and The Lion Who Came To Stay (Scholastic), came out in July 2021.
Victoria was previously Head of Strategic Partnerships for Google APAC, and now works as a freelance strategist and storyteller. Fluent in French and Italian, visitor of 51 countries and counting, Victoria is a direct descendant of King George III (the one who went mad!).
Victoria will be holding a storytime via The State Library of NSW on 26 August. Check out all the details here.
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The NSW Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia have produced this AMAZING new anthology of stories, pictures, plays and poems.
This anthology has been developed by a dedicated committee of the CBCA NSW Branch Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch, to celebrate 2021 CBCA Book Week ‘Old Worlds New Worlds Other Worlds’. The anthology contributors have all donated their stories, plays and poetry, illustrations and production skills—over 70 contributors, including some of the most well-loved Australian children’s literature creatives. And we have a story included!!
The funds raised by the sales of this anthology will further the work of both the CBCA NSW Branch and their Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch in fulfilling their shared purpose: to ensure Australian children have stories written for them, to support and celebrate the work of our Australian creatives, and to promote the joy of reading.
To order your copy, head here: cbcansw.org.au/merchandise
The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven & Reeve Mystery Book 2 by A.L. Tait, published by Penguin Random House.
There’s Only One Grandpa Like You by Jess Racklyeft, published by Affirm Press.
Little One written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Gabriel Evans and published by Affirm Press.
UNDERGROUND - Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia’s War in Vietnam by Mirranda Burton thanks to Allen & Unwin.
The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea 1 & 2: It’s Owl Good & Squeals On Wheels by Renee Treml, published by Allen & Unwin.
Best Friend Promise: Mertales 1 by Rebecca Timmis and published by Albert Street Books at Allen and Unwin.
The Ballad of Melodie Rose by Kate Gordon, published by UQP.
My Dad Think’s He’s Super Funny written by Katrina Germein, illustrated by Tom Jellett and published by Walker Books.
Being the Book Week episode, Nat has to give a shoutout to the the CBCA Kids Book of the Year Event on Friday 20th August at 11:15am. It’s all online this year and there are two sessions, one for primary school kids and one for secondary, followed by the much anticipated announcement of the winners of the CBCA Children's Book of the Year awards.
To register for this exciting event, head to: cbcansw.org.au/kids-book-of-the-year-event-2021
Thanks to special guest Rory H. Mather we have a fabulous prize to give away – a book pack including his picture books Get Back in Your Books and the Easter Hatastrophe published by Scholastic, and Vlad’s Bad Breath plus Vlad’s in Love, published by Larrikin House!
Head to our WIN page and simply tell us your ultimate Book Week costume!
Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 21st September 2021 to be in the running.
To illustrators Ramona Davey and Marianne Khoo for all our wonderful One More Page images.
And to our sound editor Adam Orlowski for his wonderful audio genius - check out his other work at www.aosd.tk
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