NO ONE LIKES A FART by Zoe Foster Blake (Penguin Random House Australia) has just been chosen Children’s Picture Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards 2018!
Penguin have sold over 60,000 copies in Australia alone since publication – it’s the fastest selling picture book in the history of Bookscan Australia!
North American rights have been sold to Penguin Workshop, and Japanese rights to Alphapolis.
Tok Tok Tok!
Australian superstar Shaun Tan, has a new book, CICADA, coming out this summer, and it’s another great one!
Books+Publishing has given it a 5-star review that you can read here.
Shaun’s previous books have been published in many translations around the world, his animated film, The Lost Thing, won an Oscar, and in 2011 Shaun received children’s literature’s most prestigious prize, the Astrid Lindgren Award.
Jo Sandhu’s middle-grade novel TARIN OF THE MAMMOTHS: THE EXILE has won the 2018 Readings Children’s Book Prize . This is the first book in a trilogy being published by Penguin Random House Australia.
Matteo loves to read! (Thanks to Severine for the photo.)
Film rights to Dianne Wolfer’s THE SHARK CALLER (Penguin New Zealand) have been optioned by Kerry Warkia & Kiel McNaughton of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd.
THE SHARK CALLER is a gripping adventure story for middle grade readers, exploring what it is like to be caught between worlds – between urban life and an isolated tropical island; between modernity and traditional customs; between science and magic; between the calm waters of a sheltered reef and the wild mysteries of the deepest ocean.
Kerry Warika and Kiel McNaughton are producers and creatives who have been at the forefront of some of New Zealand’s most innovative content for both television and web. Passionate about telling Māori and Pasifika stories, they are now moving into feature films.
Sophie Masson has written a new historical mystery for children, JACK OF SPADES, which will be published next month by Eagle Books.
Watch the trailer for JACK OF SPADES here: