Love for Lenny’s Book of Everything from adult readers

Masterpiece, exquisite, compelling, rare, classic, perfect, tender, piercing, humorous, uplifting… these are just some of the words that have been used to try and describe Lenny’s Book of Everything.

Last week we shared some of the incredible responses we’ve received from children for the book, and while it is written for those aged 10 and up, Karen Foxlee’s book is having a profound effect on adult readers too.… Read the rest

Creating Birthday Baby

To celebrate publication, we caught up with the terrific trio of picture book creators Davina Bell, Jane Godwin and Freya Blackwood about their latest offering, the delightful Birthday Baby, which perfectly captures and celebrates a baby’s birthday party!… Read the rest

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