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 on those imaginations and get ready to have some word and image fun. See you next Monday! Claire and...

Haywire shortlisted

Well, as if having a new book (Kookaburra) release isn’t enough wonderfulness at this tricky time, Wednesday 5 August brought its own special magic. Around the middle of the day, when Victoria was waiting for the daily new infection numbers, the NSW...

Hello Kookaburra!

Welcome! I am joined today by the wonderful Tannya Harricks. August 1 is release day for our new Walker Books Australia Nature Storybook picture book collaboration, Kookaburra. We are thrilled to add this story to the Nature Storybook series, which celebrates...

Kookaburra Flies

I wrote the first complete draft of Kookaburra in late 2017, but not before I had delved deep into kookaburra physical, social, environmental information. I learned about their amazing monocular and binocular vision. I learned that females are just a little heavier...

Stories are everywhere

We went to the beach today, for tomorrow we lock down again for six weeks. Point Cook Coastal Reserve has a long shallow beach front that stretches for many kilometres. The sky was blue, the tide was low, the seagulls were dancing in the water margins. Wait, what?...

Aussie Stem Stars – TA-DA!

How do you catch a star and pin it down? Or rather, pin HER down. That’s been my challenge for this recent project with Wild Dingo Press in a new series called Aussie STEM Stars. Georgia Ward-Fear is a wildlife warrior, a reptile biologist, conservation...