Our favourite comics & graphic novels

For Comic Book Day, our Erica takes us through their appeal and wonder, and picks out five of our recent (and forthcoming) favourites which will delight readers of all ages. Comics are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms too, as a means of engaging with different types of readers, and can be used to discuss difficult subjects where it can sometimes be a struggle to express feelings with words (like Small Things).Read the rest


The story behind Small Things

We recently published Mel Tregonning’s stunning graphic novel Small Things, but before completing the book Mel took her own life. However, thanks to the efforts of her family and help of Shaun Tan in completing the final pages, we can now share the beautiful and heartbreaking legacy to this talented illustrator.Read the rest


Relive #YAFanFest16 – a night of celebrating Young Adult books!

We held our first ever Festival of all things YA in Sydney, with #YAFanFest16 hosting Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Garth Nix, Deborah Biancotti and Margo Lanagan, as well as over 200 attendees keen to hear about our upcoming releases and from the authors on a wide range of topics. For those who missed out, and those who were there and want to relive it, you can do so here with our video from the night and collection of posts from social media below (we recommend you watch the video in one window and scroll the tweets in another!).… Read the rest


Reminders why we need Women’s Equality Day

For Women’s Equality Day* Jess shares some occasions that recently reminded us that women are not regarded as equals of men, plus two recent reads which resonated and help keep us sane when facing up to the battles of modern feminism.Read the rest