Square Me, Round World #BookGiveaway!

Square Me, Round World #BOOKGIVEAWAY! This week is #NeurodiversityCelebrationWeek and it’s about challenging stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences, while celebrating the diverse ways of thinking, learning and behaving. And to celebrate, thanks to brilliant author and Autistic/ADHDer psychologist, Chelsea Luker at @connectuspsychology, you have the chance to WIN a SIGNED COPY of the incredibly valuable […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Mel Corrigan

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Mel Corrigan! We’re just so in awe of our talented Aussie creators, and it’s such an honour to showcase another superb artist to the blog! Thanks to Mel Corrigan, illustrator to the gorgeous ‘Sweet Summer Days’ in Our Australian HeART for being here today. With the lyrical […]

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#BookReview: In My Garden by Kate Mayes and Tamsin Ainslie

#Bookreview: In My Garden, Kate Mayes (author), Tamsin Ainslie (illus.), Harper Collins, August 2023. Blurb: In our gardens are where we belong. Planting, watching, growing, dreaming. In our gardens something out of nothing comes. Join children from around the world as they share their gardens, from blossoming flowers in Japan to the waterside of Malawi, the frozen landscape of Iceland to […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Frances Mackay on Dogs

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Frances Mackay! One clever author. Two universally appealing themes. Three, four and five-year-olds captivated by this tail-wagging adventure through the numbers from one to ten. Author and educator Frances Mackay delights with dogs aplenty and counting practise in her newest picture book, Dogs; A Counting and Comparing Book. Each page is […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Imogen Hartland

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Imogen Hartland! It’s such a pleasure to welcome another one of Our Australian HeART‘s brilliant contributors to our ‘The Art of an Illustrator’ segment! Thank you to the wonderful writer and illustrator, Imogen Hartland, to talk about her gorgeous art, Ocean Pools, and her illustration process. We […]

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The Impact of an Indigenous Literacy Foundation Initiative by David Lawrence

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a national charity that works, through the support of the community, to provide reading and literacy opportunities for children and families in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Their goals are to provide culturally relevant books, including early learning board books, resources, and programs to support Communities to create […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Jeanette Stampone

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Jeanette Stampone! Today we’re thrilled to have passionate author and up-and-coming illustrator extraordinaire, Jeanette Stampone on the blog! Jeanette is the author of Shadow and the Girl and soon-to-be-released The Dragon Guest Handbook, as well as one of our contributors in Our Australian HeART. Her piece, After […]

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Chelsea Luker Introduces Us to Square Me, Round World

We’re thrilled to welcome an exciting new talent to the children’s book industry with the added bonus of a specialised expertise in the world of psychology and neurodiversity. Chelsea Luker is an inspiring role model, master in her domain, and all-round lovely person. She runs her own Psychology practice, Connect Us Psychology, in the neuro-affirming […]

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The Quick Six Interview with Sandra Bennett on Dragons Drumming

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Sandra Bennett! A fear that leads to an imaginative, booming and boisterous night of delight and discovery. Sandra Bennett‘s new picture book will create a thunderous roar amongst its readers as they roll through the storm of wild and wonderful wordplay and visual sensations. Dragons Drumming is a *noisy* rhyming tale […]

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The Art of an Illustrator: Carla Hoffenberg

Welcome to The Art of an Illustrator with Carla Hoffenberg! It’s exciting to continue our new series with amazing kidlit illustrators and author-illustrators. It is with great pleasure to introduce the talented Carla Hoffenberg to the blog to talk about her illustration journey and inspirations, as well as her illustrated titles including Little Shark Lulu […]

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