23 October 2013

Redcap's Christmas

The horror! Is it Christmas already? Luckily (all bah-humbugging aside) it's only October but in publishing circles that means Christmas books are popping off the presses and we have a bright shiny red one out this month called Recap's Christmas and hardworking illustrator Ben Wood has been interviewing author Sue Cason over at his blog. Redcap's Christmas is an illustrated chapter book for younger readers which makes it ideal for reading aloud to excited children. Hold the reindeers and pop this one in Santa's sack!

11 October 2013

Day of the Girl

Another significant day today, Day of the Girl. Listening to the brave and inspiring Malala Yousafzai interviewed on the radio this morning was a reminder of how much we take for granted in Australia and New Zealand. My girls love school and it is heartbreaking to think of all the girls their age who are prevented by oppression or poverty from going to school every day. There's a link below to a project close to our heart, illustrating for a cause. 

Post your Day of the Girl art on their Facebook page.

07 October 2013

World Teachers' Day

We love teachers because without them, among a zillion other things, we wouldn't know where to put the apostrophe in World Teachers' Day. Anyone who has ever spent any time in a classroom full of energetic children (usually referred to as 'learners' these days) knows that teachers put in a full day's work each and every day. For our teacher readers it's worth pointing out that teaching notes are written for most Omnibus books and you can find them here. Most of our authors and illustrators are also more than happy to visit schools so if you have a classroom full of eager readers, get in touch with us and we'll supply an author to help feed their passion. Happy Teachers' Day!