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Congrats to our wonderful ARA Deb Abela on the publication of her junior novel

Final Storm

Published by Penguin Random House, in paperback

For ages 8 - 12

After surviving for three years in the flooded city of Grimsdon, Isabella and her friends uncovered the terrible secrets of New City, and now face a new world of robots, wild weather and a mysterious evil mastermind.

This is the third book in what Deb calls her ‘cranky’ climate trilogy, which she wrote because governments aren’t taking care of the planet. The other popular novels are Grimsdon, New City and now, Final Storm.

Here are the YouTube links:
Final Storm trailer Grimsdon New City

Final Storm is bound to be a hit-with-a-message like the first three - congrats again Deb!

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Congrats to the prolific and talented Jess Racklyeft on her text and illustrations for

Dreaming of Australia A to Z

Published by Windy Hollow, in hardback, for ages 0 - 6

A rhyming A to Z of all the best of Australia, people, places, flora and fauna.

And:

There’s Only One Dad Like You

Published by Affirm Press, in hardback, for ages 3 - 8.

Wise dads, caring dads, daring dads, creative dads - each dad brings his own sense of fun. Joyful, tender and heartfelt, There’s Only One Dad Like You is a celebration of the merry magic of dads.

Both sound - and look - terrific! Congrats again Jess!


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Congrats to Margaret Robson Kett on the publication of

A Construction of Cranes

Illustrated by Caitlin Ziegler

Published by Kettlesnitch Press, in hardback

For ages 3 - 8 years.

Children love looking up at cranes. An exciting digital collage of colours and textures below a patchwork sky, featuring these giants of contruction, with a gentle rhyming text. This book will sit alongside those about diggers and dumpers in preschoolers’ hearts.

Available for purchase through the website .

With that perennial fascination, bound to be a winner! Congrats again Margaret!

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Congrats to Lesley Gibbes on the publication of

Searching for Cicadas

Illustrated by Judy Watson

Published by Walker Books, in hardback

For ages 5+.

In the summertime, Grandpa and I go cicada watching. Last year we saw five Green Grocers, three Yellow Mondays, and one Floury Baker. Can we find the rare Black Prince this year?

This lovely story about a child and his grandfather searching for cicadas is part of the award-winning narrative non-fiction Nature Storybook series.

What a lovely topic - congrats again Lesley!

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Congrats to Candice Lemon-Scott on the publication of

Eco Rangers: Microbat Mayhem

Illustrated by Aska

Published by New Frontier Publishing, in paperback

For ages 7+.

The Eco Rangers are having fun at the local adventure park. When they find two abandoned baby bats, they rescue them. Then they discover more microbats inside a ride. Can the Eco Rangers save them before the ride is destroyed?

Gripping stuff - congrats again Candice!

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Congrats to Sally Sutton on the publication of

The Cat from Muzzle

Illustrated by Scott Tulloch

Published by Penguin Random House NZ, in paperback

For ages pre-school - primary.

A bouncy, read aloud story based on the amazing true tale of a cat’s epic walk home.

Sounds like a winner - congrats again Sally!

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Congrats to the amazingly prolific Sophie Masson on the publication of

There’s a Tiger out There!

Illustrated by Ruth Waters

Published by Hardie Grant Egmont, in hardback

For ages 3 - 7.

Two siblings, on older one and a younger one, a game, and a prowling tiger … where is she? Let’s find out, together …

Intrigued by the game angle … congrats yet again Sophie!

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Congrats to the very busy! Dimity Powell on the publication of

Circus School

Illustrated by Beatriz Mello

Published by Kindergo, in digital app and printed paperback picture book.

For ages 4 - 8.

Join Elise the elephant on her first day of Circus School! Learning new things can be tricky and it’s disheartening when we fail, but Elise perseveres and discovers where her true talents lie in this tale of self-discovery and tenacity.

Circus School is available on the Kindergo reading app as an interactive reading experience, or as a printed paperback picture book. Visit Dimity’s website for more details.

Should be more digital app books - congrats again Dim!

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Congrats to Juliet Sampson, whose picture book

Grace’s Mystery Seed

is already receiving accolades. It was a Finalist in the 2019 International Book Awards and has been shortlisted for the 2019 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards!

Illustrated by Karen Erasmus

Published by Ford Street Publishing, in hardback

For ages 4 - 9.

Grace and her neighbour plant a mystery seed. They wait and wait for ages. Then a little green shoot starts to grow and grow and grow, until, at last, Grace suddenly discovers the truth about her amazing mystery seed.

Teachers’ notes are available here.

Wow, obviously fab! Huge congrats again Juliet!

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Congrats to our own wonderful SCBWI superstars AR Susanne Gervay (author) and ARA Marjorie Crosby-Fairall (illustrator)
on the publication of

The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses

Published by EK Books, in hardback

For ages 3 - 7.

A pirate, a superhero, a kid, Sammy in his big blue glasses captures your heart. For anyone who’s ever felt different, this is the story of how all kids need to be their own superhero. Endorsed by GoodVision forLife

Inside info - Susanne wears glasses and comes from a family of glasses wearers. 1 in 5 children have undetected vision issues.

What a talent duo - congrats again Marjorie and Susanne!

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