Katrina Germein‘s picture book My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, illustrated by Tom Jellet, won the 2012 City of Onkaparinga Children’s Choice Award. Over 1800 students read each of the shortlisted titles and voted for their favourite.

Janeen Brian‘s stories, Archie the Superhero, and Millie the Frog have been accepted for Random House’s two new anthologies, Stories for Boys and Stories for Girls, respectively. Janeen’s latest two picture books, I’m a dirty dinosaur  and Meet Ned Kelly,  were both launched during March at Woodcroft  Library with classes of children from Pimpala Primary School.

Robert Moore‘s play Brewing will have a play reading in November with CentreStage Theatre Company and the University of Tasmania.

Rosanne Hawke’s new children’s novel Killer Ute will be launched by Mac Hayes, of Longriders CMC (Christian Motorcycle Club) at the Kapunda Gallery on Sunday 21 April 2013 at 1.30 p.m. The Kapunda Musical Society Inc Young People’s Drama Workshop will perform and there will be a killer ute competition, with a prize from Prior’s Automotive Services (so come in your ute!). Books will be sold by Raven’s Parlour, Tanunda.

Marianne Musgrove‘s new title, Forget-me-not Fairies (Hinkler), is being heralded into existence with a book trailer and song in preparation for the book’s June 2013 release. Check it out here.

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