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Kim Kane’s When the Lyrebird Calls takes flight

Our Liz reports from the launch of Kim Kane’s When the Lyrebird Calls at Readings Books glorious new Children’s shop in Carlton, where Sofie Laguna helped send this delightful new timeslip novel into the world. 

‘It was so good.’ We’re talking about the recent launch of Kim Kane’s When the Lyrebird Calls, where more than 60 publishing and book-loving people packed out Readings Kids in Carlton.… Read the rest

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Diary of a series redesign: the final cover designs – revealed!

In the final part of our series on book cover design & redesigning a book series, we reveal our final cover designs for The Hidden Series by Lian Tanner.

We’ve taken you through many stages of the process, from our initial need for new book covers, the direction of the cover design and covers meeting, finding a cover illustrator, assessing the cover roughs and now here we are, with finished covers! 

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Introducing Isla Fisher’s Marge in Charge!

Wonderful Australian Actress and comedian Isla Fisher has turned her hand to writing and penned a hilarious take of a very sensible looking babysitter who isn’t what she seems.

While Jemima and Jack don’t like the idea of their new babysitter, who looks sensible, old and tiny, they soon get a surprise when their parents leave as with a mischievous wink Marge takes off her hat revealing rainbow-coloured hair!… Read the rest

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A week in the life of Angelica Banks…

When you’ve got a superstar writing duo, just how does it work? We thought we’d get Angelica Banks to explain. 

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Angelica Banks’s week starts on a Tuesday. Tuesday McGillycuddy, that is: heroine of Banks’s children’s trilogy: Finding Serendipity, A Week Without Tuesday, and the forthcoming Blueberry Pankcakes Forever.… Read the rest