Saturday, 3 March 2018

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Some of the Australian authors in the exhibition have just been selected for 2018 Notable Book Awards. Congratulations to these authors in the Anzac Stories: Behind the Pages Exhibition:

  • Jackie French for her book Third Witch (Harper Collins)
  • Sally Murphy for her book Looking Up (Freemantle Press)
  • Phil Cummings (Illustrator Shane DeVries) for their book Boy (Scholastic Australia)
  • Phil Cummings (Illustrator Amanda Graham) for their book Wilbur, Grace & Jo (Little Book Press)
  • Libby Gleeson and Anna Pignataro for their book Clare's Goodbye (Little Hare)
  • Dianne Wolfer (Illustrator Heather Potter) for their book Nanna's Button Tin (Walker Books)
  • Christina Booth for her book The Anzac Tree (Omnibus Books)
  • Jackie French (Illustrator Sue deGennaro) for their book Millie Loves Ants (Harper Collins)
  • Phil Lesnie and Phil Cummings for their book Feathers (Scholastic Australia)
  • Jackie French (illustration Matt Shanks) for their book Koala Bare (Harper Collins)
  • Owen Swan and Corinne Fenton for their book My Friend Tertius (Allen & Unwin)
  • Mark Wilson for his book Flapper, VC (Hachette)
  • Frane Lessac for her book A is for Australian Animals (Walker Books)
  • Claire Saxby (Illustrated by Julie Vivas) for their book Koala (Walker Books)

New Zealand Notable Books awarded early April ... watch this space ...

Introducing Christina Booth

The Anzac Stories: Behind the Pages exhibition has many fabulous Australian and New Zealand authors and illustrators in it. Go to Authors/Illustrators/Books to see the full list.

This month we have award-winning author Christina Booth. 

Christina Booth is an author and illustrator living in Tasmania, Australia. She has been drawing ever since her parents gave her a pencil and was encouraged from a very young age to develop her talent. Christina studied fine arts and teaching at university and has taught for many years. Her passion for reading also began at a very young age and was known to 'consume books'. After the arrival of her first child, Christina decided to follow her dream to be an author and  illustrator.

Her first picture book was published in 2007 and has been followed by many more, including stories written by other authors. Her books often feature her local native fauna and flora but Christina also loves to tell funny stories and stories that help children understand our past to create a better future. She believes that all stories should offer hope.

Christina's books have been highly awarded and also published internationally. Her Picture book, Kip, won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Honour Book Award and her story, Welcome Home won the Environment Award for Children's Literature. Many others have won CBCA Notable Book Awards, her latest being The Anzac Tree in 2018.

Christina loves sharing her passion for reading and art with children and adults and enjoys working from her bush studio with visiting native animals and birds. You can visit Christina's website at

Watch The Anzac Tree trailer:

Check out Christina's new page for The Anzac Tree