5 Ways to Celebrate Hairy-Nosed Day

Celebrate Hairy-Nosed Day It's Hairy-Nosed Day tomorrow, Thursday 11 May, and we've pulled together 5 great ways you and your students can get involved.   The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is the flagship species for Hairy-Nosed Day and every year on May 11, workplaces and schools get involved to raise awareness on endangered species. For more information, visit … Continue reading 5 Ways to Celebrate Hairy-Nosed Day

It’s AWARDS season!

The shortlist for the Queensland Literary Awards have been announced and we are thrilled that Pamela Rushby's THE HORSES DIDN'T COME HOME has been shortlisted in the children's fiction category.  The winners will be announced on September 4. We heartily congratulate Pamela on this wonderful accolade, that Jackie French has called "...a superb story about an … Continue reading It’s AWARDS season!

Virtual Author Tours – using technology to connect readers with authors and illustrators

Education Week: students from schools around Australia interact with HarperCollins authors, illustrators and storytellers. Terri Rose Baynton, author and illustrator of MR BEAR BRANCHES AND THE CLOUD CONUNDRUM, talking to children from Bondi Public, Youlle Park Primary, Gymea Bay Public and other schools during her visual literacy workshop. Poppy the Fairy proved an enormous hit … Continue reading Virtual Author Tours – using technology to connect readers with authors and illustrators

GOODNIGHT, MICE! wins the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction

HarperCollins is thrilled to announce that GOODNIGHT, MICE! by Frances Watts and Judy Watson has won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction! GOODNIGHT, MICE! has been called ‘the perfect bedtime book’, a story  in rhyming verse about the antics of four cheeky mice as they prepare for bed. Told at a ‘cleverly thought-out pace’, … Continue reading GOODNIGHT, MICE! wins the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction