Below decks…

Mandy Foot’s Below Deck on the Sunken Wreck will be available in bookstores and online from July 10. Published by Hachette Australia, children will love this rhyming adventure as they investigate all that goes on around the sunken wreck with the leafy sea dragon and little yellow fish to lead them through. More images of the artwork can be seen on Mandy’s website here in the ‘Children’s Books’ section.

Katrina Germein recently presented at the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival at the NSW Writers’ Centre. Katrina discussed best sellers on a panel with Meredith Costain (author), Deborah Abela (author) and Chris Kunz (publisher).

Marianne Musgrove has commenced her verse novel mentorship with Catherine Bateson, courtesy of the Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust.

Janeen Brian has had 4 poems published in School Magazine; Chooks in Countdown/July edition; ‘Round ’em up! Round ’em up! in Orbit/June edition; Spider Light in Countdown/May edition and Comma dog in Orbit/May edition. Her short story What goes round is published in Ford Street’s forthcoming anthology Trust Me, Too. View/download Trust Me, Too poster with author/illustrator/poet pics here.

Vikki Wakefield‘s All I Ever Wanted has been shortlisted for the Children’s Choice Book Awards 2012 in the Years 7-9 Fiction category. Schools and libraries can order free posters for all categories from the YABBA website here.

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