Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday in September in Australia, and this year we’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad with a young family.
We are delighted to secure the services of Dennis Jones and Associates to distribute our books as of 1 August 2011. Dennis and his team will start representing our September list nationally with immediate effect.
Click here to take a sneak peak at our new title for July.
A nice positive review from Tania McCartney on Kids Book Review. Here’s an extract: Cali once again touches the heart strings whilst simultaneously gadding about with romping humour – and a cleverly honed level of perception that really gives the brain a workout. You can read the full review here, and view the book trailer here. […]
‘The Red Piano’ has been chosen for this year’s Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Drama exam.
We recently attended Australian Writers’ Week in Beijing, China – here are some snaps.
We’ve put together a little video to give you a taste of Davide Cali’s new picture book for kids, ‘What is this Thing Called Love?’ (June 2011).
If you have kids who love reading and live in Melbourne, Ballarat or Geelong, then you’ve got something to do on the morning of Sunday 10 April 2011: The Big Read!
We’re delighted to announce we have reach agreement to publish Davide Cali and Anna Laura Cantone’s latest picture book for kids, ‘What is this thing called Love?’
There’s a short animated Spanish language film of David Cali and Anna Laura Cantone’s ‘A Dad Who Measure Up’. Click to have a look.
On my last trip to PNG, I drove past a brightly painted shipping container in the suburb of Six Mile in PNG’s capital Port Moresby. On the outside were the words Buk Bilong Pikinini Library—PNG pidgin for ‘Children’s Book Library’.
Cali gives us yet another creative, thoughtful, emotive book filled with his typical humour, rhythm and sheer talent for engaging the reader.
Any purchase in the month of December will receive FREE festive gift wrapping. So visit our online shop and get your books beautifully gift wrapped in time for Christmas.
If tiny little businesses such as ours can be transformed into efficient GST-collecting machines, it should be a cinch for Amazon and co with their fully automated service delivery.
Why? Put simply, people who read this book fall in love with this book. We certainly did, and you will too.
Fay Tran lists the things you can do to help your child improve their spelling and reading.
‘Dazzling collage, pencil and paint illustrations from Barroux create a beautiful chiaroscuro of tension and release.’ – Kirkus Reviews previews US release of The Red Piano
‘The book’s strength lies … in the addressing of the entire literacy problem, ways forward and in its encouragement of deeper investigation and care on a kid-by-kid basis.’ Education Today
‘A novel portrait of the mysteriously intertwined lives of city dwellers, and an almost philosophical reflection on the nature of time.’ – Publishers Weekly
Texas has sent a bill for a massive US$269 million to Amazon.com for unpaid sales tax.
Food, wine and shopping all in the name of a great cause. What better way to spend a Friday night in Melbourne?
North American booksellers can now obtain our books through Trafalgar Square Books, a subsidiary of major US book distributor Independent Publishers Group.
‘Picture books such as “The Red Piano” are a wonderful way to introduce inquiring younger readers to different events in world history.’
Written in a clear, approachable, intelligent voice with an obvious passion for helping children achieve their very best, this book is a wonderful resource.
Recently Fay Tran, author of Teaching Kids to Read discussed this very topic with Alex Mann from SBS Radio’s Alchemy program.
‘The Enemy is a gorgeously-styled, extraordinary book that will touch an adult heart and stretch open the heart of a child.’ – Kids’ Book Review raves about ‘The Enemy’
Some paper bag puppets inspired by Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s A Dad Who Measures Up.
One of our favourite illustrators, Serge Bloch, has contributed the piece below for a special exhibition in New York.
You don’t often get other publishers’ website plugging your books, so I was delighted to see that the promotional site for Kaz Cooke’s Kidwrangling describe Fay Tran’s new Teaching Kids to Read as ‘a sensible book’.
‘A beautiful story to share with children’ – a very positive review of our Korean children’s picture book Waiting for Mummy by reviewer Susan Whelan