Claire’s Blog

Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon - Review It's 1969 and Sharnie has just started highschool. She feels like her world is changing too fast and in directions...

Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book Picture books do not happen overnight. No books do. But man it's exciting when they finally do make it into the world....

Did you know?

Did you know?

Did you Know? I've been back working on my wip today and I desperately wanted to include 'swash', but no matter how many times I rework the lines,...

Haywire – a taster

Haywire - a Taster A little taster from my novel "Haywire" which was published mid-pandemic. Notice the lovely silver sticker? "Haywire" was...

Out and about

Out and about

Out and About in Melbourne Melbourne and Victoria are slowly emerging from lockdown and it's a wonderful thing. We've been able to see family and...

What makes a scientist?

What makes a Scientist? This is wizardry, magic, wonderful. If you click on this link, you can read the first three chapters of Aussie Stem Stars:...

On the RRRadio …

On the RRRadio ... Georgia Ward-Fear and I have been chatting on the radio with Shane Huntington. Neither Georgia nor I could be there live, so we...

The countdown is on …

... only a few more days to get your Kookaburra entries in! We've had so many fabulous verses and pictures, it's going to be tough to choose winners...

Keep them coming!

There are two more weeks until the end of our kookaburra competition (scroll down for details). Tannya and I are so pleased that students and...

Update September 2020

Update September 2020

Update September 2020 Aussie Stem Stars: Georgia Ward-Fear is in the wild! From a young age, Georgia Ward-Fear always felt a connection to wild...

3 Christmas books that you can Sing

3 Christmas books that you can Sing

Christmas Books with Songs Three Christmas books for parents with young children. Each book can be sung to a different well-known Christmas tune....

Kookaburras, cane toads and more

Kookaburra entries are coming in. Yesterday's poetry offerings had me rolling about on the floor! Just the perfect thing for a wintry lockdown...

Kookaburra Competition

**IT'S COMPETITION TIME!** ATTENTION students, parents, teachers, librarians. It’s Kookaburra Competition time! Clear your desks and sharpen your...

Countdown to Kookaburra Competition

Reminder: Tune in here on Monday 17th for details of our Kookaburra competition. **PRIZES TO BE WON** In the meantime, sharpen those pencils, turn...