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What’s new at Fremantle Press

21 February 2019
Fremantle Press specialises in books by new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists, and has a thriving children’s and YA list. CEO Jane Fraser spoke to Think Australian about...

Introducing the picture book ‘Little Bird’s Day’

22 November 2018
Little Bird’s Day is the first picture book to be published through Magabala Books’ Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award, teaming artist Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr with renowned author and illustrator Sally Morgan....

Introducing children’s book creator Aaron Blabey

22 November 2018
Aaron Blabey is the creator of the bestselling children’s book series ‘Pig the Pug’ and ‘The Bad Guys’ (Scholastic Australia), which have been sold into numerous territories around the world....

Introducing CSIRO Publishing’s children’s list

20 September 2018
In 2015 CSIRO Publishing launched its first children’s book Phasmid, the story of the rediscovery of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect previously believed to be extinct. The publisher has...

Introducing Dirt Lane Press

23 August 2018
Dirt Lane Press launched its first children’s book—a mash-up of several Norwegian folk tales—in 2017 and has since sold the rights to a UK publisher. Further books include a ‘fable...

Introducing Affirm Press kids list

19 July 2018
Affirm Press launched its list of books for children and young adults in early 2017 and has since published books by Australian Children’s Laureate Alison Lester and much-loved author Jane...

Introducing Hardie Grant Egmont

21 June 2018
Hardie Grant Egmont rights manager Joanna Anderson is part of a small Melbourne team doing big things. She reveals to Think Australian that almost all of the publisher’s fiction and...

Introducing Ford Street Publishing

17 May 2018
Paul Collins is the publisher at Ford Street Publishing, an industry stalwart and the author of ‘around 140’ books himself. Ford Street Publishing is a micro-press that releases all manner...

Introducing Quirky Kid Publishing

19 April 2018
Quirky Kid Publishing—the publishing arm of Sydney- and Wollongong-based child psychology clinic The Quirky Kid Clinic—has won the Educational Initiatives Award at the 2018 London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence...

Introducing Fremantle Press’ children’s list

16 March 2018
Fremantle Press is a not-for-profit publisher of books by new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists. It has been publishing children's books across a range of genres for 26...

Introducing Scribble

15 February 2018
Scribe Publications’ picture book imprint, Scribble, is ‘a vibrant, eclectic list of illustrated books for children’ that combines ‘editorial expertise with innovative design and production’. Publisher Miriam Rosenbloom spoke to Think...

Introducing Scale Free Network

16 November 2017
Melbourne-based ‘art-science collaborative’ Scale Free Network publishes unique picture books and graphic novels ‘inspired by the microscopic world’. Co-founder Gregory Crocetti spoke to Think Australian: Describe your company in under...

Introducing New Frontier

19 October 2017
Established in Australia in 2002, New Frontier Publishing specialises in children’s books for the trade and the educational market. In 2017 the publisher opened a UK office and in 2018...

Introducing #LoveOzYA

21 September 2017
Several years ago a group of Australian YA authors and supporters launched the grassroots campaign #LoveOzYA to promote Australian YA books in a market dominated by US titles. Think Australian...

Introducing Berbay Publishing

14 August 2017
Australian small press Berbay Publishing specialises in local and international children’s picture books. Last year it won the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in the Oceania...

Introducing the ‘Treehouse’ series

13 July 2017
It’s impossible to overstate the success of the ‘Treehouse’ junior-fiction series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. The series launched in Australia in 2011 with The 13-Storey Treehouse and will...