Behind the cover of Lenny’s Book of Everything

Karen Foxlee‘s outstanding new novel Lenny’s Book of Everything is a story of heartbreak and healing that young and old are guaranteed to fall in love with. Creating a gorgeous cover for it was to be quite a challenge, so here’s editor Radhiah to explain how it came about: 

The cover for Lenny’s Book of Everything had to be something special to capture the beauty, wonder and complexity, joy and grief of the book itself—a very tall order for any cover!… Read the rest

Craig Phillips on creating comics

A fascinating insight as Craig Phillips – creator of the glorious children’s comic collection of myths and legends from around the world, Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts – talks us through his creative process.Read the rest

An apology to the people of New Zealand, from the Alien Onions

Dear New Zealand, It’s been brought to our attention that we left one very important detail off the first two books in Freedom Finders, Emily Conolan’s brilliant new ‘choose your own destiny’ series about brave and awesome refugee kids coming to Australia…

World map at the back of the book, showing readers the characters’ journey

*cough*

Luckily an astute up-and-coming Kiwi author and dedicated Freedom Finders fan (thanks Steve Mushin) put us on to this informative video from your by all accounts rather excellent Prime Minister:

 

Emily Conolan, as a Tasmanian, relates and extends her sympathies… and we can assure you that this grievous error is being corrected as the books reprint.… Read the rest

Michael Pryor discusses writing humour in YA

Michael Pryor is one of Australia’s most prolific and published authors, with 35 books and over fifty short stories to his name! We recently caught up with him to discuss new book Gap Year in Ghost Town, and learn about the use and appeal of humour in YA writing.Read the rest