Tackling a hard subject – DIMITY POWELL’s At the End of Holyrood Lane

Hats off to author, Dimity Powell! In her new picture book, AT THE END OF HOLYROOD LANE, Dimity tackles the subject of domestic violence, physical, mentally or emotionally, with sensitivity and skill. Nicky Johnstone's beautiful illustrations shine throughout as well.  It’s no easy subject to broach in a children’s book, but in the hands of... Continue Reading →

From international ballerina to author … Emma Middleton

Creativity links most forms of endeavour ... from music and literature to science and art, from music and literature to drama, dance and art. Antonio Vivaldi was a great proponent of this belief ... he wrote four sonnets to go with the four concertos of his most-loved composition, The Four Seasons because he needed to pour more of... Continue Reading →

When a bear in the backyard meets a lion in a living room

I'm going on a bear hunt with Queensland author and illustrator, Emma Middleton whose adorable picture book, The Lion in our Living Room proved such a hit with kids ... now her follow-up picture book, The Bear in our Backyard has recently been released.   Emma, did you always plan to have a follow-up book to The Lion in... Continue Reading →

What’s new in picture books … Emma Middleton talks about her ‘inner lion’

My guest author today is Emma Middleton. Emma is a Queensland author (and illustrator) whose delightful picture book, The Lion in our Living Room has just been released with Affirm Press. The book's illustrator is Briony Stewart. Emma, tell us about your experience of writing this book: In the early stages of writing The Lion... Continue Reading →

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